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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo do something for the first time.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo score one's first run in an innings.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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tight as a duck's arseExtremely tight, mean, excessively thriftyRate it:

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quack like a duckTo appear to be exactly what one is.Rate it:

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all duck or no dinnerAll or nothing.Rate it:

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dead duckA project that is doomed to failure from the start.Rate it:

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dead duckOne who is in serious danger or trouble.Rate it:

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duck outTo depart quickly or exit abruptly, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.Rate it:

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duck outTo depart quickly or exit abruptly by way of, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.Rate it:

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duck outTo move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion.Rate it:

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duck soupEasy, or a piece of cake.Rate it:

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duck testfor application of common sense and/or intuition regardless of technical parameters.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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like a duck takes to waterVery naturally; without effort.Rate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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no duck no dinnerNo money to pay for food, then you go hungryRate it:

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odd duckAn unusual person, especially an individual with an idiosyncratic personality or peculiar behavioral characteristics.Rate it:

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sitting duckAn obvious or unconcealed target.Rate it:

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break one's lanceTo engage in an honorable fight.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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break outTo escape, especially forcefully or defiantly.Rate it:

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break outTo separate from a bundle.Rate it:

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break upOf a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection.Rate it:

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lucky breakA stroke of luck; a fortunate event, particularly of the sort that propels one to success, fame, etc.Rate it:

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break downTo give more detail.Rate it:

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break offTo end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.Rate it:

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break outTo begin suddenly; to emerge in a certain condition.Rate it:

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break upTo break or separate into pieces.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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break a lawTo violate a law.Rate it:

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break a leggood luckRate it:

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break a legA wish for a successful performance; primarily a valediction to an actor wishing him or her a successful theatrical stage performance.Rate it:

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break a legTo perform well in a theatrical production or comparable endeavor.Rate it:

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break a sweat , Karon Karter - The Complete Idiots Guide to the Pilates Method page 119.Rate it:

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break a sweatJanuary 2008, The Age - Walkovers blaze a trail for women's equal-pay theory.Rate it:

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break a sweatTo put effort into something.Rate it:

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break a sweatTo start sweating.Rate it:

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break coverUsed other than as an idiom. to come out of hiding; to become visible.Rate it:

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break coverto disclose one's real thoughts and intentions.Rate it:

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break downcease to functionRate it:

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