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have second thoughtsTo change one's opinion, or be uneasy about a previous decision.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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not leave one's thoughtsSaid when one keeps thinking about something.Rate it:

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penny for your thoughtsUsed to inquire into the thoughts and feelings of another, especially when the person appears pensive or conflicted.Rate it:

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every secondEvery other; each alternate.Rate it:

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every secondUsed other than as an idiom: Once per second.Rate it:

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every secondVery frequently; more frequently than is desired.Rate it:

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just a secondOnly one second; a passage of time one-sixtieth of a minute in duration.Rate it:

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just a secondA short period of time, typically anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes or more.Rate it:

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just a secondStop; wait. Used to indicate that the speaker wishes the previous speaker or the proceedings to stop so that he or she can comment on what has been said or has happened so far.Rate it:

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on second thoughtAfter reconsidering; on further consideration.Rate it:

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play second fiddleTo play a subsidiary or subordinate role to someone or something else.Rate it:

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second bananaA comedian who plays a secondary or supporting role, especially as straight man and traditionally in vaudeville or burlesque theatre.Rate it:

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second bananaA person who serves in a supporting, secondary, or subsidiary capacity; an assistant.Rate it:

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second childhoodA childlike state in any adult, resulting from mental illness, trauma, or other conditions.Rate it:

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second childhoodThe period or state of cognitive decline of an elderly person, characterized by childlike judgment and behavior.Rate it:

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second fiddleA fiddle part in harmony to the first fiddle.Rate it:

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second fiddleA sidekick or subordinate, or the role of such a person.Rate it:

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second fiddleThe person playing second fiddle.Rate it:

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second gearThe second lowest gearing available from a gearbox.Rate it:

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second handusedRate it:

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second natureA mindset, skill, or type of behavior so ingrained through habit or practice that it seems natural, automatic, or without a basis in conscious thought.Rate it:

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second sightclairvoyanceRate it:

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second stringIn sports, a unit of players that plays behind the first string.Rate it:

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second stringNot as good; of a lower quality or condition.Rate it:

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second-guessPresumably from trying to guess with second sight.Rate it:

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second-guessPresumably from trying to improve with a second stab.Rate it:

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two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.Rate it:

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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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have a blastTo thoroughly enjoy; to be excited or have lots of fun.Rate it:

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have a stabTo make an attempt, a try.Rate it:

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as luck may have itby chance, luckilyRate it:

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as luck would have itAs it happened; how it turned out; by good fortune; fortunately or luckily.Rate it:

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doesn't have two nickels to rub togetherReference an individual whom from all evidence and appearances is badly bent and broken relative to personal finances.Rate it:

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have a ballTo enjoy thoroughly; to have lots of fun or excitement.Rate it:

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have a bone to pickTo have a complaint or grievance with somebody.Rate it:

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have a brick in one's hatto be drunkRate it:

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have a bun in the ovenTo be pregnant; to be expecting a baby.Rate it:

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have a coupleTo drink enough alcohol to be slightly drunkRate it:

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have a cowTo get angry; have a fit.Rate it:

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have a fable forTo have a weakness for something.Rate it:

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have a fewTo drink enough alcohol to be slightly drunkRate it:

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have a fitTo become suddenly enraged.Rate it:

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have a fitTo experience an epileptic seizure.Rate it:

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have a flatTo be the owner of an apartment.Rate it:

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