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or words to that effectused to indicate a paraphrase or the chance of an error in the details of reported speech.Rate it:

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bystander effectUsed other than as an idiom: see bystander, effect.Rate it:

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bystander effectThat someone is less likely to help another if other potential helpers are present than otherwise.Rate it:

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knock-on effectA secondary, often unintended effect.Rate it:

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knock-on effectThe continued running of an engine after the ignition has been turned off; dieseling.Rate it:

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side effectAn unintended consequence of any action in addition to the intended consequence of that action.Rate it:

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side effectAn adverse effect, an unintended consequence of a drug or therapy; usually not a beneficial effect.Rate it:

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side effectA change in state caused by a function call (typically "side-effect").Rate it:

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take effectTo become active; to become effective.Rate it:

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a picture paints a thousand wordsA visualisation is a better description than a verbal description.Rate it:

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fine words butter no parsnipsTalking about doing something does not get it done.Rate it:

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not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:

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a picture is worth a thousand wordsAlternative form of a picture paints a thousand words.Rate it:

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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.Rate it:

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at a loss for wordsHaving nothing to say; stunned to the point of speechlessness.Rate it:

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beyond wordsDisbeliefRate it:

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beyond wordsIn recalling an incident, in observing an accident, any or all of which can be disastrous and shocking. A destructive fire and explosion may leave one awestruck and beyond words to describe.Rate it:

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eat one's wordsTo regret or retract what one has said.Rate it:

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eat your wordsA reminder that if one misspeaks, missquotes, carelessly asserts irresponsibly, one may have to consume his own words.Rate it:

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have wordsTo argue, to have an argument.Rate it:

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have wordsTo speak sternly, angrily, or in an argumentative manner to.Rate it:

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in other wordsStated or interpreted another way; introduces an explanation.Rate it:

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man of few wordsA man who doesn't speak much, or speaks only for a short period of time.Rate it:

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mark my wordsListen to me; used before a statement one wishes to emphasize.Rate it:

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mince wordsTo restrain oneself in a conversation by withholding some comments or using euphemisms.Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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put words in somebody's mouthTo attribute to somebody something he or she did not say; to claim inaccurately that somebody said or intended something.Rate it:

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words of one syllableSimple, clear, straightforward language; blunt language.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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lip serviceEmpty talk; words absent of action or intention.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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cancel outTo neutralize the effect of something.Rate it:

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read outTo read something and say the words to inform other people.Rate it:

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grace periodA length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.Rate it:

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non - aphabetical orderTo place words in Z-A AlphabeticalRate it:

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wear offTo diminish in effect.Rate it:

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shave and a haircutA 7-note riff played at the end of a song for comic effect.Rate it:

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word for wordusing exactly the same words, verbatimRate it:

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add up toTo have a particular effect.Rate it:

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bear onTo influence, have an effect on.Rate it:

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get under someone's skinTo make a memorable impression or have a strong effect on someone; to impact someone's feelings.Rate it:

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on all foursSimilar in nature or effect to something else; consistent.Rate it:

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a Tinkers DamnDemeaning Words in Deprecating Ejaculation, to wit; "He'll Never Amount To A 'Tinker's Damn!"Rate it:

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as wellTo the same effect.Rate it:

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blanket termA word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary. Blanket terms often trade specificity for ease-of-use; in other words, a blanket term by itself gives little detail about the things that it describes or the relationships between them, but is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms often originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.Rate it:

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bleep outTo censor inappropriate spoken words by obscuring them with the sound of a bleep.Rate it:

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bring to bearTo apply; to employ something to achieve an intended effect.Rate it:

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dormitive principleWords.Rate it:

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dormitive virtueA type of tautology in which an item is being explained in terms of the item itself, only put in different (usually more abstract) words.Rate it:

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double talkSpeaking in a mixture of real English and English-sounding gibberish, for humorous effect.Rate it:

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