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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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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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elbow roomFreedom or leeway.Rate it:

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elbow roomRoom or space in which to move or maneuver.Rate it:

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elephant in the roomA problem or difficult issue that is very obvious, but is ignored for the convenience or comfort of those involved.Rate it:

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engine roomA compartment on a ship in which the engine machinery is located.Rate it:

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engine roomThe source of power in a team or other group.Rate it:

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get a roomA jocular or sarcastic expression commanding a couple to stop displaying affection in public, and to rent a hotel or motel room to continue amorous activities in private.Rate it:

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locker room humorA type of humor involving jokes about crude and sexual topics.Rate it:

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nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairsExtremely nervous.Rate it:

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not enough room to swing a catVery little space (available) (of a very small room).Rate it:

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room-temperature IQA below-average IQ; by extension, a dull or unintelligent mind.Rate it:

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rubber roomA cell used for confinement of a mentally disturbed person.Rate it:

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rubber roomEspecially in New York City, a temporary workplace assigned to a teacher who is not permitted to teach in a classroom because he or she is under disciplinary review.Rate it:

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smoke-filled roomUsed other than as an idiom: see smoke, filled, room.Rate it:

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smoke-filled roomA place where powerful people meet to decide a matter in secret, often of a political nature.Rate it:

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wiggle roomThe opportunity to make alternative decisions or to pursue other courses of action, especially any involving only minor changes to one's present situation or course.Rate it:

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work the roomTo interact enthusiastically with the attendees at an event, by moving among them, greeting them, and engaging them in conversation.Rate it:

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work the roomTo interact with one's audience, taking queues from its reactions and adapting one's performance or words to elicit the audience's attention and enthusiasm.Rate it:

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cut offTo remove via cutting.Rate it:

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cut downTo bring down by cutting.Rate it:

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

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pop outTo leave a room or building with the expectation of returning soon.Rate it:

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brighten upBrighten up a room.Rate it:

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do upTo redecorate a room etc.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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blue chamberA forbidden room.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.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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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.Rate it:

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in shapeI guess I'd better get my room in shape if I have guests.Rate it:

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ladies' loungeA room in a pub or hotel, separate from the main drinking area, in which drinks are served; originally a place for women to drink in when not welcome or not comfortable in the traditionally male-oriented public bar, and latterly a more genteel area than the public bar. Rate it:

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love nestA room, especially a bedroom or boudoir, used for sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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mercuryA silvery-colored metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg.Rate it:

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offer affordancesTo give elbow room or leeway for something to happen.Rate it:

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or elseClean up your room, or else!.Rate it:

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sell a bargainA species of wit, much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne, and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift, who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts, in answer to the question, What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. As a specimen, take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company, apparently frightened, crying out "It is white, and follows me!" As soon as someone responded "What?" she sold him the bargain, by saying "Mine arse".Rate it:

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show somebody the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.Rate it:

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show someone the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.Rate it:

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step asideto make room for others as replacements by withdrawing from a position or serviceRate it:

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whistle walkThe path slaves took to deliver food from the kitchen building of a plantation to the main dining room. Slaves were expected to whistle during this walk in order to assure their masters that they were not eating the food.Rate it:

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work the crowdTo work the room.Rate it:

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