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power behind the throneSomeone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.Rate it:

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power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutelyThe corrupting influence of power is total when one's power is total.Lord Acton see: WikiquoteRate it:

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power upTo turn the electrical power on to a device as a precondition to make it operational.Rate it:

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brown powerThe production of electricity made from conventional sources, such as coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power.Rate it:

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flower power60s youth movementRate it:

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knowledge is powerWith knowledge and/or education, one's potential or ability to succeed in the pursuit of his objectives will certainly increase.Rate it:

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poor powerLimited ability.Rate it:

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power chordA chord or combination of notes used in rock music and typically selected to sound good at high volume and high levels of distortion. Power chords make extensive use of intervals such as open fourths and fifths.Rate it:

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power napA short sleep taken in the daytime in order to refresh a person and generally terminated before deep sleep begins so as not to leave the sleeper drowsy.Rate it:

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power pointelectrical socketRate it:

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power upTo become ready for operation as a result of the provision of electrical power.Rate it:

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pulling powerAbility to attract people.Rate it:

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fall behindTo be progressively below average in performance.Rate it:

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leave behindTo abandon.Rate it:

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behind barsIn jail or prison.Rate it:

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behind closed doorsPublic disclosure.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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behind somebody's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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behind someone's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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behind the bitAn equestrian term, meaning that the horse is evading the bit.Rate it:

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behind the counterOf drugs, dispensed by a pharmacist without needing a doctor's prescription or other form of compliance.Rate it:

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behind the eight ballAt a disadvantage.Rate it:

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behind the eight-ballIn a difficult situation or tight spot.Rate it:

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behind the scenesIn secret; out of public view.Rate it:

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behind the timesOut of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.Rate it:

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behind timeLate, arriving late.Rate it:

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dry behind the earsSeasoned or experienced; mature, especially with respect to judgment.Rate it:

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put something behind oneTo recover from an unpleasant or traumatic experience; to overcome a negative feeling, especially anger, resentment, or grief.Rate it:

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stand behindUsed other than as an idiom: see stand, behind.Rate it:

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stand behindTo support; express one's supportRate it:

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stay behindAlternative form of stay-behind.Rate it:

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stay behindUsed other than as an idiom: see stay, behind.Rate it:

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stay behindTo remain where one is, whilst others leave.Rate it:

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stay behindTo remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment.Rate it:

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wet behind the earsInexperienced; not seasoned; new; just beginning.Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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under a spellBewitched, held by the power of a magical spell.Rate it:

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bring downTo make a legitimate rulership lose their position of power.Rate it:

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crank upTo increase, as the volume, power or energy of something.Rate it:

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keep up withTo manage to remain beside or just behind that is moving away from one.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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bring upTo turn on power or start, as of a machine.Rate it:

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charge upTo recharge, to give electrical power to something.Rate it:

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stand upTo stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.Rate it:

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scientia potentia estKnowledge is Power; with knowledge or education, one's potential or abilities in life will certainly increase.Rate it:

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above one's bendOut of one's control or power.Rate it:

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all bark and no biteFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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at the mercy ofIn the power of; defenceless/defenseless against.Rate it:

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bell it outAn electricians methodology to assure continuity in an electrical circuit. Utilizing and applying a low voltage power source to a circuit and applying a pretested door bell to the opposite end of the circuit to prove continuity.Rate it:

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