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split offTo break away from a group or mass.Rate it:

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sticks and stonesEvocative of the saying "sticks and stones may (or will) break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt (or harm) me".1957, Brendan Gill, The Day the Money StoppedRate it:

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come out swingingTo display spunk and strength of character, especially when rising above or when fighting back against trouble or adversity.Rate it:

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long ways, long liesSomeone who comes back from a far-off country can tell lies without fear of being contradicted.Rate it:

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medium sermonem abrumpere (Verg. Aen. 4. 388)to break off in the middle of the conversation.Rate it:

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tooth and nailViciously; with all one’s strength or power; without holding back..Rate it:

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ad propositum reverti, redireto come back to the point.Rate it:

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ad rem redireto come back to the point.Rate it:

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

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AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLEHatch back (two box) vehicle with 'utility vehicle' appearance/some features; 'donut tires', e.g. Ford Ecosport. Who Sez?Rate it:

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as I was sayingUsed to refer back to a previous statement in a discourseRate it:

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au bout de l’aune faut (or, manque) le drapThere is an end to everything; The last straw breaks the camel’s back.Rate it:

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aux pauvres la besaceThe back is made for the burden.Rate it:

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avoir bon bec (fam.)To be a chatterbox; To speak well; To be able to answer back.Rate it:

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avoir des yeux derrière la têteto have eyes in the back of one's headRate it:

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backpedalTo distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.Rate it:

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backwaterThe water held back by a dam or other obstructionRate it:

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backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back waterRate it:

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banker's dozenBy analogy, a method of lending where the interest is deducted beforehand, archetypally borrowing twelve dollars (owing twelve dollars back, a dozen) but actually receiving only eleven.Rate it:

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bbiabBe back in a bit.Rate it:

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bbiafmInitialism of be back in a few minutes.Rate it:

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BBLAbbreviation of be back later.Rate it:

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BBSInitialism of be back soon.Rate it:

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bitch outTo back out of an agreement for any reason.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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bite the big oneo break down; to be impossible to repair or not worth repairing.Rate it:

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boldly go where no man has gone beforeTo break new ground.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeA deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.Rate it:

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bugger upTo break or spoil something, or make it inoperative, useless etc.Rate it:

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burst my balloonBreak-up an assertion or a claim of success. Depracate a plan or approach. Deflate and belittle the glowing reports of a well chosen committee:Rate it:

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burst my balloonBreak-up an assertion or a claim of success. Deprecate a plan or approach. Deflate and belittle the glowing reports of a well chosen committee:Rate it:

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bust outto escape (from); break outRate it:

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ça va barderall hell will break loose!Rate it:

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castra movereto begin the march, break up the camp.Rate it:

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cervices (in Cic. only in plur.) frangere alicui or alicuiusto break a person's neck.Rate it:

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chuck upTo chuck up the sponge; to give up; to admit defeat; to jig up, throw up, jack up; to break a contract; to abandon or quit.Rate it:

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claustra portarum revellereto break down the gates.Rate it:

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close outOf a wave, to break all at once, instead of progressively along its length.Rate it:

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come to lifeto bring back to life; revitalize, revive, resurrectRate it:

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cowgirl positionA sex position in which the man lies on his back, and the woman sits on top of him facing him.Rate it:

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crack a cribTo break into a house.Rate it:

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cracked me upTo break ones solemnity, reservedness, seriousness.Rate it:

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crap outTo break down.Rate it:

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c’est du plus loin qu’il me souvienne1. I can barely remember it. 2. It is as far back as I can recollect.Rate it:

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d.c. al codaA music notation roughly meaning "go back to the beginning, playing everything again up to the coda."Rate it:

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deadbeatOwes money but is unlikely to pay it backRate it:

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don't give me any of your guff!Depression Expression; "Don't Give Me Any Of Your Sassy, Back-Talk!"; "Don't 'Sass' ME!" "Don't Talk Back To Your Mother!"Rate it:

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donner l’acquitTo break (at billiards).Rate it:

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Dose of One's Own MedicineThe same or a similar unpleasantness revert back to someone that has been giving othersRate it:

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