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go the distanceTo have the endurance to see a difficult sustained challenge to its natural end without faltering.Rate it:

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go the distanceTo participate in a boxing match for its maximum number of rounds.Rate it:

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spitting distanceA short distance.Rate it:

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stay the distanceTo persist or continue, especially with regard to something difficult.Rate it:

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beam upTo be teleported over a long distance by means of a specific imaginary technology, specifically from the surface of a planet to an orbiting starship.Rate it:

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clock upTo accumulate a large distance.Rate it:

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stand backTo maintain a safe distance from a hazard.Rate it:

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stand offTo stand some distance apart form something or someone.Rate it:

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a hair's breadthA very small distance or amountRate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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as the crow fliesIn a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance.Rate it:

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at arm's lengthAt a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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at bayUnable to come closer; at a distance.Rate it:

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backpedalTo distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.Rate it:

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birds and beesInformal sex education, especially describing the sexual activity of animals rather than that of people.Rate it:

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chip shotAn approach shot made from a location a short distance from the golf green in which the ball is launched into the air with only low or moderate force, so that it will land on the green and roll toward the hole.Rate it:

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chip shotA relatively easy field goal, made from a short distance.Rate it:

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country mileA long way, a great distance.Rate it:

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daylightEmotional or psychological distance between people, or disagreement.Rate it:

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deep sleepArtificially induced hibernation in humans for the purpose of long distance space travel.Rate it:

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far and wideOver a great distance, or large area; nearly everywhere.Rate it:

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from here to ya-yaA very long distance.Rate it:

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home stretchThe final part of a distance or the final effort needed to finish.Rate it:

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hop, skip, and a jumpa short distanceRate it:

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horse senseCommon sense, especially with a connotation of folk wisdom independent from, and trumping, formal education.Rate it:

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in the sticksA long distance away from anywhere of importance.Rate it:

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keep at arm's lengthStay at a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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knowledge is powerWith knowledge and/or education, one's potential or ability to succeed in the pursuit of his objectives will certainly increase.Rate it:

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lapsed academicA person formerly employed as a professor or researcher in a university or other institution of higher education, especially one who no longer attempts to remain current in his or her former academic field.Rate it:

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long haulTravelling a long distance.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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middle groundThe middle distance.Rate it:

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point blankThe distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for the effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.Rate it:

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ride the short busTo have a need for a special education program, as because learning disabled.Rate it:

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ride the short busTo participate in a special education program, such as for those with learning disabilities.Rate it:

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school of hard knocksAn education consisting of real-world experiences, especially harsh experiences.Rate it:

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scientia potentia estKnowledge is Power; with knowledge or education, one's potential or abilities in life will certainly increase.Rate it:

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set backTo remove from or allow distance.Rate it:

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smoke signalA method of long-distance communication sometimes used in ancient and undeveloped societies, consisting of messages conveyed by means of columns or intermittent puffs of smoke.Rate it:

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step asideto walk to a little distance; retire for the occasionRate it:

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stone's throwA short distance, roughly equivalent to how far a person can throw a stone.Rate it:

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three rsThe basic education any child can expect to receive, but not necessarily limited to reading, writing and arithmetic.Rate it:

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three rsThe basic education received in primary schools. Literally; reading, writing and arithmetic.Rate it:

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two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.Rate it:

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university of lifeThe real world as a source of instruction, as opposed to a formal education.Rate it:

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wide berthAdequate distance from sea vessels or other objects to ensure safety and maneuverability.Rate it:

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wide berthA considerable or comfortable distance from a person or object, especially for safety or deliberate avoidance.Rate it:

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within reachAt a distance close enough to touch by reaching.Rate it:

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within reachNear (to); close (to); at a close distance (to).Rate it:

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zoom alongTo proceed quickly a long distance.Rate it:

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