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all things being equalWithout considering or being affected by external factors.
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for the time beingTemporarily; until later.
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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".
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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.
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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.
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fall apartTo break into pieces through being in a dilapidated state.
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if it ain't broke, don't fix itLeave something alone; avoid correcting, fixing, or improving what is already sufficient, as it could end up being detrimental
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jump aroundTo move erratically by jumping. Usually as a result of being excited.
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safe and soundHaving come to no harm, especially after being exposed to danger.
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stand from underTo escape something falling or being thrown from above.
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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.
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sneak offTo leave a place, or a meeting, without being seen or heard.
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sneak upTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.
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jump aboutTo move erratically by jumping. Usually as a result of being excited.
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jump aroundTo move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.
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keep outAfter being warned, he kept out.
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pull oneself togetherTo become mentally focused after a period of being unfocused.
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rest his soulUsed parenthetically to mark the referent as being deceased.
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sneak up onTo approach a person or animal without being seen or heard.
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naked apeA human being.
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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.
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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.
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almighty dollarThe dollar, satirically characterized as a being a god.
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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.
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any press is good pressBeing mentioned in the media is beneficial to the subject because it gets publicity.
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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.
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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.
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beat upTo cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.
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blow awayTo be dispersed as a result of being blown.
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break groundTo lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.
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bridgeA valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.
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bundle of energyThe energy associated with being lively, continually active, or industrious.
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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.
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catch-as-catch-canA. 1681, John Fryer, Richard Chiswell, Robert Roberts, Robert White, A New Account of East-India and Persia, in Eight Letters, Being Nine Years Travels, Begun 1672 and Finished 1681.
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chopped liverA person or object which is not worthy of being noticed; someone or something insignificant.
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claim to fameThat for which one has bragging rights; one's reason for being well-known or famous.
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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.
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death by spellcheckThe problems caused by spellcheckers being incapable of correcting most homophone confusions.
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does macy's tell gimbel's(US, dated, colloquial, rhetorical question) A rhetorical question with the implied answer being that competitors do not share business secrets with one another.
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don't get me startedAbout the subject currently being discussed.
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drown outTo cover, obscure, or hide by being louder than.
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dyed-in-the-woolDyed before being formed into cloth.
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early bathBeing shown a red card in soccer.
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ears are burningBeing the topic of discussion in another place; or sensing that this is happening.
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fancypantsAlternative spelling of fancy pants. The condition of being overly showy; concerned more about one's reputation than anything else.
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fearExtreme veneration or awe, as toward a supreme being or deity.
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feel up toTo be confident in being able to do something.
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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the polls
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for the nonceFor the time being, with the expectation that the situation may change.
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for the recordFor the purpose of being recorded.
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