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the course of true love never did run smoothThere will always be problems in a relationship.Rate it:

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due courseRegular or appropriate passage or occurrence.Rate it:

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crash courseA quick, intense course of learning, especially one which is informal or hurried.Rate it:

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due courseA. 1399, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales.Rate it:

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due courseA. 1735, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels.Rate it:

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due courseA. 1803, Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey.Rate it:

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let nature take its courseTo permit events to proceed or a situation to develop without intervention or interference.Rate it:

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matter of courseA natural or logical outcome.Rate it:

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matter of courseAn expected or customary outcome.Rate it:

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of courseAcknowledges the validity of the associated phrase.Rate it:

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of courseAsserts that the associated phrase should not be argued, particularly if it is obvious or there is no choice in the matter.Rate it:

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of courseIndicates enthusiastic agreement.Rate it:

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on courseProceeding smoothly as planned.Rate it:

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par for the courseTo be expected; normal; common; usual.Rate it:

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run one's courseTo come to a natural endRate it:

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stay the courseTo persist or continue.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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below parLess than par for the hole or course.Rate it:

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blind alleyA course of inquiry that leads nowhere.Rate it:

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boot campAny short, intensive course of training.Rate it:

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business as usualThe normal course of an activity, particularly in circumstances that are out of the ordinary.Rate it:

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come toTo devote attention to in due course; to come around to.Rate it:

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cruising for a bruisingFollowing a course of action likely to result in injury or other trouble for oneself.Rate it:

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death spiralThe situation or course of action of one who is on a path toward some sort of inevitable catastrophic failure.Rate it:

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flunk outOften requiring a retaking of the course or academic year.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.Rate it:

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from soup to nutsFrom the first course of a meal to the last.Rate it:

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gain groundto become farther from another traveling the same course.Rate it:

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go awryto depart from the correct courseRate it:

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God knowsIt is known unto God; i.e., it is certainly true, certainly, of course, obviouslyRate it:

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ground ruleA rule regarding play on a specific field, course, or court.Rate it:

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

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high roadA course of action which is honorable, dignified, or respectable.Rate it:

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in process of timeIn the course of time; as time goes on; gradually; in due course.Rate it:

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in strideWithout disturbing one's course of activities.Rate it:

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let it beTo leave something to follow its natural course.Rate it:

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lose groundto become closer to another traveling the same course.Rate it:

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low roadA course of action which is undignified, wrongful, or otherwise unseemly.Rate it:

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miss the boatTo fail to take advantage of an opportunity; to overlook or be too late to pursue an option or course of action.Rate it:

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move the goalpostsTo alter the agreed basis, scope, standards or target of a procedure or task during its course, especially to do so to someone's advantage.Rate it:

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now you're talkingA phrase indicating agreement with a previously stated suggestion to change a course of action.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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paper trailThe records left by a person or organization in the course of activities.Rate it:

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pièce de résistancemain course of a mealRate it:

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play the race cardTo assert that race or racism is responsible for a course of events, especially when race is not of particular significance to the issue in question; to attempt to inspire a particular reaction by raising the issue of race.Rate it:

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point of no returnThe point in any journey, process, or sequence of events when it is no longer possible to reverse course or stop the process.Rate it:

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pull the triggerTo commit to a course of action.Rate it:

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rolloverContinue one's Funds In Program, 'Rollover' My Existing Funds, My Plan, Stay The Course In The Present Agenda, Investiture: Do Not Close OuI, Retain All Funds And'Steady As You Go!Rate it:

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staircase witThinking of an idea or course of action too late to use it effectively, or the tendency to do so.Rate it:

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swim upstreamTo opt for a difficult course of action when a simpler or safer alternative is available; to make an unwise decision against sound advice.Rate it:

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