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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William Shakespeare
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beggars can't be choosers(proverb) When resources are limited, one must accept even substandard gifts.
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bitter pillSomething unpleasant that must be accepted or endured.
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business before pleasureAn admonishment that discharging one's obligations must take precedence over devoting time to pursuits meant solely for one's own gratification.
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che sera seraUsed to express a personal philosophy of fatalism1604, Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus:Why then belike we must sin, / And so consequently die. / Aye, we must die an everlasting death. / What doctrine call you this ? Che, sera, sera: / What will be*, shall be; Divinity adieu. / These Metaphysics of Magicians, / And necromantic books, are heavenly.
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ground rulesThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.
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in for a penny, in for a poundExpressing recognition that one must, having started something, see it through to its end, rather than stopping short thereof; accepting that one must
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it is what it isThis circumstance is simply a fact and must be accepted or dealt with as it exists.
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jump ropeThe activity, game or exercise in which a person must jump, bounce or skip repeatedly while a length of rope is swung over and under, both ends held in the hands of the jumper, or alternately, held by two other participants. Often used for athletic training and among schoolchildren. Variations involve speed, chants, varied rope and jumper movement patterns, multiple jumpers and/or multiple ropes.
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make an example ofHe made an example of the drunken sailor with twenty lashes, to show that he must have a sober crew.
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money doesn't grow on treesYou must work in order to have money.
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no pain, no gainOne must be willing to endure some inconvenience or discomfort in order to achieve worthwhile goals.
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no rest for the wicked(humorous) People who are wicked must work harder than normal people.
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nobody's perfectUsed when someone's mistakes or flaws are acknowledged, to remind that everyone else makes mistakes and has flaws1995, New York Magazine Vol. 28, No. 5, 30 January 1995, The de-moralization of society (Book Review)Hypocrisy, particularly in sexual matters, is excused on the grounds that hey, nobody's perfect, and at least folks back then felt bad enough to lie.2000, Madonna, Nobody's PerfectI feel so sad. What I did wasn't right. I feel so bad and I must say to you: Sorry, but nobody's perfect. Nobody's perfect. What did you expect? I'm doing my best
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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.
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part and parcelAn integral or essential piece; that which must be done or accepted as part of something else.
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position can be far left or right life to allow for tilting...You must allow tilting when photographing the subject.T
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senior noteA bond that takes priority over other debt securities sold by the issuer. In the event the issuer goes bankrupt, senior debt must be repaid before other creditors receive any payment.
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turn into a pumpkinUsed to indicate a curfew, or the time by which one must depart.
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two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.
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valley of the shadow of deathValleys on earth one must walk through, that is, part of the human experience.
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water under the bridgeSomething in the past that cannot be controlled or undone, but must be accepted, forgiven, or forgotten.
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