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Eat Humble PieTo act humble or confess fault; to be sorry or bear dishonorRate it:

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eat someone out of house and homeC. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2, Act II Scene I.Rate it:

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en flagrant délitIn the very act; red-handed.Rate it:

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err on the side of cautionTo act in the least risky manner in a situation where one is uncertain about the consequences.Rate it:

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fabulam agereto act a play (said of the actors).Rate it:

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faceplantThe act of landing face first, often associated with bailing during extreme sports.Rate it:

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fiddle aroundThe act of needless attention, inappropriate experimentation, lackadaisical manipulations.Rate it:

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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the pollsRate it:

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flat-footedUnprepared to act.Rate it:

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flip one's wigTo act in an irrational manner or appear to be temporarily insane.Rate it:

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fly in the face ofTo act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict.Rate it:

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follow onThe act of a captain forcing the other side to bat again immediately after their first innings.Rate it:

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fool upTo act foolishly.Rate it:

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force of habitAn act that has been repeated to the point where the performance of the act becomes automatic.Rate it:

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French kissA kiss (or the act of kissing) which involves the touching of both persons' tongues.Rate it:

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geek outTo do geeky things; to act geeky; to speak of geeky things.Rate it:

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give a good account of oneselfTo act in a creditable manner.Rate it:

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give someone his headTo allow (someone) to act without constraint: to give (someone) free rein.Rate it:

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go apeshitTo behave in an extreme manner; to act without restraint, especially by becoming explosively angry.Rate it:

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Go BananasBe crazy or get weird, to act in an odd, silly mannerRate it:

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go into one's shellTo act defensively.Rate it:

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go into one's shellsTo act defensively.Rate it:

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go to the mattressesTo go to war; to use ruthless tactics; to act without restraint.Rate it:

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go with the flowTo act as others are acting, conforming to common behavior patterns with an attitude of calm acceptance.Rate it:

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golden showerThe act of a person urinating on another, usually for sexual stimulation of one or both persons.Rate it:

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good turnA good deed; a thoughtful or selfless act.Rate it:

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grasp the nettleTo act boldly, especially when there are short-term adverse consequences.Rate it:

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Grease Someone’s PalmAny act which involves corruption to get benefitedRate it:

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gunshyFearing the consequences of repeating an act, especially after being reprimanded.Rate it:

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Hat in HandTo apologize or act humble, to ask for a pardon or a favorRate it:

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hate onTo feel or act spitefully towards.Rate it:

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Have a Screw LooseTo act in an odd, foolish manner, to behave silly and weirdRate it:

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have an axe to grindTo have a dispute, resentment, or grudge, sometimes with a disposition to act on that resentment covertly; to have a bias; to take issue with something.Rate it:

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have blood on one's handsTo be responsible for a violent act.Rate it:

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have upTo accuse, arrest, try for a criminal act.Rate it:

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he who hesitates is lostone who is not quick to act gets left behind.Rate it:

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hold one's head highto act with pride; to be proud in a positive wayRate it:

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hot lunchA sexual act in which a pouch of clingfilm or similar material filled with faeces is placed in one of the participants' mouth and subsequently penetrated by the second participant.Rate it:

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housewarmingThe act of welcoming a person/family to their newly purchased or newly rented home.Rate it:

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il est en train d’écrireHe is in the act of writing; He is just writing.Rate it:

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il n’y a pas à balancerWe must not hesitate, but act.Rate it:

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imprint onTo come to accept, inaccurately, that a creature or object is one's parent and consequently to act as if it is.Rate it:

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inform onTo snitch on; to grass on; to squeal to the police about; to tell on someone; to act as an informant against.Rate it:

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itchy trigger fingerA tendency to act in haste or without consideration.Rate it:

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joe jobAn act of e-mail spamming where the sender's identity and address are those of an innocent third party, intended either to tarnish that person's reputation or to flood that person's e-mail with bounces.Rate it:

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jouer cartes sur tableTo play openly; To act frankly.Rate it:

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jouer serréTo act cautiously; To leave nothing to chance.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo act or begin too soon or without due caution.Rate it:

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kids will be kidsYou cannot expect children to act like adults.Rate it:

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killThe act of killing.Rate it:

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