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come in out of the rain, know enough to

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Show common sense. Alluding to having enough sense to seek shelter, this hyperbolic phrase is often used in the negative, as in Peter doesn't know enough to come in out of the rain. [Late 1800s]

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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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