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social deathThe alienation of certain people from society to the point of being forgotten, excluded, or ignored in society.Rate it:

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social ladderThe hierarchy of a society.Rate it:

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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!"Rate it:

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fit intoTo be of similar cultural or social status as the members of a group of people.Rate it:

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blame canadaA catch phrase for shifting attention away from a serious social issue by laying responsibility with Canada.Rate it:

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pick upTo meet and seduce somebody for romantic purposes, especially in a social situation, sometimes used with "on".Rate it:

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table talkConversation, especially of an informal or somewhat gossipy nature, among a group seated together for a meal or other social activity.Rate it:

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all walks of lifeAll professions, lifestyles or social classes.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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bad formBehaviour which is contrary to social expectations, which is inappropriate or rude.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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bamboo ceilingIn East Asia, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for women.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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bun fightA formal party or other social gathering, especially one at which food is served.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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companySocial visitors.Rate it:

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dinner partysocial eventRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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fall from graceThe loss of one's current social position, prestige, status, power, etc.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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footloose and fancy freeAble to do as one pleases, unconstrained by social ties or responsibilities.Rate it:

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get with the programTo comply with the norms of a social group, especially a shared enterprise.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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high and mightyA social or economic group wielding undue power, influence or economic clout.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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jerk-offSomeone who behaves rudely or inappropriately, or is ignorant of certain social norms, usually a male.Rate it:

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know someoneTo have personal or social connections.Rate it:

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lay of the landThe trends, feelings, intentions, and other factors influencing a strategic, political, or social situation.Rate it:

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Main StreetCollectively, everyday working-class people and small business owners, especially with regard to their concerns, social views, etc.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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national insurancestate social-security schemeRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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open doorsTo lead to opportunities or (social) advantages.Rate it:

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Oreo cookieA black person that appears to the community to embody the social and cultural features of a white personRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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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play fast and looseTo ignore proper behavior or social conventions, especially when it suits ones purpose.Rate it:

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play well with othersTo habitually demonstrate social skills by engaging agreeably in social or work activities.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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politically correctAvoiding offense based on demographics especially race, sex, religion, ideology, sexuality, disability, or social groupingRate it:

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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:Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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put one's foot in itTo make a mistake in public, or a social blunder, that is embarrassing, or offensive.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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run counterTo defy or oppose something, especially an expectation, custom, or social standard.Rate it:

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