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not quiteAlmost, very nearly.Rate it:

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quite a bitA considerable amount.Rate it:

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waste not, want notIf one is not wasteful then one will not be needy.Rate it:

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believe it or notYou may not believe the following, but it is true.Rate it:

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not evenNot going to happen; noRate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:

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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a summer makeOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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a house is not a homeA home is not merely a building but requires inhabitants and a friendly atmosphere.Rate it:

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all that glisters is not goldAlternative form of all that glitters is not gold.Rate it:

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all that glitters is not goldThings that appear valuable or worthwhile might not actually be so, things that look nice might not be as good as they look.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the stemAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the trunkAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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as like as notprobablyRate it:

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as often as notMore or less half of the time; on many occasions but not always; frequently.Rate it:

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believe it or notAn expression made famous by Ripley in his news column featuring difficult to believe facts, events, situations, people, truisms.Rate it:

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children should be seen and not heardChildren should behave well and be quiet, especially in the presence of adults.Rate it:

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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.Rate it:

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could not get elected dogcatcherIs unpopular.Rate it:

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dictated but not readDictated, as to a secretary or stenographer, but not proofread by the person who dictated the text so annotated.Rate it:

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do as i say and not as i doDon't imitate my behavior but obey my instructions.Rate it:

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do as I say, not as I doAlternative form of do as I say and not as I do.Rate it:

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down the road, not across the streetAlong the radial artery rather than across the wrist from side to side.Rate it:

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it is not the whistle that pulls the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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it's not for us to wonder why, it's for us to do or die!Ask no questions, ponder nothing, hold no reservations, withhold no loyalty; Simply fall-in, join forces, obey my orders, follow through and prepare to make the supreme sacrifice in this horrific challenge!Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:Rate it:

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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you knowRate it:

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let's not and say we didIndicates that the speaker does not agree with a proposed action of a group, and does not wish to participate.Rate it:

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life is not all beer and skittlesNot everything about life is pleasurable.Rate it:

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life's not all skittles and beerSkittles and Beer refers to the carefree, indulgent bar life; skittles being a British pub game. Thus, life's not all skittles and beer means that not everything is about pleasure.Rate it:

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not a chanceAbsolutely not; no way.Rate it:

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not a hair out of placeThe appearance, condition, presence of a subject which is ideal, almost perfectRate it:

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

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not a pretty sightSomething disappointing, disquieting, disreputable, or otherwise unworthy of admiration.Rate it:

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not a pretty sightSomething visually unappealing, ranging from mildly unattractive to utterly disgusting in appearance.Rate it:

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not a sausageAbsolutely nothing, none of something.Rate it:

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not a sausageJill: Not a sausage I'm afraid, I'm just visiting.Rate it:

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not a sausageJohn: Do you know how I get to the town center from here?.Rate it:

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not a zackNo amount of money; no money at all.Rate it:

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not all it's cracked up to beNot as good as claimed; falling short of expectations.Rate it:

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not as black as one is paintednot as bad as one is said to beRate it:

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not at allNot.Rate it:

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not at allUsed similarly to you're welcome, as a conventional reply to an expression of gratitude.Rate it:

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not badReasonably good.Rate it:

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not be able to get a word in edgewaysTo be unable to say a single word because of someone else's talkativeness.Rate it:

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not be caught deadTo refuse completely to do something.Rate it:

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not by any meansNot at all, not in the slightestRate it:

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