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draw the short strawTo select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.Rate it:

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bang strawA nick name for a thresher, but applied to all the servants of a farmer.Rate it:

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buy straw hats in winterOf stocks, to buy when both demand and price is low, sell when demand and price is high.Rate it:

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straw boatertype of hatRate it:

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straw pollA survey of opinion which is unofficial, casual, or ad hoc.Rate it:

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straw that stirs the drinkThe person who stimulates or inspires a group; the major factor affecting a trend or set of developments.Rate it:

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the straw that broke the camel's backA small and seemingly insignificant addition to a burden that renders it too much to bear; the small thing which causes failure, or causes inability or unwillingness to endure any more of something.Rate it:

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draw offTo remove by using a siphon.Rate it:

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draw onTo sketch or mark with pencil, crayon, etc., on a given surface.Rate it:

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draw backTo retreat from a position.Rate it:

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draw outTo make something last for more time than is necessary; prolong; extend.Rate it:

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draw outTo extract, bring out, as concealed information; elicit; educe.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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draw outTo improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards.Rate it:

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draw backTo withdraw from an undertaking.Rate it:

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draw backTo pull something back or apart.Rate it:

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draw a bathTo fill a bathtub with water in preparation for taking a bath.Rate it:

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draw a blankTo be unable to produce a required piece of information.Rate it:

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draw a lineTo delimit a boundary or border.Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo lay down a challenge; to provide a test of commitment (often one which carries a high risk) to a cause.Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo create a real or artificial boundary or distinction between (two places, people or things).Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo indicate the threshold or level above which something will become unacceptable or will provoke a response; to create a boundary and imply or declare that its crossing will provoke a (negative) response.Rate it:

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draw awayTo move away.Rate it:

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draw backTo move backwards.Rate it:

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draw downTo lower (curtains)Rate it:

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draw downTo get fundingRate it:

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draw evenTo attain the same level as a competitor.Rate it:

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draw inTo attract (groups of people).Rate it:

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draw inTo get someone involved.Rate it:

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draw inTo approach.Rate it:

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draw onTo appeal to, make a demand of, rely on; to utilize or make use of, as a source.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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draw onTo approach, come nearer, as evening.Rate it:

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draw one's last breathTo die.Rate it:

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draw outTo physically extract, as blood from a vein.Rate it:

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draw stumpsTo cease doing something, at least for the day.Rate it:

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draw stumpsTo declare an end to the days play, and remove the bails and sometimes the stumps.Rate it:

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draw the lineTo set a boundary, rule, or limit, especially on what one will tolerate.Rate it:

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draw upcome to a haltRate it:

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luck of the drawThe random production of favorable or unfavorable results; chance.Rate it:

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luck of the drawA selection rife with low odds of winning. A game of chance. Luck associated with one's propensity for winning.Rate it:

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quick on the drawCharacterized by rapid response, as to a verbal remark or to a new situation; quick to act.Rate it:

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the luck of the drawOne Draws Straws, WIN! OR LOSE!, It's The 'Luck Of The Draw!Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortAction that was taken too late and too feeble to be of any use.Rate it:

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come shortFail to meet (expectations or standards)Rate it:

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a few sandwiches short of a picnicExhibiting disquiet or unsoundness of mind; not sane; mad.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:

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cut shortInterrupt and curtail before the planned end time.Rate it:

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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.Rate it:

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down to the short strokesIn the final steps or decisive phase of an undertaking, especially one which has been lengthy or laborious.Rate it:

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