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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 fait la carpe pâmée (fam.)She turns up the whites of her eyes; She pretends to be ill; She looks like a dying duck in a thunderstorm.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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foot votingExpressing one's preferences through one's actions, by voluntarily participating in or withdrawing from an activity, group, or process; especially, physical migration to leave a situation one does not like, or to move to a situation one regards as more beneficial.Rate it:

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for cryin' out loudDepression Expression of Admonishment, "Oh!, For Goodness Sakes, Why Carry-on Like That!"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 a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the lineRate 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 sleepAn expression used to dismiss an extremely foolish statement, or to dismiss somebody that one does not feel like talking to.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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goon squadA group of individuals serving as enforcers, bodyguards, and the like, especially persons hired for such a purpose and using violent, thuggish methods.Rate it:

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goûtez-moi ce vin; vous m’en direz des nouvelles (fam.)You just taste this wine, you don’t get wine like that every day; What do you think of that for wine, my boy?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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