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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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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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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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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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be one's own worst enemyTo cause problems for one's self, act contrary to one's own interest, self-sabotage.Rate it:

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beat your arseDepression Expression of threatened punishment if the child or youth ever repeated the act or expression.Rate it:

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bed downThe act of lying down, reclining, preparing for sleep by assuming a supine position/reclining/upon or in a quiet, comfortable venue.Rate it:

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bellum (inlatum) defendereto act on the defensive.Rate it:

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bellum or arma ultro inferreto be the aggressor in a war; to act on the offensive.Rate it:

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bind overTo compel someone to do, or abstain from, a particular act.Rate it:

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bio queenA biologically female performance artist who performs in female drag at drag shows, or acts like a drag queen. Essentially a woman pretending to be a man who is mimicking or parodying another woman.Rate it:

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bitch slappedThe act of slapping someone's face with the back of one's handRate it:

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böhmische Dörferdouble Dutch, all Greek, like a foreign languageRate it:

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boire comme un trou (une éponge)To drink like a fish.Rate it:

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bon chien chasse de raceLike sire, like son; Cat after kind.Rate it:

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bon sang ne peut mentirGood breeding always shows itself; Like father, like son.Rate it:

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border onTo be almost like some other thing.Rate it:

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box cleverTo act wisely.Rate it:

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break the cycleTo act so as to end a repeating pattern of harmful or otherwise negative behavior.Rate it:

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brickbatA piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.Rate it:

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bridge too farA step or action that is too ambitious; an act of overreaching.Rate it:

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bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.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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camel's noseA metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.Rate it:

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can't get enoughTo greatly enjoy; to like a lotRate it:

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care forTo like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.Rate it:

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carry onTo act or behave; especially to act or behave so as to attract attention.Rate it:

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cast the first stoneTo act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.Rate it:

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