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bald-faced lies

There are white lies and big lies, and the kind of lies told in full disregard, the ones that are undisguised and clearly untrue. These are the so-called bald-faced lies. So when someone is lying and making no attempt to hide a dishonest behavior, we might say: “He’s a bald-faced liar”

Is That Lie ‘Bald-faced’ or ‘Bold-faced’?
…’ both bold-faced and bald-faced are used, but bald-faced is decidedly the preferred term in published, edited text.’

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Who Can It Be Now?

Who can it be knocking at my door?
Go ‘way, don’t come ’round here no more.
Can’t you see that it’s late at night?
I’m very tired, and I’m not feeling right.
All I wish is to be alone;
Stay away, don’t you invade my home.
Best off if you hang outside,
Don’t come in, I’ll only run and hide.

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keep up with somebody


to keep up with somebody:
to write to, telephone, or meet a friend regularly, so that you do not forget each other

a través de keep up with somebody | meaning of keep up with somebody in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English | LDOCE

but

to keep something ↔ up: to continue doing something
“I don’t think I can keep this up any longer”
“keep up the good work!” (=continue to work hard and well)

What Goes Around Comes Around

what goes around comes around: used to say that if someone does bad things now, bad things will happen to them in the future (“lo que se siembra se recoge”)

Justin Timberlake – What Goes Around…Comes Around
“… That’s okay, baby, ’cause in time you will find
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around …”

Happy New Year

Happy New Year, Charlie Brown

naked eye

naked eye: Sight unassisted by an instrument such as a microscope or telescope, the human eye.
‘Bacteria and virus are too small to be seen with the naked eye.’
‘Experts warned not to watch the eclipse with naked eyes.’

 

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If looks could kill

If looks could kill: something that you say in order to describe the unpleasant or angry way in which someone looked at you
“I’ll never forget the expression on her face when she saw Mary with Phillip. If looks could kill…”

“If looks could kill, they probably will
In games without frontiers
war without tears

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Give me liberty, or give me death!

‘Give me chocolate, or give me death’ …  😉

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/Give+me+…

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