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Johnny-come-latelyA newcomer; a novice; an upstart.
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Johnny-one-noteA person (or organization) who often expresses a strong opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects.
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Johnny-one-noteAn opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects which is frequently expressed by a person or organization.
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rubber johnnycondom
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stage-door JohnnyA man who is infatuated with one or more theatrical actresses and who routinely lingers in and around theatres in an effort to meet and form relationships with the female object(s) of his affection.
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stage-door JohnnyA devoted fan of live theatre and of performing artists, who habitually spends time in and around theatres.
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piece of cakeA job, task or other activity that is easy or simple to do.
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cake crumbsCrumbs from a cake.
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cake crumbsHardly anything.
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cake walkA type of dance originating in the United States in the 19th century.
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cake walkFrom the mid 1900s, a game at a fair or party in which people walk around a numbered circle along to music. When the music is stopped, the caller draws a number from a jar and whoever is standing on or closest to that number that number wins a cake.
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cake walkSomething extremely easy.
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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).
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piece of cakeOne slice of cake.
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take the cakeTo be especially good or outstanding.
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take the cakeTo be particularly bad, objectionable, or egregious.
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the cake is a lieThe end you are pursuing is unattainable or misguided; the reward you have been promised is false.
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the icing on the cakeSomething wonderful at the end of something good.
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wedding-cakeExtremely ornate
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yellow cakeUsed other than as an idiom: Any yellow-colored cake (dessert).
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yellow cakeuranium ore
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beefcakeUsed other than as an idiom: see beef, cake.
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cakewalkA contest in which cake was offered for the best dancers.
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duck soupEasy, or a piece of cake.
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swiss rollcake
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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isn
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