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wishful thinkingDecision-making based on self-delusion.
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wishful thinkingThe illusion that what one would like is actually true.
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look forwardTo anticipate or expect; especially, to expect something to be pleasant.
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put forwardTo propose for consideration.
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put forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.
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bring forwardTo call up for consideration.
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bring forwardTo make something happen earlier than originally planned.
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look forward toTo anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure.
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put the clock forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.
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put one's best foot forwardTo show oneself in the best or most positive way possible; to make a favorable impression.
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one step forward, two steps backA situation in which progress is more than offset by adverse developments.
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blurt outTo say suddenly, without thinking.
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forge aheadTo move forward quickly, or to make good progress with (especially a plan)
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hold outTo hold something out; to extend forward.
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switch offTo lose interest, and start thinking about something else.
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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient
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bite the bulletTo accept a negative aspect of a situation in order to continue moving forward.
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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.
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count sheepTo attempt to go to sleep by thinking of something boring, traditionally by counting imaginary sheep.
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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.
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down the wrong alleyWe're not thinking Alike, We're not on the same page;
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flight of fancyAn idea, narrative, suggestion, etc. which is extremely imaginative and which appears to be entirely unrealistic, untrue, or impractical; thinking which is very speculative.
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full speed aheadA command, especially on military vessels, to move forward at maximum speed.
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hand downTo forward to the proper officer .
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in one's right mindSane, sensible, reasonable; thinking clearly.
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jumpThat is further forward.
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l'esprit de l'escalierThe experience of thinking of a devastating rejoinder only after leaving the scene of the debate.
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lick one's chopsTo look forward avidly to eating something.
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make headwayTo progress; to move forward.
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new schoolA style, way of thinking, or method for accomplishing a task that is typical of the current era, as opposed to former eras.
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not leave one's thoughtsSaid when one keeps thinking about something.
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on a whimDone without thinking seriously about the consequences.
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on the same pageThinking Alike, On the same subject, On the same track
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out of itDisoriented; not thinking clearly.
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put one foot in front of the otherTo move forward, progress steadily.
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quicumque vultA forward girl, ready to oblige every man that shall ask her.
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red mistAnger sufficient to cloud judgement, to stop clear thinking.
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rose-colored glassesAn optimistic perception of something; a positive opinion; seeing something in a positive way, often thinking of it as better than it actually is.
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shoot oneself in the footTo act against one's own interests, e.g., by saying what one is really thinking.
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staircase witThinking of an idea or course of action too late to use it effectively, or the tendency to do so.
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under the impressionThinking or making assumptions, often incorrectly.
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wade inTo interrupt someone, or a situation, by doing or saying something abruptly, or forcefully, and usually without thinking about the consequences.
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