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beat one's head against a stone wallTo waste effort on a futile project.Rate it:

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wall to wall carpetsfloor coveringsRate 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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kill two birds with one stoneTo solve two problems at once.Rate it:

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two birds with one stoneAny two things that were performed or completed at the same time by one action.Rate it:

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drive one up the wallTo make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate.Rate it:

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have one's back to the wallTo have no other options remaining.Rate it:

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play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.Rate it:

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make life a stone grooveMeans to live a happy, adventurous, loving, enjoyable and overall fun-filled life to the fullest, as if each day was your last.Rate it:

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turn to stoneTo become completely still, not moving.Rate it:

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a rolling stone gathers no mossA person who never settles in one place will never be successful.A person who does not keep active will grow mouldy.Rate it:

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turn to stoneTo cause something to become stone.Rate it:

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carved in stoneUnchangeable.Rate it:

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cast the first stoneTo act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.Rate it:

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get blood from a stoneTo do something difficult, frustrating, or pointless.Rate it:

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get blood out of a stoneTo do something difficult, frustrating, or pointless.Rate it:

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leave no stone unturnedTo do a task very carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.Rate it:

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leave no stone unturnedTo search thoroughly for something, looking in every conceivable place.Rate it:

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rolling stoneA person who moves around a lot and never settles down.Rate it:

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set in stonePermanent; certain; firm.Rate it:

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sink like a stoneTo completely fail.Rate it:

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stepping stoneA stone that can be stepped on in crossing something, especially a marsh or creek.Rate it:

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stepping stoneSomething used as a way to progress to something or somewhere else.Rate it:

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stone coldVery cold; lacking any semblance of warmth.Rate it:

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stone deadUtterly dead.Rate it:

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stone deafUtterly deaf.Rate it:

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stone's throwA short distance, roughly equivalent to how far a person can throw a stone.Rate it:

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turn to stoneTo metamorphosise into stone.Rate it:

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turned to stoneThis mean someone died. A gravestone is a symbol of someone that died so they "turned to stone".Rate it:

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beat one's meatTo masturbate.Rate it:

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beat one's brainTo struggle to think or remember somethingRate it:

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wall of silenceStrict secretiveness maintained by the members of a group with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable actions by members of the group.Rate it:

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back to the wall(Can we clean up this sense?) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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back wallUsed other than as an idiom: see back, wall.Rate it:

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back wallThe wall at the back of a racquetball or squash court, directly opposite the front wall.Rate it:

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balls to the wallFull throttle; (at) maximum speed. [since the 1960s]Rate it:

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balls to the wall(With) maximum effort or commitment. [since the 1960s]Rate it:

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blue wall of silenceStrict secretiveness maintained by the members of a police force with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable police actions.Rate it:

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break the fourth wallTo apparently communicate with reality directly, such as when characters of literature comment on the existence of a reader.Rate it:

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brick wallAn obstacle.Rate it:

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Chinese WallA barrier of silence and secrecy established within an organization in order to cope with confidentiality requirements.Rate it:

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drive someone up the wallTo make a person very angry or bored; to infuriate.Rate it:

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fly on the wallA quiet, non-participating, or unseen observer; an eavesdropper or witness.Rate it:

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fourth wallThe boundary between the fiction and the audience.Rate it:

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fourth wallThe imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play.Rate it:

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front wallUsed other than as an idiom: see front, wall.Rate it:

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front wallThe main and largest wall in a racquetball or squash court, located at the front of the world; the wall which the ball must hit in a rally.Rate it:

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go to the wallTo make an all-out effort.Rate it:

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handwriting on the wallAlternative form of writing on the wall. A divine prediction or sentence to fate.Rate it:

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