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lightning never strikes twice in the same placeA lucky or unusual event is unlikely to occur again in the same way.Rate it:

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same old same oldA familiar, uninteresting, or tedious situation, activity, narrative, or set of facts.Rate it:

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lightning fastExtremely fastRate it:

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lightning fastExtremely quicklyRate it:

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lightning in a bottleA difficult or challenging feat, particularly to attempt such a feat.Rate it:

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lightning in a bottleGreat, unlikely, fleeting success, particularly entrepreneurial or media.Rate it:

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lightning in a bottleEphemeral state or atmosphere, as at startup company or artistic group.Rate it:

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lightning in a bottleStored electricity, as in a capacitor.Rate it:

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lightning-quickIncredibly fastRate it:

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quick as lightningis very quickRate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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buy cheap, buy twiceBuying a cheap but inferior product is a false economy since it will need replacement.Rate it:

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don't think twice!In general; A strongly worded. forcefully delivered non-military admonishment to another individual of equal or unequal rank for immediate unquestionable immediate physical action, acceptance of proposal, signature of instant acceptance, 'second the motion'! 'jump the gap', 'sever the line', 'jump overboard'!, "BAIL-OUT!",Rate it:

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measure twice, cut onceAlternative form of measure twice and cut once.Rate it:

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once bitten, twice shyOne is cautious in the future if one has been hurt in the past.Rate it:

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once or twiceA small, indefinite number of times.Rate it:

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think twiceTo reconsider, use judgement; to proceed with caution or thought.Rate it:

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same to youI wish to you what you have just wished to me.Rate it:

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all the sameAnyway; nevertheless; nonetheless.Rate it:

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by the same tokenFor a similar reason; in a similar manner; similarly; likewise; along the same lines.Rate it:

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cut from the same clothVery similar; possessing many of the same fundamental characteristics.Rate it:

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if it's all the sameIf it makes no difference; if nobody minds; if it doesn't bother anyone.Rate it:

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in the same boatIn the same situation or predicament; having the same problems.Rate it:

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in the same breathSaid or done almost simultaneously, in one sequence.Rate it:

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just the sameAnyway; despite.Rate it:

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of the same stripeOf the same kind; having the same opinion or viewpoint.Rate it:

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on the same pageThinking Alike, On the same subject, On the same trackRate it:

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on the same wavelengthIn rapport or complete accord.Rate it:

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one and the sameThe same person or thing. Used to emphasize the identity or equivalence of two things.Rate it:

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play the same tapeTo repeat exactly what one previously said or did.Rate it:

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same differenceIt makes no difference; it amounts to the same thing.Rate it:

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same old storyWhat usually happens, a happening which is not surprising.Rate it:

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sing from the same hymnbookTo make the same or similar statements, especially to express the same opinions in public as a result of a prior agreement.Rate it:

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sing off the same hymn sheetTo be in agreement, to coordinate answers.Rate it:

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singing from the same hymnbookPresent participle of sing from the same hymnbook.Rate it:

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sleep under the same bridgea critique of a law where circumstances are ignored.Rate it:

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sleep under the same bridgeTo be formally, but not actually, equal under the law.Rate it:

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tar with the same brushTo characterize using the same undesirable attribute, especially unjustly.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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two sides of the same coinIndicates that two things are directly relatedRate it:

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walk and chew gum at the same timeTo do something very easy.Rate it:

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in the right place at the right timeAt a location where something good is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence; lucky; fortunate; able to obtain a benefit due to circumstances, rather than due to merit.Rate it:

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all over the placeEverywhere, especially chaotically or in such a way as to make a mess.Rate it:

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all over the placeInconsistent; lacking a clear pattern.Rate it:

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between a rock and a hard placeHaving the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.Rate it:

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come from a good placeTo be motivated by decency, kindness, or good intentions.Rate it:

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everything seemed to fall right into place.after all that effort, it seemed to be made in the shadeRate it:

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fall about the placeto laugh uncontrollablyRate it:

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fall into placeTo assume a clear and complete form when separate elements come together; to be realised.Rate it:

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