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able seamanordinary sailorRate it:

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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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not be able to get a word in edgewaysTo be unable to say a single word because of someone else's talkativeness.Rate it:

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not to be able to say boo to a gooseto be extremely timid or diffident (wouldn't say boo to a goose)Rate it:

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be in forTo be able to expect or anticipate; to be about to suffer, generally said of something unpleasant.Rate it:

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be mechanically inclinedBe able to understand how machines workRate it:

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come inOf a broadcast, such as radio or television, to have a strong enough signal to be able to be received well.Rate it:

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patience is a virtueSometimes we must wait for something and those who are able to do this with gracefulness are considered to be virtuous.Rate it:

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

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take apartTo move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.Rate it:

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tell apartTo be able to know the difference between things; to distinguish.Rate it:

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as agile as a monkeyif you say someone is as agile as a monkey then you are saying that the person is able to move as fast and easy as a monkey; therefore, as agile as a monkey means being able to move as swift and easy as a monkeyRate it:

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hard-pressedBarely able. Having difficulty doing something.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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American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.Rate it:

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beat somebody to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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born with a silver spoon in one's mouthNote. The original nautical expression is just born with a silver spoon and describes those young gentlemen who were able to enter the Royal Navy without examination and whose promotion was assured. the converse was born with a wooden ladle.Rate it:

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box the compassTo know, and be able to recite the 32 points and quarter points of the magnetic compass from North, both clockwise and anticlockwise.Rate it:

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button-downOf a collar, able to be buttoned down to the shirt, as over a necktie.Rate it:

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close one's eyes and think of EnglandTo accept (rather than fight)-and distract oneself so as to be able to endure-bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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deadweightThe largest weight of cargo a ship is able to carry; i.e, the weight of a ship when fully loaded minus its weight when empty.Rate it:

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don't look at meA response indicating that one is not willing or able to perform a task.Rate it:

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feel up toTo be confident in being able to do something.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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full-fledgedHaving all its feathers; able to fly.Rate it:

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gone north aboutDead, of sailor or seaman whose cause of death was anything except by drowning.Rate it:

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hindsight is 20/20(idiomatic) In hindsight things are obvious that were not obvious from the outset; one is able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice.Rate it:

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hunger is a good sauce(dated) Being hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.1854, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman, Punch, Vol. XXVI, Punch Publications Ltd., page 74:His bread and cheese were somewhat dry, to be sure; his ale had become flat, and considerably warmer than was desirable; but hunger is a good sauce, and thirst is not particular.Rate it:

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in the booksFinished; concluded; able to be regarded as a matter of record.Rate it:

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jack of all trades, master of noneA master of integration, who knows enough from many learned trades and skills to be able to bring their disciplines together in a practical manner; a polymath; a renaissance man.Rate it:

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lighter than airReference; Aircraft which maintain 'lift' because of 'gasses', 'hot vapors', 'heated air'; e.g. Blimps, Dirigibles, 'Hot-Air' Balloons: Able to lift objects, beings with weight greater than the Aircraft itself:Rate it:

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on the tableLaid out, presented forthrightly, presented so as to be able to be scrutinized.Rate it:

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on wheelsMobile; able to be moved.Rate it:

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one-track mindThat said to be possessed by someone who is obsessed with something or only able to think of one thing.Rate it:

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pinch-hitTo do something in the place of another person who is not able to perform or is less skilled; to substitute or stand in for somebody.Rate it:

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put up or shut upDesist from saying something unless one is able to prove it.Rate it:

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read like a bookTo be able to discern someone's thoughts from his or her body language or other behavior.Rate it:

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ropableAlternative spelling of ropeable. Able to be roped.Rate it:

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scrape alongto barely be able to surviveRate it:

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see throughTo be able to predict or read someone.Rate it:

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swim like a bricknot able to swimRate it:

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take a licking and keep on tickingTo be tough; to have endurance; to have the capacity to absorb stress or damage, but still be able to function.Rate it:

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the ;WYEWYE, SPECIAL RAILROAD TRACK LAYOUT DESIGNED SO AS TO Be Able To Reverse Direction Of An Entire Freight Train. Subject to Constraints Relavent to Consist, Train Length, Engine Power, Terrain, Weather, Traffic Condx., Company Rules, Govt Regs, Crews et al:Rate it:

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up toAble; willing.Rate it:

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walk on waterTo be able to perform god-like or superhuman feats.Rate it:

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you'll never guessI have something very surprising to say; you won't be able to guess what I'm about to say.Rate it:

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