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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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err on the side ofTo behave in a manner which favours or which is biassed toward.Rate it:

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err on the side of cautionTo act in the least risky manner in a situation where one is uncertain about the consequences.Rate it:

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to err is humanEveryone makes mistakes.Rate it:

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a side glance!Offering/Receiving, observing a straight forward focus of attention, without any variation of head or eye movement.Rate it:

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bit on the sideSecondary lover, mistress.Rate it:

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blind side someoneTo injure, reveal shared private information or cause financial or personal loss through disloyalty or actions which hurt or disappoint.Rate it:

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get out of bed on the wrong sideTo start the day in a bad mood for no apparent reason.Rate it:

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get up on the wrong side of the bedTo feel irritable; to be in a bad mood; to have a bad day from the start, for no particular reason.Rate it:

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know which side one's bread is buttered onTo be aware of where one's interests lie in a situation.Rate it:

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look on the bright sideto examine a situation, usually bad, from a positive perspectiveRate it:

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on the plus sidePositively; from a favorable view or perspective.Rate it:

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on the side of the angelsFighting for or supporting that which is good, just, or benevolent.Rate it:

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one sideYou should move to one side and allow me to go through the passageway you are blocking.Rate it:

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other sideUsed other than as an idiom: see other, side.Rate it:

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other sideThe afterlife, as a supernatural realm inhabited by spirits of deceased people.Rate it:

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side effectAn unintended consequence of any action in addition to the intended consequence of that action.Rate it:

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side effectAn adverse effect, an unintended consequence of a drug or therapy; usually not a beneficial effect.Rate it:

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side effectA change in state caused by a function call (typically "side-effect").Rate it:

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side issueAn issue or topic which is not of direct significance to a primary concern.Rate it:

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side wallUsed other than as an idiom: see side, wall.Rate it:

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side wallEither of the two parallel walls in a racquetball or squash court, perpendicular to the front wall; either of the walls on the side of the court.Rate it:

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the grass is always greener on the other sideOther circumstances seem more desirable than one's own but in reality are often notRate it:

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thorn in someone's sideA persistent annoyance.Rate it:

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wake up on the wrong side of bedTo feel grumpy, irritable; to be easily annoyed.Rate it:

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walk on the wild sideAn occasion or incident involving adventurous, risky, or morally questionable behavior.Rate it:

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walk on the wild sideTo behave in an adventurous, risky, or morally questionable manner.Rate it:

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wrong side of the tracks. May refer to area where the working class, poor or extremely poor live.Rate it:

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strip offTo remove anything by stripping, e.g. items of clothing or paint from the side of a ship.Rate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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keel overOf a vessel: to roll so far on its side that it cannot recover; to capsize.Rate it:

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zig when one should zagTo misstep or err.Rate it:

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jump aroundTo move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.Rate it:

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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 isnRate it:

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walk like an EgyptianTo walk with one arm horizontally at the side, with arm bent at the elbow facing up, and the other arm horizontally at the side with arm bent at the elbow facing down.Rate it:

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across the pondOn the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.Rate it:

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all outThe state of a side having no more men to bat, thus ending its innings.Rate it:

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an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with terms so attractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:

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an offer one can't refuseAn offer from one side in any transaction with the results of failing to accept so unattractive that the other side is almost guaranteed to accept.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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chestnutA round or oval horny plate found on the inner side of the leg of a horse or other animal, similar to a birthmark on a human.Rate it:

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close the faceTo turn the face of the bat inwards, in order to hit the ball to the leg side.Rate it:

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crab mentalityA way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs in which one tries to escape over the side, but is relentlessly pulled down by the others in the pot.Rate it:

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down the road, not across the streetAlong the radial artery rather than across the wrist from side to side.Rate it:

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flipsideThe B-side of a phonograph record.Rate it:

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fly the freak flagTo behave in a unconventional or unrestrained manner; to exhibit the uninhibited side of one's personality.Rate it:

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fortune favors the boldLuck is usually on the side of those who take chances and risks.Rate it:

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freak flagUnconventional or unrestrained behavior; extreme, nonconformist views; the side of one's personality which harbors a tendency toward such behavior or such views.Rate it:

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get aroundTo move to the other side of an obstruction.Rate it:

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