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when you're up to your neck in alligators, it's easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swampOnly because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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basket caseOne made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic or stress.Rate it:

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break in the caseA new discovery in a case.Rate it:

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case closedThe above is meant as final, not subject to amendation or variation.Rate it:

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case closedUsed other than as an idiom: A case is closed; specifically, a police investigation or similar is resolved.Rate it:

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case in pointAn example that illustrates a point.Rate it:

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federal caseAny over-exaggerated ordeal.Rate it:

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get on somebody's caseTo lecture, berate, or complain to somebody, especially to find fault or criticize.Rate it:

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get on someone's caseTo lecture, berate, or complain to somebody, especially to find fault or criticize.Rate it:

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I rest my caseMy argument is proven; I conclude my statement.Rate it:

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I rest my caseThe previous encapsulates my view.Rate it:

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in caseIn the event; should there be a need.Rate it:

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just in caseIf and only if.Rate it:

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just in caseIn the event; should there be a need.Rate it:

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ain't no mountain high enoughno barrier or obstacle will stand in one's way in reaching his/her objectiveRate it:

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pull togetherTo unite for a common objective.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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any way one slices itFrom any perspective; in every case.Rate it:

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barrelA solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case.Rate it:

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be it as it mayEven if that is the case; whether that is true or not; nevertheless.Rate it:

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be that as it mayEven if that is the case; whether that is true or not; nevertheless.Rate it:

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believe one's eyesTo believe that something which one directly sees is truly the case.Rate it:

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board outto send (children or pets) to stay with other people (or to boarding school, in the case of children)Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.Rate it:

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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dry powdercash (or cash-like securities) kept in reserve in case of need.Rate it:

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fire hoseA hose used to deliver water in case of fire.Rate it:

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for good measureAs a precaution; just in case; added as an extra.Rate it:

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forget, when up to one's neck in alligators, that the mission is to drain the swampTo lose sight of one's initial objective, becoming caught up in subtasks or in tasks only tangentially/orthogonally related to the initial objective.Rate it:

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game planAny strategy devised to reach a given objective.Rate it:

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get with the programTo work productively toward the objective of a shared enterprise, especially after the objective or the environment has changed.Rate it:

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hospital passAn unwinnable case, often passed to a newly-qualified member of the firm.Rate it:

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larger than lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:

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larger-than-lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:

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lean and meanEfficient because of having nothing in excess of what is needed, and single-minded in one's objective.Rate it:

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name of the gameThe essential element (needed to reach the principal goal or objective); the overall purpose.Rate it:

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no matter how one slices itfrom any perspective; in every caseRate it:

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on balanceJudging fairly by considering all facets of a case.Rate it:

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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:

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spare tireAn extra wheel or tire carried as a replacement in case of a flat.Rate it:

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spare tyreAn extra tyre carried in case one of the vehicle's tyres is damaged or deflated.Rate it:

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the fix is inA process (for example, a court case) has been rigged behind the scenes and its outcome will not reflect true justice.Rate it:

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the name of the gameThe overall purpose; the principal goal, or objective.Rate it:

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under glassIn a glass case, like an item in a museum.Rate it:

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welfare CadillacThe case of a person or group receiving public benefits, although the benefits are not actually needed by the recipient or are obtained by fraud.Rate it:

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whatever it takesAnything that may be required to achieve an objective.Rate it:

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whichever way one slices itfrom any perspective; in every caseRate it:

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worst comes to worstIf a possible worst-case scenario actually occurs.Rate it:

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