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c’est comme si je chantaisIt is like talking to the air, preaching in the desert.Rate it:

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c’est le chien de jean de nivelle, il s’enfuit quand on l’appelleThe more you call him, the more he runs away, like John de Nivelle’s dog.Rate it:

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c’est un homme comme il en faudrait beaucoupI wish more men were like him (because of his straightforward or courageous nature).Rate it:

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c’est un homme que j’ai dans la mainHe is a man I hold in the hollow of my hand, i.e. I can make him do what I like.Rate it:

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deprehendere aliquem in manifesto scelereto take a person in the act.Rate it:

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des coq-à-l’âneCock and bull stories; Disconnected rigmaroles.Rate it:

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dig in one's heelsTo act in a determined manner by firmly maintaining one's beliefs, demands, situation, etc. in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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DILLICInitialism of do I look like I care?.Rate it:

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DILLIGAFFAcronym of does it look like I give a flying fuck?.Rate it:

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dirty wordThe name of a topic that a person does not like to hear or discuss.Rate it:

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doTo act or behave in a certain manner; to conduct oneself.Rate it:

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do not wantUsed to indicate that the speaker does not like something they have seen or heard.Rate it:

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do the honorsAct as a host to guests.Rate it:

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do the honoursAct as a host to guests.Rate it:

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donner carte blancheTo give full permission; To grant a person full liberty to act according to his judgment.Rate it:

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dormir comme une marmotte, comme un sabot, comme une souche, les (or, à) poings fermésTo sleep like a top, like a log.Rate it:

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down in the dumpsdown in the dumps is an emotional state of depression, immobilization, an act of vegetating, regressing.Rate it:

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dragTo act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant.Rate it:

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drank the koolaidDid what the Blind majority did, like a lemming, walking off a cliff.Rate it:

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drop outPrematurely and voluntarily leave (school, a race, or the like).Rate it:

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dry powdercash (or cash-like securities) kept in reserve in case of need.Rate it:

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duck outTo move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion.Rate it:

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dummy spitThe act of overreacting (as an adult) to a situation childishly, in an angry or frustrated manner.Rate it:

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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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elle a quelque chose de votre airShe takes after you; She looks somewhat like you.Rate it:

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elle jase comme une pie borgneShe chatters like a magpie.Rate it:

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

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en veux-tu? en voilà!As much as ever you like.Rate it:

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entrer comme un gantfit like a gloveRate 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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everything happens for a reasonAll events are purposeful.Everything happens for a reason, so there is no such thing as failure. Mary-Kate OlsenPeople like to say "everything happens for a reason." If you repeat that in your head long enough that starts to sound like "anything can happen with a razor." Laura KightlingerI believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how we learn. Drew BarrymoreRate it:

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Extremo OrienteÁrea geográfica de límites imprecisos, pero considerada generalmente como la parte de Asia al este del río Indo, comprendiendo las zonas de influencia de la cultura india y china.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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faire moucheTo hit the bull’s eye.Rate it:

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feed the dragonTo buy or sell products labeled as "Made in China.".Rate it:

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feed the dragonTo the People's Republic of China.Rate it:

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ferarum ritu pugnareto fight like lions.Rate it:

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

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file withTo follow closely, like one soldier after another in file; to keep pace.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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flail aboutTo wave one's arms about violently, rather like a flail.Rate 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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flock togetherTo come together in large numbers, like a flock; to join with others who are similar to oneself.Rate it:

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flor de JamaicaHibisco de la familia de las Malváceas, originario de franja norte tropical de África que se cultiva con éxito en México, América Central y en el sur y sudeste asiático, incluido el sur de China. Es una planta herbácea anual que puede alcanzar de 3 a 5 metros de altura. Las hojas, trilobuladas o pentalobuladas, tienen unos 15 cm de longitud, alternas en el tallo, y las flores, de color rojo en la base y más pálido en los extremos, tienen de 8 a 10 cm de diámetro. Su cáliz, carnoso y de un color rojo intenso, se recoge en el momento en que alcanza un tono vinoso y se deja secar para su uso como infusión.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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