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polite fictionA social scenario in which all participants are aware of a truth, but pretend to believe in some alternative version of events to avoid conflict or embarrassment.Rate it:

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la fiction devient réalitéCe qui n’était qu’une idée ou une hypothèse se produit réellement.Rate it:

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you can catch more flies with honey than with vinegarIt's easier to persuade others with polite requests and a positive attitude than with rude demands and negativity.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.Rate it:

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come againCould you repeat that? Repeat that please. a polite formula used when one has not heard or understood what has been saidRate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA polite refusal by someone who has just done a magic trick to reveal how it works.Rate it:

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after youA gesture, usually polite, urging another person to take a turn at something ahead of the speaker.Rate it:

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best regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letter.Rate it:

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Bim, BEM, BumRetro art composition; composition stereotypical for the cover art of mid-20th-century science fiction pulp magazines.Rate it:

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bless youSaid to someone who has just sneezed, as a polite remark.Rate it:

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can you tell usA prefix indicating a polite request; used on behalf of more than one speaker.Rate it:

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civil tongueA polite manner of speaking.Rate it:

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come againUsed as a polite farewell to a visitor, inviting a return visit.Rate it:

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don't mention itA polite way of expressing that something is too trivial to warrant thanks.Rate it:

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eternal sleep(mythology, fiction, fantasy) A magical state of suspended animation, where-in the recipient is placed in a state of ageless, deathless, everlasting sleep. Well-known examples are Endymion, (the lover of the Greek moon goddess, Selene), and the princess from Sleeping Beauty.Rate it:

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fans are slansScience fiction fans are more intelligent and more creative than other people.Rate it:

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file off the serial numbersTo remove the copyrighted elements from an existing work of fan fiction so that it may be commercially published as original fiction.Rate it:

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fourth wallThe boundary between the fiction and the audience.Rate it:

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have a seatA polite directive to sit down.Rate it:

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I'd like to knowPolite requestRate it:

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I'm fine, thank youThe expected, polite response to how are you?Rate it:

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it's a pleasurePolite reaction after receiving thanks.Rate it:

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it's nothingUsed as a polite reply after being thankedRate it:

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keep a civil tongue in one's headTo maintain a polite manner of speaking.Rate it:

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kind regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letterRate it:

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kindest regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letterRate it:

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Klaatu barada niktoA stock science-fiction phrase, typically used as a code or shibboleth.Rate it:

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ladies firstA phrase encouraging polite gentlemanliness, allowing the ladies to go before the men.Rate it:

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mir geht's gut, dankeThe expected, polite response to wie geht's.Rate it:

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nice to meet youA polite expression used when the speaker is first introduced to someone.Rate it:

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pardon mePolite expression to get someone to repeat.Rate it:

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pleased to meet youA polite formula used when being introduced to somebody.Rate it:

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rain checkIn social interactions, a polite way to turn down an invitation, with the implication one is simply postponing it and that another time would be acceptable.Rate it:

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real superheroA crimefighter who imitates common characteristics of superheroes of fiction, typically by at least wearing colorful spandex clothes and a mask.Rate it:

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ride shotgunProbably arose in early-20th-century Western fiction and movies to describe an employee armed with a rifle or shotgun riding next to a stagecoach driver for protection.Rate it:

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say again"What did you say?" or "Repeat what you have said." A polite formula used when one has not heard or understood what has been said.Rate it:

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stand on ceremonyTo act in a formal, ceremonious or overly polite manner.Rate it:

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take the michaelAlternative form of take the mickey, usually considered more polite.Rate it:

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think nothing of itA polite way to dismiss thanks as unnecessaryRate it:

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truth be toldUsed when admitting something one might otherwise lie about, e.g. to keep up appearances or be polite.Rate it:

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warm regardsUsed as a polite way to finish a letter.Rate it:

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what do you sayUsed to ask or remind a child to say a polite expression.Rate it:

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with all due respectA phrase used before disagreeing with someone, usually considered polite.Rate it:

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yours sincerelyA polite formula to end a letter, especially when the recipient’s name is known to the sender.Rate it:

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