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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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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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scrounge upTo seek or find despite a lack of apparent resources or availability.Rate it:

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

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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bag of tricksA set of skills, techniques, items of information, or other resources used to help achieve professional or personal goals.Rate it:

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bed blockerAn elderly hospitalized person who is too infirm to return home but not sufficiently ill to necessitate continued hospitalization, creating a situation in which his or her hospital stay is prolonged while authorities or relatives search for a suitable placement amid the scarce resources of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.Rate it:

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beggars can't be choosers(proverb) When resources are limited, one must accept even substandard gifts.Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo expend all of one's resources or efforts; to express all the arguments or ideas which one has.Rate it:

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break the bankTo exhaust one's financial resources.Rate it:

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die on the vineTo fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.Rate it:

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don't put all your eggs in one basketDon't dedicate all your resources into one thing.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.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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fat of the landThe greatest part of anything; the finest and most abundant share of resources; the cream of the crop.Rate it:

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feeding frenzyA voracious competition among would-be purchasers, etc. for limited resources.Rate it:

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filter downOf information, or resources; to move slowly down to lower levels of an organisation, or population.Rate it:

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give one's allTo make the utmost effort; to contribute, using all of one's abilities and resources.Rate it:

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go all outTo reserve nothing; to put forth all possible effort or resources.Rate it:

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heavy liftingThe most demanding part of an endeavour; work requiring the most effort, resources, or consideration.Rate it:

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hind titAn inferior source of food or other resources.Rate it:

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hot deskingThe working practice of sharing desks or workstations between workers, as a means of saving space and resources.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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on a shoestringOn a very tight budget; with few resources or little money.Rate it:

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out of thin airFrom non-existent resources.Rate it:

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personal capitalFinancial resources or other wealth belonging to a particular person, especially when used for investment purposes.Rate it:

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play the hand one is dealtTo use the resources which one actually has available; to operate realistically, within the limits of one's circumstances.Rate it:

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run on fumesBy extension, to operate with few resources or little money.Rate it:

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set for lifePossessing sufficient resources, especially financial, to last a lifetime.Rate it:

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shoot one's boltTo use up one's resources, especially a singular one or one not readily restored.Rate it:

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shoot one's wadTo expend all of one's resources or efforts; to express all the arguments or ideas which one has.Rate it:

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sitting prettyHaving a comfortable or certain supply of money or resources.Rate it:

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square mealA satisfying meal, especially suitable for one performing physical labor.Rate 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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turf warA fight or confrontation between two divisions or parties for access to resources or capital.Rate it:

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under one's own steamUsing one's own resources; unaided; at one's own initiative.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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