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blue-sky thinkingThinking that is not grounded or in touch in the realities of the present.Rate it:

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blue-sky thinkingOpen-minded thinking.Rate it:

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thinking capWithdraw mentally in order to consider options, costs, possible unknown factors.Rate it:

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wishful thinkingDecision-making based on self-delusion.Rate it:

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wishful thinkingThe illusion that what one would like is actually true.Rate it:

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look forward toTo anticipate, expect, or wait for, especially with a feeling of approval or pleasure.Rate it:

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look forwardTo anticipate or expect; especially, to expect something to be pleasant.Rate it:

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put forwardTo propose for consideration.Rate it:

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put forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.Rate it:

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bring forwardTo call up for consideration.Rate it:

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bring forwardTo make something happen earlier than originally planned.Rate it:

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come forwardUsed other than as an idiom: see come, forward.Rate it:

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come forwardTo offer help or information (especially, about a crime).Rate it:

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move forwardUsed other than as an idiom: see move, forward.Rate it:

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move forwardTo progress, modernizeRate it:

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one step forward, two steps backA situation in which progress is more than offset by adverse developments.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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put the clock forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.Rate it:

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step forwardto volunteer for something; to offer one's servicesRate it:

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step forwardto admit one's wrongdoing, to own upRate it:

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blurt outTo say suddenly, without thinking.Rate it:

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forge aheadTo move forward quickly, or to make good progress with (especially a plan)Rate it:

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hold outTo hold something out; to extend forward.Rate it:

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switch offTo lose interest, and start thinking about something else.Rate it:

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a side glance!Offering/Receiving, observing a straight forward focus of attention, without any variation of head or eye movement.Rate it:

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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 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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bite the bulletTo accept a negative aspect of a situation in order to continue moving forward.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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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.Rate it:

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come along!Join me, move forward, let's stay together.Rate it:

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count sheepTo attempt to go to sleep by thinking of something boring, traditionally by counting imaginary sheep.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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down the wrong alleyWe're not thinking Alike, We're not on the same page;Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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full speed aheadA command, especially on military vessels, to move forward at maximum speed.Rate it:

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hand downTo forward to the proper officer .Rate it:

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head in the cloudsHaving fantastic or impractical dreams; thinking impractically.Rate it:

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head in the cloudsDaydreaming; thinking about matters other than the present reality.Rate it:

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head-emptierAnything mindless, that doesn't involve thinking.Rate it:

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in one's right mindSane, sensible, reasonable; thinking clearly.Rate it:

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jumpThat is further forward.Rate it:

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l'esprit de l'escalierThe experience of thinking of a devastating rejoinder only after leaving the scene of the debate.Rate it:

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lead the lineTo play as centre forward.Rate it:

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lick one's chopsTo look forward avidly to eating something.Rate it:

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make headwayTo progress; to move forward.Rate it:

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make one's wayTo move forward, usually toward a destination or goal, physically or conceptually.Rate it:

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modest proposalA idea which is especially extreme, unorthodox or distasteful, often put forward in jest.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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