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not playing with a full deck(chiefly US, Canada) (of a person) Not acting completely sanely, or mildly mentally retarded or diminished.Rate it:

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level bestThe very best that one can do.Rate it:

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level offto get to a stable level, to cease oscillatingRate it:

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level upTo progress to the next level of player character stats and abilities. Often used in role-playing games when the character has aquired enough experience points.Rate it:

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level-headedSensible; rational; possessing sound judgment.Rate it:

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on the levelA discreet reference to freemasonry.Rate it:

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on the levelHonest, sincere, straightforward.Rate it:

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on the levelgenuineRate it:

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significance levelUsed other than as an idiom: see significance, level.Rate it:

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significance levelA measure of how likely it is to draw a false conclusion in a statistical test, when the results are really just random variations.Rate it:

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significance levelThe probability, usually expressed as a percentage, of making a decision to reject the null hypothesis when the null hypothesis is actually true; the probability of making a type 1 error).Rate it:

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center fieldA central role in some activity that requires speed.Rate it:

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center fieldThe defensive position in the outfield in the middle, typically played by a player that can run fast.Rate it:

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center fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and straight ahead left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.Rate it:

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debris fieldAny area, non-dependent of locale, space, or contour, that contains the debris of wreckage, impact, sinking, or other material that once constituted a complete object. Debris fields can be found at the site of air crashes, water vessel sinking, explosions of buildings, collapses, and other events that render a whole entity into components, pieces, or other non-whole items.Rate it:

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field dayA parade day.Rate it:

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field dayA school day for athletic events; a sports day.Rate it:

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field dayTop-to-bottom all-hands cleaning.Rate it:

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field dayA day of class taken away from school for a field trip.Rate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do, at somebody else's expense.Rate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do.Rate it:

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left fieldThe defensive position in the outfield to the left.Rate it:

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left fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and to your left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.Rate it:

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play the fieldTo date more than one person at the same time.Rate it:

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play the fieldDate a number of eligible females.Rate it:

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potter's fieldA public place where strangers, paupers, and criminals are buried.Rate it:

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take the fieldTo go out onto the playing field.Rate it:

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get a handle onTo build or acquire a basic level of understanding or control.Rate it:

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way out of a paper bagA minimal level of competence or effectiveness, as used in phrases where one is unable to perform such.Rate it:

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come outTo walk onto the field at the beginning of an innings.Rate it:

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drill downTo examine information at another level or in greater detail; especially in a database, to navigate to a more detailed level or record.Rate it:

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quantum mechanicsThe branch of physics which studies matter and energy at the level of atoms and other elementary particles, and substitutes probabilistic mechanisms for classical Newtonian ones.Rate it:

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nuts and boltsThe basic, inner workings of something; the fundamentals or basics; that which makes something operate, on a basic level.Rate it:

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knock upTo gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up.Rate it:

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strike upTo start something, usually playing live music.Rate it:

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thin as a rakeIncredibly thin, at an unhealthy-looking level of thinness.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentA level of effort exceeding one's sustained capacity, possibly risking injury.Rate it:

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ace of spadesThe playing card belonging to the spades suit and featuring one pip.Rate it:

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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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all-conqueringthis is used when you are describing someone or something as better than anyone else. They are at the top level they can beRate it:

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bargain basementAn area within a retail store, especially an area located below ground level, where the least costly merchandise can be found.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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between the pipesBetween the goalposts; with respect to or playing the position of goaltender.Rate it:

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beyond one's pay gradeBeyond one's level of authority.Rate it:

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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.Rate it:

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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.Rate it:

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Buggins's turnThe appointment of a person by rotation or promotion, on the basis of length of service (it being that person's "turn") rather than merit or level of qualification.Rate it:

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bunny hopA ground ball that hops along the field instead of rolling.Rate it:

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bush leagueA low-ranking or inferior level among groups, professions, organizations, etc.Rate it:

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catch upget level withRate it:

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