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This tag is for questions seeking an idiom that fits a meaning. If you're also seeking a phrase, see the "phrase-requests" tag too.

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Not an idiom, but the person you're describing is performing a Cursory effort: rapidly and often superficially performed or produced
answered Aug 12 '15 by Michael J.
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I've often heard "lies like a rug" From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs: to tell lies shamelessly. He says he didn't take the money, but he's lying like a rug. I don …
answered May 17 '16 by Michael J.
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I've seen T-shirts and bumper stickers describing this as like being "nibbled to death by Ducks" From Dictionary.com: nibbled to death by ducks adjective phrase Subject to constant pe …
answered May 31 '16 by Michael J.
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I am still unclear if the task you are referring to is one that is, or is thought to be impossible or one that is prohibited. If the latter is the case, the phrase that immediately comes to mind is: …
answered Feb 21 '17 by Michael J.
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Calumny a misrepresentation intended to harm another's reputation seems close, but does not really fit that it has nothing to do with the subject at hand Detraction also comes to mind a le …
answered Sep 28 '18 by Michael J.