slight variation in meaning, tone, appearance, etc.
show sharp disapproval/scold severely
sarcastic/biting/stinging/causing a burning or stinging sensation
take by force/seize
having an exceedingly bad reputation/evil
shove hard/vie for an advantage or a position/come into rough contact with while moving
person easily tricked
just beginning to exist/in the very initial stage
heedless/inattentive/due to an oversight or neglect
threatening/menacing/serving as an (evil) omen
reject the validity or authority of/disown (e.g., a child)
stiffen with fear or anger/have one's hair stand up
a less offensive term/saying something in a less direct way (to make it sound less bad)
incompatible/lacking in harmony/not in agreement/inconsistent
pity/expression of sympathy
specify conditions/require by contract/make an express demand or provision in an agreement
hostile/warlike/aggressive/inclined or eager to fight/combative
overawe/daunt/fill with fear
false attack/deceptive action to divert attention from one's real purpose
to beard the lion in his den
visit or oppose a person on his own grounds
insincere tears (crocodiles were said to cry while eating their prey)
to carry the day
win the approval of the majority/win a majority of votes
disreputable part of town, inhabited be derelicts and people "on the skid"
to go up in smoke
come to no practical result,the intended result comes to naught
to thrown down the gauntlet
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