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drive a coach and horses throughTo spoil, break or render ineffective a rule, plan or agreement.Rate it:

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Eat Your WordsTo admit your mistake humbly; to say sorry for something you did or said; to take your words backRate it:

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era só o que me faltavaliterally: “ was the only missing piece for me/ was just what I was missing.” either expresses impatience towards yet another misfortune or expresses disbelief towards an absurd statement: “give me a break!”Rate it:

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être sur le côté (or, flanc)To be on one’s back, ill.Rate it:

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faire la planche1. To show others the way; 2. To float on one’s back.Rate it:

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faire le gros dosto arch one's back.Rate it:

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faire marche arrièreto turn back, go backwardsRate it:

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faire sauter la banqueTo break the bank (gambling).Rate it:

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fall off the wagonTo cease or fail at a regimen of self-improvement or reform; to lapse back into an old habit or addiction.Rate it:

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fall to piecesTo feel emotionally devastated; to break down.Rate it:

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fidem frangereto break one's word.Rate it:

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fidem laedere, violare, frangereto break one's word.Rate it:

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fidem prodereto break one's word.Rate it:

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finish withTo put aside, break all relations with, or reject finally.Rate it:

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flick offTo insult by showing them the back of one's fist with the middle finger extended.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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from stem to sternFrom front to back; from one end to the other end; entirely, fully.Rate it:

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full circleA full turn back to the original direction or orientation.By extension, of a discussion, a point arrived at which is the same point at which it began; the point at which effort has resulted in no progress.Rate it:

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funk outTo back out in a cowardly fashion.Rate it:

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GBTWInitialism of get back to work.Rate it:

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get a word in edgewiseTo break into or participate in a conversation.Rate it:

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give somebody the heave-hoTo fire, expel or break up with someone.Rate it:

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give someone the heave-hoto fire, expel or break up with someone.Rate it:

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glance awayTo look at something else briefly, then look back again.Rate it:

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go againstTo violate; to breach; to break.Rate it:

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go moggy(usually in the past tense, as in "gone moggy") To break something or to cause something to become disorganized or dysfunctional.Rate it:

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go off at scoreOf a horse, to break suddenly into a gallop; of a person, suddenly to say or do something impetuous.Rate it:

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go the whole hogTo do something as entirely or completely as possible; to reserve or hold back nothing.Rate it:

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hang a legHesitate; hang back.Rate it:

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hang an arseTo hang back, to be afraid to advance.Rate it:

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hang fiveTo perform a longboard move where the surfer goes to the front of the board and rides from there, one foot on the nose and the five toes of that foot extended out over the front of the nose, the other foot placed further back.Rate it:

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haul offTo draw back the arm in order to punch.Rate it:

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hit paydirtTo strike it rich; to get lucky or have a big break.Rate it:

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hold your head highStand erect, shoulders back, head high for actions taken over, up and beyond the ordinary response to the challenge.Rate it:

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hoy por ti, mañana por miyou scratch my back and I'll scratch yoursRate it:

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idiot mittensMittens connected by yarn or string running through one sleeve, along the back and out the other sleeve of a coat, to prevent the mittens becoming lost. Generally worn by small children.Rate it:

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il a bon dosHis back is broad enough to stand a good deal.Rate it:

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il est sur le flancHe is laid up, on his back.Rate it:

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il lui a rendu la monnaie de sa pièceHe paid him back in his own coin.Rate it:

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il s’est donné un tour de reinsHe sprained his back.Rate it:

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il tomba les quatre fers en l’air(lit.) He fell on his back; (fig.) He was struck all of a heap.Rate it:

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in oppidum irrumpereto break into the town.Rate it:

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in oppidum irruptionem facereto break into the town.Rate it:

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in viam reducere aliquemto bring a person back to the right way.Rate it:

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indutias violareto break a truce.Rate it:

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iusiurandum violareto break one's oath.Rate it:

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je lui ai rendu le changeI paid him back in his own coin. Rate it:

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je te dis merdebreak a leg! good luck!Rate it:

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kick against the pricksTo kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goadedRate it:

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kick itTo kick back.Rate it:

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