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according toBased on what is said or stated.
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activist judgeA judge or justice who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.
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activist justiceA justice (usually referring to a member of a Supreme, High or Appellate court) who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.
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birds and beesInformal sex education, especially describing the sexual activity of animals rather than that of people.
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brick and mortarBuildings and property for the conduct of business, particularly in the sale of retail goods to the general public. (Used to contrast an Internet-based sales operation that lacks customer-oriented store fronts and a "traditional" one for which most capital investment might be in the building infrastructure.) [since the mid-1990s]
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by virtue ofBecause of; on the grounds of; by reason of; due to; based on.
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diplomatic fluAn illness feigned by one or more government officials or other public figures as an excuse for an absence really based on political reasons.
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get ahead of oneselfTo develop an opinion based on insufficient information or to take action prematurely.
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go onTo make a decision based on.
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horse senseCommon sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.
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jump the gunTo trade securities based on information that is not yet public; to trade on inside information.
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knowledge is powerWith knowledge and/or education, one's potential or ability to succeed in the pursuit of his objectives will certainly increase.
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lapsed academicA person formerly employed as a professor or researcher in a university or other institution of higher education, especially one who no longer attempts to remain current in his or her former academic field.
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love affair without bells and whistlesA love sincere, true not a false love for show, flaunt, meant to draw attention, love affair based on material things to impress others and/or show off
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on paperBased on debatable inference; in theory.
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plan onTo expect; to prepare future actions based on.
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politically correctAvoiding offense based on demographics especially race, sex, religion, ideology, sexuality, disability, or social grouping
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progressive loveA committed open relationship based on boosting the love and affection opportunities available for one's partner
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punch above one's weightTo achieve or perform at a higher level than would be expected based on one's preparation, attributes, rank, or past accomplishments.
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punch below one's weightTo achieve or perform at a level lower than should be expected based on one's preparation, attributes, rank, or past accomplishments.
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random numberA number selected based on a uniform distribution, typically using a suitable generator (for example, rolling a die).
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ride the short busTo have a need for a special education program, as because learning disabled.
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ride the short busTo participate in a special education program, such as for those with learning disabilities.
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rule of thumbA general guideline, rather than a strict rule; an approximate measure or means of reckoning based on experience or common knowledge.
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run a red lightTo pass a political bill that is clearly based on false premises.
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school of hard knocksAn education consisting of real-world experiences, especially harsh experiences.
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scientia potentia estKnowledge is Power; with knowledge or education, one's potential or abilities in life will certainly increase.
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snakes and laddersA children's luck-based board game played on a numbered grid, the aim of which is to proceed to the end, and in which ladders aid progress and snakes impede it.
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spaghetti westernNickname for a motion picture produced by an Italian-based company and filmed in Europe, depicting a tale of cowboys and desperadoes set in the American Old West.
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think with one's little headTo make decisions or act based on one's sexual impulses rather than based on clear reasoning.
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three rsThe basic education any child can expect to receive, but not necessarily limited to reading, writing and arithmetic.
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three rsThe basic education received in primary schools. Literally; reading, writing and arithmetic.
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toss upTo make a decision based on chance, for example by flipping a coin or rolling a dice.
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tried and trueWell-established and tested; known to work or succeed based on extensive experience.
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university of lifeThe real world as a source of instruction, as opposed to a formal education.
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what do i knowImplies that a statement is based on a guess or assumption rather than on knowledge or evidence.
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whole clothSomething made completely new, with no history, and not based on anything else.
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wishful thinkingDecision-making based on self-delusion.
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