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along the linesIn a general direction or manner.Rate it:

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clear one's linesTo clear the ball away from a dangerous position.Rate it:

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hard linesExpressed to someone suffering misfortune.Rate it:

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read between the linesTo infer a meaning that is not stated explicitly.Rate it:

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cutting edgeThe forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field.Rate it:

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cutting edgeThe sharp edge of the blade of a knife.Rate it:

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nut-cutting timeTime to exert maximum effort, for example, due to an approaching deadline or a looming competitive situation.Rate it:

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nut-cutting timeTime to gather nuts before they are taken by other animals or buried in snow.Rate it:

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on the cutting room floorNot included in the finalized version of something; deliberately rejected or unintentionally overlooked.Rate it:

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force feedmake someone eatRate it:

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force of habitAn act that has been repeated to the point where the performance of the act becomes automatic.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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in full forcetotally; fully; completelyRate it:

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may the force be with youUsed to wish someone luck with a difficult endeavor.Rate it:

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task forceA group of people working towards a particular task, project, or activity, especially assigned in a particular capacity.Rate it:

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break inTo enter by force or illicit means.Rate it:

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cut offTo remove via cutting.Rate it:

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ride with the punchesTo deflect the force of an opponent's punches by moving the body adroitlyRate it:

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fend offAway; to turn away; to defend against; to repel with force or effort.Rate it:

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beat downTo strike with great force.Rate it:

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crush outTo force out or separate by pressure.Rate it:

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cut downTo bring down by cutting.Rate it:

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drag outTo haul or bring out forcefully or as though with force.Rate it:

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draw outTo use means to entice or force to be more open or talkative.Rate it:

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drive offTo force to leave or go away.Rate it:

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hack intoTo reduce something to by hacking with a cutting instrument.Rate it:

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take overTo assume control of something, especially by force; to usurp.Rate it:

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kick downTo break or demolish something by physical bodily force.Rate it:

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drive awayTo force someone or something to leave.Rate it:

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go out1922, Alfred Edward Housman, XXVIII, lines 3-4.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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, hasnRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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birds of a featherC1710, Jonathan Swift, "A Conference," lines 11-12.Rate it:

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blue wall of silenceStrict secretiveness maintained by the members of a police force with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable police actions.Rate it:

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bottom fishingFishing with bait, lines, and other gear used to catch aquatic creatures which inhabit the lowest regions of a body of water, including a seabed or riverbed.Rate it:

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break intoTo enter illegally or by force.Rate it:

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breaking and enteringThe crime of gaining unauthorized entry into another's property by force.Rate it:

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bring to heelTo force someone to obey.Rate it:

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by the same tokenFor a similar reason; in a similar manner; similarly; likewise; along the same lines.Rate it:

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carve outTo create (a reputation, chance, role, rank, career, victory) by hard work, or as if by cutting.Rate it:

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chip shotAn approach shot made from a location a short distance from the golf green in which the ball is launched into the air with only low or moderate force, so that it will land on the green and roll toward the hole.Rate it:

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chip shotA shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal.Rate it:

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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.Rate it:

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double vertical lineThe typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.Rate it:

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draw onTo advance, continue; to move or pass slowly or continuously, as under a pulling force.Rate it:

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give battleTo engage in warfare; to attack or fight with military force.Rate it:

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give earDante Gabriel Rosetti, A Death-Parting, lines 5-6.Rate it:

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in the crosshairsTargeted at the point of intersection of the two perpendicular lines in a gunsight or scope.Rate it:

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jumpTo force to jump.Rate it:

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