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pile on the poundsto gain weight quickly.Rate it:

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pack on the poundsTo gain weight, especially as a result of vigorous or excessive eating.Rate it:

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take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselvesAlternative form of take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.Rate it:

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take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvesIf you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things.1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500:Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, ?used to say?Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.1912, G. B. Shaw, Pygmalion ii. 132:Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.1979, R. Cassilis, Arrow of God, iv. xvii.:Little things, Master Mally. Look after the pennies, Master Mally, and the pounds will look after themselves.1999, Rate it:

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pile upTo collect or accumulate, as a backlog.Rate it:

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pile upTo form a pile, stack, or heap.Rate it:

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pile onto gain (weight) quickly.Rate it:

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pile-upA traffic accident or collision involving multiple vehicles.Rate it:

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build upTo accumulate, to pile up.Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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old moneyThe monetary system used in the United Kingdom before decimalisation and consisting of pounds, shillings, and pence.Rate it:

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rake upto collect (leaves etc.) into a pile by using a rakeRate it:

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stack upto pile up; to accumulateRate it:

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