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enough is enoughOne should be satisfied, there should be no more
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ain't no mountain high enoughno barrier or obstacle will stand in one's way in reaching his/her objective
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can't get enoughTo greatly enjoy; to like a lot
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close enough for government workIt is not worth investing additional time on perfecting this thing.
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enough is as good as a feastJust the right amount is as good as more than enough: there is no value in excess.
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enough to choke a horseAn excessive quantity.
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enough to make the angels weepSomething so distressing that it causes one to lose hope and faith.
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fair enoughAn expression used to concede a point; denotes that, upon consideration, something is correct or reasonable; an expression of acknowledgment or understanding.
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give 'em enough ropeAllow one to function unhindered, or without further overbearing oversight.
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give him enough rope and he'll hang himselfIf one gives someone enough freedom of action, they may destroy themselves by foolish actions.
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give one enough ropeTo allow one to function unhindered, or without further overbearing oversight.
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good enough for jazzGood enough.
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good enough to eatSupremely beautiful; aesthetically pleasing.
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leave well enough aloneTo leave something alone; to avoid attempts to correct, fix, or improve what is already sufficient.
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leave well enough aloneTo leave something alone; to avoid attempts to correct, fix, or improve what is already sufficient
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not enough room to swing a catVery little space (available) (of a very small room).
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old enough to voteUsed other than as an idiom.
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old enough to voteold, decrepit.
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sure enoughJust like one would expect.
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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say
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throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stickTry the same thing often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.
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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isn
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bet one's bottom dollarto be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough of something to wager everything.
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come inOf a broadcast, such as radio or television, to have a strong enough signal to be able to be received well.
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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.
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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.
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bet one's bootsTo be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough to wager an essential possession.
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cut the mustardTo suffice; to be good or effective enough.
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everything happens for a reasonAll events are purposeful.Everything happens for a reason, so there is no such thing as failure. Mary-Kate OlsenPeople like to say "everything happens for a reason." If you repeat that in your head long enough that starts to sound like "anything can happen with a razor." Laura KightlingerI believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how we learn. Drew Barrymore
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from can see to can't seeFrom the time when it is barely light enough to see until there is no light remaining whatsoever: from sunup to sundown, from dawn to dusk
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get alongTo survive; to do well enough.
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get one's fillto be satisfied, to have enough of something.
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have a coupleTo drink enough alcohol to be slightly drunk
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have a fewTo drink enough alcohol to be slightly drunk
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hospital passA throw that stays in the air long enough that it allows too many people to get underneath it, increasing the risk of injury and a trip to the hospital. Thus, a hospital pass.
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jack of all trades, master of noneA master of integration, who knows enough from many learned trades and skills to be able to bring their disciplines together in a practical manner; a polymath; a renaissance man.
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level upTo progress to the next level of player character stats and abilities. Often used in role-playing games when the character has aquired enough experience points.
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life's a bitchAn expression of acceptance of misfortune.1950, Joy Davidman, Weeping Bay, page 184:She'd have been willing enough to use them, poor dead little bitch. Life's a bitch. Life's a bad joke.
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make a livingTo earn enough income to support oneself and, if applicable, one's family.
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make ends meetTo have enough money to cover expenses; to get by financially; to get through the pay period (sufficient to meet the next payday).
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nearly never bulled a cow(Irish) Near enough is not good enough.
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nobody's perfectUsed when someone's mistakes or flaws are acknowledged, to remind that everyone else makes mistakes and has flaws1995, New York Magazine Vol. 28, No. 5, 30 January 1995, The de-moralization of society (Book Review)Hypocrisy, particularly in sexual matters, is excused on the grounds that hey, nobody's perfect, and at least folks back then felt bad enough to lie.2000, Madonna, Nobody's PerfectI feel so sad. What I did wasn't right. I feel so bad and I must say to you: Sorry, but nobody's perfect. Nobody's perfect. What did you expect? I'm doing my best
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pay the billsTo provide enough income to sustain one's lifestyle.
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pocket-sizedsmall enough to fit into a pocket
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practice makes perfectIf one practices an activity enough, one will eventually master it.
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put food on the tableTo provide enough money to cover basic necessities.
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rough and readyCrude or unpolished, but still fit for use; good enough.
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showstopperA performance or segment of a theatrical production that induces a positive reaction strong enough to pause the production.
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stop pressThe event or news article important enough to delay or interrupt the print, or require a reprint, of a publication, particularly of a newspaper edition.
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sufficient unto the day is the evil thereofNo need to worry about the future; the present provides enough to worry about.
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