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Barmacide feastSomething that appears highly desirable, but proves to be imaginary, illusory and ultimately very disappointing.Rate it:

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barrelA round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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barrelThe ribs and belly of a horse or pony.Rate it:

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basket houseA cafe or similar establishment where musical performances are given and the performers are then paid with money placed in a basket by members of the audience.Rate it:

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batten downTo close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo.Rate it:

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battle outTo argue or fight over and reach a conclusion; to air out one's grievances.Rate it:

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bawdy basketThe twenty-third rank of canters, who carry pins, tape, ballads, and obscene books to sell, but live mostly by stealing.Rate it:

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be a hundred years too earlyTo be so immature and unprepared as to be hopelessly unable to achieve something.Rate it:

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be all earsTo listen carefully or eagerly; to anticipate.Rate it:

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be an open bookOne's life and times can be an open book by simply sharing, answering queries, being forthright, carrying no baggage or disagreements.Rate it:

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be at one's beck and callTo be in the position of serving someone in any way they desire, usually unwillingly.Rate it:

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be honest with youAn often used and often heard expression, probably utilized extensively to enhance one's integrity, approval and attractiveness.Rate it:

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be in and outTo enter somewhere, and then quickly leave.Rate it:

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be preparedTo always be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty (motto of the Boy Scouts and pioneers).Rate it:

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be preparedTo be prepared for a sexual encounter by carrying or possessing condoms or other means for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease.Rate it:

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be the way to goRepresent the best of all possible options or courses of action; pre-eminate over all other choices or alternatives.Rate it:

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be thereTo be available to provide comfort and support for someone, especially in a period of difficulty.Rate it:

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be there forTo be available to provide comfort and support for someone, especially in a period of difficulty.Rate it:

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be-all and end-allSomething considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.Rate it:

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bean queenA (usually white) man who is primarily attracted to Hispanic and Latino men.Rate it:

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bear oneselfTo behave and conduct oneself in such a manner that others will give one respect.Rate it:

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beat banaghanAn Irish saying of one who tells wonderful stories, or of something which is amazing and remarkable.Rate it:

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beat one's swords into ploughsharesTo refrain from doing aggressive activities and to do peaceful ones.Rate it:

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Beat the BandTo cause a lot of noise by showing excitement and emotions in a strong mannerRate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo defeat (someone) thoroughly and decisively, especially in a physical fight.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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beat the rapAvoid fines or punishment, receive forgiveness from family, friends, the law and the Boss for misdemeanors, infractions and Stupid Stunts.Rate it:

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beat upTo feel badly guilty and accuse oneself over something. Usually followed by over.Rate it:

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Beat Your Swords into PlowsharesTo abandon any sort of fights and divert attention and efforts towards some peaceful activitiesRate it:

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Beauty is in the Eye of the BeholderThere is no specific standard to measure beauty. So, if a person sees a beautiful thing it is not necessary that it is found beautiful by other too. They might have different opinions, as every person has his own ideas and approach.Rate it:

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beauty sleepSleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.Rate it:

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beck and callSummons and control, in a position of servitude or as an attendant.Rate it:

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bed them downAnimal husbandry term. Domesticated animals are treated in the USA with tender loving care. Caretakers of animals provide comfortable resting and sleeping places for the nighttime.Rate it:

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beddable[...] feminine, great body great legs great taste, trained and beddable, Jesus, how beddable.Rate it:

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BEDMASBrackets, exponents, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction; a mnemonic for arithmetic order of precedence, with B first and AS last.Rate it:

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been there, done thatAn assertion that the speaker has personal experience or knowledge of a particular place or topic and is now bored.Rate it:

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been to the rodeoExposed to conmen and hucksters; experienced.Rate it:

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beer and skittlesFun times.Rate it:

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beer and skittlesSomething pleasurable.Rate it:

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beetle-browedhaving bushy dark and messy eyebrows; frowning; unfriendly in appearanceRate it:

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beg for mercyThis can be taken quite literally and simply means to plead for kindness - either to be spared or at least killed as quickly and painlessly as possible. Particularly when you are in a helpless position.Rate it:

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bel et bienwell and trulyRate it:

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bell it outAn electricians methodology to assure continuity in an electrical circuit. Utilizing and applying a low voltage power source to a circuit and applying a pretested door bell to the opposite end of the circuit to prove continuity.Rate it:

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bells and whistlesExtra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.Rate it:

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Bells and WhistlesGaudy accessories that are more of a decoration and are less useful in the real manner, high-tech features, flashy items, impressive accessories that are decorativeRate it:

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bellum conficere, perficereto terminate a war (by force of arms and defeat of one's opponents).Rate it:

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belly-up to the barFriendly invitation to individual to 'join the group for libation and conversationRate it:

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Below the BeltSomething cruel, hurtful or unfair and considered against the rules of a true sportsmanship spiritRate it:

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belt and suspendersRedundant systems, affording mutual backup in the event of one failing.Rate it:

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