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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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clock upTo accumulate a large amount of time.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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clock upTo accumulate a large distance.Rate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:

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around the clockAll the time or seemingly all the time; constantly.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo perform a task or successfully complete an activity within a time limit.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo be used or become operational before a deadline or date of expiration.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo remain youthful; to live a long, healthy life.Rate it:

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beat the clockPerform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit.Rate it:

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clean someone's clockTo defeat decisively, in a physical fight or other competition or negotiation.Rate it:

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clock inTo be measured at.Rate it:

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clock inTo begin work.Rate it:

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cuckoo clockornate timepieceRate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly attractive face.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly unattractive face.Rate it:

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on the clockDisplayed numerically on the mileage or kilometric gauge.Rate it:

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on the clockIn the official time expired in a game or other sporting event.Rate it:

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on the clockIn the official time remaining in a game or other sporting event.Rate it:

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on the clockOf a taxicab, engaged for hire; displayed numerically as time or fare on the meter of a taxicab.Rate it:

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on the clockRemunerated per unit of time.Rate it:

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on the clockWorking at one's job; occupied in some manner during one's hours of remunerated employment.Rate it:

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punch the clockRing-In With Your Time Card or as we say; "Punch the Clock"Rate it:

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put the clock backTo change the time in a time zone to an earlier time.Rate it:

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put the clock forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.Rate it:

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round the clockNonstop, 24 hours per day.Rate it:

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run down the clockTo waste time at the end of a match such that it is terminated by running out of time, or during a match so a time penalty is made less severe.Rate it:

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run out the clockTo preserve a lead in a game by retaining possession, to waste time.Rate it:

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run the clock downTo run down the clockRate it:

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wind back the clockFiguratively to return in time to an earlier period of history.Rate it:

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work against the clockTo work very quickly because you know you only have a very limited period of time to do something.Rate it:

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work around the clockTo work all day and all night without a break, because it is imperative to finish something.Rate it:

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doubting debbiesomeone who always see's the negativeRate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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read to filth (or) read for filthBasically to scold, or to get called out on something; to reprimand, to degrade, to cuss out, to correct, to set them straight, to tell them what's what & who's who.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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day and nightAll the time; round the clock; unceasingly.Rate it:

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Dutch reckoningUsed other than as an idiom. as reckoned by the Dutch: five o'clock by the Dutch reckoning would be five o'clock in the Dutch rather than, e.g., a Canadian time zone; for example, 1 March 1625 in the Dutch reckoning was, in the English reckoning of the time, 19 February 1624(?).Rate it:

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full of himself/herself:The self-centered individual awash with a smattering of 'ego' expresses an 'all-knowing', 'all familiar', par excellence in the extreme:Rate it:

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lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:

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turn backNo turn a dial anticlockwise or adjust a clock or other meter to an earlier time or reading.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:

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