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a feather in one's cap

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Synonyms and Antonyms of a feather in one's cap

1 an asset that brings praise or renown
  • Breaking the story for her newspaper was a a feather in her cap.
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2 a successful result brought about by hard work
  • Winning the lawsuit for her client would be a significant feather in her cap.
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beat one's brains out (about)

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Synonyms and Antonyms of beat one's brains out (about)

to give serious and careful thought to
  • He beat his brains out trying to come up with a solution.
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bee in one's bonnet

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Synonyms and Antonyms of bee in one's bonnet

a sudden impulsive and apparently unmotivated idea or action
  • She suddenly got a bee in her bonnet to quit her job and become a painter.
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bide one's time

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Synonyms and Antonyms of bide one's time

to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
  • decided to bide her time until she had an opportunity to switch jobs
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blow one's cool

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1 to become very angry
  • He blew his cool when the tailgater rear-ended him.
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2 to yield to mental or emotional stress
  • The movie star tolerated the constant attention of the paparazzi, but finally blew her cool when one asked about her recent divorce.
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blow one's mind

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Synonyms and Antonyms of blow one's mind

to throw into a state of mental uncertainty
  • The disappearing trick completely blew my mind.
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blow one's stack

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Synonyms and Antonyms of blow one's stack

to become very angry
  • The customer blew his stack when the server spilled a drink on him.
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blow one's top

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Synonyms and Antonyms of blow one's top

to become very angry
  • When her flight was cancelled she blew her top.
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burn one's ears

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Synonyms and Antonyms of burn one's ears

to criticize (someone) so as to correct a fault
  • She burned his ears for not wearing a seatbelt.
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by one's own bootstraps

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Synonyms and Antonyms of by one's own bootstraps

without aid or support
  • After years of struggling, she managed to pull herself up by her own bootstraps and start on a better path.
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by the skin of one's teeth

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Synonyms and Antonyms of by the skin of one's teeth

by a very small margin
  • They won the contest by the skin of their teeth.
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catch one's breath

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Synonyms and Antonyms of catch one's breath

to come to a temporary halt in one's activity
  • I need a second to catch my breath before we move on with this discussion.
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catch one's eye

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Synonyms and Antonyms of catch one's eye

to hold the attention of
  • This necklace just caught my eye and I couldn't resist buying it.
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change one's mind (about)

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Synonyms and Antonyms of change one's mind (about)

to consider again especially with the possibility of change or reversal
  • If you change your mind about going to the party, we'll all be there.
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clean up one's act

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Synonyms and Antonyms of clean up one's act

to change one's behavior or character for the better
  • If you want to land a decent job, you need to clean up your act.
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close one's doors (to)

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Synonyms and Antonyms of close one's doors (to)

to prevent the participation, consideration, or inclusion of
  • The company closed its doors to would-be investors.
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close one's eyes to

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Synonyms and Antonyms of close one's eyes to

to dismiss as of little importance
  • They closed their eyes to the injustices taking place in their community.
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come into one's own

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Synonyms and Antonyms of come into one's own

to reach a desired level of accomplishment
  • That intern has really come into her own over the past year.
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cool one's heels

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Synonyms and Antonyms of cool one's heels

to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
  • They cooled their heels at the table for almost half an hour before the waiter appeared.
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