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now or neverat this opportunity, or never at all
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here and nowimmediately
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now and againSometimes; occasionally; intermittently.
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now and thenSometimes; occasionally.
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in the here and nowIn present practice rather than in theory; with the priority of palpably and actually existing.
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now you mention itThe Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling.
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now you're cookingA phrase, often given in response, meaning that the subject has switched to a more suitable or more efficient approach.
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now you're talkingA phrase indicating agreement with a previously stated suggestion to change a course of action.
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speak now or forever hold your peaceSay something now or don't say anything at all.
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you made your bed, now sleep in itA moralizing rejection said to someone looking for an easy out, especially of a situation they put themselves into.
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come byTo obtain; to get, now especially by chance or involuntarily.
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been there, done thatAn assertion that the speaker has personal experience or knowledge of a particular place or topic and is now bored.
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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.
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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.
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at onceImmediately; now; right away.
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at thatNow that it has been mentioned.
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at the momontnow
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at this point in timeRight now.
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better an egg today than a hen tomorrowIt is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.
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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!
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come to think of itBy the way; now that I think about it; indicates something brought to mind.
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cooking with gasNow doing something in an effective way.
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dieFollowed by with. Now rare as indicating direct cause.
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far be itPewtey in Marriage Guidance Counselor from And Now For Something Completely Different.
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fish or cut baitTo choose between taking action now, or forgoing the opportunity and putting that energy into another endeavor; to decide.
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go toUsed imperatively to express protest or surprise; "come, now!".
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has-beenA formerly popular or influential person whose popularity or effectiveness has peaked and is now in decline. Typically said of professionals or celebrities whose primary success is behind them.
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hic rhodus, hic salta(politics) Prove what you can do, here and now.
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hold your fireDo not discharge your weapon. Used originally for weapons needing a spark or lighting of a fuse to ignite gunpowder, now sometimes used to mean any weapon launching a projectile.
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make one's bed and lie in itTo create a difficult situation whose unpleasant consequences one must now endure.
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or elseGo now, or else you'll have to stay all night.
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out of house and homeGlobal Checkup: How Healthy is Earth?, Science NOW.
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out on the tilesI've had a pint of bitter and now I'm feeling better and I'm out on the tiles." Led Zeppelin in their song "Out on the tiles", 1970.
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pitFormerly, that part of a theatre, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theatre.
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poacher turned gamekeeperA person who now works against the same people they once supported.
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RSNReal soon now; describing something that will be available in the near future, but often skeptically. Frequently used to mean "Whenever", "Soon, possibly never" or "don't hold your breath".
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shit or get off the potTo choose between taking action now, or foregoing the opportunity until a later date.
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so farUntil now; previously; yet.
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so faras yet; up till now
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so far so goodUp to this point, all is OK.Well, you've packed your bags for the holiday, bought your tickets, reserved the hotel and put the dog in kennels. So far so good, now let's get to Minorca without any troubles.
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South TibetUsed other than as an idiom: see south, Tibet. (the southern part of Tibet)(in particular, in the People's Republic of China) Those areas located south of the McMahon Line, which are now administered by the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and which were formerly part of the Tibetan cultural area.
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South TibetThose areas located south of the McMahon Line, which are now administered by the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and which were formerly part of the Tibetan cultural area.
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South TibetThose areas located south of the McMahon Line, which are now administered by the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, and which were formerly part of the Tibetan cultural area.
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take the cash and let the credit goExploit and enjoy the opportunities and pleasures available here and now and do not invest effort pursuing prospective future gratifications.
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telephone tagA situation in which a person unsuccessfully attempts to contact another person by telephone and leaves a message instead, and in which the second person then unsuccessfully attempts to return the initial call and leaves a message for the first person, and so on as if the two are playing a game of tag in which the most recent person to have been left with a message is now designated as "it" (i.e. as the player now obliged to chase the other and to attempt anew to make contact).
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there's no time like the presentNow (i.e., the present time) is an appropriate time to take a particular action.
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this minuteright now, immediately
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to dateUntil now; until the present time.
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