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adding machineA pocket calculator that has very few functions.Rate it:

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fruit machineone arm banditRate it:

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sex machineSomeone with considerable sexual prowess.Rate it:

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poop machineAn infant.Rate it:

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poop machineAn animal whose defecation inconveniences humans.Rate it:

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sex machineAny machine that is used for sexual pleasure.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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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big gunSomeone who is powerful or influential most often in plural form.Rate it:

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eat one's gunTo commit suicide, especially by use of a firearm discharged into the victim's mouth.Rate it:

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give it the gunLiteral meaning.Rate it:

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gun itTo accelerate or speed up quickly or suddenly.Rate it:

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hired gunA person who is employed as an armed guard, enforcer, or mercenary and who is prepared to use gunplay or similar violent methods in order to assert the interests of his or her employer.Rate it:

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hired gunA person who is employed to advance the interests of his or her employer, especially in a vigorous manner using such methods as political lobbying, legal advocacy, or persuasion.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo act or begin too soon or without due caution.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo begin a race too soon, before the starting gun goes off.Rate it:

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jump the gunTo trade securities based on information that is not yet public; to trade on inside information.Rate it:

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jump the gun!Take Premature Action:, Begin to run before the report of the starter's gun! Illegal actions:Rate it:

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poachers gunUsed other than as an idiom. poacher's gunRate it:

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poachers gunA small bore shotgun hidden in a walking cane.Rate it:

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Quaker gunA nonfunctional imitation of a gun or of a piece of artillery, typically made of wood and usually intended to deceive enemy forces into overestimating one's available firepower.Rate it:

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smoking gunEvidence, particularly of a crime, that is difficult or impossible to dispute.Rate it:

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smoking gunThe conclusive evidence, the bare facts, clear and decisive picture.Rate it:

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under the gunThe first player to act on the first round of betting in Texas hold 'em.Rate it:

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under the gunUnder great pressure to perform.Rate it:

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in the worksIn a mechanism or machine.Rate it:

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blow offTo shoot something with a gun, causing it to come disconnected.Rate it:

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crank outTo produce in large volumes mechanically or as if by machine.Rate it:

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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:

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bring upTo turn on power or start, as of a machine.Rate it:

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hop upto make something, especially a machine, better (faster, bigger etc.)Rate it:

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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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barrelA metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.Rate it:

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bolt bucketA machine, especially an automobile. Implies that the machine is clunky or unreliable.Rate it:

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bulletproofCapable of withstanding a direct shot by a bullet fired from a gun.Rate it:

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gunner's daughterThe gun to which sailors were tied to be flogged.Rate it:

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gunshyBeing afraid to use a gun.Rate it:

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in controlWhen one is controlling a machine, or a situation, or an activity. Similar to in charge, but one person can be officially in charge, while another person is, in fact, in control.Rate it:

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kick the bucketOf a machine, to break down such that it cannot be repaired.Rate it:

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oil burnerA machine that uses oil as its fuel.Rate it:

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peashooterA toy gun, consisting of a tube through which peas or small objects are blown.Rate it:

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peashooterAny small or ineffective gun.Rate it:

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point blankThe distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for the effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.Rate it:

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pop a cap in someone's assTo shoot someone with a gun.Rate it:

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pull the triggerTo fire a gun.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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random numberA number allotted randomly using suitable generator (electronic machine or as simple "generator" as die).Rate it:

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real jobA job that can't be replaced advantageously by a machine or a procedure.Rate it:

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run downTo lose power slowly. Used for a machine, battery, or other powered device.Rate it:

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shotgunA gun which fires loads consisting of small metal balls, called shot, from a cartridge.Rate it:

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