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plus ça changeThe more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Rate it:

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plus ça changeAlthough the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.Rate it:

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on the plus sidePositively; from a favorable view or perspective.Rate it:

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plus (literally) The more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Although the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.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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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate 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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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.Rate it:

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change horses in midstreamTo change plans or approaches at an inopportune time, such as when an effort is already underway, generally considered an inadvisable thing to do.Rate it:

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change of heartA change of one's opinion, belief or decision.Rate it:

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change of lifeMenopause.Rate it:

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change of tackA reversal of an opinion.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo decide differently than one had decided before.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo change one's story.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.Rate it:

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change overto convert to, to make a transition from one system to anotherRate it:

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change someone's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change the channelTo redirect someone's attention.Rate it:

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chump changeA sum of money considered to be insignificant.Rate it:

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chump changeAn amount of remuneration, reward, or other monetary recompense considered to be insultingly small.Rate it:

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chump-changeOf or pertaining to something of little monetary value.Rate it:

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for a changeAs a departure from the usual.Rate it:

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loose changeCoins of little value kept in one's pocket or bag.Rate it:

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loose changeA sum of money considered small or insignificant.Rate it:

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never change a running systemDon't change something that is workingRate it:

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sea changeA profound transformation.Rate it:

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small changeA minor or insignificant amount of money.Rate it:

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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.Rate it:

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ne'er cast a clout til may be outAdvice not to change from winter clothes to summer clothes until June, as there is often a sudden cold snap in May.Rate it:

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quiet the wavesA positive development, incident, action, minor miracle, change, reversal, retraction, in a situation and the possible positive effects.Rate it:

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come aroundTo change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.Rate it:

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a bright futureAn uplifting, reassuring, self fulfilling, confident outlook relative to a major change, opportunity, circumstance, windfall, inheritance, promotion which provides all elemental criteria for a bright future.Rate it:

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put aboutTo change direction.Rate it:

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round offTo change the shape of an object to make it more circular.Rate it:

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always be yourselfdon´t change the way you are. be you, be special. don´t be like othersRate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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go from zero to heroTo change from negative outcome to positive outcome. To improve one's fortunes significantly.Rate it:

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put forwardTo change the time in a time zone to a later time.Rate it:

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you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pigYou can try to change something or one's outward appearance, but it will not change the inward appearance. Even if you put lipstick on a pig, it will always roll in mud and grunt.Rate it:

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a week is a long time in politicsIn politics, a lot of change can happen in a short space of time.Rate it:

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about turnA complete change of opinion, direction, etc.Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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baptism by fireA change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.Rate it:

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bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.Rate it:

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bridge the gapOvercome the absence, fill the void, bypass the blokckage, jump the gulf, change the route:Rate it:

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bring overTo cause to change allegiance or point of view.Rate it:

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caught on the hopTo be in a situation of change, especially from a known to an unknown stateRate it:

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