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get under someone's skinTo make a memorable impression or have a strong effect on someone; to impact someone's feelings.Rate it:

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have someone by the short and curliesto exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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hell mend someoneExpressing exasperation at someone whose behavior is likely to result in trouble but who will not heed warnings.Rate it:

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make someone's blood boilTo cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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let someone down gentlyTo reject or refuse someone in a way that avoids causing hurt or disappointment.Rate it:

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eat out of someone's handTo behave in a docile, submissive way towards somebody.Rate it:

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give someone the businessTo treat someone harshly or in a wrongful manner, such as by abusing, deceiving, or manipulating.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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put someone in his placeRemind someone of his or her position.Rate it:

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warm the cockles of someone's heartTo provide happiness, to bring a deeply-felt contentment.Rate it:

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beat someone to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone's brains outTo beat someone very severely.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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behind someone's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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bend someone's earTo bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.Rate it:

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bite someone in the arseTo punish or take retribution on.Rate it:

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bless someone's cotton socksUsed to express affection toward the named person.Rate it:

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bless someone's heartUsed to express gratitude.Rate it:

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bless someone's heartUsed to soften criticism or express pity.. )Rate it:

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blind side someoneTo injure, reveal shared private information or cause financial or personal loss through disloyalty or actions which hurt or disappoint.Rate it:

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blow someone out of the waterTo trounce; to defeat someone thoroughly, at a game or in battle.Rate it:

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blow someone's coverTo reveal that someone's behavior, situation, or identity has been fabricated or deliberately misrepresented for an ulterior motive.Rate it:

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blow someone's coverTo reveal that one has fabricated or deliberately misrepresented one's own behavior, situation, or identity for an ulterior motive.Rate it:

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blow someone's mindTo astonish someone, to flabbergast someone.Rate it:

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box someone's earsTo slap someone on the side of the head, usually as an informal punishment.Rate it:

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break someone's heartTo cause a person to feel grief or sadness.Rate it:

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broaden someone's horizonsTo increase someone's interests, skills, or experiences beyond their current range.Rate it:

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Bug SomeoneTo annoy someone, bothering, irritating a lotRate it:

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bust a cap in someone's assAlternative form of pop a cap in someone's ass.Rate it:

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Butter Someone UpTo praise someone; to flatter someone to attain his/her favorRate it:

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butter will not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter won't melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter would not melt in someone's mouthAlternative form of butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthRate it:

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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthThe identified person appears to be benign, mild-mannered, or calm.Rate it:

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butter wouldn't melt in someone's mouthThe identified person is prim and proper, standoffish, cool, or dispassionate.Rate it:

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call someone's bluffTo take action on the basis that another person is bluffing.Rate it:

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carry someone's waterTo do someone's bidding; to serve someone's interests.Rate it:

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cat got someone's tongueWhy are you not saying anything?.Rate it:

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catch someone nappingTo take advantage of someone's inattention.Rate it:

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Catch Someone Red-HandedTo get hold of a person or situation, while a wrong act is being carried outRate it:

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catch someone red-handedTo discover or capture someone in the act of committing a crime.Rate it:

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catch someone with one's hand in the cookie jarTo catch someone taking something that he or she is not entitled to.Rate it:

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catch someone's driftTo understand the meaning or implications of someone’s pronouncement.Rate it:

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catch someone's eyeTo capture someone's attention.Rate it:

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change someone's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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Chew Someone OutTo handle someone roughly and scold them severelyRate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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come to someone's aidTo assist and rescue someone.Rate it:

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come to someone's rescueTo rescue (or save) someone from further harmRate it:

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