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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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à la mainby hand, manuallyRate it:

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à la mainin one's handRate it:

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a mão esquerda não sabe o que faz a direitathe left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doingRate it:

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à propos de bottesWith reference to nothing in particular; With no reference to the subject in hand.Rate it:

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ad opus faciendum accedereto take a task in hand, engage upon it.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all hat, no cattleDresses like a cowboy, but isn't really a cowboy; a "drugstore cowboy"Rate it:

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apprenti n’est pas maîtreOne must not expect from a beginner the talent of an old hand; You must spoil before you spin.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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at handNear; soon; approaching; imminent.Rate it:

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at handReadily available; within easy reach; nearby.Rate it:

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at the drop of a hatWithout any hesitation; instantly.Rate it:

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At The Drop of a HatOn the spot, without getting late, always ready to doRate it:

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avoir quinte et quatorzeTo have the game in one’s own hand.Rate it:

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avoir toujours la bourse à la mainTo have always one’s hand in one’s pocket.Rate it:

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avoir un poil dans la mainTo be very lazy (so that hair grows on the palm of the hand).Rate it:

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back of one's handA slap.Rate it:

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back of one's handA display of disrespect or scorn.Rate it:

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back to our muttonsTo get back to the business at hand.Rate it:

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bear a handto make haste; to help quickly (used mostly in the imperative)Rate it:

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because reasonsUsed to avoid specifying the reasons for something, perhaps because specifying them would be tangential to the point at hand, or perhaps because they are not sound or are not known to the speaker.Rate it:

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bird in the handShortened form of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".Rate it:

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Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the BushIt is better to remain satisfied with what you have earned or you have got, rather than craving for what is out of reach or difficult to get hold ofRate 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 hand that feeds oneTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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bite the hand that feeds youTo cause harm to a benefactor.Rate it:

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Bite the Hand that Feeds YouTo become unfaithful or cause harm to someone, who is actually honest and loyal with youRate it:

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blow a kissTo kiss one's hand, then blow on the hand in a direction towards the recipient.Rate it:

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bottom handWith a standard batting grip, the hand placed further down the handle of the bat; the batsman's dominant hand, providing most power to a shot.Rate it:

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bottom handUsed other than as an idiom: see bottom, hand.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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brick in one's hatdrunkenness.Rate it:

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bridgeA particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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by handManually; without the use of automation or machines.Rate it:

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by one's own handAs a result of one's own actions, especially with reference to death by suicide.Rate it:

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by the wayIncidentally; a parenthetical statement not timely, central, or crucial to the topic at hand; foregone, passed by, something that has already happened.Rate it:

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cap in handIn a humble and respectful mannerRate 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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caught with one's hand in the cookie jarObserved or apprehended while committing a theft, especially while embezzling money.Rate it:

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ce sont deux têtes dans un bonnetThey are hand and glove together.Rate it:

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ces gens vivent au jour le jourThose men live from day to day, from hand to mouth.Rate it:

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cock a snookTo spread one hand, place the thumb on the nose and wriggle some of the fingers as a gesture of disrespect.Rate it:

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collatis signis (viribus) pugnareto fight hand-to-hand, at close quarters.Rate it:

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collato pede (Liv. 6. 12)hand to hand.Rate it:

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colto con le mani nel saccocaught with one's hand in the cookie jar, caught in the cookie jar, caught raiding the cookie jarRate it:

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count on one handThe seeming low number of occasions when this particular problem was not automatically resolved.Rate it:

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cracher dans la soupeto treat what's given to you or what's available to you with neglect and disdain, to bite the hand that feeds youRate it:

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cut the mustardan assessment or opinion as to one's ability to meet the requirements of the challenge, job, or situation at hand.Rate it:

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