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for that matterAs far as that is concerned.Rate it:

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grey matterBrains; a person's ability to think.Rate it:

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grey matterA collection of cell bodies and (usually) dendritic connections, in contrast to white matter.Rate it:

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matter of courseA natural or logical outcome.Rate it:

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matter of courseAn expected or customary outcome.Rate it:

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matter of factA fact.Rate it:

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matter of factA more factual correction.Rate it:

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matter of factSomething completely true.Rate it:

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matter of life and deathSomething whose outcome could result in either someone's survival or their deathRate it:

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matter of life and deathAn extremely urgent matter.Rate it:

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matter of timean inevitable result; something that is bound to happenRate it:

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mind over matterWillpower alone can overcome a physical problem.Rate it:

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no matterregardless ofRate it:

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no matter how one slices itfrom any perspective; in every caseRate it:

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no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloneyRegardless of how many clever points or fine distinctions one makes, what one is saying is still false or is still nonsense.Rate it:

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what's the matterWhat's wrong? What's the problem?.Rate it:

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make doTo put solution to a matter precariously (limited or inadequate means available).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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pissing contestAn immature dispute over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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all one's life's worthA momentous matter; a very serious risk; a difficult task or situation.Rate it:

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all's well that ends wellProblems do not matter if things turn out well in the end.Rate it:

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Daniel come to judgementOne who wisely settles a difficult matter.Rate it:

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deliver the message to garciaWhat we need is people who get the job done, no matter how. We don't want pickers who'll only learn if we use their preferred learning method. Have you read "A Message to Garcia" ? That's what we need today - young people who can deliver the message to Garcia.Rate it:

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dope sheetA summary, ordinarily in the form of a document, containing important facts and background information concerning a person, activity, or other subject matter.Rate it:

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dumb downTo convey some subject matter in simple terms, avoiding technical or academic language, especially in a way that is considered condescending.Rate it:

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exercise for the readerA matter left to the addressee's judgement to decide.Rate it:

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fish to fryA matter to attend to.Rate it:

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free spacevacuum; a space free of matter.Rate it:

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get it straight, Understand It Correctly, Get The Truth In The MatterRate it:

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get one's finger outTo proceed with the matter in hand.Rate it:

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get one's knickers in a twistTo become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.Rate it:

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get one's panties in a bunchTo become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.Rate it:

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go through the motionsTo do something in a mechanical, unreflective manner, especially as a matter of routine and without commitment or enthusiasm; to perform a task perfunctorily.Rate it:

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horse of a different colorAn unrelated or only incidentally related matter with distinctly different significance.Rate it:

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in the booksFinished; concluded; able to be regarded as a matter of record.Rate it:

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it's an ill wind that blows nobody any goodThere is usually something of benefit to someone, no matter how bad the situation.Rate it:

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keep a weather eye openTo be alert; to concentrate on a matter in hand.Rate it:

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libel chillUneasiness or unwillingness to speak publicly or to write about a matter, as a result of the threat or suggestion of legal action should one do so.Rate it:

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make a differenceTo be of importance; to matter.Rate it:

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none of someone's businessA matter that someone is not entitled to be involved in or informed about.Rate it:

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of courseAsserts that the associated phrase should not be argued, particularly if it is obvious or there is no choice in the matter.Rate it:

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once the toothpaste is out of the tube!Once the story is revealed, once the truth in the matter is revealed, the result is nothing can be reversed, the exposure is cast in stone.Rate it:

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out of the pictureNot included in the matter being planned or under consideration; not a factor or participant in the present situation.Rate it:

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pass the buckTo transfer responsibility or blame from oneself onto another; to absolve oneself of concern for a given matter by claiming to lack authority or jurisdiction.Rate it:

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pin downRequire, Insist Upon An Exact Statement As To The Details Or The Facts In The Matter At Hand: A Firm Affirmation Of Action To Be Taken:Rate it:

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scream loudestTo complain or speak up with more intensity than others, especially in relation to a trivial matter.Rate it:

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sink or swimTo fail or succeed, no matter what.Rate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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smoke-filled roomA place where powerful people meet to decide a matter in secret, often of a political nature.Rate it:

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tempest in a teapotA major fuss over a trivial matter.Rate it:

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