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final solutionUsed other than as an idiom: see final, solution.Rate it:

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final solutionThe planned and attempted mass murder of the European Jews by the Nazis; the Holocaust.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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doubting debbiesomeone who always see's the negativeRate it:

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hit a home runAccomplish a difficult task, design a spectacular approach, display an outstanding solution.Rate it:

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it's a long road that has no turningencouragement when things are not going well. Just as a long road eventually has a turning, problems also eventually have a solution, even though one might have to wait.Rate it:

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make doTo put solution to a matter precariously (limited or inadequate means available).Rate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.Rate it:

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cry out forTo say that a situation needs a thing, or a solution urgently.Rate it:

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figure outTo come to understand; to discover or find a solution; to deduce.Rate it:

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work wondersTo be successful as a solution.Rate it:

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cookie-cutterA solution to a problem that can be applied in many situations without modification.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:

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ahead of the curveFigurative expression asserting a position in advance of a result, solution, position, or postulation:Rate it:

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Bob's your uncle"No problem", "the solution is simple", "there you have it", you have what you want, all will be well; indicates a desirable conclusion has been reached.Rate it:

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escape fireAn unconventional or counter intuitive solution to a difficult problem.Rate it:

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from the bottom of the barrelRe/finding a solution from a list of myriad possibilities.Rate it:

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fudge the issueAdopt a solution to a specific problem which does not address the larger, more general problem of which the specific problem is an instance.Rate it:

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full of himself/herself:The self-centered individual awash with a smattering of 'ego' expresses an 'all-knowing', 'all familiar', par excellence in the extreme:Rate it:

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god works in mysterious waysExpressing confidence that a conundrum has a solution despite it not being apparent.Expressing that a seemingly unfortunate or unfavourable situation or change may be beneficial later or in the long run.Person A: It seems that I'm about to be fired from my job.Person B: Well, God works in mysterious ways - maybe it'll be the kick you need to apply to university...Rate it:

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in a bindIn a difficult situation, usually of one's own making; having a dilemma; faced with a problem or a set of problems for which there is no easy solution.Rate it:

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in a pinchIn an urgent or difficult situation; when no other solution is available.Rate it:

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lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:

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nut outTo find a solution for, to work out the finer details, especially in a group discussion.Rate it:

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pickleA cucumber preserved in a solution, usually a brine or a vinegar syrup.Rate it:

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rearrange the deck chairs on the titanicTo do something pointless or insignificant that will soon be overtaken by events, or that contributes nothing to the solution of a current problem.Rate it:

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silver bulletAny straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results.Rate it:

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there's more than one way to skin a catA problem generally has more than one solution.Rate it:

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work outTo conclude with the correct solution.Rate it:

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worst of both worldsA solution or scenario which combines the disadvantages of two opposed prior solutions, often having been intended to combine their benefits instead.Rate it:

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