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if onlyI wish that; signifies a wish or desire.
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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.
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only fools and horses workPhilosophy of life that people who do not look for an easy way of earning a living are foolish.
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they're only after one thingMen are only interested in sex.
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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.
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you only get what you giveThere is a positive correlation between the effort one puts in and the benefits one receives.
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buckle downTo put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself.
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pro formaFor the sake of form only.
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bawl outTo have a serious argument accompanied with shouting.
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blame canadaA catch phrase for shifting attention away from a serious social issue by laying responsibility with Canada.
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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.
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all kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.
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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.
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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.
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assault and battery. This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.
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at a pinchBy the skin of one’s teeth; only just; Deo volente; perhaps; if you’re lucky..
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bad bloodA serious feud or grudge.
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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.
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button-downSerious; staid; businesslike.
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by the way[...] I had counted on a life-lease of the profits, whereas I only received those of a few short years. But this is by the way.
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catch-as-catch-canIntermittent; only when possible or when the opportunity presents itself.
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cherry pickTo select only the best from a range of options.
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cherry pickingSelecting only the best from a group or other range of choices.
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close the stable door after the horse has boltedTo attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened.
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cross that bridge when one comes to itTo deal with a problem or situation only when it arises.
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dead duckOne who is in serious danger or trouble.
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deliver the message to garciaProgrammers are consistently dehumanized because so many do indeed deliver the message to Garcia only to be at best ignored.
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deliver the message to garciaWhat we need is people who get the job done, no matter how. We don't want pickers who'll only learn if we use their preferred learning method. Have you read "A Message to Garcia" ? That's what we need today - young people who can deliver the message to Garcia.
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don't get your shit hot!A Stern, Serious, Unequivocal Warning; . . . . . . . "Don't Get 'Short', 'Testy', 'HOT', 'Angry', 'Impatient, 'Demanding' with ME!
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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.
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fair to middlingOnly tolerably good.
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fair weather friendOnly when it is advantageous or easy.
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for the birdsWorthless; pointless; not deserving serious consideration.
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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."
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gallows humorComedy that makes light of death or other very serious matters.
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get one's act togetherTo become serious, organized, worthwhile, etc.
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hanging offenceA crime so serious that it is punishable by means of death by hanging.
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heart to heartA sincere, serious, or personal conversation.
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horse of a different colorAn unrelated or only incidentally related matter with distinctly different significance.
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in funas a joke; not serious
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in the short runLasting only a short time, shortsightedly.
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inside baseballMatters of interest only to insiders.
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inside jokeA joke that is understood or meant to be understood only by certain people who are in the know about the details.
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it's one's funeralOne's decisions or actions will bring undesirable consequences only on oneself.
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just in caseIf and only if.
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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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landing stripA cultivated pubic hair pattern in which much of the pubic hair is removed, leaving only a central vertical line or rectangle.
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last resortThe only remaining, unwanted, option or choice.
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lighten upTo become less serious and more cheerful or casual; to relax.
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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.
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