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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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at cross-purposesMutually misunderstanding each other's plans, intentions or meanings.
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banyan dayIn British naval tradition, this originally referred to a day of the week when galley kitchens served no meat on board ship.
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bat a thousandTo achieve success at each attempt.
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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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chain reactionA series of events, each one causing the next.
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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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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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house of cardsA structure made by laying cards perpendicularly on top of 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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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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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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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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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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put the cat among the pigeonsProfessor Stephen Hawking put the cat among the pigeons last week with his cheery remarks about comet Machholz-2, which some astronomers believe could be heading our way. — The Times, 19 September 1994.
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sexual tensionPhysically induced libidinal unrest arising between two individuals when aware of each other's presence.
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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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you pays your money and you takes your choiceEach person should make their own decisions.
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