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give it the old college tryAn American Expression'; Give It The Traditional College Student's Focused, Determined Attempt Toward Achieving The Goal!Rate it:

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old college tryA vigorous, committed attempt or effort.Rate it:

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give something a tryTo try or attempt.Rate it:

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same old same oldA familiar, uninteresting, or tedious situation, activity, narrative, or set of facts.Rate it:

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give someone the old heave-hoAlternative form of give somebody the heave-ho.Rate it:

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try to top that one!When one excels often and in a high degree, there is naturally a strong feeling of achievement. The proud winner may chide and challenge his associates and peers.Rate it:

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try onBy wearing it.Rate it:

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don't try to teach grandma how to suck eggsDon't presume to give advice to those who are more experienced.Rate it:

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try one's handTo attempt a skill, craft, or trade.Rate it:

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try one's luckTo make a risky attempt.Rate it:

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try outTo test something in order to see if it works.Rate it:

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try outTo undergo a test before being selected for a team etc.Rate it:

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try out one's own chopsTo produce one's own records with one's own vocals.Rate it:

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try to get on first!An encouraging expression to others to attempt a seemingly impossible task. The leader asks the crew to give it their best and try the "baseball theme".Rate it:

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try to get someone 'off'Plead for leniency, assume an advocacy position, request to be excused, ask to have the misdemeanor overlooked.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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old saltA seasoned sailor, especially one who is hardy and forthright in manner.Rate it:

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good old boyA friendly, unambitious, relatively uneducated, sometimes racially biased white man who embodies the stereotype of the folksy culture of the rural southern USA.Rate it:

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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:

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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:

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any oldUsed other than as an idiom: see any, old.Rate it:

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any oldAny, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill.Rate it:

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any old nook or crannyAlternative form of any nook or cranny.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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big oldEmphatically or impressively big; really big.Rate it:

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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.Rate it:

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dirty old manAn adult male - usually middle-aged or elderly - who acts in a lecherous or lewd manner.Rate it:

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every old nook and crannyAlternative form of every nook and cranny.Rate it:

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for old times' sakeAn appeal to the nostalgia of prior experiences to convince someone to do something.Rate it:

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for old times' sakesAlternative form of for old times' sake.Rate it:

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good old boyA male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow.Rate it:

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little oldUsed other than as an idiom: see little, old.Rate it:

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little oldEmphatically, affectionately, or humorously little; ordinary or harmless (especially when trying to downplay the importance of something).Rate it:

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money for old ropeMoney exchanged for goods of low value.Rate it:

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old as the hillsExtremely old.Rate it:

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old baileycentral criminal courtRate it:

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old billpoliceRate it:

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old boy networkA presumed unacknowledged system of association between childhood friends (especially those at school or university together), used for mutual assistance or favouritism.Rate it:

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old chestnutA well-worn story.Rate it:

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old enough to voteUsed other than as an idiom.Rate it:

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old enough to voteold, decrepit.Rate it:

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old fartAn elderly person who holds views that are considered old-fashioned.Rate it:

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old flameA previous girlfriend or boyfriend; a former romantic partner, especially one for whom one still has romantic feelings.Rate it:

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old fogeyOld person.Rate it:

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old habits die hardExisting habits are hard to change.Rate it:

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old handA person who is experienced at a certain activity.Rate it:

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old hatSomething uninteresting, hackneyed, or passé due to overuse or long-standing familiarity..Rate it:

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old hatSomething widely or long practiced, known, or accepted; something conventional.Rate it:

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old hatSomething with which one is very familiar, or in which one is experienced or skilled.Rate it:

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