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one-to-one British & World English

Denoting or referring to a situation in which two parties come into direct contact, opposition, or correspondence

one up British & World English

Having an advantage over someone

be all one to British & World English

Make no difference to

to one's bones British & World English

Used to emphasize the essential nature of a specified quality

to one's credit British & World English

Used to indicate that something praiseworthy has been achieved, especially despite difficulties

to one's face British & World English

Openly in one’s presence

to one's feet British & World English

To a standing position

to one's liking British & World English

To one’s taste; pleasing

back to square one British & World English

Back to where one started, with no progress having been made

up to one's armpits British & World English

Deeply involved in a particular unpleasant situation or enterprise

take to one's bed British & World English

Stay in bed because of illness

to call one's own British & World English

Used to describe something that one can genuinely feel belongs to one

to one's disadvantage British & World English

So as to cause harm to one’s interests or standing

to one's dying day British & World English

For the rest of one’s life

close one's eyes to British & World English

Refuse to acknowledge (something unpleasant)

stick to one's guns British & World English

Refuse to compromise or change, despite criticism

turn one's hand to British & World English

Undertake (an activity different from one’s usual occupation)

fall to one's knees British & World English

Assume a kneeling position

lend one's name to British & World English

Allow oneself to be publicly associated with

to save one's life British & World English

Even if one’s life were to depend on it

close one's mind to British & World English

Refuse to consider or acknowledge

put one's mind to British & World English

Direct all one’s attention to (achieving something)

music to one's ears British & World English

Something that is very pleasant or gratifying to hear or discover

give one's name to British & World English

Invent, discover, or be the source of something which then becomes known by one’s name

have to one's name British & World English

Have in one’s possession

to one's satisfaction British & World English

So that one is satisfied

set one's seal to British & World English

Mark with one’s distinctive character

stick to one's ribs British & World English

(Of food) be filling and nourishing

up to one's tricks British & World English

Misbehaving in a characteristic way

ally1 British & World English

Combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit

bind someone to in bind British & World English

Cause someone to feel strongly attached to (a person or place)

help someone to in help British & World English

Serve someone with (food or drink)

hold someone to in hold1 British & World English

Cause someone to adhere to (a commitment)

look to in look British & World English

Rely on (someone) to do or provide something

put someone to British & World English

Cause (inconvenience or difficulty) to someone

send someone to in send1 British & World English

Arrange for someone to go to (an institution) and stay there for a particular purpose

on one side British & World English

Out of one’s way; aside

woe betide British & World English

Used humorously to warn (someone) that they will be in trouble if they do a specified thing

up to one's elbows in British & World English

With one’s hands plunged in (something)


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