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level bestThe very best that one can do.
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level upTo progress to the next level of player character stats and abilities. Often used in role-playing games when the character has aquired enough experience points.
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level-headedSensible; rational; possessing sound judgment.
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on the levelA discreet reference to freemasonry.
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on the levelHonest, sincere, straightforward.
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on the levelgenuine
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way out of a paper bagA minimal level of competence or effectiveness, as used in phrases where one is unable to perform such.
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drill downTo examine information at another level or in greater detail; especially in a database, to navigate to a more detailed level or record.
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quantum mechanicsThe branch of physics which studies matter and energy at the level of atoms and other elementary particles, and substitutes probabilistic mechanisms for classical Newtonian ones.
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all-conqueringthis is used when you are describing someone or something as better than anyone else. They are at the top level they can be
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beyond one's pay gradeBeyond one's level of authority.
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bush leagueA low-ranking or inferior level among groups, professions, organizations, etc.
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catch upget level with
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even keelA situation in which the boat is level and balanced for a smooth ride.
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even upTo make even; to make level
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full tilt boogieAt the most extreme level.
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get a handle onTo build or acquire a basic level of understanding or control.
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get byTo subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimum level.
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get one's foot in the doorTo initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.
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get the driftTo understand, at least at some basic or general level.
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grass rootsPeople and society at the local level rather than at the national centre of political activity.
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grease paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.
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hit one's strideTo reach a full level of efficiency, competence, comfort, etc.; to get going.
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in for a dime, in for a dollarAmericanised form of in for a penny, in for a pound.1983, Allen Drury, Decision, p. 356:In for a dime, in for a dollar, he thought crazily, and said what he had to say in a voice he forced to stay level and calm.1998, Ellen Miller, Like Being Killed, p. 47:In for a dime, in for a dollar. I whispered to Gerry,
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joe jobAn uninteresting, low-level, low-paying job.
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lubrication paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.
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nuts and boltsThe basic, inner workings of something; the fundamentals or basics; that which makes something operate, on a basic level.
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off one's gamePerforming in any activity below one's usual level; behaving in an irregular, inept, or awkward manner; feeling unwell.
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off one's gamePlaying or competing below one's usual level of performance.
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on the lineOn a level with the eye of the spectator; said of a picture, as hung in an exhibition of pictures.
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out of one's leagueIn a situation in which one is mismatched with one or more others, whose accomplishments, preparedness, or other characteristics are on a significantly higher or lower level than one's own.
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over one's headPerforming at a level greatly superior to one's usual level of performance.
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painting rocksPointless or futile work organised by the government, supposedly to increase employment but in fact merely disguising the unemployment level.
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palace politicsThe relationships and interactions of top-level officials, advisors and other powerbrokers within a government, especially as involving internal rivalry and intrigue.
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rock bottomThe very lowest possible level.
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soapboxA crate for packing soap, or, by extension, any inexpensive crude platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it, especially when used for speeches.
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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.
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tin godAn individual that abuses or exceeds his authority over others, frequently in petty ways; for example a low-level manager in situational comedies and other entertainment.
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when it's at homePlainly; in plain English; when it comes down to it; at it's most basic level.
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