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

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no pain, no gainOne must be willing to endure some inconvenience or discomfort in order to achieve worthwhile goals.Rate it:

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come in from the coldTo gain widespread acceptance in a group or society, especially where there was not any before.Rate it:

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make groundgain ground; make progress.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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break evenTo neither gain nor lose money.Rate it:

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butter upTo flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.Rate it:

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hack intoTo gain unauthorized entry to, particularly by exploiting little-known weaknesses.Rate it:

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come to oneselfto gain consciousness or self-controlRate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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back-cloth starAn actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.Rate it:

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bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.Rate it:

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break throughTo gain popularity.Rate it:

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burn some rubberAn expression of intent to drive ruthlessly, speedily, wildly, illegally: Express the intention to perform tasks, agendas in wild abandon, in order to impress, gain an advantage, recover lost time or missed opportunity:Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cheaters never prosperOne does not gain from cheating.Rate it:

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cry over spilled milkBecome needlessly upset over trivial reverses or losses, express resentment when others gain incidental items or are chosen instead of your being favored.Rate it:

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curry favorTo seek to gain favor by flattery or attention.Rate it:

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cut one's teethTo begin; to gain early experience.Rate it:

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daylightTo gain exposure to the open.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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dog in the huntSomething to gain depending on the outcome; a position for which to campaign or cheer..Rate it:

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fire in the bellyThe emotional stamina and vigor, passion, or inner drive to achieve something, to take action, etc.Rate it:

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get a leg upTo gain some advantage; to get a head start.Rate it:

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get a leg-upFigure of speech. To gain control, manage, acquire, dominate, infinitely analyze.Rate it:

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get atgain access toRate it:

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get inTo enter a place; to gain access.Rate it:

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get one's foot in the doorTo initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.Rate it:

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get to grips withTo gain an understanding (of something).Rate it:

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hard nut to crackA place, opportunity, etc. to which it is difficult to gain entry.Rate it:

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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.Rate it:

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kiss someone's assTo flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion to gain their favorRate it:

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live and learnAn exhortation to gain knowledge from living experiences. Commonly used after an accident or misfortune to indicate a moral lesson.Rate it:

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make a name for oneselfTo gain fame.Rate it:

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Midas touchThe ability to gain success or financial reward from one's actions.Rate it:

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nothing ventured, nothing gainedIf one takes no risks, one will not gain any benefits.Rate it:

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pack on the poundsTo gain weight, especially as a result of vigorous or excessive eating.Rate it:

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pile onto gain (weight) quickly.Rate it:

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pile on the poundsto gain weight quickly.Rate it:

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play dumbTo pretend to be slow-witted or lacking in specific knowledge, usually in order to avoid responsibility or to gain some advantage.Rate it:

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put the moves onTo make an effort to gain someone's romantic or sexual interest; to try to woo or seduce.Rate it:

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rack upto gain (points etc.; in a game or sport)Rate it:

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score offTo defeat (especially in an argument), get the better of, achieve a success over, gain an advantage or win points over, make a point to the detriment or at the expense of, make appear foolish. Sometimes with particle on (someone).Rate it:

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see the lightTo gain an understanding of something previously not understood, especially in a sudden insight.Rate it:

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shit out of luckWhen one has attempted to gain something, either tangible or not, and the attempt failed, either through denial, missed opportunity, etc.Rate it:

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show ankleTo provide a hint or to reveal partial information in order to gain attention or arouse interest.Rate it:

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take by stormTo rapidly gain great popularity in (a place).Rate it:

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the pants offAn intensifier used with some transitive action verbs to indicate that the action is performed with thoroughness, vigor, or complete success.Rate it:

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turn a profitTo gain money or to gain materially.Rate it:

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