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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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elbow roomFreedom or leeway.
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elbow roomRoom or space in which to move or maneuver.
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engine roomA compartment on a ship in which the engine machinery is located.
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engine roomThe source of power in a team or other group.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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pop outTo leave a room or building with the expectation of returning soon.
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brighten upBrighten up a room.
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do upTo redecorate a room etc.
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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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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.
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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.
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in shapeI guess I'd better get my room in shape if I have guests.
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love nestA room, especially a bedroom or boudoir, used for sexual intercourse.
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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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mercuryA silvery-colored metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg.
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offer affordancesTo give elbow room or leeway for something to happen.
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or elseClean up your room, or else!.
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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".
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show somebody the doorTo escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.
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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.
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work the crowdTo work the room.
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