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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.Rate it:

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piss up a ropeTo engage in futile or impossible activity.Rate it:

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at the end of one's ropeAlternative form of at the end of one's tetherRate it:

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at the end of one's ropeOut of options; having no more options.Rate it:

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At the End of Your RopeTo be out of options, Stamina to do something in a bad situation,Rate it:

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give 'em enough ropeAllow one to function unhindered, or without further overbearing oversight.Rate it:

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give one enough ropeTo allow one to function unhindered, or without further overbearing oversight.Rate it:

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jump ropeA single jump in this game or activity, counted as a measure of achievement.Rate it:

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jump ropeThe activity, game or exercise in which a person must jump, bounce or skip repeatedly while a length of rope is swung over and under, both ends held in the hands of the jumper, or alternately, held by two other participants. Often used for athletic training and among schoolchildren. Variations involve speed, chants, varied rope and jumper movement patterns, multiple jumpers and/or multiple ropes.Rate it:

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jump ropeThe length of rope, sometimes with handles, casing or other additions, used in that activity.Rate it:

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money for old ropeMoney exchanged for goods of low value.Rate it:

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rope inTo cause to become involved in something they are reluctant to do; to draw into something.Rate it:

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rope offTo separate by ropes; to cordon off.Rate it:

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rope upto tie up using a rope.Rate it:

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rope upto attach oneself to a ropeRate it:

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skip ropeTo jump over a rope, both of whose ends are held by the jumper or by two others, while the rope is moved under the jumper's feet in a continual rhythm; to play the game of jump rope or exercise by jumping rope.Rate it:

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the end of one's ropeAt the limit of one’s patience, when one is so frustrated or annoyed that one can no longer take it..Rate it:

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you'd complain if you were hung with a new ropeSaid as a mild admonishment to somebody who is always complaining.Rate it:

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cheese downTo coil the tail of a rope on deck so as to present a neat appearance.Rate it:

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cast offTo let go a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc so that she may proceed.Rate it:

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cordon offTo protect from intrusion by enclosing in a rope barrier.Rate it:

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tie upTo secure with rope, string, etc.Rate it:

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double dutchA game of jump rope with two ropes and frequently two jumpers.Rate it:

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fag outTo become untwisted or frayed, as the end of a rope, or the edge of canvas.Rate it:

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get tied upTo be restrained with rope or cord.Rate it:

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hand over handby passing the hands alternately one before or above the other, especially with ropeRate it:

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jeter le manche après la cognéeTo throw the rope after the bucket; To give up in despair.Rate it:

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lash togetherTo connect with rope or twine, especially items that are not usually assembled together.Rate it:

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loose endThe end of a rope that has not been fastened.Rate it:

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pay outTo slacken a rope by lengthening it; to allow a rope to run out.Rate it:

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pull inTo tighten a sail by pulling on a rope.Rate it:

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quand on compte sur les souliers d’un mort on risque de marcher pieds nusIt’s an ill thing to wait for dead men’s shoes; He pulls with a long rope that waits for another’s death.Rate it:

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shroudA rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.Rate it:

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string upTo suspend by means of rope, cord or similar material.Rate it:

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tally onTo man a rope for hauling, the men standing in a line or tail.Rate it:

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tie downto secure as if with a rope or hook.Rate it:

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tug of wara game or competition in which two teams pull or tug on opposite ends of a rope trying to force the other team over the line which initially marked the middle between the two teams.Rate it:

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walk offTo measure a distance by walking, as by counting paces or extending a measuring tape or rope.Rate it:

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