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American DreamA philosophy that with hard work, courage and determination, anyone can prosper and achieve success.
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American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.
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American as apple pieHaving characteristics considered quintessential to American life; very American.
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bald eagleamerican bird
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BroadwayThe American theater industry.
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cat's clawAny of several species of plant having parts resembling the claw of a cat.Acacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern MexicoAcacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to BrazilCarpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae familyDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae familyGrevillea alpina, a shrub species native to AustraliaMartynia annua, a plant species endemic to BrazilMimosa nuttallii (formerly Schrankia nuttalli), a plant native to the Midwestern United StatesUncaria guianensis, a plant species found in GuyanaUncaria rhynchophylla, a plant species used in traditional Chinese medicineUncaria tomentosa, a plant species found in the tropical jungles of South and Central America
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cat's clawDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae family
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cat's clawDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae family
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e pluribus unumA national motto of the United States of America, meaning "From many, one", or "out of many, one", referring to the integration of 13 independent colonies into one country, and that has taken an additional meaning, giving the pluralistic nature of American society from immigration.
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edible frogLithobates clamitans, a North American frog.
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give it the old college tryAn American Expression'; Give It The Traditional College Student's Focused, Determined Attempt Toward Achieving The Goal!
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horse operaA theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.
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iron eagleAn American military officer who has attained the rank of colonel but will not be promoted to the rank of general.
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oat operaA, film, or novel depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.
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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..
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potluckQuaint {American ?} social gathering, mayhaps hosted by an entity. Attendees bring 'dish to pass'; {Luck of Pot} 'Purpose'; Good Food, Goodwill, Good-Gab:
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pronunciamientoA military uprising or coup in Spain or the Spanish American republics, particularly in the 19th century. They received this designation because coups were usually accompanied by a statement declaring the existing government null and void.
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red manAn American Indian, a Native American.
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snake oilA type of 19th century patent medicine sold in the United States that claimed to contain snake fat, supposedly a Native American remedy for various ailments.
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spaghetti westernNickname for a motion picture produced by an Italian-based company and filmed in Europe, depicting a tale of cowboys and desperadoes set in the American Old West.
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toss-upnessThe quality of being a toss-up, usually used in reference to a toss-up state in American presidential elections.
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Wall Street American financial markets, financial institutions as a whole, or by extension, big-business interests.
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Yankee go homeUnited States people go back to your country; used to express anger or opposition at American presence in a foreign land.
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