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Peter Pan syndromeThe supposed psychological phenomenon of immaturity among some men and women, who, like the fictional character, remain childish and fail to assume appropriate adult social roles and responsibilities.Rate it:

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peter outTo dwindle; to trail off; to diminish to nothing.Rate it:

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rob peter to pay paulTo solve a problem in a way that makes another problem worse.Rate it:

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China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.Rate it:

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China syndromeOne instance of such a nuclear mishap.Rate it:

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China syndromeA behavior, policy, or situation characteristic of or involving China; an actual or potential catastrophe, especially one involving China.Rate it:

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China syndromeA rare disease, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but which has somewhat different characteristics and occurs in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.Rate it:

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floppy infant syndromehypotoniaRate it:

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qwerty syndromeThe condition of favoring entrenched and inferior technologies or practices over superior technologies or practices.Rate it:

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pan outBy swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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flash in the panA career notable for early success not followed by significant accomplishment.Rate it:

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flash in the panA transient occurrence with no long-term effect.Rate it:

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frying pancooking utensilRate it:

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go down the panTo fail or degenerate rapidly.Rate it:

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out of the frying pan, into the fireFrom an already bad situation to a worse one.Rate it:

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pan outTo succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.Rate it:

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fried breadBread slices dipped in an egg and milk mixture and pan fried then served with syrup, molasses, butter, margarine, and topped w/whip cream, powdered sugar et al.Rate it:

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manoeuvre the apostlesTo rob Peter to pay Paul; that is, to borrow money of one man to pay another.Rate it:

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TS girlUsed other than as an idiom: see TS, girl. (A girl who has a medical condition, such as Turner syndrome or Tourette syndrome, which is initialized "TS".)Rate it:

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