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Distancing/hedging expressions

I came across this question in an exam. I believe the option understood is the correct answer because I think after that we need a cluse and a clause cannot begin with to. Am I missing something? The ...
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Is the expression “Don't care a fiddlestick” often used in American English?

I've learning today this sentence, "Don't care a fiddlestick". When do you use this expression? Is it a saying or just in writing and reading? I really want to know about that.
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"Live now, pay later"-what it implies? [closed]

What's the meaning of "live now, pay later"? I found a sentence on Cambridge dictionary:- Live now, pay later- that's my philosophy of life.
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What actually killed the curious cat? [closed]

"Curiosity killed the cat". We've all heard the saying before. But what was the cat curious about that got it killed?
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Why don't you do it no more?

Can I say Why don't you do it no more? in the same meaning as Why did you stop doing it?
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When you meet an overseas colleague whom you've been contacting only via email

Let's say this is the first time you meet a certain colleague of the overseas branch in person, but you have been already communicating with them only via email several times for the past two years. ...
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Like likes like

The popular English saying: Birds of a feather flock together. Which means: people of the same sort or with the same tastes and interests will be found together. I also heard the similar saying: ...
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Every dog has its day

There is a Turkish proverb which says: "even seemingly insignificant things can be of great use some day in the future." The proverb implies that we shouldn't throw out everything which ...
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Remember something like a snake bite

In my native language, there is this expression - to remember something (an unpleasant, bitter experience of the past) like a snake bite. Are there expressions in English with the similar meaning?
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Standing pools gather filth / dirt

I am wondering whether the German proverb: Stehend Wasser stinkt. Literal translation: Standing waters start to stink. Makes sense in English. I also came across an English version: ...
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