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when one door closes, another door opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another door opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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at death's doorAbout to die; in a life-threatening state of health.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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a golden key can open any doorSufficient money can accomplish anything.Rate it:

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check your ego at the door!A direct, crisp, critical rejoinder to another, 'to leave their egoism without the room', {at the door}!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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darken a church doorto go to church for a service.Rate it:

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darken someone's doorTo arrive at the entrance of someone's residence or of another building associated with that person, especially as an unwelcome visitor.Rate it:

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don't let the door hit you on the way outUsed to indicate that one is glad to see someone leaving.Rate it:

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dumber than a door-nailSomeone who is just stupid, and doesn't even know what doornail means anyway so isn't really insulted by the term anyway.Rate it:

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gentleman of the back doorA sodomite.Rate it:

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get one's foot in the doorTo initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.Rate it:

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go in the out doorTo engage in anal sex.Rate it:

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keep the wolf from the doorTo delay sexual ejaculation.Rate it:

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keep the wolf from the doorTo ward off poverty or hunger.Rate it:

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knocking on heaven's doorDying, close to death.Rate it:

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opportunity knocks at every man's doorEverybody gets opportunities.Rate it:

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out the doorThe exact image, a lookalike.Rate it:

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out the doorExact, correct.Rate it:

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show somebody the doorTo dismiss or reject; to exclude someone who was formerly included.Rate it:

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show somebody the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.Rate it:

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show someone the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.Rate it:

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show someone the doorTo dismiss or reject; to exclude someone who was formerly included.Rate it:

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shut the door onTo refuse to consider, remember, accept, or engage in.Rate it:

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stage-door JohnnyA man who is infatuated with one or more theatrical actresses and who routinely lingers in and around theatres in an effort to meet and form relationships with the female object(s) of his affection.Rate it:

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stage-door JohnnyA devoted fan of live theatre and of performing artists, who habitually spends time in and around theatres.Rate it:

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when one door closes, another one opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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when one door closes, another opensWhen one opportunity is lost, another opportunity soon becomes available.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another one opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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life-or-deathOf critical importance to the survival of a living organism.Rate it:

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till death do us partA common phrase said between the bride and the groom at a Christian wedding, indicating togetherness and commitment.Rate it:

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bleed to deathUsed other than as an idiom: see bleed, to, death.Rate it:

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bleed to deathTo die from massive bloodloss, usually from severe arterial bleeding.Rate it:

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brush with deathTo have a life redeemable experienceRate it:

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death by spellcheckThe problems caused by spellcheckers being incapable of correcting most homophone confusions.Rate it:

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death knellA sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something.Rate it:

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death knellThe tolling of a bell announcing death.Rate it:

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death spiralThe downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft which is unrecoverably headed for a crash.Rate it:

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death spiralThe situation or course of action of one who is on a path toward some sort of inevitable catastrophic failure.Rate it:

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death warmed upUsed to describe a person who appears pale or sickly.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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hounded me almost to deathA continuing harassment, a constant and recurring state of personal raging.Rate it:

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kiss of deathA kiss on the cheek that signifies the death of the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.Rate it:

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kiss of deathSomething that may seem good and favourable but that actually brings ruin to hopes, plans, etc.Rate it:

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life-or-deathHaving death as a possible or even likely outcome; perilous.Rate it:

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life-or-deathOf critical importance to the success of a particular endeavor.Rate it:

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like death warmed overIll, unwell.Rate it:

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