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The conversation between A & B in your post implies that Mike used others before moving on to a higher rank. Now that he's in a higher rank, he's ditching his old mates. Therefore, you could say Mike …
answered Feb 10 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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Consider take to something like a duck to water (idiom) to learn how to do something very quickly and to enjoy doing it [The Free Dictionary] In your case, a slightly modified phrase would be - …
answered Jan 13 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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What I am looking for is an idiom that is the exact opposite of "between the devil and the deep sea." That means, you are spoilt for choices to be ​unable to ​choose because there are so many …
answered Feb 23 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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Consider no rhyme or reason without any reasonable explanation or purpose [The Free Dictionary] TFD also lists without rhyme or reason as being a cliched expression. In your case, That g …
answered Feb 17 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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My colleague and I were discussing about certain types of customers in the IT industry. You have to work extremely hard to convince them so that they think about opening their wallets . However, they …
asked Feb 16 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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In English, the equivalent phrase is racked with pain suffering from severe pain [The Free Dictionary] Usage: The player was racked with pain after colliding with the goalkeeper which fract …
answered Mar 10 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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There's a saying that goes, If you run after two hares, you will catch neither. (Prov.) You cannot do two things successfully at the same time. [The Free Dictionary] There's also this saying - …
answered Feb 18 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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There is no single word that encapsulates both the emotions of nostalgia and pride. Perhaps your grandfather is feeling sentimental about the war he fought (adj.) expressive of or appealing to sen …
answered Jan 6 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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In English, the phrase monkey business refers to Silly, mischievous, or deceitful conduct [TFD] Also we have playing by the rules, Follow what is generally held to be the correct line of b …
answered Mar 11 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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There is a popular (and vulgar) slang in English - cover one's ass (Also, cover one's hide or oneself) Make excuses or otherwise take action to avoid being blamed, punished, or harmed. [The Fre …
answered Feb 11 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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I think you are referring to "திருடனுக்கு தேள் கொட்டின மாதிரி"(this is the original Tamil saying that I am aware of. It could exist in other Indian languages too) You can say that the thief found him …
answered Feb 9 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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In sports, we have the term "Commentator's curse", (humorous) The supposed propensity of a player to blunder after having his/her talents pointed out by the commentator. [Wiktionary] Is there a …
asked Feb 27 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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The closest idiom I can think of is God forbid Meaning May God prevent something from happening or being the case. Also, heaven forbid. [Dictionary.com] Usage Example Person A: I'm feeling …
answered Jan 8 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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There's a colloquial saying in Tamil that I am used to, If you throw stones at sewage, it's your dress that will get spoiled" It means if you try to change the opinion/behavior of a stupid/adama …
asked Mar 1 '16 by BiscuitBoy
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Consider to cut somebody loose to get rid of or release someone or something [The Free Dictionary] USAGE The husband cut loose his nagging wife. Posting from Mobile web during travel. Ex …
answered Mar 4 '16 by BiscuitBoy

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