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holding patternA path taken by an aircraft waiting to land.Rate it:

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holding patternAny failure to advance; useless or unproductive activity.Rate it:

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be left holding the babyTo be left with the responsibility of resolving a problem.Rate it:

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leave somebody holding the bagTo abandon somebody, leaving the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo abandon somebody, leaving them holding the responsibility or blame.Rate it:

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leave someone holding the bagTo remove the value from an article or arrangement and leave somebody holding the empty (or valueless) container.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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hand in handHolding or clasping hands.Rate it:

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throw downTo cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.Rate it:

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all over the boardShowing a wide range of values with no particular pattern.Rate it:

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all over the placeInconsistent; lacking a clear pattern.Rate it:

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break the moldTo depart from a traditional pattern; to defy convention.Rate it:

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douche bagA bag for holding the water or fluid used in vaginal douching.Rate it:

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dragTo move a mouse cursor while holding down a button on the mouse, often to move something on the screen.Rate it:

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hold up one's endI'm holding up my end and you had better hold up yours.Rate it:

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hot potatoA child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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on the bubbleHolding the last qualifying position with qualification still in progress, and thus liable to lose that position.Rate it:

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on trackProceeding as planned, as expected, or in a manner consistent with an established pattern.Rate it:

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royal bumpsA ritual of two or more persons holding another person by the arms and legs, face up, while bumping them repeatedly on the floor. In modern times it is a lighthearted affair, generally performed only on a young person's birthday with the number of bumps corresponding to the person's age in years. Historically it was a hazing.Rate it:

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see the forest for the treesTo discern an overall pattern from a mass of detail; to see the bigger picture, or the broader, more general situation. Generally used in the negative.Rate it:

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stuff the ballot boxTo commit fraud in an election by depositing extra or otherwise illegitimate ballots into the container holding voters' ballots, in an attempt to predetermine the outcome.Rate it:

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talk to the handUsed usually sarcastically to dismiss another person's argument by indicating that the speaker (or writer) is not prepared to hear (or read) anything further that the other person has to say (or write). It is often used while simultaneously holding up the hand with the palm facing the speaker.Rate it:

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thread the needleA game in which children stand in a row, joining hands, and in which the outer one, still holding his neighbour, runs between the others.Rate it:

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tooth and nailViciously; with all one’s strength or power; without holding back..Rate it:

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