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whose foot the shoe is onAlternative form of which foot the shoe is onRate it:

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you and whose armyUsed in response to someone’s threat suggesting that the person in question cannot do what she or he says alone.Rate it:

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you and whose army%3fYou can't do all that on your own.Rate it:

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born with a silver spoon in one's mouthNote. The original nautical expression is just born with a silver spoon and describes those young gentlemen who were able to enter the Royal Navy without examination and whose promotion was assured. the converse was born with a wooden ladle.Rate it:

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diamond in the roughA person whose goodness or other positive qualities are hidden by a harsh or unremarkable surface appearance.Rate it:

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farm niggerAn inferior black person whose intellect is compared to that of a field hand.Rate it:

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3-on-the-treeOn an automobile (especially those produced from 1939 through the mid-1970s), a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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3-on-the-treeOn an automobile, a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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abstract verbA verb of motion whose motion is multidirectional (as opposed to unidirectional) or indirect, or whose action is repeated or in a series (iterative), instead of being a single, completed action. Abstract verbs are always imperfective in aspect, even with prefixes that are normally associated with the perfective aspect.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayA phrase sometimes attributed to fundamentalist Muslims, implying that they wish to kill the Jews, whose sabbath is Saturday, and then the Christians, whose sabbath is Sunday.Rate it:

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bad boyA man whose rebellious nature makes him attractive to women.Rate it:

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bad eggSomeone whose behaviour is reprehensible or irresponsible; a rogue.Rate it:

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borrowed timeA period of time whose precise duration is not known but which can be expected to be quite limited, and at the end of which one's situation, benefits, or opportunities will be entirely terminated.Rate it:

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can of wormsA troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.Rate it:

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canary in a coal mineSomething whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.Rate it:

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cat that ate the canaryA person whose appearance and behavior suggest guilt mixed with other qualities, such as satisfaction or feigned nonchalance.Rate it:

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cool catA person who performs or appreciates jazz, especially one whose style of speech and movement is relaxed and rhythmic.Rate it:

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deep thinkerA person whose thoughts are profound; an intellectual.Rate it:

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four-on-the-floorA four-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted beside the driver on the floor of the vehicle.Rate it:

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go by the boardTo estimate the velocity of a boat or ship in knots by casting overboard the knotted line to whose end is attached the lead and thereafter counting the knots in the line as it goes aft along the side boards of the vessel.Rate it:

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gone north aboutDead, of sailor or seaman whose cause of death was anything except by drowning.Rate it:

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grab bagA gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made.Rate it:

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grass widowA married woman whose husband is away.Rate it:

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grass widowerA married man whose wife is away.Rate it:

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has-beenA formerly popular or influential person whose popularity or effectiveness has peaked and is now in decline. Typically said of professionals or celebrities whose primary success is behind them.Rate it:

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hell mend someoneExpressing exasperation at someone whose behavior is likely to result in trouble but who will not heed warnings.Rate it:

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jug earsEars whose plane is markedly not parallel to the plane of the head.Rate it:

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king of the hillA child's game in which one player stands on top of a hill or other location atop an incline, and attempts to repel other players whose goal is to capture his position.Rate it:

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knock AnthonySaid of an in-kneed person, or one whose knees knock together; to cuff Jonas.Rate it:

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lap dogA small dog, kept as household pet, whose light weight and companionable temperament make it both suited and disposed to spend time resting in the comfort of its master's lap; a dog bred to behave in this manner.Rate it:

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Lard-OilAn oil from pork-fat-'LARD' whose viscosity was regulated according to environment in which it was utilized. The oil used in Railroad Switchman's signal-lanterns.Rate it:

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legend in one's own lunchtimeOne whose fame is insignificant or fleeting.Rate it:

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make one's bed and lie in itTo create a difficult situation whose unpleasant consequences one must now endure.Rate it:

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matter of life and deathSomething whose outcome could result in either someone's survival or their deathRate it:

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miner's canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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miners' canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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money pitA possession or financial commitment that creates substantial ongoing expenses, especially one whose costs are considered to be unsustainable.Rate it:

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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.Rate it:

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night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.Rate it:

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nighthawkA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours.Rate it:

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no slave to fashionA person whose style of clothing and appearance are unconventional, informal, or slovenly; a person who takes little interest in how he or she is dressed.Rate it:

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oil burnerA device whose operation causes apparent combustion of lubricating oil.Rate it:

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out of one's leagueIn a situation in which one is mismatched with one or more others, whose accomplishments, preparedness, or other characteristics are on a significantly higher or lower level than one's own.Rate it:

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party animalA person known for frequent, enthusiastic attendance at parties, especially one whose partying behavior is exuberant or excessive.Rate it:

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pig in a pokeSomething whose true value is concealed or unknown, especially something offered for sale.Rate it:

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pizza faceA person whose face has blemishes, acne, welts, bruises, colored splotches, etc; the face of such a person.Rate it:

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poop factoryAn animal whose defecation inconveniences humans.Rate it:

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poop machineAn animal whose defecation inconveniences humans.Rate it:

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poor little rich girlA wealthy young person whose money brings them no contentment (often used as an expression of mock sympathy).Rate it:

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public intellectualA well-known, intelligent, learned person whose written works and other social and cultural contributions are recognized not only by academic audiences and readers, but also by many members of society in general.Rate it:

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