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feel honor-bound to do something

To feel obliged to do something because it is morally correct or required by one's sense of duty or integrity, even if one does not desire to do so. Primarily heard in US. It pains me to turn you in to the police, my friend, but I feel honor-bound to inform them of your actions.
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feel like a million bucks

To feel exceptionally attractive or in very robust health. Wow, I feel like a million bucks in this new suit! I guess fluids and rest were all I needed to beat that cold. I'm already feeling like a million bucks compared to yesterday!
See also: buck, feel, like, million

feel like a million dollars

To feel exceptionally attractive or in very robust health. Wow, I feel like a million dollars in this new suit! I guess fluids and rest were all I needed to beat that cold. I'm already feeling like a million dollars compared to yesterday!
See also: dollar, feel, like, million

feel out of humour

To be in an irritable, grouchy, or unhappy mood; to feel unwell, displeased, or in poor spirits. Primarily heard in UK. I think something is bugging John because it seems like he's been feeling rather out of humour lately. I think you should get to bed earlier because you always wake up feeling so out of humour in the morning.
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feel out of sorts

To be in an irritable, grouchy, or unhappy mood; to feel unwell, displeased, or in poor spirits. I think something is bugging John because it seems like he's been feeling rather out of sorts lately. I think you should get to bed earlier because you always wake up feeling so out of sorts in the morning.
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feel (like) (one)self

To feel as one normally does, physically or emotionally. I'm finally starting to feel like myself again after my bout with the flu. Marcy has been struggling with depression lately—I hope she feels herself again soon.
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feel as if a cat has kittened in (one's) mouth

To feel very hungover (with an awful taste in one's mouth). A: "You don't look so good. How are you feeling after your night of partying?" B: "Ugh, I feel as if a cat has kittened in my mouth." A long night of drinking will leave you feeling as if a cat has kittened in your mouth.
See also: cat, feel, if, kitten, mouth

feel it in (one's) bones

To sense something strongly and intuitively. Please stay home tonight—this storm is going to be bad, I feel it in my bones. I know you don't agree with her decision, but she feels it in her bones that this is the best thing to do.
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feel small

To feel insignificant or see oneself negatively. After that disastrous meeting with my boss, I've never felt so small in my life. He is such a jerk and always insults her so that she feels small.
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feel the draught

To be in a situation in which one does not have much money. Steve is feeling the draught right now and wants to know if we can go out next week instead, after he gets paid. If I get laid off, I know it won't be long before I feel the draught.
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I felt like a penny waiting for change.

Rur. I felt worthless or helpless. When I lost the race, I felt like a penny waiting for change. My best girl went off with someone else. I felt like a penny waiting for change.
See also: change, felt, like, penny, waiting

(I've) never been better.

 and (I've) never felt better.
a response to a greeting inquiry into one's health or state of being. Mary: How are you, Sally? Sally: Never been better, Mary. How about you? Doctor: How are you, Jane? Jane: Never felt better. Doctor: Then why are you here?
See also: been, better, never

make your presence felt

to have a strong effect on other people or on a situation Hockney made his presence felt in the New York art world shortly after he arrived there. The rebels have already made their bloody presence felt during the election campaign.
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I've never [felt/heard/seen etc.] something in all my (born) days!

  (old-fashioned)
something that you say when you are shocked or very surprised by something There were two men kissing in the street. I've never seen anything like it in all my born days!
See also: all, never

make your presence felt

to have a strong effect on other people or on a situation The new police chief has really made his presence felt.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Lori LeBlanc attests that getting poked with a felting needle hurts, but it is a risk she gladly takes.
The Tower girls have found felting is an art that grows with them.
Unlike some of the fiber and textile arts, felting is affordable and as simple as purchasing a kit and getting started.
When I am needle felting, even if I make five bears, not one will look the same.
3) Lyn Slade holds some of her needle felting work at her home in Bolton.
Appealing to pros and novices alike, felting is relatively cheap, takes up little space, and offers a wide-ranging sensory experience few other arts can boast.
This is fun to do with children, who can start needle felting as young as 4 and 5 with adult supervision, according to Adams.
Learn how to do either felting technique by viewing tutorials online, including on YouTube.
Buy wool roving at yarn or crafts stores, or online at Etsy, New England Felting Supply (owned by White) or Outback Fibers, which also posts instructional videos.
Schlink and Greeff are now investigating the underlying causes of felting, which is thought to be due to variations in the size, shape and/or structure of wool fibres.
If the biological basis for felting can be identified, then tests could be developed for wool felting, or it may provide information for new methods of shrink-proofing wool,' Schlink says.