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ancient historyThat which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.Rate it:

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ancient historyA period of history generally seen as occurring before the Middle Ages, that is, before the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.Rate it:

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history repeats itselfThings that have happened in the past will happen again.Rate it:

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make historyTo do something that will be remembered widely for a long time.Rate it:

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the rest is historyUsed to indicate that one does not need to give extra details about a story as it is too complicated or already well-known.Rate it:

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anticonstituellementin french, this word is the biggest word in the whole history of french... it means: I Constantly think you are bugging me, back off or you will regret it.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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are you for real?Statements, actions. Body language, past history create an image of an individual in a particular situation.Rate it:

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drag something outDelay a decision by dragging, stretching, extending the conversation by injecting incidentals or humdrum history/misinformation/disproved calculations and extrapolations:Rate it:

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excess baggageA dubious or unhelpful mental outlook, emotional disposition, or personal history.Rate it:

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in living memoryIn recent history, in recorded history amongst the lifespan of extant people; events or situations which can be remembered by people that are still aliveRate it:

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omegaThe twenty-fourth letter of the Classical and the Modern Greek alphabet, and the twenty-eighth letter of the Old and the Ancient Greek alphabet, i.e. the last letter of every Greek alphabet. Uppercase version: Ω; lowercase: ω.Rate it:

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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:

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paper trailA written record, history, or collection of evidence.Rate it:

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pre-warDescribing the most recent or significant war in a culture's history.Rate it:

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smoke signalA method of long-distance communication sometimes used in ancient and undeveloped societies, consisting of messages conveyed by means of columns or intermittent puffs of smoke.Rate it:

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sword and sandalOf or pertaining to a genre of books or films relating fantasy-adventure tales involving heroic exploits in ancient or biblical times.Rate it:

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to be a queen beeOne whom has a personality and a history of integrity, coupled with a natural diplomatic aura is bound for a successful and rewarding public career.Rate it:

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unspoken wordA great and viable factor, a venerable background, solid financial condition. Long and successful business history.Rate it:

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whole clothSomething made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.Rate 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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