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non-starterAn idea or argument that cannot be sensibly debated.Rate it:

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non-starterSomeone or something who was listed to start in a race, but did not start in the race.Rate it:

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non-starterSomething that is not going to happen.Rate it:

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non - aphabetical orderTo place words in Z-A AlphabeticalRate it:

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lex dubia non obligat(law) A doubtful law is not binding.Rate it:

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non-denial denialA statement which appears to deny that something is true, but which, when examined carefully, can be seen to have used diversion, bluster, or ambiguity to avoid making a clear, direct denial.Rate it:

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collateral damageA damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where non-combatants are accidentally or unintentionally killed or wounded and/or non-combatant property damaged as result of the attack on legitimate enemy targets.Rate it:

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back upFor the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.Rate it:

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fishing expeditionA non-specific search for information, especially incriminating information.Rate it:

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jacked upnon-functioning, brokenRate it:

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companyIn non-legal context, any business, without respect to incorporation.Rate it:

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debris fieldAny area, non-dependent of locale, space, or contour, that contains the debris of wreckage, impact, sinking, or other material that once constituted a complete object. Debris fields can be found at the site of air crashes, water vessel sinking, explosions of buildings, collapses, and other events that render a whole entity into components, pieces, or other non-whole items.Rate it:

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don't think twice!In general; A strongly worded. forcefully delivered non-military admonishment to another individual of equal or unequal rank for immediate unquestionable immediate physical action, acceptance of proposal, signature of instant acceptance, 'second the motion'! 'jump the gap', 'sever the line', 'jump overboard'!, "BAIL-OUT!",Rate it:

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double-edged swordA benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but non-obvious cost or risk.Rate it:

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exit stage leftTo exit or disappear in a quiet, non-dramatic fashion, making way for more interesting events.Rate it:

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fly on the wallA quiet, non-participating, or unseen observer; an eavesdropper or witness.Rate it:

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from the East German judgeUsed for comedic effect with an imaginary score in a competition because of the reputation of East German judges for giving low scores to non-East Germans.Rate it:

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gum upTo make non-functional; to interfere with or put into a state of disorder; to ruin.Rate it:

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have to do with the price of tea in chinaTo have any relation or bearing whatsoever on the topic at hand, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.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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mess aroundTo have a non-committal sexual relationship.Rate it:

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out of thin airFrom non-existent resources.Rate it:

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park the car in harvard yardA sentence used to illustrate that the Boston accent is non-rhotic; typically pronounced "pahk the cah in Hahvad Yahd".Rate it:

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play aroundTo work with in a non-serious manner.Rate it:

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price of tea in ChinaSomething that is irrelevant or unimportant, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:

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pull up a chairTo sit down on a chair: to go from a non-seated position to sitting on a chair.Rate it:

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rice queenA non-Asian man who is mostly attracted to East Asian men.Rate it:

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sleeves from one's vestSomething non-existent; something of no value or cost.Rate it:

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