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in heaven's nameAn intensifier used with questions.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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for heaven's sakeExpresses frustration, exasperation, or annoyance.Rate it:

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heaven forbidTo say that one hopes that something does not happen.Rate it:

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heaven helps those who help themselvesA maxim encouraging people to get involved in their own problems.Rate it:

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hog heavenA state of contented bliss.Rate it:

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knocking on heaven's doorDying, close to death.Rate it:

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match made in heavenA marriage that is likely to be happy and successful because the two people are very compatible with each other.Rate it:

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match made in heavenA very successful combination of two people or things.Rate it:

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move heaven and earthTo do whatever is necessary, including extreme or unusual actions; to go to extremes.Rate it:

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household nameA genericized trademark or anepronym.Rate it:

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name and shameSo as to single them out for individual blame and censure.Rate it:

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bad nameUsed other than as an idiom: see bad, name.Rate it:

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bad nameLack of reverence or esteem. Poor reputation.Rate it:

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big nameA widely-known reputation, especially one that is favorable.Rate it:

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big nameA prominent individual, especially one who is favorably regarded.Rate it:

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common nameUsed other than as an idiom: see common, name.Rate it:

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common nameThe name by which a species is known to the general public, rather than its taxonomic or scientific name.Rate it:

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have one's name on itTo be reserved for someone.Rate it:

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have one's name takenTo receive a yellow cardRate it:

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household nameA brand name that is well known to the great majority of households.Rate it:

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household nameA very well-known public figure.Rate it:

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letters after one's nameA list of abbreviations, separated by commas, representing the academic qualifications and civil or military honours achieved by a person.Rate it:

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make a name for oneselfTo gain fame.Rate it:

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name namesTo identify specific people, especially people involved in confidential activity, misdeeds, or crimes.Rate it:

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name of the gameThe essential element (needed to reach the principal goal or objective); the overall purpose.Rate it:

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pen nameauthor's pseudonymRate it:

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pen namenom de plumeRate it:

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porn star nameUsed other than as an idiom. the name taken by an adult film performer.Rate it:

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porn star namea comical name for a person, typically made from the name of their first pet and the name of the first street they lived on.Rate it:

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put one's name in the hatTo run in an election or to nominate oneself for consideration in some other selection process; to nominate someone other than oneself for such consideration.Rate it:

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the name of the gameThe overall purpose; the principal goal, or objective.Rate it:

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what in god's nameUsed to add emphasis to "what" when beginning question.Rate it:

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why in god's nameUsed to add emphasis to "why" when beginning question.Rate it:

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you name itUsed after a short list to show that further examples are unnecessary; all kinds of things.Rate it:

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doubting debbiesomeone who always see's the negativeRate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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Aaron's beardA common name for several plants, which have tufts of stamens.[First attested in the late 19 century.]Cymbalaria muralis (ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy)Hypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star)Saxifraga stolonifera (creeping saxifrage, strawberry geranium)Opuntia leucotricha (arborescent prickly pear, Aaron's beard cactus)Rate it:

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also known asUsed to introduce an alternative name; alias.Rate it:

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bang strawA nick name for a thresher, but applied to all the servants of a farmer.Rate it:

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black beetleA common name for many species of beetle that are black in color, including:The African black beetle, Hetronychus arator, a serious pest of grasses in New Zealand.The Asiatic rhinoceros beetle, Oryctes rhinoceros, a pest of palm trees in tropical Asia.The European species Feronia nigrita.Rate it:

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black rideranother name for "Famine", one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.Rate it:

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blank outTo become blank.To temporarily lose memoryHe blanked out five minutes into the meeting.I'm blanking out on your name, I'm afraid.Rate it:

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BroadwayA street name, typically for a wide road; a broad way.Rate it:

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BroadwayA place name for a settlement which grew up around such a road. For example, Broadway, Worcestershire, Broadway, Somerset.Rate it:

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call outYell, Scream, Bellow, or utilize P.A. system or any viable means to summon HELP or summon individuals by name, number I.D. rating, rank, or any viable identifier.Rate it:

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dirty wordThe name of a topic that a person does not like to hear or discuss.Rate it:

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first and lastA person's combined given name and surname.Rate it:

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