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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 for all, all for oneEach individual should act for the benefit of the group, and the group should act for the benefit of each individual.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..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 closes, another one opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.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 dick in one's handIn a state of being unprepared, powerless, or idle.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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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling of guilt, responsibility, or embarrassment as to cause nausea.Rate it:

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become one fleshTo join together in marriage; to develop a unifying bond as a result of marrying.Rate it:

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bet one's bottom dollarto be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough of something to wager everything.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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chip on one's shoulderA tendency to take offence quickly.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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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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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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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.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 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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make it up as one goes alongTo improvise continuously.Rate it:

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off the top of one's headWithout great thought or investigation; extemporaneous; natural; offhand.Rate it:

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on one's billAlone, on one's own.Rate it:

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one may as well hang for a sheep as a lambIf one is going to commit a sin, it may as well be a major one as a minor one.Rate it:

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put one's feet upTo relax.Rate it:

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put one's house in orderTo clean and arrange in an orderly manner the furnishings and other contents of one's house.Rate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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take one's timeTo take more time to do something than is considered acceptable.Rate it:

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