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according toAccording to him, every person was to be bought. - Thomas Babington Macaulay.
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according toAccording to the directions, the glue takes 24 hours to dry.
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according toBased on what is said or stated.
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according toIn a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion.
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according toOur zeal should be according to knowledge. - Thomas Sprat.
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according to hoyleIn strict accordance with the rules, especially of card games; in the proper or expected manner.
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cut one's coat according to one's clothLive according to your means.
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John DoeA fictitious name used in the legal documents for an unknown or anonymous male person.
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John DoeAny unknown or anonymous male person.
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John HancockOne's signature.
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John HenryOne's signature.
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John Q. PublicA generic individual; some hypothetical average or ordinary citizen.
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John ThomasThe penis
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who shot johnA long and involved explanation; a thing of which an explanation would be long and involved.
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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.
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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)
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Aaron's beardHypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star)
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Aaron's beardHypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star)
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as the wind blowsaccording to circumstance
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at heartIn spirit; according to one's beliefs, views or feelings; deep down, really, fundamentally.
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below the beltUnfair; dirty; not according to the generally accepted rules.
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biblicalIn accordance with the teachings of the Bible (according to some interpretation of the later)
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by all accountsAccording to all available accounts or reports.
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by all accountsAccording to everything that people have said.
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by one's lightsAccording to one's understanding.
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catch-as-catch-canA. 1681, John Fryer, Richard Chiswell, Robert Roberts, Robert White, A New Account of East-India and Persia, in Eight Letters, Being Nine Years Travels, Begun 1672 and Finished 1681.
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Jane DoeFemale equivalent of John Doe.
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Jane RoeFemale equivalent of John Doe.
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Lard-OilAn oil from pork-fat-'LARD' whose viscosity was regulated according to environment in which it was utilized. The oil used in Railroad Switchman's signal-lanterns.
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no man is an islandAll people are connected to other people and dependent on other people.1623, John Donne,
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not a sausageJohn: Do you know how I get to the town center from here?.
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on the straight and narrowHonest; proceeding according to rules and plans.
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pan outTo succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.
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pitA hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.
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play it by earTo play a song according to how it sounds, rather than from a written score.
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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..
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Promised LandThe area historically known as Judea, which was promised to the Israelites by God according to oral tradition recorded in the Book of Genesis.
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proverbs come in pairsAlternative form of proverbs run in pairs.1979, Irving Howe, John Hollander, David Bromwich, Literature as Experience: An Anthology, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ISBN 0155511130, page 325:Sometimes proverbs come in pairs, the first one providing the context, the second, the revision.
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screw backTo cue the cue ball in such a way as to impart backspin. On impact, the ball will follow a reverse trajectory according to the spin.
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set in one's waysDriven by habit; inclined or determined to continue according to one's custom or established preferences.
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straight and narrowA path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.
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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.
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take to heartTo take something seriously; to internalize or live according to something (e.g. advice.)
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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say
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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 depressed
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winkle outTom managed to winkle the truth out of John eventually.
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wits' endA. 1911, John Muir, in John Muir and Michael P. Branch, John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa, 2002, page 138.
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