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them's the breaks(idiomatic) That is the way things happen; that's life.
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all hell breaks looseVi A place or state of fury, turmoil, destruction, or chaos.
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a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single stepeven the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting point
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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.
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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.
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drink offTo drink the entirety of in a short period; originally and especially, in a single gulp.
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lump togetherTo put different items or groups together and treat them, or think of them as one single group.
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abstract verbA verb of motion whose motion is multidirectional (as opposed to unidirectional) or indirect, or whose action is repeated or in a series (iterative), instead of being a single, completed action. Abstract verbs are always imperfective in aspect, even with prefixes that are normally associated with the perfective aspect.
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banana republicA small country, especially one in Central America, that is dependent on a single export commodity (traditionally bananas) and that has a corrupt, dictatorial government.
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barrelA wave that breaks with a hollow compartment.
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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.
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central dogmaThe principle that genetic information flows from DNA to RNA to protein.
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company townA town, city, or other municipality in which a single large business has a controlling influence over the economy and, sometimes, over the societal structure and local government.
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double bookedOf a single resource, reserved for two different users at the same time.
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eat like a birdTo eat in small amounts rather than in a single full meal.
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harp on one stringTo dwell on a single subject with disagreeable or wearisome persistence.
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high and drystranded
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hole in oneA round that is completed by sinking the ball in a single shot or attempt, with one hit.
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Johnny-one-noteA person (or organization) who often expresses a strong opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects.
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Johnny-one-noteAn opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects which is frequently expressed by a person or organization.
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jump ropeA single jump in this game or activity, counted as a measure of achievement.
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lean and meanEfficient because of having nothing in excess of what is needed, and single-minded in one's objective.
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loose cannonA cannon that breaks loose during battle or a storm and causes serious damage to the ship and its crew.
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misfortunes never come singlybad things or situations always come in groups, they never come in a single way.
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name and shameSo as to single them out for individual blame and censure.
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not be able to get a word in edgewaysTo be unable to say a single word because of someone else's talkativeness.
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one after anotherIn single file.
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one-hit wonderA musical performer or musical group known for a single hit song, especially after failing at later attempts at success.
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one-hit wonderA person or group known for achieving only a single major accomplishment.
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one-horse raceA horse race in which a single horse takes such a considerable lead that the other horses are no longer contenders to win.
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one-night standA single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the parties has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.
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one-night standAn occasion when a performer or team of them expects to perform at a theater for a single evening.
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one-trick ponyA person or group noteworthy for only a single achievement, skill, or characteristic.
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PunchboardA book-size laminated paper 1'/2 inch thick board with 25 to 200 drilled holes in surface. Holes contain 'accordion-fold', numbered kite-paper which when 'punched-out of board' with small PUNCH-tool may reveal a 'winning-chance number': Winning Numbers posted on board. Variety of Valuable prizes is predetermined by cost of a single 'PUNCH': Win! Box Candy, jewelry, trinkets, appliances, tools, flashlights et al:
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Russian rouletteA deadly game in which a person loads a single bullet in the cylinder of a revolver, spins the cylinder so that the location of the bullet is unknown, points the weapon at his/her head, and pulls the trigger. In its most lethal form, played by multiple participants each of whom takes a turn until the weapon discharges.
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small armsFirearms designed to be carried and fired by a single person; often held in the hand.
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three-ring circusA large circus in which three separate performances, each within its own circular enclosure, are staged simultaneously before a single audience.
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variable tandem repeat locusAny DNA sequence that exists in multiple copies strung together in various tandem lengths.
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