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provide formake something available to somebodyRate it:

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a sideways approachThis agenda is to avoid a head to head confrontation, rather slide in with a 'sideways' move which may provide a smoother, elusive manner in approaching the challenge.Rate it:

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velvet handcuffsGolden handcuffs: any arrangement designed to provide favorable benefits or pay so as to discourage a participant from wanting to leave it.Rate it:

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be there forTo be available to provide comfort and support for someone, especially in a period of difficulty.Rate it:

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catch upTo provide with news.Rate it:

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fend for oneselfLook after and provide for oneself, without any help from othersRate it:

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bear outTo corroborate, prove, or confirm; to demonstrate; to provide evidence for.Rate it:

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back upTo provide support or the promise of support.Rate it:

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bring to the tableTo provide a suggestion.Rate it:

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damn with faint praiseTo provide praise that is so minimal or inconsequential as to actually amount to criticism.Rate it:

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warm the cockles of someone's heartTo provide happiness, to bring a deeply-felt contentment.Rate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.Rate it:

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april showers bring may flowersApril, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.By extension, that a period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness.Rate it:

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bed them downAnimal husbandry term. Domesticated animals are treated in the USA with tender loving care. Caretakers of animals provide comfortable resting and sleeping places for the nighttime.Rate it:

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Christmas tree billA bill consisting of many riders that attracts many, often unrelated, floor amendments, which may provide special benefits to various groups or interests.Rate it:

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circle the wagonsTo draw a wagon train into a circle to allow the wagons to provide cover when under attack.Rate it:

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cite chapter and verseTo provide specific references from an authoritative book, as the Bible or a book of statutes or rules, to support a statement.Rate it:

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conscience moneyMoney which is voluntarily paid by a party who feels guilt, and seeks to provide compensation, for some past misdeed or negligence.Rate it:

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daylightTo provide sources of natural illumination such as skylights or windows.Rate it:

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deadbeat dadA man, especially one who is divorced or estranged from his partner, who fails to provide monetary child support when he is legally required to do so.Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo lay down a challenge; to provide a test of commitment (often one which carries a high risk) to a cause.Rate it:

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earn one's keepTo perform satisfactory physical labor or to provide other worthy services in return for remuneration, lodging, or other benefits; to support oneself financially.Rate it:

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fan danceA stage performance or striptease in which a female entertainer disrobes while dancing with large hand-held fans that are alternately used to conceal and provide glimpses of her erogenous body regions.Rate it:

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fit outTo provide a thing, a group, a person or oneself with requisites; to kit out.Rate it:

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get-rich-quickClaiming to provide large profits quickly, with no realistic chance of success, in order to lure gullible investment victims.Rate it:

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golden handcuffsAny arrangement or agreement designed to provide extremely favorable benefits or pay, so as to discourage participant from wanting to leave, especially to retain a choice employee.Rate it:

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golden ticketA qualification, person or thing that can provide lucrative opportunities.Rate it:

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hold one's ownTo stand up to; to give a respectable performance; to provide worthy competition.Rate it:

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keep the home fires burningTo maintain daily routine and provide the necessities of life in a home or community.Rate it:

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lay onprovide;Rate it:

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lay the groundworkTo create a foundation; to provide the basics or fundamentals.Rate it:

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necker's knobA knob attached to the steering wheel of an automobile, especially before the widespread availability of power steering, helping the driver steer with one arm and leaving the other arm free to provide romantic attention to a companion.Rate it:

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offer upto provide (something great)Rate it:

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on the hookIn debt; obligated to pay or provide; liable; responsible or blamed.Rate it:

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pay the billsTo provide enough income to sustain one's lifestyle.Rate it:

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pound of fleshSomething which is owed and which will be hurtful or difficult to provide; a debt owed to someone who is merciless and demanding.Rate it:

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put food on the tableTo provide enough money to cover basic necessities.Rate it:

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rain checkTo provide a service at a later date.Rate it:

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rig outto provide with equipment or gearRate it:

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sellTo agree to transfer goods or provide services in exchange for money.Rate it:

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show ankleTo provide a hint or to reveal partial information in order to gain attention or arouse interest.Rate it:

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speak for oneselfTo provide an opinion only on one's own behalf.Rate it:

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talk out of turnTo make a remark or provide information when it is inappropriate or indiscreet to do so, or when one does not have permission or the authority to do so.Rate it:

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throw a bone toTo provide support or assistance to, especially in one particular way or to a limited extent; to make a concession to.Rate it:

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