|reject out of hand
||reject without thinking, throw away quickly
||If the apples aren't from B.C. he rejects them out of hand.
|relate to that
||know about that, have experienced that
||He said he was afraid to speak in public. I can relate to that.
||lips that mispronounce, lips that say strange words
||Did I say ossifer? I meant officer! Excuse my rented lips!
|repay in kind
||give the same as you get, help one who helped you
||If you help a neighbor, he may repay in kind.
||be sure, be certain, count on
||If Johnny said he would vote for Kim, you can rest assured he will.
|rest his soul (God rest his soul)
||may his soul rest in peace; I hope his soul is peaceful
||I remember when Jock Reynolds (rest his soul) saved Pete's life.
|rest my case
||have no more arguments, have completed my work
||After speaking for abortion for an hour, he said, "I rest my case."
|rest on your laurels
||depend only on past success to help you, you're only as good...
||If you win an award, you can rest on your laurels, or you can set new goals.
|rhyme or reason
||(See no rhyme or reason)
||try to control a group; supervise children
||When my wife goes shopping, I have to ride herd on the kids.