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bridle pathtrack suitable for horse riding
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cross someone's pathTo meet by chance.
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lead down a garden pathTo mislead; to seduce.
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off the beaten pathIn a secluded location; in a place which is not frequently visited or not widely known.
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lead someone down the garden pathTo deceive, hoodwink.
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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.
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burn one's bridgesTo destroy one's path, connections, reputation, opportunities, etc.
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dead endA path or strategy that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end.
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faith will move mountainsBelief in oneself (read sometimes as belief in God) can help one overcome any hurdle in life's path.
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follow in someone's footstepsTo follow the same path as someone.
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holding patternA path taken by an aircraft waiting to land.
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off the railsOff the intended path.
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on trackOn a well-defined promotion path in an organisation, usually tenure.
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stop someone in his tracksTo prevent someone from continuing along a path or way, literal or figurative, he has begun going along.
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whistle walkThe path slaves took to deliver food from the kitchen building of a plantation to the main dining room. Slaves were expected to whistle during this walk in order to assure their masters that they were not eating the food.
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