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Phrase: A case of dog eat dog

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Phrase: A dog in the manger

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Phrase: All that comes from a cow is not milk

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Phrase: Be a cold fish

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Phrase: Be like a bull in a china shop

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Phrase: Be the guinea pig

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Phrase: Be thrown (or tossed) to the lions

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Phrase: Beard the lion in his den

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Phrase: Beat a dead horse

Meaning: To go on about a matter already finished

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Phrase: Birds of a feather flock (or stick) together

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Phrase: Crocodile tears

Meaning: Crocodile tears are not sincere. They are meant to fool the listener(s) into believing something untrue.

Example:
Don't pay any attention to those tears. They are crocodile tears. She wants you to feel bad, and to do what she wants.

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Phrase: Do not look a gift horse in the mouth

Meaning: Do not complain about or criticise things that have been offered or given to you for free

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Phrase: Eat like a bird

Meaning: To eat very little: My wife eats like a bird.

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Phrase: Give a dog a bad name (and hang him)

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Phrase: Give somebody the bird

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Phrase: Grin like a Cheshire cat

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Phrase: Help a lame dog over a stile

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Phrase: His bark is worse than his bite

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Phrase: If you lie with the dogs, you wake with fleas

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Phrase: In the lion's den

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Phrase: It's the last / final straw (that breaks the camel's back) / The straw that breaks the camel's back

Meaning: Someone has done a series of things that you have been tolerating, but you do not like at all. One day he or she does something that you find intolerable, and decide that you are not going to put up with it any more.

Examples:
He has been arriving home late lately, and last night he smelt of cheap perfume, and had some knickers in one pocket, which was the last straw. I am going to divorce him.
I find the kingdom of Castile an insult to my intelligence. On 1st October 2017, they employed brute force, among other things, to stop the Catalan referendum, which was the final straw. Colonialism should be a crime.

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Phrase: Kill two birds with one stone

Meaning: To obtain or to do two things instead of one.

Examples:
I need to go there to water the plants, and so as to kill two birds with one stone, I will pick some flowers for my wife. She loves flowers.
We can kill two birds with one stone if we take the kids to school and do the shopping afterwards.

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Phrase: Let sleeping dogs lie

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Phrase: Like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs

Meaning: To express nervousness or anxiety

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Phrase: Like a red rag to a bull

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