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in the interest of timeIn order to save time; in order to use time more efficiently; so that time can be used more efficiently.24,598 Views
until we meet againgoodbye12,697 Views
what's good for the goose is good for the ganderAny decision or rule that applies to one person must be applied to the others especially of the same group11,818 Views
ma vaillante filleMy brave girl11,782 Views
the devil is a liarA general expression of distrust, particularly implying that another person is attempting to deceive the speaker, or that a situation is not, or can not be, as it appears.11,422 Views
what's wrong with youInsulting sense, to imply if something serious is wrong out of spite or to outright say -- Are you stupid?10,799 Views
the wealthiest man has the biggest hump.More money more problems.10,133 Views
in the booksFinished; concluded; able to be regarded as a matter of record.10,089 Views
I'll see you and raise youUsed to accept a bet, and at the same time raise the stakes.9,079 Views
ain't no mountain high enoughno barrier or obstacle will stand in one's way in reaching his/her objective6,357 Views
you can't educate porkWhen somebody won't listen to reason.5,476 Views
turn to stoneTo become completely still, not moving.5,468 Views
in the pink of healthIn very good health.5,319 Views
I don't think soNo.4,720 Views
stars are alignedPresent conditions are favorable; future prospects are good.4,641 Views
Hat in HandTo apologize or act humble, to ask for a pardon or a favor4,583 Views
read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.4,384 Views
it was worth itit deserved it4,366 Views
what will be, will beWhatever it comes to be, it will be accepted. One must accept the outcome.4,226 Views
in the woodsIn critical condition; near death's door.4,218 Views
I thought you'd never askan answer of acceptance to an eagerly-awaited question4,194 Views
can't do right for doing wrongBe in a situation where any course of action leads to a negative outcome.4,156 Views
two tears in a bucketused to express acceptance of misfortune4,041 Views
more power to youBest wishes and success; good luck in your endeavor.3,982 Views
how do you say...in EnglishCommon phrase used to ask how to express an idea or translate a word, often in a foreign language.3,965 Views
wonder of wondersA happening, an event, a pleasing circumstance, results beyond one's wildest dream or expectation:3,952 Views
Hitch Your Wagon to a StarTo reach at the top of something, to have high aims and ambitions3,942 Views
fit of furyTo be really angry3,927 Views
mad with angerbecome angry like an animal3,923 Views
what do i knowImplies that a statement is based on a guess or assumption rather than on knowledge or evidence.3,854 Views
welcome backSaid to someone coming back to somewhere they have been before.3,719 Views
don't buy green bananasdon't make long-term plans as you may not live/survive long enough to accomplish them.3,662 Views
shittin in high cottonLiving well, often above one's means3,656 Views
by the grace of the almightyThrough the kindness of the Almighty3,602 Views
a blessing and a curseSomething that is both a benefit and a burden, or that may seem initially beneficial but also brings unforeseen negative consequences3,571 Views
go get 'emA phrase of encouragement3,554 Views
gift that keeps on givingA sexually transmitted disease.3,544 Views
there's more where that came fromA greater number of similar things can be provided in the future.3,525 Views
to cut a sorry figureFeeling sad for someone3,463 Views
Where There's Smoke, There's FireIf something is looking wrong, there must be probably wrong with it, there is always a basis for any rumor3,346 Views
went to the windsbecame well known3,340 Views
keep your hands on the wheelA. Continue leading. B. Maintain focus with tenacity.3,291 Views
fill in the blankA type of question or phrase with one or more words replaced with a blank line, giving the reader the chance to add the missing word(s).3,277 Views
I couldn't have said it better myselfUsed to wholeheartedly agree with somebody else's remark3,266 Views
neighbour's envy, owner's prideA possession envied by neighbours but bringing you pride.3,248 Views
I am what I amI can't help the way I am3,209 Views
what can i sayIndicating that nothing that could be said would add to or improve the situation.3,192 Views
well, well, wellIndicating pondering or consideration, often with sarcasm or mock surprise.3,150 Views
cook up a stormTo do a large amount of cooking at once; to prepare a great deal of cooked food.3,118 Views
porn star namea comical name for a person, typically made from the name of their first pet and the name of the first street they lived on.3,107 Views
you can't make this stuff upThe reality is so bizarre, ironic, or comically coincidental as to be unbelievable.3,082 Views
eyeball itView. Assess, Access, Do It!; Attempt an Action in A Simple, Un-Conventional Manner3,012 Views
don't knock it till you've tried itDon't criticise something before having experienced it.2,934 Views
nag a ramA response to a reference to anagrams.2,870 Views
thanks a tonSynonym of thanks a lot2,863 Views
