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have one's head up one's assTo be oblivious to the real state of things, from either stupidity or stubbornness.Rate it:

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have one's wits about oneTo remain calm, composed, or aware.Rate it:

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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:

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keep one on one's toesTo keep one attentive, active, busy or alert.Rate it:

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keep one's cards close to one's chestTo avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.Rate it:

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one by oneIndividually in succession; one at a time.Rate 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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one can't hold two watermelons in one handdo not attempt to take on more than you can handleRate it:

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one could do it in one's sleepSaid of something that can be done very easily.Rate it:

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one's got to do what one's got to doA person must do what he or she feels obliged to do.Rate it:

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one's heart in one's mouthvery scaredRate it:

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put all one's eggs in one basketRather than diversifying.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo direct a horse to walk, canter, trot, etc.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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put one's foot in one's mouthTo misspeak; to say something embarrassing or wrong.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isTo make or take a bet.Rate it:

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put one's trousers on one leg at a timeTo be a normal person.Rate it:

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takes one to know oneA childish retort to a negative accusation, implying the accuser shares the faultRate it:

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wear one's heart on one's sleeveTo be extremely transparent, open, or forthright about one's emotions.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another one opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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with one's jaw in one's lapastonished, amazedRate it:

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ants in one's pantsTo be sexually excited.Rate it:

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at the end of one's ropeOut of options; having no more options.Rate it:

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bite one's lipTo forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute.Rate it:

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button one's lipTo remain silent, especially in order to keep a secret or to avoid saying something inappropriate.Rate it:

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chase one's tailTo busily try to perform many tasks or to repeatedly revise one's plans, especially with inefficient use of one's time and limited results.Rate it:

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chip on one's shoulderA tendency to take offence quickly.Rate it:

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cut of one's jibSomeone’s general appearance or the implications thereof, especially in relation to making an impression or one’s style..Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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eat one's wordsTo regret or retract what one has said.Rate it:

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fight one's cornerTo vigorously promote or defend one's interests, views, etc.Rate it:

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flip one's lidTo be explosively angry.Rate it:

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flip one's wigTo be very angry.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.Rate it:

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from the bottom of one's heartIn earnest; sincerely; with one's full feeling.Rate it:

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get off one's chestto relieve oneself by talking to someoneRate it:

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get one's fingers burntTo suffer relatively minor, adversive, and unexpected harm.Rate it:

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get one's freak onTo party.Rate it:

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get one's panties in a bunchTo become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.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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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.Rate it:

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have one's heart in the right placeTo have good intentions.Rate it:

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hit one out of the ballparkTo produce a spectacular achievement.Rate it:

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in all one's born daysEver; in one's whole life.Rate it:

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In One Ear and Out the OtherNot to pay any serious attention to something, ignore something without turning any ear to itRate it:

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in one hell of a hurryIn a very great hurry; very fast or hastily.Rate it:

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in one's pocketSubject to one's whims because of bribery.Rate it:

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in one's stockinged feetWearing socks, stockings or other hosiery on one's feet but no shoes.Rate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballTo maintain one's concentration fixed on one important theme.Rate it:

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