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go in forTo enter a competition.
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at the end of the roadNo longer in the competition. Voted off. Eliminated.
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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.
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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.
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bomb outTo fail; to produce no or very poor results; to drop out of or be eliminated from a competition.
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break the deadlockTo score the first goal or point in a competition
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bring onTo make something appear, as on a stage or a place of competition.
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caucus raceA political competition; the game of campaigning and one-upmanship to get votes and be elected.
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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.
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cough upTo lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest.
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dope sheetA publication, updated very frequently and used by people who make horse racing wagers, which summarizes information about the horses running in specific races; a publication which provides background information and/or predictions used by people wagering on any sort of competition.
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feeding frenzyA wild, turbulent situation in which multiple sharks or other predatory fish attack one or more edible creatures simultaneously, in competition with each other.
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feeding frenzyA voracious competition among would-be purchasers, etc. for limited resources.
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first loserThe second place finisher in auto racing competition.
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from the East German judgeUsed for comedic effect with an imaginary score in a competition because of the reputation of East German judges for giving low scores to non-East Germans.
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get the bootTo be voted off a competition in a reality television show.
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get the chopTo be eliminated from a competition in a reality television program.
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grandstand playA successful play or other manoeuvre during a sporting competition in which one or more players shows off unnecessarily in order to entertain or impress the spectators.
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high groundA position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.
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hold one's ownTo stand up to; to give a respectable performance; to provide worthy competition.
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in a league of one's ownFar excelling even the closest contender; not having any worthy competition.
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in the leadin first position in a competition
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kick ass and take namesTo beat someone in a competition, fight, or other situation.
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lick the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.
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na-na na-na boo-boo[c. mid 20th century?] A taunt or putdown, typically used to indicate that the speaker believes he or she has beaten the listener in a competition or is better in some other way or in a general sense; or an expression of satisfaction that the listener has received some supposedly deserved minor punishment or misfortune (a schadenfreude).
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out of the runningNo longer in competition.
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pissing contestA boys' prankish competition to determine who can urinate the furthest up a wall.
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pull aheadto start being in a winning position (e.g. in a race or competition).
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run for the rosesA hard-fought competition or demanding challenge of any kind.
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sacrificial poetIn poetry slams, a poet who goes first and gets scored by the judges, but is not actually in the competition.
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save by the bellIn a boxing or wrestling match or similar competition, to ring the bell which concludes the round and thereby to prevent a competitor who has been knocked down from being counted out by the referee.
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saved by the bellIn a boxing or wrestling match or similar competition, spared from being counted out by the referee by the ringing of the bell which concludes the round.
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send someone to the showersTo remove a player from a particular team competition before the conclusion of the event, especially because that player's contribution on this occasion has been below his or her expected level of performance.
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squeeze outTo obtain a difficult victory in a competition
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take sidesTo ally oneself with a given opinion, agenda or group; to support one side or viewpoint in a competition or confrontation.
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top dogIn a competition, the one expected to win.
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tug of wara game or competition in which two teams pull or tug on opposite ends of a rope trying to force the other team over the line which initially marked the middle between the two teams.
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turkey shootA hunt or hunting competition, using rifles or shotguns, in which wild turkeys are the prey; a marksmanship contest in which a turkey is the prize.
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wooden spoonAn ironic prize for finishing last in a competition.
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