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mutual admiration societyA group of two or more people, in a workplace or other social environment, who routinely express considerable esteem and support for one another, sometimes to the point of exaggeration or pretense.
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pay one's debt to societyTo serve time in prison or a similar correctional facility.
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come in from the coldTo gain widespread acceptance in a group or society, especially where there was not any before.
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come outTo make a formal debut in society.
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against the grainContrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects.
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beautiful peopleFashionable, privileged, glamorous people, especially those belonging to international high society.
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BelgravianA resident of Belgravia, London; by extension a member of the fashionable or aristocratic society assumed to reside in Belgravia.
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bottom feederA person who operates amidst or thrives on the unwholesome things in a society; one who takes advantage of the misfortune of others.
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culture heroA mythical character or real person who is renowned as the exemplar of the values or achievements of a society, group, or time period.
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e pluribus unumA national motto of the United States of America, meaning "From many, one", or "out of many, one", referring to the integration of 13 independent colonies into one country, and that has taken an additional meaning, giving the pluralistic nature of American society from immigration.
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go GaltTo become a recluse and stop contributing to one's society, especially in the form of taxes by reducing one's productivity or work or by refusing to follow societal norms that one believes to be unjust.
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grass rootsPeople and society at the local level rather than at the national centre of political activity.
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guarded rightsThose rights laid down by a constitution as being guaranteed to all individuals in the society; human rights.
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hell weekThe week during which new members are required to undergo undignified rites of initiation or gruelling discipline in order to be accepted into a fraternity, sorority, secret society, military group, etc.
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man among menA man who is accepted on the same terms, and as having the same worth, as other men in society.
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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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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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out of house and homeHelping Your Dog Adjust to a New Home, The Progressive Animal Welfare Society.
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public intellectualA well-known, intelligent, learned person whose written works and other social and cultural contributions are recognized not only by academic audiences and readers, but also by many members of society in general.
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reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."
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rediscover fireTo relearn fundamental concepts, principles or practices that had been previously well known and widely practiced at a prior time in human society.
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social deathThe alienation of certain people from society to the point of being forgotten, excluded, or ignored in society.
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social ladderThe hierarchy of a society.
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the hand that rocks the cradle rules the worldWomen, particularly mothers, have a decisive influence on the future direction of society because they raise and nurture the next generation.
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the qualityThe upper class, the high society, the gentry; the people of quality.
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toast of the townA person, male or female, who is admired and very popular in local society, and who is sought-after to attend parties, public events, etc.
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