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common causeUsed other than as an idiom: see common, cause.Rate it:

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common causeShared purpose.Rate it:

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common causeAnacoenosis.Rate it:

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cause a stirTo cause controversy, or raise a disturbance.Rate it:

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lost causeA cause, attempt, or effort that is hopeless or futile.Rate it:

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root causeAn initiating cause of a chain of events which leads to an outcome or effect of interest.Rate it:

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common crossingUsed other than as an idiom: see common, crossing.Rate it:

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common crossingThe part of a railway switch or turnout where the running-rails cross; a frog.Rate it:

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

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).Rate it:

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common lawUsed other than as an idiom: see common, law.Rate it:

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common lawcommon law (law developed by judges)Rate it:

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common nameUsed other than as an idiom: see common, name.Rate it:

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common nameThe name by which a species is known to the general public, rather than its taxonomic or scientific name.Rate it:

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common or garden varietyOrdinary, standard. Nothing special.Rate it:

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common touchThe personal quality of showing understanding of and sympathy for the concerns of ordinary people; rapport with and acceptance by ordinary people.Rate it:

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common-and-gardenOrdinary, standard.Rate it:

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common-or-gardenOrdinary, standard.Rate it:

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act upTo misbehave; to cause trouble.Rate it:

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bite one's lipTo forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate it:

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don't shit where you eatOne should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.Rate it:

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fall awayTo cease to support a person or cause.Rate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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step in front of a moving trainTo sacrifice one's own life for a noble and loyal cause.Rate it:

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bring uponTo cause to befall.Rate it:

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bring roundTo resuscitate; to cause to regain consciousness.Rate it:

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buck offTo cause to fall off.Rate it:

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esprit de corpsA shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.Rate it:

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keep fromTo prevent or restrain ; refrain or cause refrain.Rate it:

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lay lowTo knock out; to cause to fall.Rate it:

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muck inTo join in attaining a common aim.Rate it:

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pull togetherTo unite for a common objective.Rate it:

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take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.Rate it:

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throw downTo cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.Rate it:

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put down toTo state the cause of a situation.Rate it:

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touch offTo start; to cause, especially used for unstable situations that may magnify if disturbed.Rate it:

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keep downTo cause not to increase or rise.Rate it:

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mess upTo cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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stave inTo stave from the outside, to crush inward, to cause to collapse inward.Rate it:

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bring aboutTo cause to take place.Rate it:

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bring outTo cause a visible symptom such as spots or a rash.Rate it:

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chase downTo investigate the cause of something.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause something temperature to lower.Rate it:

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go the way of the dinosaursTo go extinct or become obsolete; to fall out of common use or practice; to go off the firsthand market; to become a thing of the past.Rate it:

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heat upTo heat, to cause to become hotter.Rate it:

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kick inTo kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.Rate it:

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