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for that matterAs far as that is concerned.
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grey matterBrains; a person's ability to think.
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grey matterA collection of cell bodies and (usually) dendritic connections, in contrast to white matter.
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matter of courseA natural or logical outcome.
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matter of courseAn expected or customary outcome.
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matter of factA fact.
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matter of factA more factual correction.
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matter of factSomething completely true.
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matter of life and deathSomething whose outcome could result in either someone's survival or their death
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matter of life and deathAn extremely urgent matter.
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matter of timean inevitable result; something that is bound to happen
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mind over matterWillpower alone can overcome a physical problem.
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no matterregardless of
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no matter how one slices itfrom any perspective; in every case
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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.
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what's the matterWhat's wrong? What's the problem?.
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make doTo put solution to a matter precariously (limited or inadequate means available).
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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.
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pissing contestAn immature dispute over some trivial matter.
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all one's life's worthA momentous matter; a very serious risk; a difficult task or situation.
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all's well that ends wellProblems do not matter if things turn out well in the end.
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Daniel come to judgementOne who wisely settles a difficult matter.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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exercise for the readerA matter left to the addressee's judgement to decide.
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fish to fryA matter to attend to.
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free spacevacuum; a space free of matter.
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get it straight, Understand It Correctly, Get The Truth In The Matter
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get one's finger outTo proceed with the matter in hand.
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get one's knickers in a twistTo become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.
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get one's panties in a bunchTo become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.
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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.
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horse of a different colorAn unrelated or only incidentally related matter with distinctly different significance.
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in the booksFinished; concluded; able to be regarded as a matter of record.
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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.
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keep a weather eye openTo be alert; to concentrate on a matter in hand.
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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.
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make a differenceTo be of importance; to matter.
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none of someone's businessA matter that someone is not entitled to be involved in or informed about.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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:
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scream loudestTo complain or speak up with more intensity than others, especially in relation to a trivial matter.
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sink or swimTo fail or succeed, no matter what.
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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.
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smoke-filled roomA place where powerful people meet to decide a matter in secret, often of a political nature.
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tempest in a teapotA major fuss over a trivial matter.
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that's thatThere is nothing more to say or to do concerning the matter.
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