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abicere, omittere timoremto banish one's fears.Rate it:

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abire magistratuto give up, lay down office (usually at the end of one's term of office).Rate it:

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abondance de biens ne nuit pasStore is no sore; One cannot have too much of a good thing.Rate it:

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above one's bendOut of one's control or power.Rate it:

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accordez-vous si votre affaire est bonne, si votre cause est mauvaise, plaidez. [j. b. rousseau , épigrammes, ii. 19]If you’ve a good case, try and compromise; If you’ve a bad one, take it into court.Rate it:

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account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.Rate it:

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accusare aliquem ambitus, de ambituto accuse some one of illegal canvassing.Rate it:

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accusare aliquem peculatus, pecuniae publicaeto accuse some one of malversation, embezzlement of public money.Rate it:

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accusare aliquem rei capitalis (rerum capitalium)to charge some one with a capital offence.Rate it:

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ace of spadesThe playing card belonging to the spades suit and featuring one pip.Rate it:

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ace up one's sleeveA surprise advantage of which others are not aware.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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acerbum dolorem alicui inurereto cause any one very acute pain.Rate it:

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acknowledge the cornTo cop a plea; to admit to a small error but not a larger one.Rate it:

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across the boardA racing bet where one bets that the same competitor will place in first, second and third.Rate it:

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act one's ageTo be mature and not childish.Rate it:

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act outTo express one's feelings through disruptive actions.Rate it:

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ad alicuius amicitiam se conferre, se applicareto gain some one's friendship; to become intimate with.Rate it:

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ad alicuius sententiam accedere, sententiam alicuius sequito adopt some one's opinion.Rate it:

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ad aures alicuius (not alicui) pervenire, accidereto come to some one's ears.Rate it:

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ad bonam frugem se recipereto recover one's reason, be reasonable again.Rate it:

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ad exemplum alicuius se conformareto shape one's conduct after another's model.Rate it:

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ad extremum auxilium descendereto be reduced to one's last resource.Rate it:

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ad misericordiam aliquem allicere, adducere, inducereto arouse feelings of compassion in some one.Rate it:

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ad nomen non respondere (Liv. 7. 4)to fail to answer one's name.Rate it:

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ad officium redireto return to one's duties.Rate it:

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ad pedes alicuius accidereto fall at some one's feet.Rate it:

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ad pedes alicuius se proicere, se abicere, procumbere, se prosternereto throw oneself at some one's feet.Rate it:

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ad sanitatem adducere, revocare aliquemto bring some one back to his senses.Rate it:

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ad sanitatem reverti, redireto recover one's reason, be reasonable again.Rate it:

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ad se redireto regain one's self-possession.Rate it:

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ad spem aliquem excitare, erigereto awaken new hope in some one.Rate it:

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adamasse aliquem (only in Perf. and Plup.) (Nep. Dion 2. 3)to become devoted to some one.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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adhibere aliquem cenae or ad cenam, convivio or in conviviumto welcome some one to one's table.Rate it:

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adrenaline junkieOne who is seemingly addicted to the sensation of exhilaration associated with risky behaviors or exciting situations, and who actively seeks such opportunities.Rate it:

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adscribere alicui salutem (Att. 5. 20. 9)to add to one's letter good wishes to some one.Rate it:

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adversante et repugnante natura or invitā Minervā (ut aiunt) aliquid facere (Off. 1. 31. 110)to do a thing which is not one's vocation, which goes against the grain.Rate it:

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aequo iure vivere cum aliquoto live with some one on an equal footing.Rate it:

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aequum iudicem se alicui praebereto judge some one equitably.Rate it:

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aes alienum dissolvere, exsolvereto pay one's debts.Rate it:

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aetatem in litteris ducere, agereto devote one's life to science, study.Rate it:

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afferre alicui laetitiamto give pleasure to some one.Rate it:

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afficere aliquem gaudio, laetitiato give pleasure to some one.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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agere cum aliquo de paceto treat with some one about peace.Rate it:

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agree withTo not make one sick; to not cause nausea, vomiting or diarrhea when eaten.Rate it:

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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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aimer quelqu’un comme la prunelle de ses yeuxTo love somebody like the apple of one’s eye.Rate it:

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ain't no mountain high enoughno barrier or obstacle will stand in one's way in reaching his/her objectiveRate it:

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