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  • 121 bend a rule — to not be strict or exact about following a rule She s not really quite old enough to be admitted as a member, but she s very close, so I think we can bend the rule(s) a little in her case and let her in now. • • • Main Entry: ↑bend …

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  • 122 bend somebody to something — ˈbend sb to sth derived (formal) to force or persuade sb to do what you want or to accept your opinions • He manipulates people and tries to bend them to his will (= make them do what he wants). • …

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  • 123 Bend Sinister — is a 1947 dystopian novel written by Vladimir Nabokov.The titleA bend sinister is a heraldic device: a bar drawn from the upper left side of a shield (from the perspective of the shieldbearer) to the lower right. In the introduction Nabokov wrote …

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  • 124 Bend Ova — was the first single off of Phife Dawg s debut album . Brief Summary Although the song had no video it does have some sort of a story to it. It starts with a girl named Vanessa meeting Phife in a bar. So she asks him to buy her a drink. Phife… …

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  • 125 Bend of the Boyne —   [ ɔv ȓə bɔɪn], bedeutende vorgeschichtliche Kult und Begräbnisstätte in Ostirland. Im Flussgebiet des Boyne, nahe den Ortschaften Knowth, Dowth und Newgrange, erstrecken sich über eine Fläche von 780 ha zahlreiche Grabhügel des 4./3.… …

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  • 126 bend the rules — bend/stretch the rules ► to allow the rules to be broken in a way that is not very serious: »Is it acceptable to lie, cheat, or just bend the rules a little in order to succeed in our highly competitive world? »In special cases the manager will… …

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  • 127 bend/stretch the rules — ► to allow the rules to be broken in a way that is not very serious: »Is it acceptable to lie, cheat, or just bend the rules a little in order to succeed in our highly competitive world? »In special cases the manager will stretch the rules. Main… …

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  • 128 bend one's elbow N. Amer. — bend one s elbow N. Amer. informal drink alcohol. → bend …

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  • 129 bend someone's ear — bend (someone s) ear informal to talk to someone for a long time, usually about something boring. Don t let her bend your ear about how overworked she is. (often + about) …

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  • 130 bend ear — bend (someone s) ear informal to talk to someone for a long time, usually about something boring. Don t let her bend your ear about how overworked she is. (often + about) …

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  • 131 bend the rules — bend/stretch the rules to do something or to allow someone to do something which is not usually allowed. We don t usually let students take books away, but I m willing to bend the rules on this occasion …

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  • 132 bend someone's ear — To bend someone s ear is to talk to someone about something for a long enough period that it becomes tiresome for the listener …

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  • 133 bend-sin — bend sin·is·ter·wise; bend sin·is·ter·ways; …

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  • 134 bend someone's ear — ► bend someone s ear informal talk to someone at length or in an unwelcome way. Main Entry: ↑bend …

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  • 135 bend-sinister — bend sinˈister noun See above • • • Main Entry: ↑bend …

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  • 136 bend someone to your will — formal phrase to use your power or influence to make someone do what you want them to do Thesaurus: to nag or force someone to do somethingsynonym Main entry: bend …

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  • 137 bend your thoughts to something — bend your mind/thoughts/to something phrase to start to concentrate on something Thesaurus: to think carefully or a lot about thingssynonym Main entry: bend …

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  • 138 bend|let — «BEHND luht», noun. Heraldry. a narrow bend …

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  • 139 bend one's knee — bend one s (or the) knee figurative submit a country no longer willing to bend its knee to foreign powers …

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  • 140 bend double — to fold in the middle. I held on tight as my fishing rod bent double. He bent double [=doubled over] in pain. ◇ Bend double is used more frequently in British English than in U.S. English. • • • Main Entry: ↑double …

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