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Dutch courage

courage from being drunk

2

Dutch leave

going AWOL

3

to do a Dutch act

run away -> 1920's commit suicide

4

Dutch auction

price goes down

5

Dutch date

she pays

6

that beats the Dutch

weirder than the dutch

7

it's all Dutch to me

gibberish

8

to talk like a Dutch uncle

tell it how it is

9

sold down the river

slave term

10

look a gift horse in the mouth

critical of something one has been given

11

crocodile tears

crocodiles cry after eating their prey

12

swan song

swans only sing before death

13

lick into shape

mama bears lick pieces of flesh into baby bears

14

curry favor

gain friendship by cunning flattery

15

forlorn hope

lost batallion

16

flash in the pan

gunpowder ignited by didn't do anything

17

red-letter day

holy day