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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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facts on the groundSome aspects of the situation in a particular location.Rate it:

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fudge the factsSomeone who complains constantly but does not tell the straight story.Rate it:

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them's the factsThat's the truth, that's how it is; frequently used in reference to an unfortunate truth.Rate it:

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make groundgain ground; make progress.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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run into the groundTo mismanage to the point of ruin.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThis smacks of a military jargon. Troops deployed to confront enemy. Modern warfare can be conducted from helicopters, drones, bombers with remote directed missiles, rockets and missiles from ships.Rate it:

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break groundTo begin digging in the earth at the start of a new construction, or, originally, for cultivation.Rate it:

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break groundTo initiate a new venture, or to advance beyond previous achievements.Rate it:

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break groundTo lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.Rate it:

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break new groundBy extension, to initiate a new venture.Rate it:

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break new groundTo begin excavating and levelling earth for a new building, or, originally, for cultivation.Rate it:

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common groundA characteristic or interest shared by multiple people or systems.Rate it:

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ear to the groundThe practice or characteristic of carefully gathering information; a state or mindset of attentiveness.Rate it:

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ear to the groundPursuing the practice or having the characteristic of carefully gathering information; well-informed.Rate it:

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feet on the groundIn a manner characteristic of a practical person; sensibly.Rate it:

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from the ground upFrom the beginning; starting with the basics, foundation, or fundamentals.Rate it:

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gain groundto become farther from another traveling the same course.Rate it:

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get off the groundTo succeed or begin to succeed.Rate it:

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go to groundTo escape into a burrow, hole, etc. when being hunted.Rate it:

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go to groundTo hide from public view or sequester oneself, especially when authorities, members of the news media, or others are looking for one.Rate it:

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ground ball with eyesA weakly hit ground ball that barely evades the infielders.Rate it:

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ground ruleA rule regarding play on a specific field, course, or court.Rate it:

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ground ruleThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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ground rulesThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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high groundA location which is at a relatively high elevation, especially in comparison to the immediate surrounding area.Rate it:

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high groundA position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.Rate it:

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hit the ground runningTo begin an activity immediately and with full commitment.Rate it:

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keep your feet on the groundmaintain a sense of composure, refuse to get all up in the air over any reversal.Rate it:

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know one's ass from a hole in the groundTo have an adequate level of knowledge or skill; to understand what one is doing or talking about.Rate it:

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lose groundto become closer to another traveling the same course.Rate it:

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middle groundA compromise position between extremes.Rate it:

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middle groundThe middle distance.Rate it:

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moral high groundA position or point of view which is ethically superior or more reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.Rate it:

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moral low groundA position or point of view which is unethical or less reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.Rate it:

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plant your feet firmly on the ground!Assume a firm stand, become resolute, reject intimidation.Rate it:

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run into the groundTo discuss ad nauseam.Rate it:

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run into the groundTo wear out, especially through excessive use.Rate it:

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stand one's groundFinding oneself in a disagreement, confrontation, at odds with others, accused of misfeasance/malfeasance.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo maintain or stick by an opinion or position; to remain resolute in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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worship the ground someone walks onTo admire someone greatly.Rate it:

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shook ya droorsa trick, a quick move around an unexpected opponent, or person to gain ground.Rate it:

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sock-it to em!Hit them hard with the price/cost/details/requirements/hard-facts/negative aspects/Sad Reality:Rate it:

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fall downTo fall to the ground.Rate it:

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bury the leadTo begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while postponing more essential points or facts.Rate it:

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bring downTo make something flying fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.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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bargain basementAn area within a retail store, especially an area located below ground level, where the least costly merchandise can be found.Rate it:

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