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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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not in the leastnot at all, not in any wayRate it:

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at the very leastat least; as an absolute minimumRate it:

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in the leastat all, in any wayRate it:

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to say the leastUsed to suggest that what was previously stated was an understatement.Rate it:

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dictated but not readDictated, as to a secretary or stenographer, but not proofread by the person who dictated the text so annotated.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you knowRate it:

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waste not, want notIf one is not wasteful then one will not be needy.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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slowly but surelyIn a slow, yet careful mannerRate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.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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all butnearlyRate it:

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all butnearly; except thatRate it:

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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.Rate it:

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but goodTo a high degree; very thoroughly; in a most definite manner.Rate it:

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but seriously folksDirects attention to immediately preceding failed attempt at humor.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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but who's countingUsed as a retort or comeback, often to deprecate oneself or another for excessive concern or attention to.Rate it:

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close, but no cigarThat's almost correct, but not quite.Rate it:

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everything but the kitchen sinkAlmost everything, whether needed or not.Rate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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the doc says im going blind but i could never see anywayLess hurtRate it:

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the dogs bark, but the caravan goes onLife goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.Rate it:

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the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak(proverbs) For much as one wishes to achieve something, the frailties of the human body often make it impossible.Rate it:

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there may be snow on the rooftop but there is fire in the furnaceEven if a person is in his or her senior years, with gray hair, he or she can still have ambition and energy, especially sexual energy.Rate it:

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though butUsed at the end of a sentence to add emphasis.Rate it:

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dead lastThe standings, often by a considerable margin to the next-to-last-place finisher or after an exceptionally poor showing or season.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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at lastIn the end; finally; ultimately.Rate it:

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at long lastat lastRate it:

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draw one's last breathTo die.Rate it:

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every lastEvery; without exception; used for emphasis.Rate it:

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fall at the last hurdleTo fail near the end of something.Rate it:

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first and lastA person's combined given name and surname.Rate it:

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have the last laughTo be vindicated; to triumph despite predicted failure; to find success after defeat or setback.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs hardestAlternative form of he who laughs last laughs best.Rate it:

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last burst of fireA final effort or warning.Rate it:

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last burst of fireA state of exertion where one gives one's all; expending all of one's remaining energy in a final effort to achieve one's goal.Rate it:

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last chancefinal oppurtunityRate it:

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last minutePoint in time, too close to a deadline to reasonably begin a critical task.Rate it:

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last of the big spendersSomeone who doesn't spend much money.Rate it:

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last postmilitary bugle callRate it:

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last resortThe only remaining, unwanted, option or choice.Rate it:

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Last SupperThe Passover meal that Jesus ate with his disciples on the night before his death.Rate it:

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Last SupperAn artistic representation of this event.Rate it:

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