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figure outTo come to understand; to discover or find a solution; to deduce.
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ballpark figureAn educated guess or estimation within acceptable bounds.
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cut a figureTo present an image; to make an impression.
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figure of speechA word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.
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go figureExpresses perplexity, confusion, surprise, or puzzlement.
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historical figureA fictional or fabricated person who was was given historical importance in legends and myth.
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historical figureA person who lived long ago, usually of some historical note or importance.
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to cut a sorry figureFeeling sad for someone
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abstract ideaAn idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.
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aunt sallya figure drawing criticism or ridicule; a straw man.
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average upto calculate an average or rough figure.
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ballpark estimateA ballpark figure, a very rough approximation.
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be on toTo figure out; to realize the truth.
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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.
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bozo eruptionA remark-usually unscripted-by a politician or other public figure which is especially ill-considered and foolish, and which has negative repercussions for that individual and for his or her affiliated group.
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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figure
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crunch numbersTo figure; to do the math.
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household nameA very well-known public figure.
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kiss and cry The publicly viewable enclosure in which figure skaters sit immediately after a performance, while they await and receive the judging results.
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put two and two togetherTo figure out; to deduce or discern.
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run intoTo reach a large figure.
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wing itTo improvise; to make things up or figure things out as one goes; or to perform with little or no preparation.
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