beat the rushto get somewhere first, or before a lot of other people -- such as going somewhere early in the morning.2,853 Views
wallow in self pityPity for oneself. Especially exaggerated or self-indulgent pity where you believe that you are the victim who has done no wrong and is deserving of condolence from everyone.2,821 Views
that train has left the stationThat opportunity has already passed; that cannot be undone.2,816 Views
for fuck's sakeAn expression of anger or frustration (abbreviation ffs or FFS)2,729 Views
there must be something in the waterThere are so many cases of something; there are so many people or things doing a particular thing or having a certain trait.2,711 Views
wise as an owlA very wise person or a very responsible person.2,676 Views
one for all, all for oneEach individual should act for the benefit of the group, and the group should act for the benefit of each individual.2,660 Views
healthy as a horseIf you're as healthy as a horse, you're strong and in a very good health condition.2,640 Views
what can I do you forWhat can I do for you?2,607 Views
it's been realAn informal farewell indicating the speaker's enjoyment of the time spent together. Often used ironically.2,595 Views
same, same, but differentIt's the same thing, but with some differences.2,585 Views
Put Your Foot DownTo be rigid, strict and resolute about something, to be unyielding about a certain rule2,552 Views
a different ballparkSomething totally unrelated or of a vastly different scale or scope.2,480 Views
plant your feet firmly on the ground!Assume a firm stand, become resolute, reject intimidation.2,463 Views
let the door hit you where the good Lord split youA command that another person leave, thereby impliedly having the door hit them on the buttocks as they pass through it.2,459 Views
the night is youngIt's not very late and there's plenty of time.2,446 Views
kiss my gritsA nice way of saying "eff you." Its a spin on the phrase "kiss my a**", written into a TV show from the 80s called "Alice". The saying was usually preceded by the name "Mel" who was the owner of the diner where Flo, the waitress who made the saying famous, worked.2,441 Views
if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle(colloquial, vulgar, humorous) It is fruitless to speculate about counterfactual situations."We would have won the match if we'd had a decent goalkeeper.""And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle!"2,435 Views
you just had toUsed to scold someone.2,427 Views
read the roomto understand the emotions and thoughts of the people in the room2,415 Views
going once, going twice, soldSaid before closing the bidding for a particular item in an auction.2,405 Views
the natives are restlessA group of agitated people—such as a set of residents, customers, or citizens—is expressing annoyance, distress, or other discomposure.2,363 Views
snitches get stitches and wind up in ditchesSynonym of snitches get stitches2,348 Views
you must be fun at partiesA sarcastic retort to somebody who has said something perceived as boring or pedantic.2,345 Views
another day, another dollaran expression recognizing a balance in life, normalcy, and routineness2,337 Views
as agile as a monkeythe agility of monkeys in well- known by everyone! to say that someone is agile as a monkey means that he is very agile2,262 Views
my oh myWow2,262 Views
for the love of meno matter what I do; whatever I do2,250 Views
you know what they sayUsed to introduce, or alluding to, an apt adage2,197 Views
not evenNot going to happen; no2,166 Views
zoom downTo move quickly along a particular route, list, etc.2,142 Views
break out of your shellWhen someone is a little shy.2,109 Views
dumber than a door-nailSomeone who is just stupid, and doesn't even know what doornail means anyway so isn't really insulted by the term anyway.2,103 Views
if I'm lying, I'm dyingA promise that one is telling the truth.2,049 Views
does a bear shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.2,034 Views
a boon and a baneSomething that is both a benefit and an affliction.2,031 Views
son of soilFarmer who works in field.2,031 Views
that's for me to know and you to find outA phrase used to reply to a question whose answer the speaker doesn't want to reveal.2,006 Views
have at itattempt, to go ahead, or to attack physically.1,990 Views
just for funFor no particular reason, just because it is fun, entertaining; for to relieve boredom.1,990 Views
a bright futureAn uplifting, reassuring, self fulfilling, confident outlook relative to a major change, opportunity, circumstance, windfall, inheritance, promotion which provides all elemental criteria for a bright future.1,976 Views
fuck like a minkTo be extremely amorous while copulating1,945 Views
whatever happens, happensExpresses acceptance of whatever happens in the future.1,910 Views
I see, said the blind manSaid to express confusion. Also used to express understanding after an initial period of confusion, i.e., "I see, said the blind man."1,906 Views
don't do anything I wouldn't doA phrase, often used jocularly, to give vague advice upon parting.1,903 Views

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