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To be on short commons

to have a small allowance of food.

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To be master of one's self
To be meet with
to be more Catholic than the Pope
To be no more
To be of acquaintance
To be of opinion
To be off
To be off color
To be off one's food
To be off one's rocker
To be off the hinges
To be on a foundation
To be on edge
To be on foot
To be on her beam ends
To be on one's back
-- To be on short commons --
To be on speaking terms
To be on the anvil
To be on the carpet
To be on the defensive
To be on the fence
To be on the mending hand
To be on the move
To be on the qui vive
To be on the rack
To be on the stretch
To be on the tenters
To be on the watch
To be one flesh
To be one's own man
To be one's own master
To be one's own mistress
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