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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.Rate it:

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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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grunt workThat is considered undesirable and therefore delegated to underlings.Rate it:

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a casa caiuSaid after a particularly undesirable, harmful change of events; often, though not always, said of a criminal or illicit activity discovered by the authority.Rate it:

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bad boyAn undesirable task.Rate it:

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be on the horns of a dilemmaTo face a choice between two equally undesirable alternatives.Rate it:

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bite the big oneTo be unpleasant or undesirable.Rate it:

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camel's noseA metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.Rate it:

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clean houseTo reform by removing undesirable personnel and procedures.Rate it:

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da sei Gott vorGod forbid; said when mentioning a possible and undesirable future eventRate it:

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face the factsTo accept what is true, especially when it is undesirable.Rate it:

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game faceThe expression of one who is prepared for or is facing a lot of difficult and/or undesirable work, especially when it is imminent.Rate it:

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holeAn undesirable place to live or visit; a hovel.Rate it:

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it's one's funeralOne's decisions or actions will bring undesirable consequences only on oneself.Rate it:

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não deu outraPhrase used when a situation previously expected as undesirable actually occurs.Rate it:

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off the wagonNo longer maintaining a program of self-improvement or abstinence from an undesirable habit, especially drinking alcohol.Rate it:

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on the horns of a dilemmaFacing a choice between two equally undesirable alternatives.Rate it:

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on the wagonBy extension, maintaining a program of self-improvement or abstinence from some other undesirable habit.Rate it:

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perish the thoughtMay the thought perish; said of an idea or suggestion which is undesirable.Rate it:

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pink slimeAn undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper. [from 1951]Rate it:

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revolving door syndromeA situation in which a person or group repeats a cycle of behaviors or experiences, usually with unsuccessful or undesirable results.Rate it:

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save someone's skinto prevent an undesirable occurrenceRate it:

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slam one's clam on crazyFor a woman to have sex with another person deemed insane or otherwise undesirableRate it:

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slippery slopeA chain of events that, once initiated, cannot be halted; especially one in which the final outcome is undesirable or precarious.Rate it:

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special deliverySomething-whether desirable or undesirable-which is intentionally given to a specific individual or which an individual receives rapidly and unexpectedly; the personalized, direct quality of the transmission of such an item.Rate it:

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stick one's dick in crazyFor a man to have sex with another person deemed insane or otherwise undesirableRate it:

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take something in one's strideNot to allow oneself to be set back, daunted, upset or embarrassed by unpleasant or undesirable circumstances.Rate it:

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tar with the same brushTo characterize using the same undesirable attribute, especially unjustly.Rate it:

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vira essa boca pra láSaid as a response after the interlocutor said that something deeply undesirable or harmful could happen.Rate it:

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willful ignoranceA bad faith decision to avoid becoming informed about something so as to avoid having to make undesirable decisions that such information might prompt. It may also be shown as for a person to have no clue in a decision but still goes ahead in their decision.Rate it:

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