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full of piss and vinegar

Having an abundance or excessive amount of boisterous, youthful energy, enthusiasm, or rowdiness. Although we came out into the match full of piss and vinegar, our team just didn't have the skill necessary to beat our cross-town rivals. It took having kids of my own to remember how full of piss and vinegar a child can be at 6 AM.
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piss and vinegar

An abundance or excessive amount of boisterous, youthful energy, enthusiasm, or rowdiness. For all their piss and vinegar, the home team just didn't have the skill necessary to beat their cross-town rivals. It took having kids of my own to remember how full of piss and vinegar a child can be at 6 AM.
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honey catches more flies than vinegar

Being kind and gentle produces more positive results than being rude or unpleasant. I don't understand why the boss is always yelling at us like that—doesn't he realize that honey catches more flies than vinegar?
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you attract more flies with honey than vinegar

You are more apt to get the results you want when you use kindness, rather than anger or aggression. I think the kids would visit you more if you were nicer to them. You attract more flies with honey than vinegar, you know. A: "The board rejected my proposal!" B: "Well, maybe if you didn't scream at them every time something went wrong, they would be more eager to work with you. After all, you attract more flies with honey than vinegar."

be full of piss and vinegar

To have an abundance or excessive amount of boisterous, youthful energy, enthusiasm, or rowdiness. Although we were full of piss and vinegar, our team just didn't have the skill necessary to beat our cross-town rivals. It took having kids of my own to remember how a child can be full of piss and vinegar at 6 AM.
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*sour as vinegar

 
1. [of something] very sour. (*Also: as ~.) This milk is as sour as vinegar. The juice they gave us is sour as vinegar.
2. [of someone] ill-natured and disagreeable. (Fig. on {2}. *Also: as ~.) The old man greeted us ill-naturedly, his face as sour as vinegar. Jill: Is Mary in a bad mood today? Jane: Yes, sour as vinegar.
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You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

Prov. It is easier to get what you want by flattering people and being polite to them than by making demands. Jill: This meal is terrible. Let's get the restaurant manager over here and make a scene unless he gives us our money back. Jane: We might have more luck if we ask politely. You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
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piss and vinegar

aggressive energy.
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Add 10 to 15 drops of lemongrass, which blocks the smell of the vinegar and is naturally anti-bacterial.
At various time points up to 98 days, the scientists processed both inoculated and uninoculated hotdogs that had been formulated with various concentrations of the vinegar solution.
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Now they're branching out into the malt vinegar market to take on traditional British suppliers such as Sarson's.
This new interest motivated hair colouring pioneer Christophe Robin to study the cosmetic properties linked to vinegar, and research formulas inspired by traditional recipes to create a product that meets the current needs of both men and women.
The main component of vinegar is acetic acid, which research indicates interferes with the digestion of starch.
The two celebrities have different ways of incorporating apple cedar vinegar in their diets.
These new ingredients complement the company's existing vinegar portfolio for the meat industry, including the Verdad Powder N6.
They reflect all the seasonal brightness of the fruit, herbs, and vinegar in each combination.
We're big fans of Bragg's apple cider vinegar (see photo).
Washington, June 11 ( ANI ): Vinegar has always tasted great with french fries and made your glassware sparkle, but the miracle liquid's amazing natural remedies and natural cures were unknown to many.
THE West Midlands' only vinegar factory has been sold to famous soup makers Baxters - leaving bosses with a sour taste.
VINEGAR brand Sarson's and pickles business Haywards have been sold to a Japanese firm in a pounds 41m deal.
As I was reading today, I came across a letter by a person who wanted to know how to make vinegar.