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moment in the sunA brief instance in which an otherwise obscure, unremarkable, or humble person draws attention.Rate it:

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where the sun don't shineUp or in the anus.Rate it:

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catch the sunTo become sunburned.Rate it:

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catch the sunTo reflect light from the sun.Rate it:

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in the sunExposed to sunlight.Rate it:

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make hay while the sun shinesTo act while an opportunity exists; to take action while a situation is favorable.Rate it:

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place in the sunUsed other than as an idiom: see place, in the sun.Rate it:

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place in the sunA favorable position.Rate it:

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place in the sunRecognition, fame.Rate it:

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there is nothing new under the sunThere is nothing truly novel in existence. Every new idea has some sort of precedent or echo from the past.Rate it:

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under the sunIn existence.Rate it:

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winter sunthe off-season holiday market, typically to destinations in North Africa and Southern Europe.Rate it:

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winter sunUsed other than as an idiom. sunshine during the winter season.Rate it:

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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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Hollywood momentAn act of great drama.Rate it:

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aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:

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at a moment's noticeImmediately; instantaneously; without need of warning.Rate it:

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at the momentAs atm.Rate it:

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eureka momentThe moment of a sudden unexpected discovery.Rate it:

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Hallmark momentA memorable moment or event, one which would make a poignant greeting card.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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moment of truthA deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed.Rate it:

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on spur of the momentNow! Instantly!Rate it:

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on the spur of the momentOn very short notice; spontaneously.Rate it:

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spur of the momentImpluse; short notice; a lack of planning.Rate it:

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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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crack of dawnThe first moment of daylight; sunrise.Rate it:

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in the nick of timeAt the last possible moment; at the last minute.Rate it:

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pull someone's bacon out of the fireTo rescue someone, especially at the last moment.Rate it:

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a bean counterOne whom keeps track of minute details. One whom counts trivialities and overlooks the major items of the moment.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:

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as soon asAt the moment when; immediately after.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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blowing hot and coldIndividual expressing frenetic enthusiasm one moment and minutes later showing, expressing extreme misgivings and doubts.Rate it:

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cut it fineTo achieve something at the last possible moment, or with no margin for error.Rate it:

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daylightThe light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.Rate it:

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daylightThe intensity distribution of light over the visible spectrum generated by the Sun under various conditions or by other light sources intended to simulate natural daylight.Rate it:

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drug on the marketSomething which is overabundant at the moment and thus not in demand.Rate it:

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dumb as a postAn Unkind Expression Relative To The Immediate Response/No-Response Of An Individual to The 'Needs' Of the Instant Moment.Rate it:

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golden opportunityIdeal moment to do something.Rate it:

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last trumpThe moment of God's final judgement on Earth.Rate it:

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leave somebody high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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leave someone high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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line in the sandA defining moment, a cutoff point.Rate it:

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make an appearanceTo turn up to an event for a brief moment.Rate it:

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not a minute too soonat the last possible moment; just in timeRate it:

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on cueat the right momentRate it:

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on the spotAt that very moment; right away.Rate it:

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on-the-spotIn the right place at this very moment.Rate it:

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