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the one who always envies someone in society, will never live in gaietyThis idiom means that if a person spends time complaining, criticizing and whining about what everyone else does, owns, or how successful other people are about their financial situation, job career, or results they get, instead of focusing and trying their best to improve one's situation, the only consequence is that this behavior will keep them in the guts, that is, at a lower life level than the one they wish to be.Rate it:

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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.Rate it:

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bust assTo work hard, especially when trying to achieve a goal.Rate it:

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rest on one's laurelsTo rely on a past success instead of trying to improve oneself further.Rate it:

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that's the way life isThat is the way things happenCertain things cannot be changed, helped or improved; struggle and objection are pointless.1935, Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything, page 279:That's the way life is, and there's no use trying to go against it.1979, Jay Edward Abrams, A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption, ISBN 0310511011, page 45:There are no standards, no values; that's the way life is. Learn to accept it and slide with it. Stop fighting it.2002, B. Eugene Ellison, Rings of the Templars, ISBN 059524050X, page 337:Shit happens; that's the way life is. In fact, I want you to take an additional thousand for your efforts.Rate it:

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baptism by fireA trying ordeal that was not experienced before.Rate it:

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Bite Your TongueTo hold ones words or to have control over what one is willing to say, to being ashamed of something that has been said or trying not to say itRate it:

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blame gameA situation in which people attempt to blame others rather than trying to resolve a problem.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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Do or DieTo get complete success or failure; to take the chance of destroy oneself in trying to succeedRate it:

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Give Up the GhostStop trying or give up when you know it is useless and you will not succeedRate it:

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Grasp at StrawsMaking a futile effort at something, trying to find a way in trouble when it is unlikely to succeedRate it:

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hack awayTo make progress on a difficult problem; to continue trying.Rate it:

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have a soft spot in your heartAn emotional outlook and an accepting attitude toward others in difficult or trying situations.Rate it:

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he who smelt it dealt it(colloquial, originally) A person who calls attention to or complains about a fart is likely trying to pretend it wasn't his or her own.(colloquial, by extension) Used to suggest that a person calling attention to or complaining about a given problem may in fact be the source of the problem.Rate it:

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ils criaient à qui mieux mieuxEach was trying to shout louder than the other; Each tried to drown the others’ voices.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 on truckinTo continue or persist, regardless of circumstances or setbacks; to keep trying or striving.Rate it:

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keep on truckin'To continue or persist, regardless of circumstances or setbacks; to keep trying or striving.Rate it:

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le coup vaut la balleIt is worth trying.Rate it:

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little oldEmphatically, affectionately, or humorously little; ordinary or harmless (especially when trying to downplay the importance of something).Rate it:

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over the river and through the woodsTrying to achieve a particular task, often with difficulty.Rate it:

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Rolling Stone Gathers No MossSomeone who’s always trying to move on or someone who frequently changes his jobs wouldn’t be able to keep a lot for himRate it:

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second-guessPresumably from trying to guess with second sight.Rate it:

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second-guessPresumably from trying to improve with a second stab.Rate it:

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see someone's pointTo comprehend the meaning that someone is trying to convey.Rate it:

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sneak outTo leave a place or a gathering while trying to avoid being seen or heard.Rate it:

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sometimes the solution to the problem is the problem itself but points to other.Sometimes in life we wonder why this things happen and while wondering we are trying so hard to find the solution to what happened but infact it should be happened to make us strong, but some we need friends, or elder to show us the solution..Rate it:

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step on someone's toesTo cause someone offense, especially by trying to control something that is under their authority, or interfering in their private affairs.Rate it:

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Throw the Baby Out with the BathwaterLosing something extremely valuable or to throw something useful while trying to get rid of useless thingsRate 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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whack-a-moleThe practice of trying to stop something that persistently occurs in an apparently random manner at the point where the occurrence is noticed, such as terminating spammers' e-mail accounts or closing pop-up advertisement windows.Rate it:

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