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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieresRate it:

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life is like a s*** sandwich the more bread you have the less s*** you eatThe main point is bread is slang for money so money makes your sandwich a little less repulsive and your life a little less well whateverRate it:

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more haste, less speedWhen we are in a hurry, we often end up completing our task slower.Rate it:

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more or lessapproximatelyRate it:

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any more for any moreDoes anybody have, or want, any more?Rate it:

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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.Rate it:

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could care lessLacking interest; having apathy towards.Rate it:

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freedom lessFree from freedomRate it:

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much lessLet alone; to say nothing of.Rate it:

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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:

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more than you can shake a stick atAlternative form of more than one can shake a stick at.Rate it:

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there are plenty more fish in the seaThere are many more potential opportunities available.Rate it:

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bite off more than one can chewTo try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.Rate it:

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have more chins than a Chinese phone bookTo be exceedingly fat, especially under the chin (as in a "double chin").Rate it:

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more Catholic than the PopeAdhering more stringently to Roman Catholic practices and doctrine than is required by church doctrine.Rate it:

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more Catholic than the PopehypocriticalRate it:

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more cry than woolAsserted but not grounded in reality.Rate it:

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more equalOstensibly equal, but in reality more privileged.Rate it:

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more like itBetter, more desirable.Rate it:

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more's the pityIt is a pity; it is unfortunate.Rate it:

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once moreAgain, a further time, once again.Rate it:

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once moreUsed other than as an idiom: see once, more.Rate it:

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slip into something a little more comfortableTo wear something suitable to be stripped off by a lover.Rate it:

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slip into something more comfortableTo wear something suitable to be stripped off by a lover.Rate it:

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the more the merrierIt is more fun with more people.Rate it:

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there's more than one way to skin a catA problem generally has more than one solution.Rate it:

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what is moreFurthermore, or in addition, moreover.Rate it:

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you attract more flies with honey than vinegarAlternative form of you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.Rate it:

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a bit muchMore than is reasonable.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of godThe rich can afford more immoral behavior than the poor.Rate it:

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on boardIt's a good idea, but let's see if we can get a few more of the management team on board.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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play upTo make or attempt to make something appear more important, likely or obvious; to showcase or highlight.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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raw dealA situation in which a person is taken advantage of or treated unfairly; a situation in which a person is led to expect something, but receives nothing or much less than expected.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundWhat encompasses ones ideal thought makes a return to an original meaning once more.Rate it:

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cool downTo become less agitated.Rate it:

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round outTo make more complete by adding details.Rate it:

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die downTo become less virulent.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentThe exertion of more than seems possible, hence 110%, not 100%, the usual maximum amount possible.Rate it:

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back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:

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break inNew function more naturally through use or wear.Rate it:

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bury the leadTo begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while postponing more essential points or facts.Rate it:

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crack down onTo enforce laws or punish more vigilantly.Rate it:

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draw outTo make something last for more time than is necessary; prolong; extend.Rate it:

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draw outTo use means to entice or force to be more open or talkative.Rate it:

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