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A Fine How Do You Do »
(describes a greeting from someone who was rude...)

Able To Do Something Blindfolded »
(it is easy to do...)

Aim To Do Something »
(one plans to do it; one intends to do it...)

Arrange To Do Something With Someone »
(make a plan with that person...)

Be Reluctant To Do Something »
(dont' want to do it; not eager to do it...)

Can't Do Anything With Someone Or Something »
(that person is not useful...)

Can't Help But Do Something »
(it has to happen; there is no way to not do it...)

Do A Double Take »
(look at something, look away, then look back at the thing a second time...)

Do A Flip Flop On Something »
(decide for something, then decide against it; change one's position irresponsibly...)

Do A Snow Job On Someone »
(trick someone by confusing them with lots of information...)

Do An About Face »
(turn around to face the opposite direction; change one's position completely...)

Do An Errand »
(do a small task or job that needed to be done...)

Do Away With Someone Or Something »
(get rid of that thing; not have it any more...)

Do Justice To Something »
(communicate something in a way that really shows how good it is...)

Do Not Have A Care In The World »
(carefree; without problems; acting like nothing bothers one...)

Do Not Have All One's Marbles »
(that person does not think clearly...)

Do One's Bit »
(one participates in the project and does what was expected...)

Do One's Duty »
(do what one is supposed to do...)

Do One's Own Thing »
(do what you like to do and not what others force you to do...)

Do One's Part »
(participate in order to help the team succeed...)

Do Or Die »
(a situation where one must perform well or one will fail...)

Do So »
(do the thing that was just talked about...)

Do Someone A Good Turn »
(do a favor to help that person...)

Do Someone A Kindness »
(do a nice thing for that person...)

Do Someone Damage »
(do something that hurts that person...)

Do Someone Good »
(do something which makes the world better...)

Do Someone's Heart Good »
(doing that will make the person feel better...)

Do Something For A Living »
(the work you do to earn the money to pay your expenses...)

Find It In One's Heart To Do Something »
(it would be very kind if you would please do this thing...)

Get Up The Nerve To Do It »
(gain the confidence to do it...)

Had Better Do That »
(do that thing, or there will be a problem...)

Incumbent Upon Someone To Do Something »
(one thing must happen in order for the other thing to happen...)

No Can Do »
(it cannot be done...)

Signal To Someone To Do Something »
(let that person know you want them to do it...)

Take Great Pains To Do Something »
(make a very true effort; try hard...)

Take It Upon Oneself To Do Something »
(accept the responsibility to get it done...)

Well To Do »
(more polite way to say that someone is rich...)

What Do You Want Me To Say? »
(I feel pressured to say something but I don't have anything to say...)

When In Rome, Do As The Romans Do »
(it is best to do as the people do who are from that place; when visiting a foreign place it is best to do things the way those people do...)

Who Do You Think You're Kidding? »
(You are mistaken and I am not going to be fooled by your error...)

Who Do You Think You're Talking To? »
(You are talking to me as if I don't understand the situation...)

Why Put Off Until Tomorrow What You Can Do Today »
(don't delay; do the things you need to do as soon as possible...)

You're In The Mood To Do It »
(feel like doing that; want to do it...)

A Game That Two Can Play »
(you will do to that person the wrong that they did to you...)

A Labor Of Love »
(you do it because you love it...)

A Piece Of Cake »
(easy to do...)

Abide By Something »
(agree to do what one is told to do...)

Act Something Out »
(do a performance to show what it was like...)

Actions Speak Louder Than Words »
(to do the thing is more difficult and important than to just talk about it; doing things is much more difficult and important than just talking about things...)

Add Fuel To The Fire »
(do something which makes a bad situation even worse...)

Advise Against Something »
(recommend that you not do that...)

Advise Someone Against Doing Something »
(tell that person one believes they should not do it...)

All Talk And No Action »
(one who says he will do things, but does not do them...)

An Affinity For Someone Or Something »
(you like that thing; you do it well...)

An Eager Beaver »
(one who is very eager; one who really wants to do it...)

At Liberty »
(free to do it...)

At One's Best »
(doing as well as one is able to do...)

Bag Of Tricks »
(ability to do many special things...)

Bang One's Head Against A Brick Wall »
(trying to do something which is not possible...)

Beat The Clock »
(do it before a certain time...)

Bending Over Backwards »
(make an extra effort; try extra hard to do it...)

Biting The Bullet »
(patiently waiting when you do not want to wait...)

Calling It Off »
(cancel it; decide to not do it...)

Can I Get A Rain Check? »
(get a promise to do that thing at a future time...)

Can You Imagine? »
(it is amazing; it is difficult to believe; do you believe it?...)

Can't Make Heads Or Tails Out Of Someone Or Something »
(do not understand it at all; it does not make sense to one...)

Capable Of Doing Something »
(able to do it; strong enough; willing to do a hurtful act...)

Carry Something Out »
(do what was planned...)

Cause Some Tongues To Wag »
(do something that gives people reason to talk about you...)

