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cant1 British & World English

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

cant2 British & World English

Have or cause to have a slanting or oblique position; tilt

cant1 English Thesaurus

religious cant

cant2 English Thesaurus

the deck canted some twenty degrees

I don't blame you British & World English

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

can take a joke British & World English

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

Cant. British & World English

Canticles (the Song of Songs) (in biblical references)

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 British & World English

Another term for cant hook.

cant hook British & World English

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

I can't win British & World English

There is no course of action will bring success or please people

you can't lose British & World English

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

you can't talk British & World English

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

can't be bothered British & World English

Be unwilling to make the effort needed to do something

can/could not help in help British & World English

Cannot or could not avoid

can/could afford in afford British & World English

Have enough money to pay for

afford British & World English

Have (a resource such as money or time) available or to spare

beggars can't be choosers British & World English

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

you can't win them all British & World English

Said to express consolation or resignation after failure in a contest

can't be arsed in arse British & World English

Not want to do something because one has no interest in or enthusiasm for it

beat British & World English

Be better than

cannot wait in wait British & World English

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

cannot choose but do something British & World English

Have no alternative to doing something

can/could not help oneself in help British & World English

Cannot or could not stop oneself from doing something

if you can't beat them, join them British & World English

If you are unable to outdo rivals in some endeavour, you might as well cooperate with them and thereby possibly gain an advantage

you can't make bricks without straw British & World English

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

you can't keep a good man down British & World English

A competent person will always recover well from setbacks

a leopard can't change his spots British & World English

People can’t change their basic nature

can't/won't be doing with in do with British & World English

Be unwilling to tolerate or be bothered with

you can't judge a book by its cover British & World English

Outward appearances are not a reliable indication of the true character of someone or something

you can't have your cake and eat it British & World English

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

you can't teach an old dog new tricks British & World English

You cannot make people change their ways

I can't win in win British & World English

There is no course of action will bring success or please people

you can't put an old head on young shoulders British & World English

You can’t expect a young person to have the wisdom or maturity associated with older people

you can't get a quart into a pint pot British & World English

You cannot achieve the impossible

cannot take one's eyes off British & World English

Be unable to stop looking at someone or something because they are so interesting, attractive, etc.

cannot seem to do something in seem British & World English

Be unable to do something, despite having tried

you can't lose in lose British & World English

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

you can't talk in talk British & World English

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

one can't make an omelette without breaking eggs British & World English

One cannot accomplish something without adverse effects elsewhere

you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear British & World English

You can’t create a fine product from inferior materials


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