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opposite numberA person who holds a position in an organization that corresponds to that held by another person in an other organization; a counterpart.Rate it:

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on opposite sides of the barricadesOf starkly different, opposite views on an issue.Rate it:

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a number ofSeveral of.Rate it:

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do a number onTo damage; to treat harshly; to produce ill effects.Rate it:

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have one's number on itTe be destined for someone.Rate it:

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have someone's numberTo understand a person's character, capabilities, or situation.Rate it:

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look out for number oneTo act in one's own interests; to act in a manner advantageous primarily to oneself.Rate it:

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lose the number of one's messTo die, to perish.Rate it:

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Number 10Alternative form of 10 Downing Street.Rate it:

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Number 11Synonym of 11 Downing StreetRate it:

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Number ElevenSynonym of 11 Downing StreetRate it:

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number gamesA numbers game: the use of inappropriate statistics (numbers) to reflect a desired result (usually misleading).Rate it:

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number gamesplural form of number game: lotteries, numbers games.Rate it:

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number oneFirst; foremost; best.Rate it:

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number one with a bulletSuperlative; impossible to beat.Rate it:

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Number TenAlternative form of 10 Downing Street.Rate it:

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public enemy number oneA person who ranks highest on the federal government's prioritized list of wanted criminal fugitives.Rate it:

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public enemy number oneA person, organization, or other object considered to be particularly menacing, harmful, or loathsome.Rate it:

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random numberUsed other than as an idiom: see random, number.Rate it:

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random numberA number allotted randomly using suitable generator (electronic machine or as simple "generator" as die).Rate it:

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random numberA number selected based on a uniform distribution, typically using a suitable generator (for example, rolling a die).Rate it:

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random numberA pseudorandom number.Rate it:

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take a numberRecognize that many others are in the same situation; recognize that one's concerns are not of high priority; be prepared to wait.Rate it:

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what is your phone numberAlternative form of what's your phone number?Rate it:

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what's your phone numberAsks the interlocutor to give his or her phone number for subsequent communication.Rate it:

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wrong numberA telephone call received from an unfamiliar caller, due to a mistake in the number dialled.Rate it:

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wrong numberAn incorrect notion or understanding concerning a person or situation.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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give meform of words used as a request by a telephone-user to be connected with a specified person, number, etc.Rate it:

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beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.Rate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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mercuryA silvery-colored metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg.Rate it:

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put outThe statistic of the number of outs a defensive player directly caused.Rate it:

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ring roundTo call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.Rate it:

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round upTo the smallest integer that is not less than it, or to some other greater value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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round downTo the greatest integer that is not greater than it, or to some other lower value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.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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stop upTo increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera.Rate it:

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cattle callAn audition which is open to the public and thus draws a large number of applicants, many of whom are inexperienced.Rate it:

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Santa's workshopThe mythical structure, usually envisioned as located at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and a large number of capable elves work tirelessly and gladly year-round to produce all of the toys and other gifts to be delivered throughout the world on Christmas Day.Rate it:

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20The cardinal number twenty.Rate it:

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all rights reservedThe copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.Rate it:

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all sixes and ninesIn a state of confusion in which everything takes on an opposite meaningRate it:

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and changeAnd some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.Rate it:

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and countingUsed to show that the number previously mentioned is continuously changing, i.e. increasing or decreasing.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in Soviet Russia, Y Xs youThe Russian reversal, a joke in which the subject and the statement are reversed, usually to reference the propaganda of an enemy that is the exact opposite of the interlocutor. It is usually told in broken English, without articles.Rate it:

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arse aboutThe wrong way round; exactly opposite to that which is desirable; contrary; conceptually inverted; wrong.Rate it:

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arse about faceSomething that is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be.Rate it:

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back wallThe wall at the back of a racquetball or squash court, directly opposite the front wall.Rate it:

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