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outside the boxBeyond the bounds of convention.
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box the compassTo know, and be able to recite the 32 points and quarter points of the magnetic compass from North, both clockwise and anticlockwise.
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box the compassTo make a complete reversal in stance or opinion.
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box on the earAdministered on the victim's ear, usually by an educator, to enforce attention.
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out of the boxImmediately, without intervention from the customer.
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out of the boxSee outside the box.
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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.
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knock out of the boxTo cause a pitcher to be replaced by heavy hitting.
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knock out of the boxTo cause something to be replaced by something else.
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jack upTo ruin; wreck; mess up; screw up; sometimes as a bowdlerized substitution for f** up.
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jack upTo raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means.
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jack inTo stop doing a regular activity. Often a job or studies.
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jack inTo insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not.
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jack aroundto misbehave, fool around
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jack aroundto dawdle, to waste time
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jack o'lanternwill o' the wisp, a strange light that attracts travellers
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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.
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jack offAn annoying person or one who has committed a transgression with no or insufficient apology; a jerk, an asshole.
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jack offTo masturbate.
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jack offTo manually stimulate someone sexually, generally a male.
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Jack TarAlternative spelling of jacktar.
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jack upTo raise, increase, or accelerate; often said of prices, fees, or rates. See also jack up the price.
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jack-tarAlternative spelling of jacktar.
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every man jackAll the members of a group with no exceptions.
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jack it inAn imperative to stop doing something that the speaker finds annoying.
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jack of all tradesOne competent in many endeavors, especially one who excels in none of them.
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box cleverTo act wisely.
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box seatA seat among a group of seats in an enclosure, as at a theater or stadium.
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box seatA favorable vantage point.
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idiot boxTelevision.
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penalty boxThat is assessed after an infraction.
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penalty boxThe penalty area.
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voice boxlarynx
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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their life
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box your earsA Threat of Violence To { child or youth ] because of a minor infraction.
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box-office bombA motion picture that generates relatively low revenue at the box office, especially that which is less than the budget for the motion picture.
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dumb as a box of rocksVery stupid
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off one's boxCrazy; unhinged; irrational.
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off one's boxStoned or intoxicated.
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out of one's boxCrazy; unhinged; irrational.
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out of one's boxStoned or intoxicated.
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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.
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box oneself into a cornerTo create a predicament or problem for oneself; to do something that leaves one with no good alternatives. or solutions.
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one candle short of a boxnot bright; stupid
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life is like a box of chocolatesLife is full of surprises, you never know what will happen next.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is kingAmong others with a disadvantage or disability, the one with the mildest disadvantage or disability is regarded as the greatest.Even someone without much talent or ability is considered special by those with no talent or ability at all.
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spill the beans / let the cat out of the bagTo let out a secret
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