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it's an ill wind that blows nobody any goodThere is usually something of benefit to someone, no matter how bad the situation.Rate it:

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keep an eye openTo maintain vigilance for someone or something.Rate it:

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kick aroundTo wander loose; to float around; to hang around.Rate it:

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kindred soulSomeone with the same feelings or attitudes as oneself; kindred spirit.Rate it:

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lick his bootsTo try too hard to please someone important.Rate it:

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lucky devilsomeone with astounding good luck.Rate it:

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make a better door than a windowTo obstruct someone's view, especially as a result of thoughtlessness.Rate it:

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Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.Rate it:

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nodding acquaintanceSomeone who is a remote or passing acquaintance.Rate it:

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party pooperSomeone who unnecessarily dampens fun.Rate it:

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payback's a bitchUsually a complete sentence as an interjection: I am amused that someone got their revenge on you...but you certainly had it coming.Rate it:

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point outTo tell, remind, indicate to someone.Rate it:

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pour oil on troubled watersTo calm something or someone who is tenacious or misbehaving.Rate it:

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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.Rate it:

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put to bed with a shovelTo bury (someone).Rate it:

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rise and shineUsed to wish someone happiness upon waking upRate it:

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salt in the woundSomething that increases someone's pain.Rate it:

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scare somebody to deathTo frighten someone very much.Rate it:

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see the pointTo understand someone's argument.Rate it:

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square peg in a round holeSomething or someone that does not fit well or at all; something that will not succeed as attempted, except possibly with much force and effort, or alteration of either the peg or the hole or both beyond recognition.Rate it:

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square peg into a round hole(idiomatic) Something or someone that does not fit well or at all; something that will not succeed as attempted, except possibly with much force and effort.Rate it:

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tattle taleThe person who calls someone out / tells a piece of sensitive information to an authority.Rate it:

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throw to the wolvesTo remove or cast out someone or something out of one's protection, such as onto the streets, especially towards predators.Rate it:

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tough as a tissueThe phrase refers to a person or physical form being as tough as a tissue. Tissues not being at all resistant to items such as wind or someone lifting it then it isn’t so tough is it? Mostly used as an insult.Rate it:

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walk overTo dominate, treat (someone) as inferior.Rate it:

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were you born in a tentAn admonishment said to someone who has left a door open.Rate it:

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wheel aroundTo transport someone or something to various locations by pushing a wheeled transporter such as a wheelchair or a wheelbarrow or trolley.Rate it:

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who am I kiddingSaid by someone who, upon the realization that they were kidding themselves, wishes to start thinking in a more sensible, reasonable way.Rate it:

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widow-makerSomething which or someone who takes the lives of men; a hazard that affects mostly men or is specific for some trade, occupied mostly by men.Rate it:

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you know whatA phrase used to get someone's attention before announcing something.Rate it:

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you made your bed, now sleep in itA moralizing rejection said to someone looking for an easy out, especially of a situation they put themselves into.Rate it:

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young at heartInclined to act in a way or enjoy things that one would expect from someone younger, especially children, teenagers or young adults.Rate it:

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bail out onTo abandon, or stop supporting someone or something.Rate it:

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Cold ShoulderTo show unfriendly attitude to someone by ignoring or giving him her less importanceRate it:

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do not pass go, do not collect $200A phrase telling someone to pursue a path directly without deviations.Rate it:

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Out of Sight, Out of MindYou forget people that are no longer visible, if you don’t see someone for a while, you tend to forgetRate it:

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Play Cat and MouseTo make someone fool by playing tricks, to annoy or tease someoneRate it:

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reveal the secretTo explain a secret in public or to someoneRate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.Rate it:

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widow-makerSomething which or someone who takes the lives of men; a lethal hazard that affects mostly men or is specific to a primarily male trade.Rate it:

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to cut a sorry figureFeeling sad for someoneRate it:

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abide withTo remain or live with someone.Rate it:

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act as tourch bearerWhen someone play significant role in others lifeRate it:

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ask inTo invite someone to enter one's house.Rate it:

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bail outTo remove water from a boat by scooping it out.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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beat downTo haggle someone to sell at a lower price.Rate it:

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beat downTo severely beat someone up.Rate it:

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