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take on waterTo slowly fill with water, as due to a leak or being washed by high waves; to begin to sink.Rate it:

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take on waterTo be in an increasingly difficult or risky situation; to falter or begin to fail.Rate it:

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take to something like a duck to waterto adapt to something naturally and effortlesslyRate it:

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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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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).Rate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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get the dirty water off one's chestTo get sexual satisfaction, especially after a period of abstinence.Rate it:

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Make Your Mouth WaterTo be intimidated by something in such a way that you feel inclined towards it and desperately desire of eating or drinking by feeling pleasureRate it:

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under waterIn difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:

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water canAny of several species of Nuphar; the yellow frog lily; so called from the shape of the seed vessel.Rate it:

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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate it:

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water is wetA statement of the obvious.Rate it:

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water over the damAn event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.Rate it:

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Keep Your Head above WaterTo have just enough to avoid any financial collapse, hardly keeping up with one’s responsibilityRate it:

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fish out of waterA person in unfamiliar, and often uncomfortable, surroundings.Rate it:

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like a fish out of watercompletely out of the comfort zone.Rate it:

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Throw Cold Water on SomethingDoing or saying something that may not be very encouraging; dampening the eagerness of someoneRate it:

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water to one's millWhatever energizes or stimulates one.Rate it:

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blown out of the waterAn alibi, excuse, pleading, story, testimony misrepresentation.Rate it:

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body of waterAny significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.Rate it:

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deep waterA difficult or embarrassing situation.Rate it:

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spending money as if it were waterlack of respect for the dollar, frittering away one's paycheck.Rate it:

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Still Water Runs DeepSomeone who apparently looks silent might be very knowledgeable or intelligent person, silence has powerRate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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come hell or high waterRegardless of the hardships.Rate it:

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above waterOut of difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:

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Blood is Thicker than WaterThere is no other replacement for blood relations. What a person from your family or relatives can do for you, will not be done by strangers in a good senseRate it:

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hold one's waterTo hold one's urine.Rate it:

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keep one's head above waterTo survive or endure, especially in a situation in which one is struggling to avoid being overwhelmed by adverse financial circumstances.Rate it:

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Water over the DamEvents that are unchangeable, past eventsRate it:

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"a glass of water quenches your thirst, a whole sea drowns you."GlassRate it:

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"those who know the sea of god do not water their lives with tears."TearsRate it:

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"water ignorance with knowledge that wisdom grows."WisdomRate it:

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"water the solutions that problems stop growing."SolutionsRate it:

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back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:

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blood in the waterAlternative spelling of Blood in the Water.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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body of waterUsed other than as an idiom: see body, of, water.Rate it:

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carry someone's waterTo do someone's bidding; to serve someone's interests.Rate it:

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carry water forTo perform menial tasks for; to serve; to assist.Rate it:

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couldn't pour water out of a bootSynonym of couldn't organise a piss-up in a breweryRate it:

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couldn't pour water out of a boot with the instructions on the heelSynonym of couldn't organise a piss-up in a breweryRate it:

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dead in the waterNearly dead, doomed.Rate it:

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dead in the waterUnproductiveRate it:

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deep waterWaters suitable for deep-draft ships, especially ocean-going.Rate it:

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doesn't have both oars in the watercrazyRate it:

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Fish Out of WaterTo feel uncomfortable and out of place while adjusting in a place or situationRate it:

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given a basket to carry waterAssigned an impossible or ridiculous task.Rate it:

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