Change Someone's Mind »
(do or tell something which causes a person to have a different opinion...)

Changing Your Tune »
(what you do or say now is different from before...)

Cheer Someone Up »
(do something to make a person feel better...)

Chicken Out Of Something »
(become afraid and decide to not do it...)

Coming Of Age »
(you are old enough to do it...)

Dash Cold Water On Something »
(do something to lessen excitement...)

Die Of A Broken Heart »
(one's grief at not being with a loved one causes that person to do...)

Doing As You're Told »
(doing the thing that you were told to do by an authority...)

Doing The Honors »
(be the one to do the ceremonial thing...)

Doing The Job »
(succeed at doing what you want to do...)

Doing The Right Thing »
(do the thing that you should do...)

Doing Your Bit »
(do your part of the work...)

Doing Your Level Best »
(try hard and do the best you can...)

Don't Burn Your Bridges »
(don't do harm to past relationships...)

Down To The Wire »
(it is close to the finish; there is little time left; we do not yet know who will win...)

Easier Said Than Done »
(talking about it is easier than doing it; to do the thing takes a lot of work; it is easier to talk about it than to actually do it...)

Easy As Abc »
(it is very simple; you are confident that you can do it...)

Eat Out Of Someone's Hands »
(that one will follow your requests and do what you wish...)

Expense Is No Object »
(do not worry about the cost; I can pay a lot of money for it...)

Feel Free »
(allow yourself to do it; don't stop yourself...)

Feel Like It »
(want to do it...)

Feel Put Upon »
(feel like you are forced to do something...)

Feel Up To Something »
(feel strong, prepared, and have the energy to do it...)

Feeling Like Doing It »
(wanting to do it; interested in doing it; eager to do it...)

Fill Someone's Shoes »
(do as well as that other person did in that responsibility...)

Fill The Bill »
(have what is needed to do something...)

Fish Or Cut Bait »
(don't waste time; either do it now or quit...)

Fix Someone Up With Someone Or Something »
(arrange for a person to have or do that thing...)

Fix Someone's Wagon »
(do something to cause a problem for that person; get revenge...)

Fixed In Your Ways »
(not wanting to change how you do things...)

Follow In Someone's Footsteps »
(do something that another has done, and try to do it the way they did it...)

Follow One's Heart »
(do what you feel is the right thing to do...)

Follow Orders »
(do what ones boss tells one to do...)

Follow The Crowd »
(walk in the same direction as the group; do what the others do...)

For All I Care »
(i do not care whether you do that or not...)

For All I Know »
(i do not know, but it is possible...)

Force Someone Or Something Down Someone's Throat »
(force one to do something that they don't want to do...)

Foul One's Own Nest »
(do something to ruin or damage one's home situation...)

Get A Hand With Something »
(receive help to do it...)

Get Around To Doing Something »
(you finally take the time to do that thing...)

Get At The Heart Of The Matter »
(do or talk about the thing that is most important...)

Get Away With Something »
(do something bad but not be discovered...)

Get Busy »
(become active with a lot of things to do...)

Get Even With Someone »
(get revenge; they did something bad to you, so you do something bad to them...)

Get On The Good Side Of Someone »
(that person likes you and will do nice things for you...)

Get One's Act Together »
(one is beginning to do very well; one's performance is improving...)

Get Something Out Of One's System »
(do something that you feel the need to do; say something in order to feel better...)

Get The Go Ahead »
(it is okay to begin; one has permission to do what one wanted to do...)

Get The Nod »
(get permission to do something; be allowed to enter the game...)

Getting Wise To You »
(become aware that someone has been doing something they were not supposed to do...)

Give Him The Third Degree »
(tell that person what not to do...)

Go For It »
(do your best; try your best; good luck...)

Go It Alone »
(be the only one; do it or go there without anyone else...)

Go On A Binge »
(do too much of something for a long time...)

Go Overboard »
(do too much of it; go too far...)

Go Straight »
(no longer break the law or do something wrong...)

Go Through The Motions »
(do it even though one is not excited to do it...)

Hammer Away At It »
(do that thing again and again; do it repeatedly...)

Haste Makes Waste »
(if you do things too quickly, you make mistakes which are costly...)

Have A Crack At Something »
(try to do it; attempt it...)

Have A Good Command Of Something »
(be able to do or use it well...)

Have Something Down Pat »
(you can do that thing perfectly; by memory; with no mistakes...)

He Backed Out »
(did not do the thing that was planned and promised...)

I'll Have To Give You A Rain Check On That »
(give a promise to do that thing at a future time...)

Idle Hands Are The Devil's Tools »
(when you have nothing to do you are more likely to get into trouble...)

If Worst Comes To Worst »
(if things turn out badly, here is what we can do...)

In Defiance Of Someone Or Something »
(doing it against that one; doing it even though that one said "don't do it"....)

In Your Right Mind »
(thinking and acting the way you usually do...)

