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charge upTo recharge, to give electrical power to something.
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charge nursehospital employee
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charge upTo motivate, to instill someone with determination.
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cutting edgeThe forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field.
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cutting edgeThe sharp edge of the blade of a knife.
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nut-cutting timeTime to exert maximum effort, for example, due to an approaching deadline or a looming competitive situation.
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nut-cutting timeTime to gather nuts before they are taken by other animals or buried in snow.
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cut offTo remove via cutting.
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cut downTo bring down by cutting.
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hack intoTo reduce something to by hacking with a cutting instrument.
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head upTo lead or take the lead; to direct; to take charge.
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rip offTo charge an exorbitant or unfair rate.
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take uponTo take charge of an item of business, or an obligation, as a personal initiative.
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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.
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at the high portOr in a charge.
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at the wheelIn control of the situation; in charge.
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break rankTo march or charge out of the designated order in a military unit.
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call the shotsTo make the decisions;to be in charge;to give orders.
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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.
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daylight robberyAn exorbitant charge for a product or service.
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eat one's youngTo betray a constituent or charge out of self-serving interests or desperation; savaging.
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have in towIn one's charge or close guidance; along with one.
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head honchoThe person in charge; the highest-ranking person in an organization.
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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasn
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no coverWithout a cover charge.
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pick up the tabTo accept a charge and pay for it, especially at a bar or restaurant.
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price out of the marketTo charge an exorbitant price for a service or product so that no one will purchase it.
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stuffed shirtOne who is overly official or officious; somebody in charge but not necessarily in power or effective.
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take the reinsTo assume charge over.
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too many cooks spoil the brothIf too many people try to take charge at a task, the end product might be ruined.
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valley of deathLord Alfred Tennyson, The Charge of the Light Brigade.
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