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Is there any idiom for requesting?

In our language we use an idiom If we want to request someone for doing something. And literal translation of that idiom into English would be "Put your hands together before someone"(put hands ...
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Is there any good idiom on bullying severely?

Is there any good idiom on bullying severely? Can you think of an idiom like that? I am looking for an idiom I can use to write a blog post about bullying and start the blog post with an idiom. It can ...
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idiom or expression for a spiteful/vengeful person

I am looking for an idiom or expression to describe a spiteful and vindictive person; a type of person who tends to hold a grudge against their offenders for a long time, being unable to forget past ...
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In the long run, right will out

There is a common proverb in our language which says: "Always someone who's right and has the right, will achieve it because it was his / her right." The only equivalent I found is: In the long ...
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When you need to go through multiple complicated and very difficult steps to accomplish an action

Please imagine to accomplish an official task you have to go through a very strict rules and processed and of course multiple complicated steps to perform that action. For example you want to see a ...
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(something rubs off on people) vs. the same relation from the other direction

I like the idiom that something "rubs off" on people but I am wondering if there is an idiom with the same meaning but from the other direction; in other words, I mean with the meaning that people ...
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How to interrupt someone in a polite manner?

What is a polite way of interrupting someone? In other words, what is an appropriate sentence to use when someone is talking and you need to interrupt them to add a point or ask a question because you ...