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chicken outlack nerves to actRate it:

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deafening silenceA silence, or a lack of any response, that signifies disapproval or lack of any enthusiasm.Rate it:

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do withoutTo manage despite the lack of something.Rate it:

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go out the windowTo vanish or cease, especially due to lack of care, attention, etc.; to be discarded, disregarded, or ignored.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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bottle outTo fail to perform a promised or planned action due to lack of courage.Rate it:

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deer in the headlightsA mental state of high arousal caused by anxiety fear, panic, surpriseand/or confusion, or substance abuse. The behavioral signs are like a deer subjected to a car's headlights, such as widely opened eyes and a lack of motor reactions.Rate it:

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fall by the waysideTo fail to be completed, particularly for lack of interest; to be left out.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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spending money as if it were waterlack of respect for the dollar, frittering away one's paycheck.Rate it:

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amateur hourA situation or activity in which the participants show a lack of skill, sound judgment, or professionalism.Rate it:

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and finallyA light news story reserved for the end of a bulletin when there is a lack of more important items; typically involving animals or other features supposed to be amusing.Rate it:

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bad nameLack of reverence or esteem. Poor reputation.Rate it:

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birthday suitNakedness; a lack of clothing.Rate it:

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blow smokeTo speak with a lack of credibility, sense, purpose, or truth; to speak nonsense.Rate it:

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brown thumbLack of skill at growing plants; something possessed by a poor gardener.Rate it:

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burn outTo extinguish due to lack of fuel.Rate it:

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catch nappingTo surprise; to take advantage of the lack of watchfulness of.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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do whatAn intensified version of what? or huh?, expressing surprise or lack of comprehensionRate it:

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double-upRequirement to sleep with another individual because of lack of sleeping accomodations.Rate it:

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get right to the pointReference a lack of focus, an offer of myriad solutions without indicating one with most viability. A lack of preciseness, lack of indicating best choice. An evasive response in a tenable situation.Rate it:

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grasp at strawsTo guess randomly at or pursue any apparent option, as due to lack of options or information.Rate it:

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have to do with the price of tea in chinaTo have any relation or bearing whatsoever on the topic at hand, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:

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here goes nothingIndicates a lack of confidence or certainty about the activity about to be tried.Rate it:

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I see what you did thereAn expression used to point out that another person's joke has been understood, either to praise its cleverness or to clearly communicate a lack of amusement at it.Rate it:

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ignorance is blissLack of knowledge results in happinessSometime you are more comfortable if you dont know something.Rate it:

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ivory towerA sheltered, overly-academic existence or perspective, implying a disconnection or lack of awareness of reality or practical considerations.Rate it:

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lost footageA lack of information, a lack of memory relative to vital details in a particular event.Rate it:

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no news is good newsA lack of information about a situation suggests that nothing bad has happened.Rate it:

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not have a leg to stand onTo lack support, as in an argument, debate, or negotiation.Rate it:

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odds and sodsOrdinary people who lack distinction.Rate it:

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on accidentAccidentally; not intentionally; because of error, misfortune, or lack of caution.Rate it:

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pass the buckTo transfer responsibility or blame from oneself onto another; to absolve oneself of concern for a given matter by claiming to lack authority or jurisdiction.Rate it:

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price of tea in ChinaSomething that is irrelevant or unimportant, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:

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problem childA child who is particularly difficult to raise or educate, especially due to a lack of self-control and disruptive and antisocial behavior.Rate it:

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seagull approachThe occurence of casual, ill-informed and hasty decisions or comments made by outside authorities who lack an understanding of the local issues or a real understanding of the facts of a particular situ.Rate it:

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shuffleTo get lost in the shuffle: to lack attention when you deserve it.Rate it:

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skin and bonesSaid of one who is emaciated; very skinny, as from lack of nutrition.Rate it:

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slip through the cracksTo escape notice or lack sufficient attention.Rate it:

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spur of the momentImpluse; short notice; a lack of planning.Rate it:

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square oneThe place where one begins; a lack of progress.Rate it:

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twiddle one's thumbsTo wait or dawdle; to accomplish nothing useful or lack a useful occupation.Rate it:

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vote with one's feetTo show a lack of support for something by departing or otherwise absenting oneself.Rate it:

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what of itSo what? Who cares? Expresses disinterest, disregard or lack of concern.Rate it:

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you can't put an old head on young shouldersYoung people inevitably lack the experience and wisdom which come with age.Rate it:

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