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break groundTo begin digging in the earth at the start of a new construction, or, originally, for cultivation.Rate it:

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break groundTo initiate a new venture, or to advance beyond previous achievements.Rate it:

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break groundTo lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.Rate it:

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break new groundBy extension, to initiate a new venture.Rate it:

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break new groundTo begin excavating and levelling earth for a new building, or, originally, for cultivation.Rate it:

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make groundgain ground; make progress.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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run into the groundTo mismanage to the point of ruin.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThis smacks of a military jargon. Troops deployed to confront enemy. Modern warfare can be conducted from helicopters, drones, bombers with remote directed missiles, rockets and missiles from ships.Rate it:

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common groundA characteristic or interest shared by multiple people or systems.Rate it:

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ear to the groundThe practice or characteristic of carefully gathering information; a state or mindset of attentiveness.Rate it:

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ear to the groundPursuing the practice or having the characteristic of carefully gathering information; well-informed.Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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facts on the groundSome aspects of the situation in a particular location.Rate it:

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feet on the groundIn a manner characteristic of a practical person; sensibly.Rate it:

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from the ground upFrom the beginning; starting with the basics, foundation, or fundamentals.Rate it:

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gain groundto become farther from another traveling the same course.Rate it:

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get off the groundTo succeed or begin to succeed.Rate it:

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go to groundTo escape into a burrow, hole, etc. when being hunted.Rate it:

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go to groundTo hide from public view or sequester oneself, especially when authorities, members of the news media, or others are looking for one.Rate it:

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ground ball with eyesA weakly hit ground ball that barely evades the infielders.Rate it:

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ground ruleA rule regarding play on a specific field, course, or court.Rate it:

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ground ruleThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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ground rulesThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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high groundA location which is at a relatively high elevation, especially in comparison to the immediate surrounding area.Rate it:

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high groundA position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.Rate it:

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hit the ground runningTo begin an activity immediately and with full commitment.Rate it:

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keep your feet on the groundmaintain a sense of composure, refuse to get all up in the air over any reversal.Rate it:

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know one's ass from a hole in the groundTo have an adequate level of knowledge or skill; to understand what one is doing or talking about.Rate it:

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lose groundto become closer to another traveling the same course.Rate it:

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middle groundA compromise position between extremes.Rate it:

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middle groundThe middle distance.Rate it:

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moral high groundA position or point of view which is ethically superior or more reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.Rate it:

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moral low groundA position or point of view which is unethical or less reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.Rate it:

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plant your feet firmly on the ground!Assume a firm stand, become resolute, reject intimidation.Rate it:

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run into the groundTo discuss ad nauseam.Rate it:

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run into the groundTo wear out, especially through excessive use.Rate it:

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stand one's groundFinding oneself in a disagreement, confrontation, at odds with others, accused of misfeasance/malfeasance.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo maintain or stick by an opinion or position; to remain resolute in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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worship the ground someone walks onTo admire someone greatly.Rate it:

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break inTo enter by force or illicit means.Rate it:

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break rankTo march or charge out of the designated order in a military unit.Rate it:

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break ranksTo march or charge out of the designated order in a military unit.Rate it:

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break evenTo stay the same; to neither advance nor regress.Rate it:

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break upTo break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.Rate it:

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break awayTo leave suddenly.Rate it:

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break downTo fail.Rate it:

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break evenTo neither gain nor lose money.Rate it:

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break inNew function more naturally through use or wear.Rate it:

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