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set saildepart
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all setReady; prepared.
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jet setA set of wealthy people who travel for pleasure.
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set asideTo declare something invalid or null and void.
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set asideTo disagree with something and reject or overturn it.
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set asideTo separate and reserve something for a specific purpose.
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set backTo cost money, as.
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set backTo delay or obstruct.
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set backTo remove from or allow distance.
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set downSimple sum of parts set + down, to place, especially on the ground or a surface; to cease carrying.
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set downTo write.
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set footTo go to a place , or to be there.
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set inbecome established
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set offTo begin; to cause; to initiate.
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set offTo cause to explode.
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set offTo count an addition in one thing against a reduction in something else.
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set offTo leave; to begin a journey or trip.
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set oncause to attack
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set straightTo correct; to make right or true.
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set tobegin work
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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.
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set for lifePossessing sufficient resources, especially financial, to last a lifetime.
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set in stonePermanent; certain; firm.
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set of pipesA wind instrument incorporating multiple pipes, such as a panpipe or bagpipe.
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set of pipesVoice for singing.
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set the stageTo prepare; to establish the basis or required conditions.
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set to workTo begin working at.
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set to workTo begin working.
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set to workTo cause to begin working.
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set up shopTo establish a business.
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set up shopTo physically arrange a shop or workplace.
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set in one's waysDriven by habit; inclined or determined to continue according to one's custom or established preferences.
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set one's cap at. Or, more generally, to choose something as a goal.
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have one's heart set onTo want or desire deeply, regardless of practicality or rationality.
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set the thames on fireTo achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.
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set the world on firehave sensational success
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if you love somebody, set them freeOne should be willing to let go of someone they love if they truly love them.
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fall in withTo accept a set of generally agreed rules, or a suggestion.
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pit againstTo set someone in opposition to someone else.
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put downTo set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location.
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stand upTo bring something up and set it into a standing position.
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lay aboutTo set about, with infinitive or gerund.
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bill of goodsA set of misleading or deceptive claims; misinformation.
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blaze a trailTo set precedent or do something novel; to break new ground.
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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.
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charity muggerA person employed by a charity, or by an intermediary fundraising agency employed by the charity, who stands in the street and invites passersby to set up standing orders or direct debits to make regular donations to the charity.
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comply withTo abide by a set of rules.
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copious free timeA hypothetical time set aside for performing time-consuming tasks, however insinuating that the speaker really has no free time.
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don't shit where you eat(idiomatic, vulgar) One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.1998 April 14, Nelson Navarro, "Ever faithful, ever true," Manila Standard (Philippines) (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):The guiding principle is Don't shit where you eat. Office romances are always destructive of morale and objectivity.2003 Oct. 8, Jonathan Valania, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Pussy," Philadelphia Weekly (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Limbaugh was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the NAB convention in, of all places, Philadelphia, thus violating the cardinal law of the animal kingdom: Don't shit where you eat.2006 Sept. 19, Michael Musto, "NY Mirror," Village Voice (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Mitchell refused to indulge in on-set romances with either gender. "You don't shit where you eat," he told me, plainly.
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draw the lineTo set a boundary, rule, or limit, especially on what one will tolerate.
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