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cant1 US English

Hypocritical and sanctimonious talk, typically of a moral, religious, or political nature

cant2 US English

Cause (something) to be in a slanting or oblique position; tilt

cant1 US Thesaurus

political cant

cant2 US Thesaurus

the deck canted some twenty degrees

Cant. US English

Canticles

can't US English

Cannot

canticle New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

hymn; Canticles or Canticle of Canticles, abbreviation Cant. the Song of Songs (especially in the Vulgate)

cant dog US English

Another term for cant hook.

cant hook US English

A hinged metal hook at the end of a long handle, used for gripping and rolling logs

one can't win US English

Said when someone feels that no course of action open to them will bring success or please people

you can't lose US English

Used to express the conviction that someone must inevitably profit from an action or undertaking

can't be bothered US English

Be unwilling to make the effort to do something

can/could not abide in abide US English

Be unable to tolerate (someone or something)

can/could not help in help US English

Cannot or could not avoid

I don't blame you US English

Used to indicate that one agrees that the action or attitude taken was reasonable

can take a joke US English

Be able (or unable) to receive humorous remarks or tricks in the spirit in which they are intended

you shouldn't talk US English

Used to convey that a criticism made applies equally well to the person who has made it

can/could afford in afford US English

Have enough money to pay for

afford US English

Have (a certain amount of something, especially money or time) available or to spare

beggars can't be choosers US English

People with no other options must be content with what is offered

you can't win them all US English

Said to express consolation or resignation after failure in a contest

beat US English

Be better than

hack it in hack1 US English

Manage; cope

cannot wait in wait US English

Used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen

cannot choose but do something US English

Have no alternative to doing something

can/could not help oneself in help US English

Cannot or could not stop oneself from acting in a certain way

you can't make bricks without straw US English

Nothing can be made or accomplished without proper or adequate material or information

you can't keep a good man down US English

A competent person will always recover well from setbacks or problems

a leopard can't change his spots US English

People can’t change their basic nature

can't/won't be doing with in do with US English

Be unwilling to tolerate or be bothered with

you can't judge a book by its cover US English

Outward appearances are not a reliable indication of true character

you can't have your cake and eat it US English

You can’t enjoy both of two desirable but mutually exclusive alternatives

you can't teach an old dog new tricks US English

You cannot make people change their established patterns of opinion and behavior

one can't win in win US English

Said when someone feels that no course of action open to them will bring success or please people

be unable to hold a candle to US English

Be not nearly as good as

cannot fail to be/do something in fail US English

Used to express a strong belief that something must be the case

cannot seem to do something in seem US English

Be unable to do something, despite having tried

you can't lose in lose US English

Used to express the conviction that someone must inevitably profit from an action or undertaking

you shouldn't talk in talk US English

Used to convey that a criticism made applies equally well to the person who has made it

can't be bothered in bother US English

Be unwilling to make the effort to do something

cannot choose but do something in choose US English

Have no alternative to doing something

if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen US English

If you can’t deal with the pressures and difficulties of a situation or task, you should leave others to deal with it rather than complaining

tell1 US English

Distinguish (one person or thing) from another; perceive (the difference) between one person or thing and another

I don't blame you in blame US English

Used to indicate that one agrees that the action or attitude taken was reasonable

can take a joke in joke US English

Be able (or unable) to receive humorous remarks or tricks in the spirit in which they are intended


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