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  • 121 rack one's brains —    If you rack your brains, you try very hard to think of something or to remember something.     Christmas is always a hassle for me. I have to rack my brains every year to find ideas for presents …

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  • 122 your brains out — (your) brains out as much as possible. The people in this town want to go to the game and scream their brains out all afternoon. Related vocabulary: your ass off …

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  • 123 be the brains behind something — be the brains behind (something) to be the person who plans and organizes something, especially something successful. He was the brains behind many of the best movies ever made …

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  • 124 be the brains behind — (something) to be the person who plans and organizes something, especially something successful. He was the brains behind many of the best movies ever made …

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  • 125 beat your brains out — beat (your) brains out to spend a lot of time worrying about a problem and thinking about how to deal with it. I ve been beating my brains out trying to think of a way of getting the money to her in time. (often + doing something) …

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  • 126 beat brains out — beat (your) brains out to spend a lot of time worrying about a problem and thinking about how to deal with it. I ve been beating my brains out trying to think of a way of getting the money to her in time. (often + doing something) …

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  • 127 blow someone's brains out — blow (someone s) brains out to kill someone by shooting them in the head. After two unsuccessful suicide attempts, she finally blew her brains out …

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  • 128 blow brains out — blow (someone s) brains out to kill someone by shooting them in the head. After two unsuccessful suicide attempts, she finally blew her brains out …

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  • 129 pick someone's brains — pick (someone s) brains to ask for information or advice from someone who knows more about a subject than you do. I d love to pick your brains about computers you seem to be the expert around here …

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  • 130 pick brains — pick (someone s) brains to ask for information or advice from someone who knows more about a subject than you do. I d love to pick your brains about computers you seem to be the expert around here …

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  • 131 rack (your) brains — rack (your) brain/brains to think very hard, usually in order to remember something or to find a solution to a problem. I ve been racking my brains but I still can t remember who wrote that play …

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  • 132 rack your brains — rack (your) brains to try very hard to remember or think of something. She racked her brains for a subject they could discuss without an argument …

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  • 133 rack brains — rack (your) brains to try very hard to remember or think of something. She racked her brains for a subject they could discuss without an argument …

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  • 134 (the) brains behind something — the brains behind (something) the person who provides ideas and plans for an activity. Someone very clever must be the brains behind such an organized group of thieves …

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  • 135 (the) brains behind — the brains behind (something) the person who provides ideas and plans for an activity. Someone very clever must be the brains behind such an organized group of thieves …

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  • 136 beat your brains out — If you beat your brains out, you think hard about something but cannot solve, understand or remember it …

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  • 137 pick someone's brains — If you pick someone s brains, you ask them for advice, suggestions and information about something they know about …

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  • 138 beat one’s brains out (to do something) — v. to work hard at a task. □ I’m tired of beating my brains out to do what you want. CD He beat out his brains to get here on time! …

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  • 139 have shit for brains — tv. to be exceedingly stupid. (Usually objectionable.) □ You poor dumb jerk! You really got shit for brains! □ You have shit for brains if you think you can get away with it …

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  • 140 (the) brains behind something — the brains behind something phrase the person responsible for inventing, developing, or organizing something the brains behind the attack on the embassy Thesaurus: people who plan or plot thingssynonym inventors, innovators and creatorssynonym… …

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