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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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"a glass of water quenches your thirst, a whole sea drowns you."GlassRate it:

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"even without an audience, do your show." god is seeing.ShowRate it:

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"i don't have to listen to your footsteps, the path you follow does not lead to my destination."DestinationRate it:

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"if you don't use 100% of your brain, how are you right in what you do or say?"BrainRate it:

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"it doesn't matter if you're a genius, if you don't have a lamp, you won't get your wish."GeniusRate it:

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"life is a mathematical complex that you gain or lose with your actions."LifeRate it:

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"you're not going to make your dreams come true by making other people have nightmares."DreamsRate it:

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a chip on your shoulderBeing angry about something that happened in the past; holding a grudge.Rate it:

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a friend in need is a friend indeedA true friend is one who helps you when you are in need.Rate it:

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a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as youRate it:

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a senatu amicus appellatus est (B. G. 1. 3)he received from the senate the title of friend.Rate it:

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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.Rate it:

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a sus piesat your fingertipsRate it:

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à votre air on ne vous donnerait pas vingt-cinq ansFrom your looks I should take you for less than five-and-twenty.Rate it:

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à vous la balleIt is now your turn to act.Rate it:

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à vous le déIt is your turn to play (at dice). [See Avoir.]Rate it:

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about homeA shortened version of "about to be home" , meaning you are very close to your homeRate it:

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about usUsually describes who you or your company are.Rate it:

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Ace up Your SleeveA matchless hidden advantage and ability of a person that nobody else knows about and that no one else could ownRate it:

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acies hostium impelliturthe enemy's line is repulsed.Rate it:

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Add Fuel to the FireTo boost up one’s anger or trouble more with your deeds or words, when he/she is already facing worst situationRate it:

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adhuc tua messis in herba est (proverb.)your crop is still green, i.e. you are still far from your ambition.Rate it:

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adversis hostibus occurrereto attack the enemy in the front.Rate it:

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aequi iniquifriend and foe.Rate it:

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Afraid of Your Own ShadowTo get easily frightened of even minor things or anything unknownRate it:

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aggredi hostemto attack the enemy.Rate it:

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Air Your Dirty Laundry in PublicTo discuss your personal matters and conflicts publicly specifically when you argue with someone .Rate it:

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Albatross Around Your NeckA person or a thing you feel like a burden and you always want to avoid and get rid of, something bad you did and want to avoid discussing or someone else recall it againRate it:

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aliquem in sinu gestare (aliquis est in sinu alicuius) (Ter. Ad. 4. 5. 75)to love and make a bosom friend of a person.Rate it:

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all y'all'sPossessive of all y'all (standing in for all your).Rate it:

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all your base are belong to usUsed to tout victory over an opponent, or simply as a humorous catchphrase.Rate it:

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amana amanaFriend to friendRate it:

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ami jusqu'à la bourseA lukewarm friend.Rate it:

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amicissimus meus or mihimy best friend.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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answer for!be held accountable FOR your sins!"'; 'to be responsible for the results, the outcome, the success or failure thereof!Rate it:

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Ants in Your PantsIntensively restless, extraordinary activeRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in Soviet Russia, Y Xs youThe Russian reversal, a joke in which the subject and the statement are reversed, usually to reference the propaganda of an enemy that is the exact opposite of the interlocutor. It is usually told in broken English, without articles.Rate it:

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Apple of Your EyeA thing or a person greatly admired and loved by peopleRate it:

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are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:

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arrangez-vousThat is your business; Settle it among yourselves.Rate it:

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arrows in your quiverTo have more arrows in your quiver means you have other ideas, options, resources, alternative ways and/or strategies to accomplish a goalRate it:

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asfInitialism of age-sex-from : what is your age, what sex are you, and where are you from?Rate it:

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ask roundTo invite someone to your house.Rate it:

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asking for a friendIndicates that a question is embarrassing by pretending to be asking on behalf of another person.Rate it:

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asking for a friendIronically referencing people involved in current events.Rate it:

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assume the positionTo turn away, with your hands in a visible and unmovable position so that you can be searchedRate it:

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