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idiot boxTelevision.
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penalty boxThat is assessed after an infraction.
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penalty boxThe penalty area.
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voice boxlarynx
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outside the boxBeyond the bounds of convention.
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box the compassTo know, and be able to recite the 32 points and quarter points of the magnetic compass from North, both clockwise and anticlockwise.
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box the compassTo make a complete reversal in stance or opinion.
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box your earsA Threat of Violence To { child or youth ] because of a minor infraction.
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box-office bombA motion picture that generates relatively low revenue at the box office, especially that which is less than the budget for the motion picture.
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box on the earAdministered on the victim's ear, usually by an educator, to enforce attention.
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out of the boxImmediately, without intervention from the customer.
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out of the boxSee outside the box.
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knock out of the boxTo cause a pitcher to be replaced by heavy hitting.
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knock out of the boxTo cause something to be replaced by something else.
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one candle short of a boxnot bright; stupid
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life is like a box of chocolatesLife is full of surprises, you never know what will happen next.
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play aroundTo behave in a silly, or childish, or irresponsible way.
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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.
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play upTo misbehave.
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play alongTo take part in a charade, deception, or practical joke.
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child's playSomething particularly simple or easy.
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grandstand playA successful play or other manoeuvre during a sporting competition in which one or more players shows off unnecessarily in order to entertain or impress the spectators.
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play aroundTo work with in a non-serious manner.
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play aroundTo engage in sexual practices outside of marriage.
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play ballAn expression used at the beginning of a game of baseball.
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play ballTo start anything tumultuous.
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play ballTo work together; to cooperate.
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play dumbTo pretend to be mute.
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play dumbTo pretend to be slow-witted or lacking in specific knowledge, usually in order to avoid responsibility or to gain some advantage.
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play gamesTo deceive, to lie about one's intentions.
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play hardballTo act rough and ruthless, especially in politics or business.
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play hardballTo use every means possible to achieve a goal, especially in disregarding the harm caused.
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play hookeyTo be absent without permission, especially from school.
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play hookyTo miss school, work, or other duties without permission or an excuse.
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play possumTo dissemble or to feign ignorance; to disguise or conceal something in order to deceive.
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play possumTo feign death; to remain quiet and still to escape attention or remain undetected; to lay low.
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play possumTo feign sleep, illness, etc.
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play upTo make or attempt to make something appear more important, likely or obvious; to showcase or highlight.
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play for loveTo play a game of cards without stakes.
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play it safeTo take a cautious, risk-free approach.
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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..
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play old harryTo play the devil; to make mischief.
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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.
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play second fiddleTo play a subsidiary or subordinate role to someone or something else.
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play silly buggersTo act in a stupid or reckless manner.
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play the fieldTo date more than one person at the same time.
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play the foolTo behave in a foolish or comical manner.
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play the poniesTo bet on horse racing.
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play with fireTo put oneself in a precarious situation with a high risk of getting harmed, particularly emotionally or financially.
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play fast and looseTo be recklessly inaccurate, inappropriate, or otherwise ignoring guidelines and conventions.
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