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one good turn deserves anotherOne act of kindness should be paid back by another act of kindness.Rate it:

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passer à pleines voiles à travers les mailles de la justiceTo drive a coach-and-four through an Act of Parliament.Rate it:

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polish offTo finish (complete) something (like food).Rate it:

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rabbitCaught like a rabbit in the headlights.Rate it:

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ride roughshod overTo act in a bullying or inconsiderate manner; to display disregard towards someone or something.Rate it:

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ring upTo enter a payment into a cash register, or till in a shop.Rate it:

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vote outTo expel the holder of an office or other position through an act of voting.Rate it:

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wimp outTo behave like a wimp.Rate it:

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money creates loveWhen you are in state of success in every aspect of you life meaning that one success brings the other like a dominoRate it:

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smack ofTo seem like; to appear or give an impression or feeling of; to arouse suspicion of.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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white on riceA descriptive analogy of closeness. See like white on rice.Rate it:

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do right byTo treat, deal with, or act toward (someone) in a morally just, socially honorable fashion.Rate it:

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Hollywood momentAn act of great drama.Rate it:

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mercy fuckAn act of sexual intercourse performed out of pity for the other person's inadequate sex life.Rate it:

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rear upTo rise up, especially an animal like a horse rising up on its rear legs.Rate it:

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share and share alikeFor members of a group, equal portions of or equal access to tangible or intangible goods, entitlements, or obligations-i.e., each person's share like each of the other shares.Rate it:

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bring owls to athensPerhaps we have not been sufficiently aware that talking about access and its implications in Scandinavia is like bringing owls to Athens. — Herbert Burkert.Rate it:

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dog's lifeA life of indolence where the individual may do as he or she pleases, just like a pampered dog.Rate it:

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hang the moonTo place the moon in the sky: used as an example of a superlative act attributed to someone viewed with uncritical or excessive awe, reverence, or infatuation.Rate it:

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run roughshod overTo treat roughly or without care, respect, or moderation; to act without control; to damage.Rate it:

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snowmanA humanoid figure made with large snowballs stacked on each other. Human traits like a face and arms may be fashioned with sticks, a carrot, and stones or coal.Rate it:

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South TibetUsed other than as an idiom: see south, Tibet. (the southern part of Tibet)(in particular, in the People's Republic of China) Those areas located south of the McMahon Line, which are now administered by the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and which were formerly part of the Tibetan cultural area.Rate it:

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under glassIn a glass case, like an item in a museum.Rate it:

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yank outTo remove something like a nail, or a tooth with one quick strong pull.Rate it:

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yuan renminbiUnidad monetaria de la República Popular de ChinaRate it:

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à la bonne heure!Well done!; That’s right!; Capital!; That is something like!Rate it:

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à qui mal veut, mal arriveHarm watch, harm catch; Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.Rate it:

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a seat of learningA retreat for scholars where learning is an end in itself, like the universities.Rate it:

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à vous la balleIt is now your turn to act.Rate it:

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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.Rate it:

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actusan act.Rate it:

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agere servum, lenonemto act the rôle of a slave, pander.Rate it:

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ah! le bon billet qu’a la châtrePromises are like pie-crust, made to be broken.Rate it:

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aimer biento likeRate it:

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aimer la besogne faiteTo hate work; To like to get work over.Rate it:

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aimer quelqu’un comme la prunelle de ses yeuxTo love somebody like the apple of one’s eye.Rate 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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all hat, no cattleDresses like a cowboy, but isn't really a cowboy; a "drugstore cowboy"Rate it:

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all nationsA composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram-shop, collected in a vessel into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied.Rate it:

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all the rageVery fashionable and popular, like a craze.Rate it:

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aller comme un chat maigreTo run like a lamplighter. Rate it:

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another one in the rowBeing normal/like anybody else/ nothing special, you are another person in the row youre not extraordinary one way or anotherRate it:

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around the HornVia shipboard communications, formerly metal tubes with earhorn-like ends.Rate it:

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Asleep at the SwitchFailing to act or respond immediately, not being attentiveRate it:

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attaquer le taureau par les cornesTo seize the bull by the horns.Rate it:

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avoir la tête dans le culto be knackered; to feel like shitRate it:

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AWALTInitialism of All Women Are Like ThatRate it:

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baisser le rideauTo close down, close shopRate it:

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balls aboutTo bullshit; to speak or act as a joke or with no real point.Rate it:

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