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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 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 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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bet one's bottom dollarto be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough of something to wager everything.Rate it:

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darn tootinAbsolutely correct; speaking the truth.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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horsefeathersAbsolute nonsense; poppycockRate 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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never in a million yearsAbsolutely not.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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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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darn tootin'You are absolutely correct.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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any oldAny, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill.Rate it:

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

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at the very leastat least; as an absolute minimumRate it:

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be as silent as the graveto say absolutely nothing (especially about a particular subject)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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benevolent overlordA person in a position of power.Rate it:

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bet one's bootsTo be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough to wager an essential possession.Rate it:

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bet the farmTo be absolutely certain, to have no doubts.Rate it:

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big boysThe people or bodies with the most influence and/or power.Rate it:

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big shotA person with a reputation of importance or power.Rate it:

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big wheelA person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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bottom handWith a standard batting grip, the hand placed further down the handle of the bat; the batsman's dominant hand, providing most power to a shot.Rate it:

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charge downTo lose electrical powerRate it:

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darn tootinAbsolute, utter, complete, very.Rate it:

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darn tootin'Absolutely correct; speaking the truth.Rate it:

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darn tootin'Absolute, utter, complete, very.Rate it:

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darn tootin'Assuredly, absolutely, utterly, completely.Rate it:

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dead : So hated by that they are absolutely ignored.Rate it:

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deadCompletely inactive; without power; without a signal.Rate it:

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dead lossAn absolute or total loss.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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empty the tankTo make the utmost effort; to contribute to the absolute limit of one's energy and abilities.Rate it:

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