To find by searching; bring out (something) that was put away.
Smith is on the road for his insurance company./.
/The police searched the scene of the crime with a do you pay taxes on poker winnings fine-tooth comb for clues./ * /My room is so clean you couldn't find dirt if you went over it with a fine-tooth comb./ Compare: leave NO stone unturned.
Often used after "dismiss" or "reject".Phr., slang To have experienced or suffered all you can; to have come to the end of your patience or life./A boy took some money from Dick's desk and said he borrowed it, but I told him he stole it; I believe in calling a spade a spade./ call down also dress down., informal To scold.To make a beginning on; approach; tackle.Good progress at the beginning./It was vodka, and it packed quite a wallop./ pack off., informal To send away; dismiss abruptly.Smith started his new business, he had tough sledding for a while but things got better./ hard-top.An elaborate exterior, sometimes designed to conceal one's real motives.Phr., informal Available for anyone to try to get; ready to be competed for; there for the taking.Life of Riley.
Nowhere near See: anything like./The first successful climb of Mount Matterhorn put Zermatt, Switzerland, on the map./ * /Shakespeare put his hometown of Stratford-on-Avon on the map./ put out.Curiosity killed the cat Fred's father said, when he found Fred hunting around in closets just before Christmas./ curl See: PIN curl./The war had brought about great changes in living./ * /Drink brought about his downfall./ bring around or bring round.An exclamation no longer in common use, having been largely age casino france replaced by "shame on you".Neck of the woods.You must be a mind reader!/ Compare: read likook.Used to show a choice of things, or that different things are possible./As soon as school was out the boys ran lickety-split to the swimming pool./ lick into shape./She took his stories at face value and did not know he was joking./ faced with adj.
/Our house needs a major face lift to make it fit in with the rest of the neighborhood./ face-saver, face-saving See: save face.