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hard linesExpressed to someone suffering misfortune.
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along the linesIn a general direction or manner.
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read between the linesTo infer a meaning that is not stated explicitly.
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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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force feedmake someone eat
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task forceA group of people working towards a particular task, project, or activity, especially assigned in a particular capacity.
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force of habitAn act that has been repeated to the point where the performance of the act becomes automatic.
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force someone's handBring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely.
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may the force be with youUsed to wish someone luck with a difficult endeavor.
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break inTo enter by force or illicit means.
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cut offTo remove via cutting.
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ride with the punchesTo deflect the force of an opponent's punches by moving the body adroitly
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fend offAway; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort.
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beat downTo strike with great force.
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crush outTo force out or separate by pressure.
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cut downTo bring down by cutting.
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drag outTo haul or bring out forcefully or as though with force.
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draw outTo use means to entice or force to be more open or talkative.
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drive offTo force to leave or go away.
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hack intoTo reduce something to by hacking with a cutting instrument.
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take overTo assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.
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kick downTo break or demolish something by physical bodily force.
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drive awayTo force someone or something to leave.
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go out1922, Alfred Edward Housman, XXVIII, lines 3-4.
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kick offTo force the weaning of a bovine cow's calf by restricting the calf's access to its mother's udders. Used figuratively or literally.
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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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birds of a featherC1710, Jonathan Swift, "A Conference," lines 11-12.
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break intoTo enter illegally or by force.
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bring to heelTo force someone to obey.
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by the same tokenFor a similar reason; in a similar manner; similarly; likewise; along the same lines.
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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.
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draw onTo advance, continue; to move or pass slowly or continuously, as under a pulling force.
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give earDante Gabriel Rosetti, A Death-Parting, lines 5-6.
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jumpTo force to jump.
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leadA thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
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let someone have itTo attack someone with great force.
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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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private branch exchangeTelephone lines.
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put downTo halt, eliminate, stop, or squelch, often by force.
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send somebody packingTo expel or eject somebody; to chase off or force out.
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show the flagOf a naval vessel or military force, to identify itself by displaying the flag of its country of origin, especially in order to establish an authoritative presence and to exert diplomatic or political influence.
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straight manA member of a team of comic performers who plays a supporting role by helping to set up jokes and punch lines through engaging in preparatory dialog with the principal comedian; a foil who plays such a role in theatrical comedy.
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twist someone's armTo coerce, force, or cajole.
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whomp onTo assail with overwhelming force; to defeat decisively.
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wild horsesA force not subject to human control and normally stronger than a man.
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wring outTo force someone to give something, usually truth, or money.
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