/Mary brushed off Bill at the dance./ * /I said hello.
/The old water pipe suddenly let go and water poured out./ Syn.: tollywood actress prostitution racket give WAY.
/The new voter organization soon became the biggest thorn in the senator's side./ * /The guerrilla band was a thorn in the flesh of the invaders./ though See: AS IF or AS though./During the California gold rush, men had a dog-eat-dog life./ doghouse See: IN THE doghouse./The speed of the train began to pick./ * /After the band practiced for a while, the music began to pick./.To work or run poorly (as a after all machine skip; miss.He keeps all the younger children under his thumb./ * /The mayor is so popular that he has the whole town under his thumb./ Compare: jump through THE hoop.
/After the dance find local brothel he popped the question./ * /A man is often too bashful to pop the question./ popup.
To become known; escape.
To act proud; act vain.To stay in control.To another tune See: dance TO another tune.To habitually kill and eat; catch for food./John Wayne's last movie was a regular box office./.Jones has decided to vote for the Democrats, but.The final dollar amount; for example, the lowest price two parties reach in bargaining about a sale.To put out of work./The thief gave himself away by spending so much money./ * /Carl played a joke on Bob and gave himself away by laughing./ Compare: give away.Knock about or knock around.
/She was ticked off at him for breaking their dinner date again./ tide See: turn THE tide.