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whistle-stopA small train station.Rate it:

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stop upTo increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera.Rate it:

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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly attractive face.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly unattractive face.Rate it:

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put a stop toTo terminate or abolish something.Rate it:

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stop and smell the rosesTo relax; to take time out and enjoy or appreciate life.Rate it:

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stop at nothingTo take any measures to do or achieve something, especially if it involves great risk or danger; to do everything in one's power.Rate it:

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stop deadTo stop suddenly.Rate it:

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stop on a dimeTo stop dead; stop suddenly.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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stop someone in his tracksTo prevent someone from continuing along a path or way, literal or figurative, he has begun going along.Rate it:

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stop that girl!To stop someoneRate it:

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stop the lightsAn interjection expressing exasperation or incredulity. or to illustrate the humour in a situation.Rate it:

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stop the pressesAn imperative form used to introduce especially new, important, surprising, or recent developments.Rate it:

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stop upTo fill a hole or cavity, or block an opening or passage, as with a plug.Rate it:

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whistle-stop train tourA tour in a political campaign that makes many brief stops in small communities.Rate it:

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whistle-stop train tourAny travel that's quick and with only brief pauses.Rate it:

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bail out onTo abandon, or stop supporting someone or something.Rate it:

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get a lifeUsed sarcastically to tell someone who keeps meddling in other people's business, or gossiping about others, to stop obsessing over other people's lives and to concentrate on themselves and do something useful.Rate it:

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clamp down onTo take measures to stop something; to put an end to.Rate it:

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hold backTo contain; stop.Rate it:

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kick outTo stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly.Rate it:

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peel outTo start abruptly from a standing stop, accelerating rapidly, especially so as to produce skid marks.Rate it:

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put downTo set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location.Rate it:

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stand downTo wait; to stop pursuing or fighting.Rate it:

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take againstTo stop liking someone. Become unfriendly.Rate it:

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wake up and smell the coffeeTo face reality and stop deluding oneself.Rate it:

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call it quitsTo conclude; to quit or stop an activity.Rate it:

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back upSo as to stop the ball, and prevent overthrows.Rate it:

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close downTo stop trading as a business.Rate it:

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go awayGo away, stop annoying me!.Rate it:

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jack inTo stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies.Rate it:

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rein inTo stop or slow a horse by pulling the reins.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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agree to disagreeTo tolerate each other's opinion and stop arguing; to acknowledge that an agreement will not be reached.Rate it:

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backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back waterRate it:

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break upTo stop a fight; to separate people who are fighting.Rate it:

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bury the hatchetTo stop fighting or arguing; to reach an agreement, or at least a truce.Rate it:

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cease and desistTo stop and not resume an action.Rate it:

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charge downTo run towards something in an effort to stop it going forward.Rate it:

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cheese itA minced oath used as a warning to stop, hide, or flee.Rate it:

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choke offTo stop a person in the execution of a purpose.Rate it:

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clam upTo become silent; to stop talking, to shut up.Rate it:

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come toTo stop a sailing vessel, especially by turning into the wind. See also come about.Rate it:

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come to an endTo stop; to cease; to no longer continue.Rate it:

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conk outTo stop functioning.Rate it:

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cry uncleTo beg for mercy; to give up; to ask to stop (something painful or unbearable).Rate it:

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cut it outTo stop; refrain from; halt.Rate it:

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cut the crapto stop talking about irrelevant things.Rate it:

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