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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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garden pathUsed other than as an idiom: see garden, path.
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garden pathShort for garden path sentence.
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lead down a garden pathTo mislead; to seduce.
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lead someone down the garden pathTo deceive, hoodwink.
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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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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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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.
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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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death spiralThe situation or course of action of one who is on a path toward some sort of inevitable catastrophic failure.
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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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keep it between the ditchesTo stay out of trouble or follow a righteous (God-fearing) path.
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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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pitroad, path, way
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ray of lighta path a photon or a group of photons takes through space, visible as a column of light
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sawdust trailThe path to spiritual redemption or salvation, especially as involving attendance at Christian revival meetings presided over by itinerant preachers in the United States.
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step asideto deviate from the right or proper path
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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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straight and narrowA path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.
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up and downalternately forwards and backwards along a path
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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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yellow brick roadA proverbial path to a Promised Land of one's hopes and dreams.
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