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1600 Pennsylvania AvenueThe residence and offices of the President and certain members of his staff.Rate it:

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1600 Pennsylvania AvenueThe current President and the closest members of his administration.Rate it:

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a bad carpenter blames his toolsAlternative form of a bad workman always blames his tools.Rate it:

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a bad workman always blames his toolsIt is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.Rate it:

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à chacun son compteTo give every one his due.Rate it:

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à chacun son dûGive the devil his due; Every man is worth his hire.Rate it:

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à chacun son goûtto each his ownRate it:

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à chacun son métier et les vaches seront bien gardées (florian , fables, i. 12)Let the cobbler stick to his last.Rate it:

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à chacun son tourEvery dog has his day; Now it is my turn.Rate it:

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à chaque saint sa chandelleHonour to whom honour is due; Every lawyer must have his fee.Rate it:

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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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a hit dog will hollaif one is guilty, then that guilt will ultimately be revealed.Rate it:

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à laver la tête d’un maure (or, d’un âne, or, d’un nègre) on y perd sa lessiveTo endeavour to teach a fool is a waste of time.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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à l’œuvre on connaît l’artisanA carpenter is known by his chips; The proof of the pudding is in the eating.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA polite refusal by someone who has just done a magic trick to reveal how it works.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA refusal to explain how one accomplished something impressive.Rate it:

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a man's home is his castle(US) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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a otro perro con ese huesoyou can't fool me, go tell that to somebody else; tell it to the marinesRate it:

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à parti pris pas de conseilAdvice is useless to one who has made up his mind.Rate it:

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à sa portée (or, à portée de sa main)Within his reach.Rate it:

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à sotte question point de réponseAnswer a fool according to his folly; A silly question needs no answer.Rate it:

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abhinc (ante) viginti annos or viginti his annistwenty years ago.Rate it:

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abrogare alicui imperiumto deprive a person of his position as commandant.Rate it:

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abrogare alicui munus (Verr. 2. 57)to remove a person from his office.Rate it:

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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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ad felicitatem (magnus) cumulus accedit ex aliqua rehis crowning happiness is produced by a thing; the culminating point of his felicity is...Rate it:

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ad id quod voluit pervenithe attained his object.Rate it:

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ad sanitatem adducere, revocare aliquemto bring some one back to his senses.Rate it:

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aegritudinem alicuius elevareto comfort another in his trouble.Rate it:

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against the grainUnwillingly, reluctantly. It went much against the grain with him, i.e. it was much against his inclination, or against his pluck.Rate it:

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ain't no mountain high enoughno barrier or obstacle will stand in one's way in reaching his/her objectiveRate it:

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alicuius mens in scriptis spirata man's soul breathes through his writings.Rate it:

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aliquem (incolumem) conservareto grant a man his life.Rate it:

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aliquem aegritudine levareto comfort another in his trouble.Rate it:

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aliquem coram, in os or praesentem laudareto praise a man to his face.Rate it:

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aliquem ex altissimo dignitatis gradu praecipitare (Dom. 37. 98)to depose, bring down a person from his elevated position.Rate it:

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aliquem in antiquum statum, in pristinum restituereto restore a man to his former position.Rate it:

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aliquem in integrum (vid. sect. V. 4, note The proper...) restituereto reinstate a person in his right.Rate it:

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aliquem in or ad consilium adhibereto consult a person, take his advice.Rate it:

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aliquem in regnum restituereto restore a king to his throne (not in solium).Rate it:

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aliquid felicitatem magno cumulo augethis crowning happiness is produced by a thing; the culminating point of his felicity is...Rate it:

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aliquid felicitatis cumulum afferthis crowning happiness is produced by a thing; the culminating point of his felicity is...Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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an englishman's home is his castle(UK) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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animum alicuius ab iracundia revocareto prevent some one from growing angry, appease his anger.Rate it:

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animum alicuius or simply aliquem flectereto make a person change his intention.Rate it:

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animus relinquit aliquema man loses his senses, becomes unconscious.Rate it:

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