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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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in the right place at the right timeAt a location where something good is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence; lucky; fortunate; able to obtain a benefit due to circumstances, rather than due to merit.Rate it:

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am i right or am i rightRhetorical question from somebody who has stated what they consider to be an unassailable truth.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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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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buy cheap, buy twiceBuying a cheap but inferior product is a false economy since it will need replacement.Rate it:

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don't think twice!In general; A strongly worded. forcefully delivered non-military admonishment to another individual of equal or unequal rank for immediate unquestionable immediate physical action, acceptance of proposal, signature of instant acceptance, 'second the motion'! 'jump the gap', 'sever the line', 'jump overboard'!, "BAIL-OUT!",Rate it:

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lightning never strikes twice in the same placeA lucky or unusual event is unlikely to occur again in the same way.Rate it:

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measure twice, cut onceAlternative form of measure twice and cut once.Rate it:

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once bitten, twice shyOne is cautious in the future if one has been hurt in the past.Rate it:

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once or twiceA small, indefinite number of times.Rate it:

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think twiceTo reconsider, use judgement; to proceed with caution or thought.Rate it:

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day-to-dayOrdinary or mundane.Rate it:

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on a cloudy day i saw a rainbow, on the day i saw you , you gave a stormOn better days there's a plot of getting ahead than on a bad day.Rate it:

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day after dayFor an indefinite number of days.Rate it:

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day in, day outEvery day; daily; constantly or continuously; especially, of something that has become routine or monotonous.Rate it:

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day-to-dayHappening every day.Rate it:

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day-to-daySubject to daily redetermination.Rate it:

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day-to-dayOn a daily basis.Rate it:

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day-to-dayOrdinary, monotonous routine; that which is usual or mundane.Rate it:

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every day is a school dayYou learn something new every day.Rate it:

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clock upTo accumulate a large amount of time.Rate it:

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clock upTo accumulate a large distance.Rate it:

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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:

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around the clockAll the time or seemingly all the time; constantly.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo perform a task or successfully complete an activity within a time limit.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo be used or become operational before a deadline or date of expiration.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo remain youthful; to live a long, healthy life.Rate it:

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beat the clockPerform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit.Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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clock inTo be measured at.Rate it:

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clock inTo begin work.Rate it:

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cuckoo clockornate timepieceRate 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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on the clockDisplayed numerically on the mileage or kilometric gauge.Rate it:

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on the clockIn the official time expired in a game or other sporting event.Rate it:

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on the clockIn the official time remaining in a game or other sporting event.Rate it:

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on the clockOf a taxicab, engaged for hire; displayed numerically as time or fare on the meter of a taxicab.Rate it:

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on the clockRemunerated per unit of time.Rate it:

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on the clockWorking at one's job; occupied in some manner during one's hours of remunerated employment.Rate it:

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punch the clockRing-In With Your Time Card or as we say; "Punch the Clock"Rate it:

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put the clock backTo change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.Rate it:

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put the clock forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.Rate it:

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round the clockNonstop, 24 hours per day.Rate it:

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run down the clockTo waste time at the end of a match such that it is terminated by running out of time, or during a match so a time penalty is made less severe.Rate it:

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run out the clockTo preserve a lead in a game by retaining possession, to waste time.Rate it:

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run the clock downTo run down the clockRate it:

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wind back the clockFiguratively to return in time to an earlier period of history.Rate it:

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work against the clockTo work very quickly because you know you only have a very limited period of time to do something.Rate it:

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