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glass-half-emptypessimisticRate it:

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glass-half-fulloptimisticRate it:

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empty promiseA promise that is either not going to be carried out, worthless or meaningless.Rate it:

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empty the tankTo make the utmost effort; to contribute to the absolute limit of one's energy and abilities.Rate it:

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empty vessels make the most soundnoisy, opinionated people are often stupid.Rate it:

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run on emptyLosing enthusiasm or willingness, lacking energy.Rate it:

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running on emptyLosing enthusiasm or willingness, lacking energy.Rate it:

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falling glassThe wall-hung mercury barometer utilized in the days of sail presented approximately thirty inches of height level of the mercury in it's glass tube in fair weather. When a vessel sailed into a barometric Low Pressure region, the mercury level became lower and tended to indicate the presence of oncoming thunderstorms, gales, or a possible hurricane.Rate it:

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glass ceilingAn unwritten, uncodified barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for a member of a specific demographic group.Rate it:

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heart of glassA very fragile romantic state.Rate it:

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looking glassmirrorRate it:

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people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stonesDo not criticize others if you have weaknesses yourself.Rate it:

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under glassIn a greenhouse, a cold frame, or a similar structure; said of the propagation and growth of plants.Rate it:

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under glassIn a glass case, like an item in a museum.Rate it:

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under glassIn jail.Rate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.Rate it:

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hell and half of georgiaA very large region; everywhere.Rate it:

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half a mindA moderate inclination.Rate it:

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half nelsonwrestling holdRate it:

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all over hell's half acreAll over the place; everywhere.Rate it:

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baker's half dozenSeven, a group of seven.Rate it:

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better halfspouseRate it:

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centre halffootballerRate it:

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go off half-cockedTo take a premature or ill-considered action.Rate it:

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half a dozensixRate it:

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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no loafAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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half hourperiod of 30 minutesRate it:

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half-bakedPartially cooked by heating in an oven.Rate it:

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half-nakedWith very few clothes on; revealing lots of one's body.Rate it:

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half-nakedWith very few clothes on.Rate it:

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half-pintA unit of volume used for liquids equal to half of a pint.Rate it:

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half-pintHalf a pint of beer.Rate it:

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half-pintA small child.Rate it:

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not half badPretty good; okay; decent.Rate it:

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other halfA spouse.Rate it:

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six of one, half dozen of anotherIt makes no difference, they're still the same.Rate it:

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too clever by halfShrewd but flawed by overthinking or excessive complexity, with a resulting tendency to be unreliable or unsuccessful.Rate it:

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well begun is half doneMuch depends on the beginning of an endeavor.Rate it:

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brass ringOne and one half inch diameter iron rings were offered riders on a Carousel by a dispensing device alongside: A Brass Ring was inserted into the dispenser at random. The Carousel Rider who succeeded in snatching the Brass Ring was rewarded A Free Ride upon return to the Operator of the Brass Ring:Rate it:

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lip serviceEmpty talk; words absent of action or intention.Rate it:

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walk the talkTo do what one said one could do, or would do, not just making empty promises. To walk one's talk is to be innocent of hypocrisy.Rate it:

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bat aroundWhen at least nine batters bat in a half inning.Rate it:

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top offTo fill completely; to fill or refill the final portion of something not empty.Rate it:

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pour outTo serve a drink into a cup or glass.Rate it:

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cut a rugTo dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.Rate it:

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all mouth and no trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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all mouth and trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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as often as notMore or less half of the time; on many occasions but not always; frequently.Rate it:

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