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only the tip of the icebergTip of the iceberg speaks to the relative size of an Atlantic iceberg as the exposed tip above the seas' surface is only one eighth of the actual vertical size of the entire mass. Seven eighths of the ice is below the sea level.Rate it:

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tip of the icebergOcean Scientists assert in reference to an 'iceberg': The {tip} exposed portion, visible above the sea, is only one eighth of the actual size of this awesome natural phenomenon found in the polar seas of our planet Earth.Rate it:

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tip of the icebergOnly the beginning; just a small indication of a larger possibility; a problem is much bigger than it seems.Rate it:

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tip offTo alert or inform someone.Rate it:

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felt tip penwriting implementRate it:

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on the tip of one's tongueKnown but not quite remembered.Rate it:

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tip of the hatA gesture of acknowledgement; often, an expression of gratitude.Rate it:

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tip offinformationRate it:

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tip one's handIn card playing, to accidentally reveal one's cards or hand.Rate it:

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tip one's handTo inadvertently reveal any secret, particularly a secret that puts one at an advantage or disadvantage.Rate it:

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tip one's hatTo acknowledge or show respect; to honor.Rate it:

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tip one's hatTo briefly remove or tap one's hat as a gesture of greeting, deference, or respect.Rate it:

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tip the scaleTo change the fortunes, either positively or negatively.Rate it:

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tip the scaleTo weigh (have a certain weight).Rate it:

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tip the scalesTo turn to one side a balanced situation.Rate it:

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tip-offAn obvious clue or indication.Rate it:

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if onlyI wish that; signifies a wish or desire.Rate it:

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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:

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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.Rate it:

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hope only lasts when you need itWhen you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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hope only lasts when you need it.When you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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one and onlyunique, one of a kindRate it:

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one and onlyonly love, sole sweetheart.Rate it:

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only daughterUsed other than as an idiom: see only, daughter.Rate it:

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only daughterThe sole female among siblings.Rate it:

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only fools and horses workPhilosophy of life that people who do not look for an easy way of earning a living are foolish.Rate it:

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only game in townThe only opportunity, activity, or resource available.Rate it:

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only Nixon could go to ChinaOnly a politician or leader with an impeccable reputation of upholding particular political values could do an action in seeming defiance of them without jeopardizing his support or credibility.Rate it:

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only sonUsed other than as an idiom: see only, son.Rate it:

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only sonA sole male child among multiple siblings.Rate it:

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only the good die youngAlternative form of the good die young.Rate it:

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only time will tellAlternative form of time will tell.Rate it:

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there's only oneUsed in a chant, most often in sports matches, to express support for an athlete, coach, team etc..Rate it:

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they're only after one thingMen are only interested in sex.Rate it:

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you only get what you giveThere is a positive correlation between the effort one puts in and the benefits one receives.Rate it:

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knock overTo bump or strike something in such a way as to tip it.Rate it:

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no frillsBasic or simple; providing only what is necessary, without anything extra or fancy.Rate it:

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on its meritsConsidering only intrinsic good points and bad points, without prejudice or other considerations, such as procedural ones.Rate it:

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pro formaFor the sake of form only.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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pick your battlesonly involve yourself in disputes where you are likely to win.Rate it:

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deliver the message to garciaWhat we need is people who get the job done, no matter how. We don't want pickers who'll only learn if we use their preferred learning method. Have you read "A Message to Garcia" ? That's what we need today - young people who can deliver the message to Garcia.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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acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:

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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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assault and battery. This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.Rate it:

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at a pinchBy the skin of one’s teeth; only just; Deo volente; perhaps; if you’re lucky..Rate it:

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banker's dozenBy analogy, a method of lending where the interest is deducted beforehand, archetypally borrowing twelve dollars (owing twelve dollars back, a dozen) but actually receiving only eleven.Rate it:

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big fish in a small pondOne who has achieved a high rank or is highly esteemed, but only in a small, relatively unimportant, or little known location or organization.Rate it:

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