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Cannot Help Doing Something »
(it must be done; it had to happen...)


Above Suspicion »
(that person cannot be suspected...)


Apples And Oranges »
(the two things are totally different; they cannot be counted in the same way...)


At The End Of One's Rope »
(one cannot be patient any longer; one is ready to become very angry...)


Blind As A Bat »
(cannot see anything...)


Dead Heat »
(a winner cannot be determined in this particular contest...)


Deaf And Dumb »
(cannot hear sounds nor speak words...)


Down For The Count »
(one is not able to continue, like a fighter who has fallen and cannot get up...)


Get Into A Jam »
(get stuck; get into trouble; have a problem that you cannot escape...)


Go Into Hiding »
(begin hiding; go to where others cannot find one...)


If The Shoe Fits, Wear It »
(if what people are saying is true, let's agree that it is true; it is a fair and good description; it is that way and it cannot be denied...)


If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them »
(since we cannot defeat them, let's work together with them...)


No Can Do »
(it cannot be done...)


Not Able To Go On »
(cannot continue...)


Out Of Date »
(old; cannot be used any more; expired...)


Out Of Earshot »
(they cannot hear us because they are far away...)


Out Of Reach »
(one cannot reach it with ones hands; one cannot get it...)


Out Of Sight »
(one cannot see it; slang from the '60s: cool, interesting...)


Put The Cart Before The Horse »
(you must do the one thing before you do the other thing; the order cannot be changed...)


Sit Up With Someone »
(stay with that person at night when they cannot sleep...)


Slip One's Mind »
(one cannot remember it; forget the thing...)


Throw One's Hands Up In Despair »
(give up; decide that one cannot win...)


Tied Down »
(something is tied so that it cannot go up...)


Tied Up »
(that person or thing is tied so that it cannot move or escape...)


You Got Me There »
(I have to give you credit for discovering my error; I cannot disagree with what you have said...)




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