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wheel within a wheelA complication of circumstances, motives, etc.Rate it:

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big wheelA person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big wheelFerris wheel.Rate it:

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asleep at the wheelto not pay attentionRate it:

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at the wheelDriving; in control of a vehicle.Rate it:

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at the wheelIn control of the situation; in charge.Rate it:

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butterfly upon a wheelAn innocent person crushed by life's adversities.Rate it:

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ferris wheelfairgroung rideRate it:

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fifth wheelA type of trailer hitch, which consists of a horseshoe-shaped plate on a multi-directional pivot, with a locking pin to couple with the kingpin of a truck trailer.Rate it:

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fifth wheelA very large trailer that is towed with a pickup truck.Rate it:

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fifth wheelA very large truck trailer; an 18-wheeler.Rate it:

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fifth wheelAnything superfluous or unnecessary.Rate it:

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German wheelUsed other than as an idiom: see German, wheel.Rate it:

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German wheelAn apparatus made up of two large, usually steel rings joined together by a set of parallel steel bars.Rate it:

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put one's shoulder to the wheelTo work or exert oneself heavily or with full effort.Rate it:

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reinvent the wheelTo redo work unnecessarily when it has already been done satisfactorily; to rethink an already working system, technique, etc. in a pointless attempt to improve it.Rate it:

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set one's shoulder to the wheelTo start hard work; to begin to toil.Rate it:

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squeaky wheel gets the greaseThe person who complains or speaks up most loudly receives the redress or attention which he or she seeks.Rate it:

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take the wheelTo assume control of a situation.Rate it:

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take the wheelTo be in control of the steering wheel of a vehicle or a vessel.Rate it:

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the wheel turnsTime moves forward; circumstances change; life continues.Rate it:

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third wheelA person or thing that serves no useful purpose.Rate it:

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wheel aroundTo transport someone or something to various locations by pushing a wheeled transporter such as a wheelchair or a wheelbarrow or trolley.Rate it:

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wheel awayTo run around in celebrationRate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.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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a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:

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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.Rate it:

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big as a barnVery big.Rate it:

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big blow-outElaborate celebration, special party, special dinner with lavish, luschious entrees.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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big boysPlural form of big boy.Rate it:

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big boysThe people or bodies with the most influence and/or power.Rate it:

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big breakA breakthrough, especially the first big hit of a previously unknown performer or performers in the entertainment industry.Rate it:

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big bucksLots of money.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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big daddySomething or someone of importance.Rate it:

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big dealSomething very important, difficult, or of concern.Rate it:

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big dipperroller coasterRate it:

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big enchiladaA very important person, especially the highest-ranking individual in an organization.Rate it:

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big enchiladaSome item of high value, especially a top prize or reward.Rate it:

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big fatComplete, utter, total.Rate it:

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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.Rate it:

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big girl's blouseAn effeminate or weak man, a sissy.Rate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big gunSomeone who is powerful or influential most often in plural form.Rate it:

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big guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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big guyUsed other than as an idiom: see big, guy.Rate it:

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big in japana phrase to describe Western celebrities that have been successful in JapanRate it:

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big kahunaA boss, leader, chieftain, or top-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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