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Give a leg up

see: leg up


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  • Give-and-take

    [giv-uh n-teyk] /ˈgɪv ənˈteɪk/ noun 1. the practice of dealing by compromise or mutual concession; cooperation. 2. good-natured exchange of talk, ideas, etc. noun 1. mutual concessions, shared benefits, and cooperation 2. a smoothly flowing exchange of ideas and talk verb (intransitive) 3. to make mutual concessions

  • Give a pain

    see: pain in the neck

  • Give as good as one gets

    Return in kind, retaliate, as in In an argument Laura can give as good she gets, or Don’t worry about the bullies in Bobby’s class—he can give as good as he gets. The general idea of this expression dates from the late 1600s, but the precise wording was first recorded only in 1952.

  • Giveaway

    [giv-uh-wey] /ˈgɪv əˌweɪ/ noun 1. an act or instance of giving something away. 2. something that is given away, especially as a gift or premium: A pocket calculator was offered as a giveaway with every new subscription to the magazine. 3. a radio or television program on which prizes are given away to contestants in […]

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