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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 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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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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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.
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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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every man jackAll the members of a group with no exceptions.
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jack aroundto misbehave, fool around
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jack aroundto dawdle, to waste time
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jack it inAn imperative to stop doing something that the speaker finds annoying.
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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 of all tradesOne competent in many endeavors, especially one who excels in none of them.
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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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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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outside the boxBeyond the bounds of convention.
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box cleverTo act wisely.
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box on the earAdministered on the victim's ear, usually by an educator, to enforce attention.
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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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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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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 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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idiot boxTelevision.
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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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life is like a box of chocolatesLife is full of surprises, you never know what will happen next.
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off one's boxCrazy; unhinged; irrational.
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off one's boxStoned or intoxicated.
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one candle short of a boxnot bright; stupid
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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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out of the boxImmediately, without intervention from the customer.
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out of the boxSee outside the box.
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penalty boxThat is assessed after an infraction.
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penalty boxThe penalty area.
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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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voice boxlarynx
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AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLEHatch back (two box) vehicle with 'utility vehicle' appearance/some features; 'donut tires', e.g. Ford Ecosport. Who Sez?
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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.
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