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Phrases related to: refrain

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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hold one's peaceTo refrain from speaking; to be silent.Rate it:

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keep fromTo prevent or restrain ; refrain or cause refrain.Rate it:

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keep outTo refrain from entering a place or condition.Rate it:

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in for an inch, in for a mileGiven that one is partly involved in or committed to a project, action, position, etc., there is no reason to refrain from becoming fully involved or fully committed.Rate it:

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beat one's swords into ploughsharesTo refrain from doing aggressive activities and to do peaceful ones.Rate it:

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buy offto pay off, convince to refrain etc. by corrupt payment or other serviceRate it:

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cut it outTo stop; refrain from; halt.Rate it:

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discretion is the better part of valourIt is often wise to refrain from seemingly brave speech or action.1597 Rate it:

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keep awayTo refrain from coming.Rate it:

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keep it in one's pantsTo refrain from trying to have sex with someone.Rate it:

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keep one's mouth shutTo keep a secret; to refrain from speaking indiscreetly or carelessly.Rate it:

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keep quietTo refrain from talking about something; to keep a secret.Rate it:

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keep to oneselfTo refrain from telling or otherwise expressing.Rate it:

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save one's breathTo refrain from speech.Rate it:

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save oneselfTo refrain from having sex until one meets a suitable person to date or betroth or marryRate it:

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waiting gameA strategy or course of action in which one or more parties refrain from direct action until circumstances change in their favor.Rate it:

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war of nervesA situation in which opposed parties refrain from direct conflict but maintain a tense, contentious relationship in which each uses annoyances or intimidating psychological tactics to attempt to dishearten and unnerve the other.Rate it:

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