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labor of loveA task performed voluntarily without expectation of reimbursement; an altruistic work or undertaking.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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knock upTo become exhausted or worn out; to fail of strength; to become wearied, as with labor; to give out.Rate it:

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rock upTo work one's way vertically up a chimney or cleft using a rocking movement.Rate it:

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smell of the lampTo bear marks of great study and labor.Rate it:

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a side glance!Offering/Receiving, observing a straight forward focus of attention, without any variation of head or eye movement.Rate it:

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baby-killera saloon, used by the Temperance MovementRate it:

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big tentA group, philosophy, or social or political movement that encompasses or seeks to attract a broad range of members or constituents.Rate it:

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big tentPertaining to, representing, or advocating such a group, philosophy, or movement.Rate it:

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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.Rate it:

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break withTo cease having a positive connection with (a person, group, movement, etc).Rate it:

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cart offto transport (someone), especially someone who is incapable of movementRate it:

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close downTo surround someone, as to impede their movement.Rate it:

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do a giga group of people performing the same dance movement to celebrate their success or achievement.Rate it:

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earn one's keepTo perform satisfactory physical labor or to provide other worthy services in return for remuneration, lodging, or other benefits; to support oneself financially.Rate it:

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flower power60s youth movementRate it:

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jump ropeThe activity, game or exercise in which a person must jump, bounce or skip repeatedly while a length of rope is swung over and under, both ends held in the hands of the jumper, or alternately, held by two other participants. Often used for athletic training and among schoolchildren. Variations involve speed, chants, varied rope and jumper movement patterns, multiple jumpers and/or multiple ropes.Rate it:

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labour of loveUK spelling of labor of love.Rate it:

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man upTo staff adequately; to staff up; to successfully fill all needed labor positions.Rate it:

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off the chainFree from work or direct supervision. In reference to slave labor, where workers are chained, or to the figurative chain of workers of an assembly line.Rate it:

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pin down1) Hold Under Submission, (Wrestling: 2) Restrain enemy attack, return fire, and movement:Rate it:

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poetry in motionGraceful, fluid movement.Rate it:

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point blankThe distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for the effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.Rate it:

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put in motionto trigger movement, to get goingRate it:

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rakeThe direction of slip during fault movement. The rake is measured within the fault plane.Rate it:

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set in motionto trigger movement, to get goingRate it:

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square mealA satisfying meal, especially suitable for one performing physical labor.Rate it:

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swaddling clothesA garment, made of strips of cloth, used to bind an infant and restrict movement of its limbsRate it:

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sweat of one's browThe effort extended in labor, and the value created thereby.Rate it:

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wind it upClose the discussion, adjourn the meeting, cease the efforts and labor.Rate it:

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writer's crampA debilitating pain preventing easy movement of the wrist, hand, or fingers, resulting from prolonged use of a pen or pencil.Rate it:

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young TurkFrom the mid-19th to the mid-20th century, a member of a movement that campaigned for reform of the Ottoman Empire.Rate it:

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