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find (something) wanting
To discover or determine that someone or something is deficient in certain or overall requirements, expectations, or standards. The report found the government's stimulus plan wanting in several key areas. Though impressed by his application letter, the firm found his C.V. wanting. Mary was found wanting in basic social etiquette by her peers.
want to curl up and die
To wish one could have an escape or some instant relief from being mortified or extremely embarrassed. Hershel just asked me out in the middle of class in front of everyone. I want to curl up and die. After my presentation, I realized my fly had been down the whole time, and I wanted to curl up and die.
want for (something)
To lack something. Please don't get the kids any more toys, Mom—they really want for nothing.
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want no part in/of (something)
To not want any involvement or role in something. For someone who wants no part in this trip, you sure are talking about it a lot.
want none of it/that
To not want any involvement with something. For someone who claims to want no part in the corruption that has plagued the administration, he sure knows a lot about it.
want rid of somebody/something
To wish to no longer be responsible for, associated with, or affected or by someone or something. Though many senators made it clear they wanted rid of the candidate before the election began, now that she has surged in popularity, those same senators are now embracing her. I really want rid of this restaurant—it's been nothing but a financial sinkhole since we bought it.
want (one's) bread buttered on both sides
1. To want to benefit or profit from two or more separate and often contradictory or incompatible things or sources. In trying to strike a trade deal with the two nations, it's clear that the prime minister wants his bread buttered on both sides. The CEO wants her bread buttered on both sides, secretly investing in oil companies while publicly backing green energy initiatives to gain popular support.
2. To desire easy prosperity, success, or wealth without having to make sacrifices or put in the necessary effort. Kids these days want their bread buttered on both sides. They expect high-paying jobs like it's their birthright, but they aren't willing to work their way to the top!
want none of (something)
To refuse to tolerate, accept, or participate in something. I was going to move back home with my girlfriend, but my parent's were having none of it. I'm having none of this plan—find someone else to finance your schemes.