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"a man motivated by a woman doesn't rest until his dreams come true."DreamRate it:

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"if the human being doesn't use 100% of his brain, how can he be right in the things he does and speBrainRate it:

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1600 Pennsylvania AvenueThe residence and offices of the President and certain members of his staff.Rate it:

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1600 Pennsylvania AvenueThe current President and the closest members of his administration.Rate it:

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a bad carpenter blames his toolsAlternative form of a bad workman always blames his tools.Rate it:

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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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a bad workman always blames his toolsIt is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.Rate it:

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a bird of ill-omenSomeone who is always delivering bad news, or bringing bad luck.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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à chacun son compteTo give every one his due.Rate it:

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à chacun son dûGive the devil his due; Every man is worth his hire.Rate it:

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à chacun son goûtto each his ownRate it:

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à chacun son métier et les vaches seront bien gardées (florian , fables, i. 12)Let the cobbler stick to his last.Rate it:

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à chacun son tourEvery dog has his day; Now it is my turn.Rate it:

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à chaque saint sa chandelleHonour to whom honour is due; Every lawyer must have his fee.Rate it:

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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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à gens de village, trompette de boisRough tools for rough work.Rate it:

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a good voice to beg baconSaid in ridicule of a bad voice.Rate it:

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à l'œuvre on connaît l'artisanA carpenter is known by his chips; The proof of the pudding is in the eating.Rate it:

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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA polite refusal by someone who has just done a magic trick to reveal how it works.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA refusal to explain how one accomplished something impressive.Rate it:

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a man's home is his castle(US) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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a morning birdThat means the bird always wakes up early in the morning to find its meal.Rate it:

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à parti pris pas de conseilAdvice is useless to one who has made up his mind.Rate it:

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a pyrrhic victoryAn apparent victory, but one which is no victory at all, due to the great cost incurred. The phrase comes from the victory won by King Pyrrhus at Asculum in 279BC which cost him many of his best men. After the battle Pyrrhus remarked: "One more such victory and we are finished."Rate it:

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à sa portée (or, à portée de sa main)Within his reach.Rate it:

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à sotte question point de réponseAnswer a fool according to his folly; A silly question needs no answer.Rate it:

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a thing of beauty is a joy foreverBeauty always brings enjoyment to those looking at itRate it:

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ab alicuius latere non discedereto be always at a person's side.Rate it:

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abhinc (ante) viginti annos or viginti his annistwenty years ago.Rate it:

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abrogare alicui imperiumto deprive a person of his position as commandant.Rate it:

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abrogare alicui munus (Verr. 2. 57)to remove a person from his office.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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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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accordez-vous si votre affaire est bonne, si votre cause est mauvaise, plaidez. [j. b. rousseau , épigrammes, ii. 19]If you’ve a good case, try and compromise; If you’ve a bad one, take it into court.Rate it:

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ad felicitatem (magnus) cumulus accedit ex aliqua rehis crowning happiness is produced by a thing; the culminating point of his felicity is...Rate it:

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ad id quod voluit pervenithe attained his object.Rate it:

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ad sanitatem adducere, revocare aliquemto bring some one back to his senses.Rate it:

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aegritudinem alicuius elevareto comfort another in his trouble.Rate it:

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aemulatio dupliciter dicitur, ut et in laude et in vitio hoc nomen sitthe word aemulatio is employed with two meanings, in a good and a bad sense.Rate it:

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aes alienum (always in sing.) facere, contrahereto incur debts.Rate it:

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against the grainUnwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck.Rate it:

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ain't no mountain high enoughno barrier or obstacle will stand in one's way in reaching his/her objectiveRate it:

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Albatross Around Your NeckA person or a thing you feel like a burden and you always want to avoid and get rid of, something bad you did and want to avoid discussing or someone else recall it againRate it:

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alicuius mens in scriptis spirata man's soul breathes through his writings.Rate it:

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aliquem (incolumem) conservareto grant a man his life.Rate it:

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aliquem aegritudine levareto comfort another in his trouble.Rate it:

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aliquem coram, in os or praesentem laudareto praise a man to his face.Rate it:

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