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bright shiny objectUsed other than as an idiom: see bright, shiny, object.Rate it:

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bright shiny objectAn item that attracts a great deal of attention because of its superficial characteristics.Rate it:

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object lessonA lesson taught using a familiar or unusual object as a focus.Rate it:

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object lessonA punishment intended as a deterrent to others.Rate it:

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object lessonAn example that typifies a principle.Rate it:

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object lessonAnything used an example or lesson which serves to warn others as to the outcomes that result from a particular action or behavior, as exemplified by the fates of those who followed that course.Rate it:

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bat awayTo knock an object, usually a ball.Rate it:

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go in offTo pot the cue ball accidentally after hitting the object ball.Rate it:

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sight unseenNot having seen the object beforehand.Rate it:

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bung upTo close an opening with a cork, cork like object or other improvised obstruction.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.Rate it:

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round offTo change the shape of an object to make it more circular.Rate it:

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apple of somebody's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:

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kick inTo kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.Rate it:

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on steroidsTo a greater degree, exaggerating the characteristics of the previously named object.Rate it:

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abstract ideaAn idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.Rate it:

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add-onsomething that has been or can be added to an existing object or arrangement.Rate it:

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and allIncluding every object, attribute, or process associated with preceding item or series of items.Rate it:

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apple of someone's eyeA favourite, a particular preference, or a loved one; the object of somebody's affections.Rate it:

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beam upTo teleport another person or object in the same manner.Rate it:

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big boyA large object or person.Rate it:

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bloom is off the roseThe person, object, or situation identified in the context has lost its novelty, freshness, appeal, or acceptability.Rate it:

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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.Rate it:

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boiling hotextremely hot (having a high temperature: of an object, the weather, a living creature)Rate it:

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calling cardAn attribute, object, or behavior which is distinctly characteristic of someone or something.Rate it:

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chopped liverA person or object which is not worthy of being noticed; someone or something insignificant.Rate it:

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conversation pieceinteresting objectRate 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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draw the short strawTo select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.Rate it:

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eye candyAny object or sight with considerable visual appeal.Rate it:

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fair gameAn goal or object that may legitimately be sought.Rate it:

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feed offto get stimulus from (an external object)Rate it:

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first loveThe first person to be the object of one's romantic affection.Rate it:

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fishtailThe tail of a fish, or an object resembling this.Rate it:

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freezing coldextremely and unpleasantly cold (of the weather, the temperature in a place, a person, or an object)Rate it:

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gold platea thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic methodRate it:

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gold plateto apply gold plate to an object, to plate with goldRate it:

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haul offTo alter course so as to get farther away from an object.Rate it:

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heavy hitterA person of considerable importance who is a major decision maker or capable achiever; an especially significant organization or an especially functional object.Rate it:

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hot potatoA child's game in which players pass a ball or other item between them, with the object of avoiding being left holding the item when time expires.Rate it:

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killTo strike a ball or similar object with such force and placement as to make a shot that is impossible to defend against, usually winning a point.Rate it:

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knacker's yardA place to send a person or object that is spent beyond all reasonable use.Rate it:

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laughing stockAn object of ridicule, someone who is publicly ridiculed; a butt of sport.Rate it:

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look offTo mislead by directing one's apparent attention away from one's true object of intent.Rate it:

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nose testAn inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food.Rate it:

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pick one's noseThe act of picking one's nose, insertion of a finger or other object into one's nostril.Rate it:

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pick upTo collect an object, especially in passing.Rate it:

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piece of assA very attractive woman, when considered as a sex object.Rate it:

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piece of shitA bad thing; an object of poor quality.Rate it:

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pizza tableA small, inedible, table-shaped object that sits on a pizza pie and holds up the top of the box the pie lies in, preventing it from settling into the pie.Rate it:

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