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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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after the Lord Mayor's showSaid of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.Rate it:

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look afterTo watch or protect; to keep safe.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to obtain.Rate it:

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enquire afterTo ask about the health of someone.Rate it:

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run afterTo chase.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to capture.Rate it:

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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.Rate it:

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take afterIn appearance or habit.Rate it:

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inquire afterTo ask about the health of someone.Rate it:

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take afterTo follow someone's example.Rate it:

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time after timeAgain and again; repeatedly; every time; always.Rate it:

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a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as youRate it:

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after allin spite of everythingRate it:

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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayUsed other than as an idiom: see after, Saturday, comes, Sunday.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayA phrase sometimes attributed to fundamentalist Muslims, implying that they wish to kill the Jews, whose sabbath is Saturday, and then the Christians, whose sabbath is Sunday.Rate it:

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after the factToo late; after something is finished or final.Rate it:

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ask afterTo enquire about the health or progress (of someone).Rate it:

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chase afterTo chase someone.Rate it:

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chase afterTo pursue someone with romantic intentions; to woo.Rate it:

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close the stable door after the horse has boltedTo attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened.Rate it:

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

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happily ever afterLiving happily until death. Typically associated with fairy tales.Rate it:

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letters after one's nameA list of abbreviations, separated by commas, representing the academic qualifications and civil or military honours achieved by a person.Rate it:

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one after anotherIn single file.Rate it:

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one after the otherOne by one; singularly; not occurring all at the same time (of a person or thing).Rate it:

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run afterTo make a determined effort to win someone's affections.Rate it:

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they're only after one thingMen are only interested in sex.Rate it:

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throw good money after badTo waste money in a fruitless attempt to recoup losses previously incurred.Rate it:

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15 minutes of fameA very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.Rate it:

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dead lastThe standings, often by a considerable margin to the next-to-last-place finisher or after an exceptionally poor showing or season.Rate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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FortnightOilA Specially Refined Lantern-oil for the Switchman's Signal Lanterns used on the Grand Trunk Railroad. 'Topped-Off' Lanterns generally required refilling after a 'fortnight' of duty time. (Conjecture)Rate it:

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go in offTo pot the cue ball accidentally after hitting the object ball.Rate it:

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pay upTo pay for something in total, after a certain amount of time after receiving a purchase.Rate it:

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safe and soundHaving come to no harm, especially after being exposed to danger.Rate it:

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come toTo recover consciousness after fainting etc.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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fend for oneselfLook after and provide for oneself, without any help from othersRate it:

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hammer outTo come to an agreement after much arguing.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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carry a torch for[2] To harbor feelings of love despite not being in a relationship; generally unrequited or after a relationship has ended, and sometimes implying secret feelings. There is the implication of keeping hope alive.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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double upAfter a fly ball has been caught.Rate it:

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dust offTo use something after a long time without it.Rate it:

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keep outAfter being warned, he kept out.Rate it:

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on a full stomachDirectly after eating, after a meal.Rate it:

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pull oneself togetherTo become mentally focused after a period of being unfocused.Rate it:

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