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    As crooked as a dog's hind leg

    Dishonest

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    Stand adjourned

    To be dismissed from duty; to end a meeting

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    Stand one's ground

    To maintain and defend one's position

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    To/to not have a leg to stand on

    Having a support information which acts as basis of one's argument/case/position

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    Cost an arm and a leg

    Expensive; to cost much money

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    Pay an arm and a leg for (something)

    To pay a lot of money for something

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    Make (someone's) hair stand on end

    To cause someone to become frightened

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    Stand head and shoulders above (the rest/someone/something)

    To be much better than anyone or everything else in the same group

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    Stand on one's head (to do something)

    To make a great effort to do something

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    Stand (something) on its head

    To show that an idea or argument is wrong and means the opposite of what it first seemed to mean, to change the way that people think about something

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    Break a leg!

    Good luck! (an expression that is used in theater performances)

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    Charley horse

    A cramp in one's arm or leg from straining oneself

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    Get to one's feet

    To stand up

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    Have a hollow leg

    To be able to eat or drink a lot

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    Have a leg to stand on

    To have no support/excuse/evidence for something

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    Have a leg up on (someone)

    To have an advantage in your job/education etc. because someone gives you help or money

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    Pay an arm and a leg (for something)

    To pay a lot of money for something

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    Pull (someone's) leg

    To deliberately fool someone with a humorous account of something, to trick or joke with someone

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    Regain one's feet

    To stand up again after falling, to become independent after financial difficulties

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    Shake a leg

    To go fast, to hurry

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    Stand on one's own two feet

    To be independent and self-sufficient

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    A one-night stand

    An activity that lasts only one night

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    Stand trial

    To be tried in court

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    Take the stand

    To sit in the witness chair in a courtroom

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    Get a charley horse

    To develop a cramp in the arm or the leg

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    Richard Nelson Bolles

    I have always argued that change becomes stressful and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of the constancy of your life. You need firm ground to stand on. From there, you can deal with that change.

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    Jay Leno

    Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution.

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    Evan Esar

    Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.

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    Robert Browning

    Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.

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    Robert Bolt

    Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.

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    To stand up

    A) fail to appear for a date or social meeting b) withstand use or wear

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    Lyndon B. Johnson

    Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.

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    A house divided against itself cannot stand

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    If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen

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    To shake one's leg

    Said to encourage someone to get on with the work or task

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    Lenny Kravitz

    A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.

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    James K. Polk

    Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.

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    Hedy Lamarr

    Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.

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    Calvin Trillin

    I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off the ground and won't stand still.

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    Melissa Etheridge

    I stand before you a totally healthy person.

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    Art Linkletter

    I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That's why people love me.

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    Madonna Ciccone

    I stand for freedom of expression, doing what you believe in, and going after your dreams.

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    Barbara Feldon

    I've always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.

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    Mia Hamm

    I've worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.

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    Sidney Lanier

    If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.

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    Thomas Jefferson

    It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.

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    David Allan Coe

    It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.

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    Abraham Lincoln

    Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

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    John Peers

    Never stand between a dog and the hydrant.

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    Tammy Wynette

    Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.

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    George Jessel

    The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.

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    Alexander Hamilton

    Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

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    Tony Blair

    We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.

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    Mitchell Kapor

    What is design? It's where you stand with a foot in two worlds - the world of technology and the world of people and human purposes - and you try to bring the two together.

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    Friedrich Nietzsche

    When a hundred men stand together, each of them loses his mind and gets another one.

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    Erma Bombeck

    When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.

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