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all over (one) like a rash

Crowding, covering, or in close proximity to one, often in a seductive or flirtatious way. Janet was all over Richard like a rash for the whole night, but you could tell he wasn't interested. The press were all over me like a bad rash the moment I stepped out of the courtroom.
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break out in a rash

To experience visible skin irritation. After my husband broke out in a rash, we realized that the bushes he'd been trimming in the back yard were actually poison ivy. I had to go to the emergency room because the medication I'd been prescribed caused me to break out in a rash and have trouble breathing.
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road rash

An abrasion on some area of one's skin resulting from falling off of a non-enclosed vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard, etc.) and onto the pavement. A: "I just ended up with a bit of road rash on my arm." B: "You're lucky you didn't get killed! Next time, you wear your helmet on that bike, do you hear me?" My motorcycle slipped on some gravel and I went skidding on my back about 100 feet down the road. I got such bad road rash that I had to get a skin graft!
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break out in a rash

[for the skin] to erupt with a rash. (See also break out in a cold sweat; break out (with a rash).) I knew Dan had the chicken pox, because he broke out in a rash and had a dry cough. The baby breaks out in a rash all the time.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


n. an injury from contact with the ground, as in motorcycling or biking. Shane picked up a bit of road rash when she fell off her bike.
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"Nobody's asking for rashness but now, following prudence we need courage," Defense Minister Ignazio La Russa, one of Berlusconi's most loyal supporters, told the daily La Stampa.
At this point, the conjuring of national sovereignty and the rejection of the dictations which constitute another facet of the "conspiracy," come to annul all that was officially said regarding the wish to introduce reform and accelerate the process without rashness. This is the message, although what was announced so far tackles reform only in form and not at the core - from the annulment of the state of emergency, to the formation of investigation committees, the launching of dialogue in the provinces and the ratification of the electoral law.
The rashness of admitting the two countries to the EU unreformed must not be compounded by discarding the best reform incentive.
Georgia's "frozen" separatist conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia provided a pretext that was aided by the rashness of Saakashvili and the dithering of the Europeans.
She believes in his innocence and pursues her conviction with the rashness of youth.
From both teams, up until the rashness of the final minutes, there was a desire to play football, to search for an opening rather than pump aimless long balls forward in the hope of catching a break.
He said that it helps a person to firm up his will, cultivate and refine his taste and manners, strengthen his conviction of doing good, avoid controversy, petulance and rashness, which all contribute towards a sane and healthy personality.
Lehmann treats the historical Rahner honestly, critiquing the turbidity of his prose and his impatience and rashness with the German bishops' conference, while highlighting his unique contributions to theology and to the Church.
The garden stakes frame her reticulum of flight: like knives they caution rashness, keep her from the hive's thick humming in the apple tree outside.
But completely bypassing Stavros Dimas, who is hostile to any rashness, would be a "somewhat perverted procedure," pointed out a Commission expert.
It was the real thing, combining the qualities that made Norman unique among his peers; dauntless to the end, ready to fathom the deepest mysteries, he walked the knife edge where rashness and courage become indistinguishable.
"We have to cut the rashness in his game, those stupid bookings that cost him his place in the team for the run-in.
If Zuber is right that the General Staff rather consistently aimed to win the most critical battles on the frontiers, and Forster that victory in six weeks was never the idea, then how can a "Schlieffen Plan" that now appears more moderate in its aims be held up as an example of rashness? At the very least, these competing theses should have been refuted or dismissed in a footnote.
In a series of chapters whose subjects move from rashness, fear, and the will, to anger, grief, and spiritedness, Fisher begins by claiming, on Aristotle's authority, that "rashness is the true alternative to the rational will." Rashness--in the form of indignation's rage at injustice--epitomizes the immediacy of the passions.
The betting ring guarantees personal service with a smile, which in my experience often broadens into a grin when the bookie hears the rashness of my selection and realises that this bet can be put down in his profit column.