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take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvesIf you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things.1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500:Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, ?used to say?Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.1912, G. B. Shaw, Pygmalion ii. 132:Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.1979, R. Cassilis, Arrow of God, iv. xvii.:Little things, Master Mally. Look after the pennies, Master Mally, and the pounds will look after themselves.1999, Rate it:

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take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselvesAlternative form of take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.Rate it:

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a devil-may-care attitudeTo act without fear or worry for the future; casual, relaxed and nonchalant; happy-go-lucky attitude; sometimes considered recklessRate it:

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care a jackstrawTo care.Rate it:

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care a buttonTo care.Rate it:

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care forTo like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.Rate it:

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care forTo attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.Rate it:

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care packageA package sent from home or from friends or family, containing favorite foods or comfort items.Rate it:

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could care lessLacking interest; having apathy towards.Rate it:

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I don't care. Indicates that the speaker is indicating their complete detachment from something, where even the expression "I didn't see anything" conveys too much information.Rate it:

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I don't careIndicates that the speaker has no interest or emotional investment in the topic at hand.Rate it:

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long hair don't careA slogan of the hippy movement, dismissing perceived prudish and conservative attitudes of previous generations.Rate it:

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tender loving care (tlc)loving and caring ; nurturingRate it:

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“a sentence doesn't come out of nowhere, the writer planted it, watered it, took care of it and youSentenceRate it:

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dinosaurs eating cheetosA discreet way to tell your significant other they have a booger to take care ofRate it:

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give a damnTo be concerned about, have an interest in, to care.Rate it:

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give a shitTo care, often used in the negative.Rate it:

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keep houseTo take care of domestic chores; work as a housekeeper.Rate it:

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let oneself goto cease to care about one's appearanceRate it:

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man i ain't studdin them, let's goNot interested, worried about or care about.Rate it:

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under controlBeing taken care of or being addressed.Rate it:

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reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."Rate it:

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charity begins at homeyou should primarily pay attention to your own family needs, then care to the others.Rate it:

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go out the windowTo vanish or cease, especially due to lack of care, attention, etc.; to be discarded, disregarded, or ignored.Rate it:

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give a fuckto care.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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bend over backwardsTo make a great effort; to take extraordinary care; to go to great lengths.Rate it:

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homeless dumpingThe practice of hospital employees or emergency workers releasing homeless patients on the streets instead of placing them into the custody of a relative or shelter or retaining them in a hospital where they may require expensive medical care.Rate it:

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les extrêmes se touchentExtremes meet; Too far east is west; Too much care may be as bad as downright negligence.Rate it:

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perpolire, limare diligenter librum, opusto polish, finish a work with the greatest care.Rate it:

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run roughshod overTo treat roughly or without care, respect, or moderation; to act without control; to damage.Rate it:

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side issueAn issue or topic which is not of direct significance to a primary concern.Rate it:

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acharnement thérapeutiqueProviding medical care to keep patients alive when there is no hope that it will benefit or cure themRate it:

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ad fontesGo to the sources: An expression emphasizing the importance of conducting fundamental research and of consulting primary sources.Rate it:

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atomic cocktailA drinkable liquid containing a radioactive substance, used in health care either as a diagnostic aid or as a treatment, especially for cancer of the thyroid.Rate it:

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babysitter testAn informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.Rate it:

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bed blockerAn elderly hospitalized person who is too infirm to return home but not sufficiently ill to necessitate continued hospitalization, creating a situation in which his or her hospital stay is prolonged while authorities or relatives search for a suitable placement amid the scarce resources of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.Rate it:

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bed them downAnimal husbandry term. Domesticated animals are treated in the USA with tender loving care. Caretakers of animals provide comfortable resting and sleeping places for the nighttime.Rate it:

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boo boo(or Boo, for short) a term of endearment; something you call a loved one/someone you care about; See also other definitions of "boo boo" and "Boo Boo"Rate it:

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Bull in a China ShopAn awkward person who actually does not care about the delicate situation, a rough person who comes near the brittle things, an insensitive person who makes people angry with his/her deeds and words to create disturbance in their work or plansRate it:

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ça m'est égalIt doesn't matter to me; I don't mind; I don't careRate it:

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Cast Pearls before SwineTo waste your feelings and sympathies on a person who won’t appreciate or care about,Rate it:

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caucus raceThe competitive process in which a political party selects their candidate, esp. presidential; a primary election via caucus.Rate it:

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cela m'est égalIt is all the same to me; I don’t care.Rate it:

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comme cet homme s'écoute!What care that man takes of himself!Rate it:

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de cu é rolaUsed as reply, insults the interlocutor's statement; "I don't fucking care".Rate it:

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DILLICInitialism of do I look like I care?.Rate it:

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dot the i's and cross the t'sTo take care of every detail, even minor ones; To be meticulous or thorough.Rate it:

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dote overTo care for, usually excessively or in an overly emotional manner.Rate it:

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