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crawl over each otherTo compete with others eagerly or fiercely in pursuit of the same goal(s).
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each to his ownEveryone is entitled to their own opinion or tastes.My housemate is a strict vegan. I personally could never not eat meat, but each to his own.
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to each his ownEvery person is entitled to his or her personal preferences and tastes.
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agree to disagreeTo tolerate each other's opinion and stop arguing; to acknowledge that an agreement will not be reached.
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all and sundryEach one.
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and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.
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at cross-purposesMutually misunderstanding each other's plans, intentions or meanings.
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bat a thousandTo achieve success at each attempt.
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black triangleOne of a class of triangle-shaped unidentified flying objects, usually with a light in each corner.
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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.
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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.
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Catholic twinssiblings born within twelve months of each other.
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chain reactionA series of events, each one causing the next.
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checks and balancesA system for multiple parties wherein each has some control over the actions of each of the others.
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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.
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cross swordsUsed other than as an idiom: see cross, sword., to place or hold two swords so they cross each other.
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every secondEvery other; each alternate.
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every timeAt each occasion that.
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face offThe starting point, in a match of ice hockey. Two players face each other, for snatching the puck.
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feeding frenzyA wild, turbulent situation in which multiple sharks or other predatory fish attack one or more edible creatures simultaneously, in competition with each other.
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Four Horsemen of the ApocalypseFour beings in Revelation 6:1-8 that bring about the Apocalypse, each riding a different-colored horse representing a different aspect of the Apocalypse.
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go togetherOf two people, to accompany each other (e.g. to an event).
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house of cardsA structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of each other.
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like two peas in a podvery similar; a couple made for each other
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match made in heavenA marriage that is likely to be happy and successful because the two people are very compatible with each other.
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match made in hellA marriage that is likely to be unhappy or abusive and unsuccessful because the two people are very incompatible with each other.
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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.
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oil and waterTwo things which are incapable of mixing or coexisting harmoniously with each other.
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one and allEach one.
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one anotherUsed of a reciprocal relationship among a group of more than two people or things; compare each other.
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one anothereach other
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one step at a timeSlowly and carefully, ensuring that each action has been completed successfully before taking the next.
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one thousandUsed in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.
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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.
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phone tagA situation in which two individuals attempting to contact each other by telephone repeatedly do not get a live person and instead trade messages, such as by voice mail.
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pileupa collection of Jumbled vehicles, piled atop each other as a result of any number of untoward, unsafe vehicle operation or environmental factors occurring on a roadway, street, freeway, railway:
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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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sexual tensionPhysically induced libidinal unrest arising between two individuals when aware of each other's presence.
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share and share alikeFor members of a group, equal portions of or equal access to tangible or intangible goods, entitlements, or obligations-i.e., each person's share like each of the other shares.
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sum of its partsA concept in holism. Related to the idea that the total effectiveness of a group of things each interacting with one another is different or greater than their effectiveness when acting in isolation from one another.
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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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two centsA nearly worthless amount, alluding to placing a copper penny on each of the eyelids of a pauper's or slave's body before burial.
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two-fisted drinkerEither someone who can handle their liquor well, or an alcoholic clutching a drink in each hand.
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war of nervesA situation in which opposed parties refrain from direct conflict but maintain a tense, contentious relationship in which each uses annoyances or intimidating psychological tactics to attempt to dishearten and unnerve the other.
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yardarm to yardarmVery close to each other.
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you pays your money and you takes your choiceEach person should make their own decisions.
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