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hit the spotTo be particularly pleasing or appropriate; to be just right.
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on the spotAt that very moment; right away.
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on the spotHaving to answer or decide without warning or preparation.
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on the spotIn a particular place.
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on-the-spotIn the right place at this very moment.
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X marks the spotYou will find what you are looking for under an obvious sign for it.
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rubber johnnycondom
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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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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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beauty spotmole
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hot spotdangerous place; accident place
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hot spotlively place
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soft spotA fontanelle.
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soft spotA point of vulnerability in a defence.
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soft spotA sentimental fondness or affection.
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spot checkA cursory inspection or examination or the inspection or examination of a sample of something.
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spot onExact or correct.
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spot onabsolutely correct
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tight spotA difficult position.
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be in a spot of botherTo have a slight problem, to be in a predicament.
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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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the hand that rocks the cradle rules the worldWomen, particularly mothers, have a decisive influence on the future direction of society because they raise and nurture the next generation.
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the proof of the pudding is in the eatingThe only real test of something is as what it is intended to be used for.
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let the perfect be the enemy of the goodTo insist on the total realization of a goal and reject any compromise, thereby decreasing the chance of achieving even a part of that goal.
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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.
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the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the worldAlternative form of the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.
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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.
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close the stable door after the horse has boltedTo attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened.
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don't let the door hit you on the way outUsed to indicate that one is glad to see someone leaving.
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if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.
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it is not the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.
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pinch and a punch for the first of the monthSaid the first day of a new month, accompanied by a pinch and a punch to the victim.
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the grass is always greener on the other sideOther circumstances seem more desirable than one's own but in reality are often not
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beauty is in the eye of the beholderIndividuals have different inclinations on what is beautiful. Individuals have different beauty standards.
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it ain't the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.
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it isn't the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.
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it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:
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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.
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out of the frying pan, into the fireFrom an already bad situation to a worse one.
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sufficient unto the day is the evil thereofNo need to worry about the future; the present provides enough to worry about.
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the apple doesn't fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents in the way they act and in their physical abilities.
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the dogs bark, but the caravan goes onLife goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.
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well ain't that the catfish in the trapA sentence commonly spoken in the Southern United States. It can often be used in place of "well, I'll be damned". Used to express surprise.
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when the cat's away the mice will playIn the absence of a controlling entity, subordinates will take advantage of circumstances.
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let go an anchor to the windward of the lawTo keep within the letter of the law.
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