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brush with deathTo have a life redeemable experienceRate it:

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brush upTo review; to improve an existing but rusty or under-developed skill.Rate it:

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paint with a broad brushTo describe a class of objects or a kind of phenomenon in general terms, without specific details and without attention to individual variations.Rate it:

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brush offAn abrupt rebuff or dismissal.Rate it:

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daft as a brushDescribes someone who is known to do and say silly things.Rate it:

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brush asideTo disregard, dismiss or ignore something, as unimportant.Rate it:

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brush asideTo defeat with ease.Rate it:

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brush byTo walk past another person, touching them slightly, normally by accident, and ignoring them.Rate it:

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brush downUsed other than as an idiom: see brush, down. To remove something with a brush, or ones hands using a downward brushing motion.Rate it:

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brush downTo straighten up one's clothes and to tidy up one's appearance.Rate it:

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brush-up!A 'brush-up' is a thorough review, rehearsal, self-examination prior to submitting to job interviews, probings, investigations of any category in order to be proficient in the future demands of the hoped-for position, challenge or opportunity:Rate it:

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give somebody the brush-offTo rebuff, snub or curtly reject someone.Rate it:

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give someone the brush-offTo rebuff, snub or curtly reject someone.Rate it:

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tar with the same brushTo characterize using the same undesirable attribute, especially unjustly.Rate it:

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touch of the tar brushOf South Asian or Afro-Caribbean in their background and/or in their appearance.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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life-or-deathOf critical importance to the survival of a living organism.Rate it:

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till death do us partA common phrase said between the bride and the groom at a Christian wedding, indicating togetherness and commitment.Rate it:

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at death's doorAbout to die; in a life-threatening state of health.Rate it:

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bleed to deathUsed other than as an idiom: see bleed, to, death.Rate it:

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bleed to deathTo die from massive bloodloss, usually from severe arterial bleeding.Rate it:

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death by spellcheckThe problems caused by spellcheckers being incapable of correcting most homophone confusions.Rate it:

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death knellA sign or omen foretelling the death or destruction of something.Rate it:

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death knellThe tolling of a bell announcing death.Rate it:

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death spiralThe downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft which is unrecoverably headed for a crash.Rate it:

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death spiralThe situation or course of action of one who is on a path toward some sort of inevitable catastrophic failure.Rate it:

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death warmed upUsed to describe a person who appears pale or sickly.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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hounded me almost to deathA continuing harassment, a constant and recurring state of personal raging.Rate it:

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kiss of deathA kiss on the cheek that signifies the death of the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.Rate it:

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kiss of deathSomething that may seem good and favourable but that actually brings ruin to hopes, plans, etc.Rate it:

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life-or-deathHaving death as a possible or even likely outcome; perilous.Rate it:

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life-or-deathOf critical importance to the success of a particular endeavor.Rate it:

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like death warmed overIll, unwell.Rate it:

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living deathA condition of suffering, solitude, or impairment so extreme as to deprive one's existence of all happiness and meaning.Rate it:

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matter of life and deathSomething whose outcome could result in either someone's survival or their deathRate it:

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matter of life and deathAn extremely urgent matter.Rate it:

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scare somebody to deathTo frighten someone very much.Rate it:

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scared to deathExtremely frightened.Rate it:

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social deathThe alienation of certain people from society to the point of being forgotten, excluded, or ignored in society.Rate it:

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to deathTo a great degree.Rate it:

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valley of deathDeath; or a place or period where death is impending.Rate it:

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valley of deathLord Alfred Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade.Rate it:

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valley of deathThe phase of a startup business beginning with the entrepreneur's fulltime commitment to it and ending when the business has achieved sustainable cash flow.Rate it:

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valley of the shadow of deathValleys on earth one must walk through, that is, part of the human experience.Rate it:

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yes to deathTo agree with someone, often sarcastically.Rate it:

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Chinaman's chanceNo chance; zero possibility; a high or almost certain risk of death or failure.Rate it:

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vale of tearsA symbolic "valley of tears"; meaning the world and the sorrows felt through life. Similar to the Old Testament Psalm 23's reference to the "valley of the shadow of death", the phrase implies that sadness is part of the physical world (i.e. part of human experience).Rate it:

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run overTo drive over, causing injury or death.Rate it:

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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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