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Christmas presentUsed other than as an idiom: see Christmas, present.Rate it:

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Christmas presentA contemporary Christmas.Rate it:

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no time like the presentA shortened form of there's no time like the presentRate it:

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present company exceptedThese negative remarks do not pertain to anyone who is currently listening to them (including the speaker).Rate it:

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present daycurrentRate it:

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there's no time like the presentNow (i.e., the present time) is an appropriate time to take a particular action.Rate it:

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balls upThird-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.Rate it:

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carpe diemseize the day, make the most of today, enjoy the presentRate it:

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account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.Rate it:

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cheese downTo coil the tail of a rope on deck so as to present a neat appearance.Rate it:

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fire awayTo begin to talk or present information quickly.Rate it:

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put upTo present, especially in "put up a fight".Rate it:

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be offTo be working against a present or former addiction to.Rate it:

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dress upTo present in a favorable light.Rate it:

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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:

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as isIn its present state or condition, especially as a contractual condition of sale.Rate it:

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as yetUp to the present; thus far.Rate it:

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be aroundTo be alive, existent, or present.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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blue-sky thinkingThinking that is not grounded or in touch in the realities of the present.Rate it:

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bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.Rate it:

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break outTo bring out, use, or present.Rate it:

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bulk billingPresent participle of bulk bill.Rate it:

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bystander effectThat someone is less likely to help another if other potential helpers are present than otherwise.Rate it:

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cakewalkSomething that is easy or simple, or that does not present a great challenge.Rate it:

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cherry-pickTo pick out the best, or most desirable items from a list or group, especially to obtain some advantage or to present something in the best possible light.Rate it:

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climbing the wallsPresent participle of climb the walls.Rate it:

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come down the pikeTo emerge, come up; to approach or arrive on the scene; to present (itself or oneself).Rate it:

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come down to usTo survive to the present day; to be extant in some form.Rate it:

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come upTo emerge or become known, especially unexpectedly; to come to attention, present itself.Rate it:

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cut a figureTo present an image; to make an impression.Rate it:

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economical with the truthNot telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. Often used with sarcasm or satire.Rate it:

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get ahead of oneselfTo focus excessively on one's plans or on prospective future events without paying adequate attention to the present.Rate it:

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going at itthird-person singular simple present indicative form of go at itRate it:

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got it going onalternative present indicative form of have it going onRate it:

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have one's head in the cloudsTo daydream; to think about matters other than the present reality.Rate it:

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head in the cloudsDaydreaming; thinking about matters other than the present reality.Rate it:

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here to staypresent, and set to remain permanently.Rate it:

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horsetradingPresent participle of horsetrade.Rate it:

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hospital passA poorly executed pass to a team-mate causing the receiver to present an easy target for a defender, and thus be tackled hard.Rate it:

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in evidenceVisibly present; noticeable.Rate it:

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in personactually presentRate it:

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in the here and nowIn present practice rather than in theory; with the priority of palpably and actually existing.Rate it:

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it's all grist to the millEverything referred to in the present context has some sort of use.1999, Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford University Press paperback, ISBN 0199690871), ch. 7 section 6: "KantRate it:

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lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:

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mind the storeTo remain present in a retail business, in order to maintain the security of the premises and to serve customers.Rate it:

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nowhere to be foundnot present; missing or lost.Rate it:

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out of the pictureNot included in the matter being planned or under consideration; not a factor or participant in the present situation.Rate it:

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propose a toastAn introductory phrase, preceding a brief accolade to someone or something, after which all present ceremonially sip their champagne (or dump their beverage on the floor to express disagreement.)Rate it:

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