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nail one's colors to the mast
[nail one's colors to the mast] {literary} To let everyone know […]

open sesame
[open sesame] {n. phr.}, {literary} Immediate means of entrance, or unobstructed […]

Pandoras box
[Pandora's box] {n. phr.}, {literary} A thing or problem that, if […]

play one false
[play one false] {v. phr.}, {literary} To act disloyally toward (a […]

plume oneself
[plume oneself] {v. phr.}, {literary} To be proud of yourself; boast. […]

pound of flesh
[pound of flesh] {n. phr.}, {literary} The maximum payment authorized by […]

put to the sword
[put to the sword] {v. phr.}, {literary} To kill (people) in […]

set one's face against
[set one's face against] {v. phr.}, {literary} To be very much […]

seventh heaven
[seventh heaven] {n. phr.}, {literary} The pinnacle of happiness. * /We […]

speak with a forked tongue
[speak with a forked tongue] {v. phr.}, {literary} To lie; to […]