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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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duck testfor application of common sense and/or intuition regardless of technical parameters.Rate it:

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tight as a duck's arseExtremely tight, mean, excessively thriftyRate it:

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quack like a duckTo appear to be exactly what one is.Rate it:

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all duck or no dinnerAll or nothing.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo do something for the first time.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo score one's first run in an innings.Rate it:

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dead duckA project that is doomed to failure from the start.Rate it:

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dead duckOne who is in serious danger or trouble.Rate it:

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duck outTo depart quickly or exit abruptly, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.Rate it:

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duck outTo depart quickly or exit abruptly by way of, especially in a manner which does not attract notice and before a meeting, event, etc. has concluded.Rate it:

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duck outTo move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion.Rate it:

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duck soupEasy, or a piece of cake.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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like a duck takes to waterVery naturally; without effort.Rate it:

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like water off a duck's backWithout immediate or lasting effects.Rate it:

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no duck no dinnerNo money to pay for food, then you go hungryRate it:

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odd duckAn unusual person, especially an individual with an idiosyncratic personality or peculiar behavioral characteristics.Rate it:

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sitting duckAn obvious or unconcealed target.Rate it:

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acid testTo test for the truth.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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acid testA rigorous test or appraisal of the quality or worth of something.Rate it:

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babysitter testAn informal method for assessing the maturity, reliability, or probity of a person, inviting one to judge whether one would entrust this person with the care of one's own children.Rate it:

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babysitter testA test for the ease of use of household appliances.Rate it:

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nose testAn informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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nose testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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nose testAn inspection of the nasal passages or a trial of their function, as for breathing difficulties.Rate it:

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put to the testTo test something or someone; to evaluate, scrutinize or explore by testing or experimentation.Rate it:

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screen testmovie auditionRate it:

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smell testAn assessment of a subject's ability to detect and distinguish odors.Rate it:

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smell testAn informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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smell testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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sniff testAn informal reality check of an idea or proposal, using one's common sense or sense of propriety.Rate it:

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stand the test of timeTo remain useful or valued over a long period of time; to last a long time.Rate it:

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test bedAny venue, setup, etc. used for experimentation, testing, proving a concept, etc.Rate it:

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test matchcricket internationalRate it:

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test of timeThe correlation of longevity with validity of an idea or trend.Rate it:

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test the watersTo explore or probe, as before making a commitment.Rate it:

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blindAny device intended to conceal or hide; as, a duck blind.Rate it:

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bounce offto test (ideas) on someoneRate it:

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cheat sheetA sheet of paper containing notes used to assist on a test.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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eat one's own dog foodTo test the beta programs that are in the test phase on one's own computers; to dogfood.Rate it:

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get to the root of the problemSeek to discover the cause of a problem, test, analyze, examine, consult manuals, refer to circuitry diagrams, Seek tech-support.Rate it:

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give it a whirlTo try, test or attempt.Rate it:

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gold standardA test or measure of comparison that is considered ultimate or ideal.Rate it:

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hit the books!Launch a determined review or study of appropriate material and subjects by hitting the books in preparation for a stringent examination/knowledge test in a pre-employment interview.Rate it:

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kill the rabbitTo get a positive test result from an old-fashioned pregnancy test.Rate it:

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moment of truthA deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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