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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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all of a suddenAdv suddenly, quickly.Rate it:

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all of a suddenwithout warningRate it:

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all of the suddenSuddenly, rapidly.Rate it:

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quick-and-dirtyDone or constructed in a hasty, approximate, temporarily adequate manner, but not exact, fully formed, or reliable for a long period of time.Rate it:

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quick-and-dirtyOf or pertaining to the creation or repair of software or hardware in a manner which permits operation within a brief period of time, although with compromised functionality or reliability.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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stop and smell the rosesTo relax; to take time out and enjoy or appreciate life.Rate it:

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quick on the uptakeAble to readily understand things; intelligent.Rate it:

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cut to the quickUsed other than as an idiom: see cut, quick.Rate it:

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cut to the quickTo hurt a person deeply, especially emotionally.Rate it:

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cut to the quickTo get to the most essential idea or point.Rate it:

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get-rich-quickClaiming to provide large profits quickly, with no realistic chance of success, in order to lure gullible investment victims.Rate it:

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lightning-quickIncredibly fastRate it:

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make quick work ofTo accomplish a specified task easily and quickly.Rate it:

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quick as a flashExtremely quickRate it:

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quick as a flashExtremely quicklyRate it:

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quick as lightningis very quickRate it:

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quick bucka large sum of money earned easily and quicklyRate it:

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quick off the markfast to act or react.Rate it:

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quick on the drawCharacterized by rapid response, as to a verbal remark or to a new situation; quick to act.Rate it:

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quick-fireHaving one thing coming rapidly after another.Rate it:

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whistle-stopA small train station.Rate it:

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stop upTo increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly attractive face.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly unattractive face.Rate it:

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put a stop toTo terminate or abolish something.Rate it:

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stop at nothingTo take any measures to do or achieve something, especially if it involves great risk or danger; to do everything in one's power.Rate it:

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stop deadTo stop suddenly.Rate it:

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stop on a dimeTo stop dead; stop suddenly.Rate it:

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stop pressThe event or news article important enough to delay or interrupt the print, or require a reprint, of a publication, particularly of a newspaper edition.Rate it:

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stop someone in his tracksTo prevent someone from continuing along a path or way, literal or figurative, he has begun going along.Rate it:

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stop that girl!To stop someoneRate it:

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stop the lightsAn interjection expressing exasperation or incredulity. or to illustrate the humour in a situation.Rate it:

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stop the pressesAn imperative form used to introduce especially new, important, surprising, or recent developments.Rate it:

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stop upTo fill a hole or cavity, or block an opening or passage, as with a plug.Rate it:

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whistle-stop train tourA tour in a political campaign that makes many brief stops in small communities.Rate it:

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whistle-stop train tourAny travel that's quick and with only brief pauses.Rate it:

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drop a dimeTo make a phone call, usually means calling the police to report another's activities.Rate it:

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drop offTo lessen or reduce.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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wait for the other shoe to dropTo await a seemingly inevitable event, especially one which is not desirable.Rate it:

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drop offTo fall.Rate it:

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drop out of warpDis-engage the cruise control on the carRate it:

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drop like fliesDie en masse, one after the other.Rate it:

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a drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.Rate it:

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a drop in the oceanA drop in the bucket.Rate it:

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acid dropboiled sweetRate it:

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at the drop of a hatWithout any hesitation; instantly.Rate it:

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don't drop the soap(idiomatic) Used as a mockery to someone who is about to be or should be confined in prison.Rate it:

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