Jump At The Chance »
(take the opportunity to do it; quickly do it as soon as one can; one wants to do it...)

Jump Through A Hoop »
(to get something done, one has to do something else which should be unnecessary...)

Jump Through Hoops »
(to get something done, one has to do other things which should be unnecessary; have to do special things...)

Labor Of Love »
(work which you do for love...)

Lay Low »
(hide; only go places where others do not see one...)

Laying Down The Law »
(make the rules that others must follow; be strict; say what the others must do...)

Look Someone In The Eye »
(be direct with that person; do not hide; do not turn away when that person looks at you...)

Look Someone In The Face »
(face the danger; do not hide; do not run away; accept the problem...)

Money Is The Root Of All Evil »
(wanting more money causes people do very bad things...)

Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention »
(you find a way to do what you need to do...)

Of The Old School »
(done in old way; done the way people used to do it...)

Off Limits »
(you are not allowed to go there; one may not do that...)

On Purpose »
(one intends to do it...)

Order Someone About »
(tell that person to do things; act like a person's boss...)

Order Someone Around »
(tell that person where to go and what to do; act like a person's boss...)

Out Of Bounds »
(one is not allowed to do that or go there...)

Out Of Character »
(that person does not usually do things like that...)

Out Of Fashion »
(people do not do that or wear that any more...)

Out Of One's Way »
(not something one had planned to do; one did it to help another...)

Piece Of Cake »
(easy to do...)

Practice What You Preach »
(do things the way you tell others to do them...)

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

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day »
(a great work takes time to do...)

Scale Something Down »
(make the plan smaller; do something less difficult...)

Scratch Someone's Back »
(help that person; do something to help that person...)

Second Nature »
(something which is very natural for you to do...)

Second Nature To Someone »
(it feels natural and easy for that person to do...)

Shape Up Or Ship Out »
(either do what you should be doing, or leave...)

Shirk One's Duty »
(not do the work that one should do...)

Show One's True Colors »
(do something to let others know what kind of person one really is...)

Show Someone The Ropes »
(teach a person how to do that thing; share ones skill with another...)

Show Someone Up »
(do better than that person in a place where others can see...)

Shy Away From Someone Or Something »
(not do something because it makes one a little afraid...)

Sit On One's Hands »
(not do anything; not help; not participate; being lazy...)

Take A Rain Check On That »
(agree to do that thing at a future time; we will do it another time...)

Take A Risk »
(be willing to do it even though there is a chance of loss...)

Take A Shot At Something »
(attempt to do it; try it...)

Take A Stab At Something »
(attempt to do someone that one doesn't have a lot of experience doing...)

Take A Try At Something »
(try to do it...)

Take A Whack At Someone Or Something »
(attempt to do something that one has not been trained to do...)

Take Aim At Someone Or Something »
(to decide that one will do something...)

Take It Slow »
(do not rush...)

Take Liberties With Someone Or Something »
(allow oneself to do things that one should not do...)

Take One's Medicine »
(you don't like to do it, but it is necessary because it is good for you...)

Talk Is Cheap »
(it is easy to talk about doing things but it takes hard work to really do things...)

Talk Someone Into Doing Something »
(convince that person to do it...)

The Ball Is In Your Court »
(it is your turn to do something...)

The Pot Calling The Kettle Black »
(accusing others of doing the same thing you do...)

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions »
(meaning to do the right thing is no good excuse if you did the wrong thing anyway...)

Think Someone Or Something Fit For Something »
(believe that one is good enough to do the job...)

Think Twice Before Doing Something »
(don't decide too quickly; it might not be good to do that...)

To Err Is Human, To Forgive Divine »
(when people do things wrong we should try hard to forgive them because all people make mistakes...)

To One's Heart's Content »
(as much as one wants to do it...)

Twist Someone's Arm »
(force one to do it...)

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right »
(it is never right to do wrong to another person...)

Under Age »
(too young to do it legally...)

Weasel Out Of Something »
(find a sneaky way to not do something...)

What Comes Around Goes Around »
(the things you do to others will happen to you...)

What Goes Around, Comes Around »
(There is a natural fairness in life; if we do good or bad, that same thing is done to us...)

What's The Good Of Something? »
(There seems to be no reason to do that...)

When One Is Good And Ready »
(One will not do it until one feels ready; one is feeling stubborn and will not be forced...)

Wild Horses Couldn't Drag Someone »
(No power will force one to do it...)

Wing It »
(do it without a detailed plan...)

With Relish »
(I do it and enjoy doing it...)

Work Something Off »
(Do work to pay for what was done...)

Would Rather »
(I would prefer to do this other thing...)

Wouldn't Dream Of Doing Something »
(I would never do that...)

You Are Bent On Doing It »
(you really want to do it...)

You Are Keen On Doing It »
(you like doing it; you want to do it more...)

You Can Lead A Horse To Water, But You Can't Make It Drink »
(you can show people how do do things, but people must help themselves...)

You Reap What You Sow »
(what you get is the result of what you do...)



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