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bad taste in one's mouthA feeling of guilt, responsibility, or embarrassment as to cause nausea.Rate it:

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become one fleshTo join together in marriage; to develop a unifying bond as a result of marrying.Rate it:

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bet one's bottom dollarto be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough of something to wager everything.Rate it:

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bite one's lipTo forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute.Rate it:

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button one's lipTo remain silent, especially in order to keep a secret or to avoid saying something inappropriate.Rate it:

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chip on one's shoulderA tendency to take offence quickly.Rate it:

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comfortable in one's own skinRelaxed and confident in one's manner of presenting oneself and interacting with others; conveying the impression that one has a clear, satisfying understanding of one's own abilities and situation.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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eat one's wordsTo regret or retract what one has said.Rate it:

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flip one's lidTo be explosively angry.Rate it:

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flip one's wigTo be very angry.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.Rate it:

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get one's fingers burntTo suffer relatively minor, adversive, and unexpected harm.Rate it:

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get one's freak onTo party.Rate it:

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get one's panties in a bunchTo become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.Rate it:

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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.Rate it:

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hit one out of the ballparkTo produce a spectacular achievement.Rate it:

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in all one's born daysEver; in one's whole life.Rate it:

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in one hell of a hurryIn a very great hurry; very fast or hastily.Rate it:

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in one's pocketSubject to one's whims because of bribery.Rate it:

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in one's stockinged feetWearing socks, stockings or other hosiery on one's feet but no shoes.Rate it:

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make it up as one goes alongTo improvise continuously.Rate it:

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off the top of one's headWithout great thought or investigation; extemporaneous; natural; offhand.Rate it:

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on one's billAlone, on one's own.Rate it:

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one may as well hang for a sheep as a lambIf one is going to commit a sin, it may as well be a major one as a minor one.Rate it:

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put one's feet upTo relax.Rate it:

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put one's house in orderTo clean and arrange in an orderly manner the furnishings and other contents of one's house.Rate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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take one's timeTo take more time to do something than is considered acceptable.Rate it:

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try to top that one!When one excels often and in a high degree, there is naturally a strong feeling of achievement. The proud winner may chide and challenge his associates and peers.Rate it:

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under one's noseObvious or apparent.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another door opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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wrap around one's little fingerTo successfully control or exert influence over, especially for a sustained period of time.Rate it:

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zip one's lipTo stop talking; to be quiet.Rate it:

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the one who always envies someone in society, will never live in gaietyThis idiom means that if a person spends time complaining, criticizing and whining about what everyone else does, owns, or how successful other people are about their financial situation, job career, or results they get, instead of focusing and trying their best to improve one's situation, the only consequence is that this behavior will keep them in the guts, that is, at a lower life level than the one they wish to be.Rate it:

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put one overTo fool, trick or deceive.Rate it:

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beat one's meatTo masturbate.Rate it:

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born with a silver spoon in one's mouthNote. The original nautical expression is just born with a silver spoon and describes those young gentlemen who were able to enter the Royal Navy without examination and whose promotion was assured. the converse was born with a wooden ladle.Rate it:

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odd one outA visual puzzle where the guesser has to choose which word/picture/symbol etc. does not fit with the others.Rate it:

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spill one's gutsTo confess, or to divulge secrets, typically speaking freely and at length after a change of motive or an incentive.Rate it:

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zig when one should zagTo misstep or err.Rate it:

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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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bite one's tongueTo forcibly prevent oneself from uttering a word.Rate it:

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eat an elephant one bite at a timeTo do something one step at a time; to do something in steps rather than all at once.Rate it:

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eat one's hatUsed in a result clause to express disbelief in the conditional clause proposition.Rate it:

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feather in one's capAn accomplishment; particularly one that is flaunted or boasted of.Rate it:

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get one's juices flowingto inspire creativity and thought.Rate it:

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go back to square onerevert to the beginning and start all over againRate it:

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have ants in one's pantsTo be sexually excited.Rate it:

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