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jack upTo ruin; wreck; mess up; screw up; sometimes as a bowdlerized substitution for f** up.Rate it:

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jack upTo raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means.Rate it:

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jack inTo stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies.Rate it:

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jack inTo insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not.Rate it:

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jack of all trades, master of noneA person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.Rate it:

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jack upTo raise, increase, or accelerate; often said of prices, fees, or rates. See also jack up the price.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.Rate it:

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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their lifeRate it:

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every man jackAll the members of a group with no exceptions.Rate it:

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jack aroundto misbehave, fool aroundRate it:

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jack aroundto dawdle, to waste timeRate it:

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jack it inAn imperative to stop doing something that the speaker finds annoying.Rate it:

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jack o'lanternwill o' the wisp, a strange light that attracts travellersRate it:

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jack o'lanternA vegetable, usually a pumpkin, but alternatively a turnip, carved into the form of a face and lighted within by a candle. Associated chiefly with the holiday Halloween.Rate it:

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jack of all tradesOne competent in many endeavors, especially one who excels in none of them.Rate it:

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jack of all trades, master of noneA master of integration, who knows enough from many learned trades and skills to be able to bring their disciplines together in a practical manner; a polymath; a renaissance man.Rate it:

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jack offAn annoying person or one who has committed a transgression with no or insufficient apology; a jerk, an asshole.Rate it:

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jack offTo masturbate.Rate it:

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jack offTo manually stimulate someone sexually, generally a male.Rate it:

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Jack TarAlternative spelling of jacktar.Rate it:

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jack-tarAlternative spelling of jacktar.Rate it:

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10 Downing StreetThe address of the residence in London of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.Rate it:

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BelgravianOf or pertaining to Belgravia, London.Rate it:

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BelgravianA resident of Belgravia, London; by extension a member of the fashionable or aristocratic society assumed to reside in Belgravia.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe highest straight in poker, ace-king-queen-jack-ten.Rate it:

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cockney slangLondon slang most common in London, ukRate it:

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Downing Streeta street leading off Whitehall in Westminster, London containing the residences of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the ExchequerRate it:

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factotumJack of all trades.Rate it:

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picture cardking, queen or jackRate it:

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proverbs run in pairsEvery proverb seems to be contradicted by another proverb with an opposed message, such as "too many cooks spoil the broth" and "many hands make light work."1863, Sir Richard Burton, Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains, vol. 1, Tinsley (London), p. 309:Moreover, all the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.Rate it:

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tomorrow is another dayTomorrow will bring new opportunities and a fresh start for one's endeavors.1600, author unknown, "Phillidaes Love-call to her Coridon, and his replying" (song), in England's Helicon, printed at London by I.R. for John Flasket:Phil. Yonder comes my Mother, Coridon,whether shall I flie?Cor. Under yonder Beech my lovely one,while she passeth by.Say to her thy true-Love was not heere,remember, remember,to morrow is another day:1896, Amelia E. Barr, A Knight of the Nets, ch. 8:"Well, well, my dear lass, to-night we cannot work, but we may sleep. . . . Keep a still heart tonight, and tomorrow is another day."1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, ch. 63:"Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."2005, Fran Schumer, "JERSEY: In Princeton, Taking On Harvard's Fuss About Women," New York Times, 19 June (retrieved 18 Aug. 2009):"Half of me is depressedRate it:

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