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social deathThe alienation of certain people from society to the point of being forgotten, excluded, or ignored in society.
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social ladderThe hierarchy of a society.
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Man On The Roof!Depression Daze "Warning" in a Social Gathering or 'Knot of Male Conversationalists' of proximity of A Lady Within Earshot, So "Watch Your Filthy Language!"
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fit intoTo be of similar cultural or social status as the members of a group of people.
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blame canadaA catch phrase for shifting attention away from a serious social issue by laying responsibility with Canada.
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pick upTo meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes, especially in a social situation, sometimes used with "on".
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all walks of lifeAll professions, lifestyles or social classes.
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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.
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bad formBehaviour which is contrary to social expectations, which is inappropriate or rude.
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bamboo ceilingEspecially in America, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for a person of East Asian ethnicity.
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bamboo ceilingIn East Asia, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for women.
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big tentA group, philosophy, or social or political movement that encompasses or seeks to attract a broad range of members or constituents.
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bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.
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borganismAn organization of autonomous organisms that exhibit collectivism: individual "units" that have merged to yield a unified construct. Such an amalgam may possess a collective consciousness, arguably an emergent phenomenon of social networking.
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bun fightA formal party or other social gathering, especially one at which food is served.
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calling cardA small printed card which identifies the bearer, traditionally presented for introduction when making a social visit to a home or when attending a formal social event or business meeting.
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clout listA usually secret list containing the names of people who are to be given special access, benefits, or influence in a political or social situation, especially as a result of having personal, professional, or financial relationships with those in authority.
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come into one's ownTo reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.
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companySocial visitors.
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dinner partysocial event
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do well by doing goodTo achieve social acceptance or financial success as a result of behaving in a benevolent or charitable manner.
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fall from graceThe loss of one's current social position, prestige, status, power, etc.
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fall from graceTo fall from one's current social position to something lower, to lose one's prestige, status or power.
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footloose and fancy freeAble to do as one pleases, unconstrained by social ties or responsibilities.
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get with the programTo comply with the norms of a social group, especially a shared enterprise.
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go nativeTo adopt the lifestyle or outlook of local inhabitants, especially when dwelling in a colonial region; to become less refined under the influence of a less cultured, more primitive, or simpler social environment.
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good old boyA male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow.
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high and mightyA social or economic group wielding undue power, influence or economic clout.
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hold someone's feet to the fireTo maintain personal, social, political, or legal pressure on someone in order to induce him or her to comply with one's desires; to hold someone accountable for his or her actions.
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jerk-offSomeone who behaves rudely or inappropriately, or is ignorant of certain social norms, usually a male.
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know someoneTo have personal or social connections.
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lay of the landThe trends, feelings, intentions, and other factors influencing a strategic, political, or social situation.
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Main StreetCollectively, everyday working-class people and small business owners, especially with regard to their concerns, social views, etc.
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mutual admiration societyA group of two or more people, in a workplace or other social environment, who routinely express considerable esteem and support for one another, sometimes to the point of exaggeration or pretense.
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national insurancestate social-security scheme
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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.
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open doorsTo lead to opportunities or (social) advantages.
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Oreo cookieA black person that appears to the community to embody the social and cultural features of a white person
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party crasherSomeone who attempts and often gains entry to a party or club to which they were not invited, often using social engineering techniques. The party crasher usually tries to blend into the party so as not to be kicked out.
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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.
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play fast and looseTo ignore proper behavior or social conventions, especially when it suits ones purpose.
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play well with othersTo habitually demonstrate social skills by engaging agreeably in social or work activities.
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polite fictionA social scenario in which all participants are aware of a truth, but pretend to believe in some alternative version of events to avoid conflict or embarrassment.
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politically correctAvoiding offense based on demographics especially race, sex, religion, ideology, sexuality, disability, or social grouping
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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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public intellectualA well-known, intelligent, learned person whose written works and other social and cultural contributions are recognized not only by academic audiences and readers, but also by many members of society in general.
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put one's foot in itTo make a mistake in public, or a social blunder, that is embarrassing, or offensive.
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rain checkIn social interactions, a polite way to turn down an invitation, with the implication one is simply postponing it and that another time would be acceptable.
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run counterTo defy or oppose something, especially an expectation, custom, or social standard.
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small talkIdle conversation, typically on innocuous or unimportant subjects, usually engaged in at social gatherings out of politeness.
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