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put one past somebodyTo deceive, trick, or fool, especially by concealing something.Rate it:

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put one past someoneTo deceive, trick, or fool, especially by concealing something.Rate it:

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quarter pastFifteen minutes past any hour.Rate it:

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run pastTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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run something pastTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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whistle past the graveyardTo attempt to stay cheerful in a dire situation; To proceed with a task, ignoring an upcoming hazard, hoping for a good outcome.Rate it:

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whistle past the graveyardTo enter a situation with little or no understanding of the possible consequences.Rate it:

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zoom pastTo pass very quickly.Rate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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borne outPast participle of bear out.Rate it:

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days of yorethe past; bygone days (nostalgic)Rate it:

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go byTo pass, to go past, without much interaction.Rate it:

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look backTo reminisce about a past time.Rate it:

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pass byTo proceed past something.Rate it:

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take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.Rate it:

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go the way of the dinosaursTo go extinct or become obsolete; to fall out of common use or practice; to go off the firsthand market; to become a thing of the past.Rate it:

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history repeats itselfThings that have happened in the past will happen again.Rate it:

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of lateIn the recent past; recently; lately.Rate it:

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rest on one's laurelsTo rely on a past success instead of trying to improve oneself further.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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about timeFar past the desired time.Rate it:

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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:

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are you for real?Statements, actions. Body language, past history create an image of an individual in a particular situation.Rate it:

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back in the dayIn the past; at one time, especially a time which is fondly remembered.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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bought the farmSimple past tense and past participle of buy the farm: died; often refers to death in battle.Rate it:

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bring backTo cause someone to remember something from the past.Rate it:

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brush byTo walk past another person, touching them slightly, normally by accident, and ignoring them.Rate it:

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chickens come home to roostA person's past wrongdoings will always return to negatively affect them.Rate it:

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conscience moneyMoney which is voluntarily paid by a party who feels guilt, and seeks to provide compensation, for some past misdeed or negligence.Rate it:

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cookedsimple past tense and past participle of cookRate it:

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done a bunkSimple past tense and past participle of do a bunk.Rate it:

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dyed in the woolSimple past tense and past participle of dye in the wool.Rate it:

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fallen overpast participle of fall overRate it:

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forgive and forgetAbsolve completely for a past wrongdoing; pardon with neither resentment nor a view to retribution.Rate it:

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four score and seven years agoAs an opener, a sometimes sarcastic indicator to indicate a past event being mentioned is particularly important.Rate it:

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fucked oversimple past tense and past participle of fuck someone overRate it:

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fucked upsimple past tense and past participle of fuck upRate it:

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go moggy(usually in the past tense, as in "gone moggy") To break something or to cause something to become disorganized or dysfunctional.Rate it:

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go the way of the dodoTo go extinct or become obsolete; to fall out of common use or practice; to go out of the firsthand market; to become a thing of the past.Rate it:

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got it going onpast participle of have it going onRate it:

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hindsight is 20/20(idiomatic) In hindsight things are obvious that were not obvious from the outset; one is able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice.Rate it:

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let bygones be bygonesTo ignore or disregard a past offense (when dealing with another individual).Rate it:

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let sleeping dogs lieTo leave things as they are; especially, to avoid restarting or rekindling an old argument; to leave disagreements in the past.Rate it:

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long ago and far awayIn the distant past, years and years ago.Rate it:

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long sincePast.Rate it:

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lose the plotTo have one's results decline severely in quality or suddenly fall below an acceptable standard, especially when compared to past excellence.Rate it:

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mouthed offsimple past tense and past participle of mouth offRate it:

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once bitten, twice shyOne is cautious in the future if one has been hurt in the past.Rate it:

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