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public commentInput given by the public to governmental (or rarely other) bodies, about proposed legislation or regulation(s), during a period-and by means-set aside and prescribed by law.Rate it:

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public commentUsed other than as an idiom: see public, comment.Rate it:

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no commentA refusal to say the obvious impolite retort.Rate it:

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no commentAn "official" refusal to relay any further information, as a response to a newspaper reporter's question.Rate it:

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go publicMake public, announce publicly or to the press.Rate it:

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Joe PublicA hypothetical average or generic member of the public; the common man (or person, by extension).Rate it:

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John Q. PublicA generic individual; some hypothetical average or ordinary citizen.Rate it:

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public eyeThe focus of public attention, the limelight.Rate it:

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public intellectualA well-known, intelligent, learned person whose written works and other social and cultural contributions are recognized not only by academic audiences and readers, but also by many members of society in general.Rate it:

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make an exhibition of oneselfTo embarrass oneself or others in public.Rate it:

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reveal the secretTo explain a secret in public or to someoneRate it:

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jump onTo board a public transport vehicle.Rate it:

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eat outTo dine at a restaurant or such public place.Rate it:

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lay openIn Japan and South Korea, to publish a patent for initial public review, prior to the formal application for registration.Rate it:

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make a spectacle of oneselfTo embarrass oneself or others in publicRate it:

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cattle callAn audition which is open to the public and thus draws a large number of applicants, many of whom are inexperienced.Rate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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back officeThe IT and infrastructure support services for a company, separate from the public face of the business.Rate it:

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behind closed doorsPublic disclosure.Rate it:

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

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bend one's elbowTo drink alcoholic beverages, especially at a public house or bar.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo disclose information to the public or to appropriate authorities concerning the illegal or socially harmful actions of a person or group, especially a corporation or government agency.Rate it:

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blowtorch a marshmallow cakeTo vilify a benefactor, ridicule the boss, scorn a well-to-do friend in public.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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bozo eruptionA remark-usually unscripted-by a politician or other public figure which is especially ill-considered and foolish, and which has negative repercussions for that individual and for his or her affiliated group.Rate it:

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break the fourth wallTo apparently communicate with reality directly, such as when characters of literature comment on the existence of a reader.Rate it:

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brick and mortarBuildings and property for the conduct of business, particularly in the sale of retail goods to the general public. (Used to contrast an Internet-based sales operation that lacks customer-oriented store fronts and a "traditional" one for which most capital investment might be in the building infrastructure.) [since the mid-1990s]Rate it:

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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figureRate it:

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chip inTo interrupt a discussion for the purpose of making a comment.Rate it:

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close ranksto regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.Rate it:

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closing timeThe time when a public house closes. Used to invite final drink orders.Rate it:

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come to JesusTo experience or display a conversion or recommitment to Christianity or to undergo a related ritual, especially public confession of one's sins or weaknesses.Rate it:

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come-to-JesusRelating to a Christian conversion, recommitment, or associated ritual, especially public confession.Rate it:

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common nameThe name by which a species is known to the general public, rather than its taxonomic or scientific name.Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo behave in an expansive, flagrantly showy, or pushy manner, especially in public venues; to exert sweeping influence.Rate it:

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daylightExposure to public scrutiny.Rate it:

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dig up dirtTo examine in order to find negative information for public opinion, usually with the purpose of embarrassing or discrediting a person.Rate it:

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diplomatic fluAn illness feigned by one or more government officials or other public figures as an excuse for an absence really based on political reasons.Rate it:

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drag kingA female who dresses up in men's clothing, typically for public performance.Rate it:

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Dunkirk spiritThe spirit of the British public pulling together to overcome times of adversity.Rate it:

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expose oneselfTo appear nude in public.Rate it:

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fire drillAn organised practice to prepare occupants of an office, school or other public building for evacuation in the event of a fire.Rate it:

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folk devilA person or type of person blamed by the public for various ills, as during a moral panic.Rate it:

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get a roomA jocular or sarcastic expression commanding a couple to stop displaying affection in public, and to rent a hotel or motel room to continue amorous activities in private.Rate it:

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get off withTo befriend someone and snog them, especially in a public place.Rate it:

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go outTo leave one's abode to go to public places.Rate it:

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go to groundTo hide from public view or sequester oneself, especially when authorities, members of the news media, or others are looking for one.Rate it:

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granny dumpingthe abandonment of an elderly relative in a public place, e.g. a hospital.Rate it:

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hit the bricksTo participate in a workplace strike or other job action; to participate in a public protest, especially one involving picketing.Rate it:

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household nameA very well-known public figure.Rate it:

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