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in the makingIn development; in the process of being made.Rate it:

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making a mountain out of a molehillIn the process of making a judgement call relative to a situation or incident one can easily gather unconfirmed reports, unsubstantiated evidence which can lead to making a mountain out of a molehill.Rate it:

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put lipstick on a pigMaking superficial or cosmetic changes in a futile attempt to hide the ugly truth of something.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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save itA response given when a person believes that another person is lying or making excuses.Rate it:

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walk the talkTo do what one said one could do, or would do, not just making empty promises. To walk one's talk is to be innocent of hypocrisy.Rate it:

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allow forTo take into account when making plans.Rate it:

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managerial inbreedingBad management, caused by managers making poor selection choices in recruitment, rewards, and promotions of the staff that report to them, leading to another generation of managers who lack the necessary skill sets to reward and promote the most effective staff.Rate it:

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orange upTo make more prominent by making orange or adding orange colour.Rate it:

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under the impressionThinking or making assumptions, often incorrectly.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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at painsMaking careful effort (to).Rate it:

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best laid plansA proverbial expression used to signify the futility of making detailed plans when the outcome is uncertain.Rate it:

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big mouthThe mouth of someone who talks too much, especially by making exaggerated claims or by inappropriately revealing information.Rate it:

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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.Rate it:

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bridgeA particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.Rate it:

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by leaps and boundsRapidly. Said of making progress.Rate it:

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calling cardA prepaid card or credit card, usually electronically readable, used to pay the charges when making a telephone call.Rate it:

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calling cardA small printed card which identifies the bearer, traditionally presented for introduction when making a social visit to a home or when attending a formal social event or business meeting.Rate it:

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chip inTo interrupt a discussion for the purpose of making a comment.Rate it:

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close ranksto regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.Rate it:

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cut of one's jibSomeone’s general appearance or the implications thereof, especially in relation to making an impression or one’s style..Rate it:

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exit stage leftTo exit or disappear in a quiet, non-dramatic fashion, making way for more interesting events.Rate it:

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for the askingWithout making any significant effort; freely; without monetary cost.Rate it:

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give one's allTo lose one's life while making the utmost effort with full commitment.Rate it:

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go offTo begin clanging or making noise.Rate it:

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go round in circlesTo repeatedly do the same thing; without making any progress.Rate it:

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go upstairsTo request a decision by the third umpire (traditionally by making a sign of a TV set with the hands)Rate it:

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hedge one's betsTo reduce the risk of making a mistake, by keeping one's options open.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 the blackHaving positive net income; having greater income than expenses; making a profit.Rate it:

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it's better to ask forgiveness than permissionThe value of acting promptly and making a mistake requiring forgiveness is greater than value of delaying to get permission.Rate it:

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keep someone in the loopTo furnish someone with sufficient relevant information and include them in the decision-making process.Rate it:

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kick oneselfTo reproach oneself for making a mistake or missing an opportunity.Rate it:

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laced-upFastened with a lace.Rate it:

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leather workingThe technology of making products from leather.Rate it:

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make a meal ofThat is the eleventh edit that you have made to that word, you are really making a meal of it.Rate it:

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make one's markTo sign (a document) by making a cross or other mark.Rate it:

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measuring the drapesMaking premature or unwarranted preparations for victory, especially election to public officeRate it:

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meet halfwayTo settle (contrary opinions, etc.) by making concessions.Rate it:

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non-denial denialA statement which appears to deny that something is true, but which, when examined carefully, can be seen to have used diversion, bluster, or ambiguity to avoid making a clear, direct denial.Rate it:

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not to put too fine a point on itUsed to apologise for a possibly impolite statement one is making.Rate it:

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off like a bride's nightieMaking a rapid departure; away. [From 1960.](Australia, horse racing) Moving quickly and resolutely.Rate it:

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off like a prom dressMaking a start, or departing, very rapidly.Rate it:

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on the anvilRefers to anything in the making, being created, or in production, especially in the metalworking field.Rate it:

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pink slimeAn undesirable pink-colored microbial mass occurring in the slurry used in making paper. [from 1951]Rate it:

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pip to the postto overcome a prominent competitor, gaining his position, especially by making a smart sudden move.Rate it:

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play the anglesTo seek ways to advance one's self-interest, especially by making choices in a calculating or crafty manner; to scheme.Rate it:

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pull one's socks upTo start making an effort; to renew or redouble one's efforts.Rate it:

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put a lid on itTo be quiet; shut up; to stop talking about something or making noise.Rate it:

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