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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate 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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You Can Lead a Horse to Water but You Can't Make Him DrinkYou can give someone an opportunity, but you can’t force him or her to take it, you can make it easy for someone, but you can’t force them to take itRate it:

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c’est le pot de terre contre le pot de ferIt is a most unequal combat.Rate it:

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le pot de terre contre le pot de ferSe dit d’un homme sans appui, qui a un démêlé avec un homme puissant.Rate it:

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you can't always get what you wantIt is not always possible to get what is wanted.Rate it:

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half-pintA unit of volume used for liquids equal to half of a pint.Rate it:

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half-pintHalf a pint of beer.Rate it:

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half-pintA small child.Rate it:

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you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don'tAlternative form of damned if you do, damned if you don'tRate it:

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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you're going to getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you're going to getAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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do you think you can walkAsked to find out whether an ill or wounded person is able to walk or needs to sit down or lie down.Rate it:

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if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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il doit au tiers et au quart (à jean et à paul)He owes money to everybody.Rate it:

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il ne faut pas dire vos affaires au tiers et au quartYou must not tell your business to all the world, to everybody.Rate it:

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le quart d’heure de rabelaisThe moment of payment (or, suspense).Rate it:

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le tiers et le quartTom, Dick, and Harry.Rate it:

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passer un mauvais quart d’heureTo have a bad time of it.Rate it:

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from can see to can't seeFrom the time when it is barely light enough to see until there is no light remaining whatsoever: from sunup to sundown, from dawn to duskRate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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shit or get off the potTo choose between taking action now, or foregoing the opportunity until a later date.Rate it:

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who do you think you are, you've not been to cardiff?You dont know anything. You have no knowkedge of the world or any wisdom.Rate it:

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if you pay peanuts, you get monkeysOffering a low salary will not attract skilled employees.Rate it:

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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say soRate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:

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if you lie with dogs you will get fleasIt is important whom to choose as one's closest acquanitances.Rate it:

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some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets youOne cannot always overcome a powerful adversary.Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you takeAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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the screwing you get isn't worth the screwing you takeAlternative form of the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get.Rate it:

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what you see is what you getThe image corresponds to the reality.Rate it:

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what you see is what you getThe screen image resembles the printed output.Rate it:

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you only get what you giveThere is a positive correlation between the effort one puts in and the benefits one receives.Rate it:

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I can tell youEmphasises the truth of a statement.Rate it:

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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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you can't say fairer than thatThat is good, reasonable, or fair; one cannot hope for a better decision or outcome.Rate it:

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You Can't Teach an Old Dog New TricksMaking people change their habits or adjusting to new skills is impossible, It is very hard to make people change their waysRate it:

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you can't polish a turd(vulgar) Something inherently bad cannot be improved.Rate it:

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I can tell youUsed other than as an idiom: see I, can, tell, you.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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you can hang your hat on thatIt's something to put faith in, to rely upon or trust (when used in a positive connotation).Rate it:

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you can't make an omelette without breaking eggsIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.Rate it:

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you can say that againThat is very true.Rate it:

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you can't educate porkWhen somebody won't listen to reason.Rate it:

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more than you can shake a stick atAlternative form of more than one can shake a stick at.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in X, no one can hear you YIndicates a threat of imminent danger. X is often limited to words having something to do with space. Y is a sound made by humans, especially 'scream'.Rate it:

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