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purple stateSomewhat whimsical synonym for swing state. (In the modern United States) a state that may support the Democratic or Republican Party (purple states, states that vote for Democratic or Republican Party in general, being red states in some given elections and blue states in other given elections).Rate it:

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purple proseExtravagant or flowery writing, especially in a literary work.Rate it:

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state of affairsA specific situation; a set of circumstances.Rate it:

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yellow stateA state of the United States where the Libertarian Party is influential.Rate it:

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blue stateA state of the United States voting Democratic in a given election, or tending to vote Democratic in general.Rate it:

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end stateThe specified situation at the successful completion of the final phase of a military operation.Rate it:

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end stateUsed other than as an idiom: Any ending state..Rate it:

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green stateA state that is, or is perceived as, environmentally friendly.Rate it:

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in a stateAgitated and anxious.Rate it:

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red stateA state of the United States voting Republican in a given election, or tending to vote Republican in general.Rate it:

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state of disrepairSomething in need of repair. Typically referring to a mechanical object or system (like a car or home) that has broken down or doesn't work anymore.Rate it:

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state of the unionAddress given by US president annually in January to explain to the country the current status of the US government, and how it relates to the worldRate it:

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swing stateA state which may vote Democratic or Republican, in a given election or generally; a purple state.Rate it:

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vicar of brayA person who changes their beliefs and principles to stay popular with people above them is a Vicar of Bray. The religious upheavals in England from 1533 to 1559 and from 1633 to 1715 made it almost impossible for any individual to comply with the successive religious requirements of the state.Rate it:

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pick upTo clean up; to return to an organized state.Rate it:

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fall apartTo break into pieces through being in a dilapidated state.Rate it:

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put acrossTo explain or state something clearly and understandably.Rate it:

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whips and jinglesa state of torturous delirium, particularly delirium tremensRate it:

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put down toTo state the cause of a situation.Rate it:

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at a standIn a state of confusion or uncertainty; undecided what to do next.Rate it:

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deer in the headlightsA mental state of high arousal caused by anxiety fear, panic, surpriseand/or confusion, or substance abuse. The behavioral signs are like a deer subjected to a car's headlights, such as widely opened eyes and a lack of motor reactions.Rate it:

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knock upTo gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up.Rate it:

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lay downTo specify, institute, enact, assert firmly, state authoritatively, establish or formulate .Rate it:

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at sixes and sevensIn a state of dispute or disagreement.Rate it:

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all hell breaks looseVi A place or state of fury, turmoil, destruction, or chaos.Rate it:

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all outThe state of a side having no more men to bat, thus ending its innings.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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at death's doorAbout to die; in a life-threatening state of health.Rate it:

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at sixes and sevensIn a state of confusion.Rate it:

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at the readyReady; in a state of preparation or waiting; in position or anticipation.Rate it:

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back burnerA state of low urgency; a state of low current importance.Rate it:

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bang to rightsCaught red-handed; in a guilty state.Rate it:

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bar sinisterThe state or characteristic of having been born out of wedlock; illegitimacy; bastardy.Rate it:

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bar sinisterA state or characteristic which is dishonorable or shameful; a stigma.Rate it:

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barnburnerLiberal faction of the New York state United States Democratic Party in the mid 19th century.Rate it:

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be preparedTo always be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty (motto of the Boy Scouts and pioneers).Rate it:

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boiling pointThe state of being heated, with high aggression.Rate it:

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caught on the hopTo be in a situation of change, especially from a known to an unknown stateRate it:

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circle the drainTo be in rapid decline or a state of downfall, especially as leading to inevitable utter failure or destruction.Rate it:

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cloud nineA state of happiness, elation or bliss; often used in the phrase on cloud nine.Rate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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command performanceA dramatic, musical, or similar entertainment performed before a monarch or other head of state, especially in a circumstance where that ruler has requested or ordered the performance.Rate it:

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coon eyesThe state of the orbits of the eyes (especially the undereyes) having a blueish-purplish colorationRate it:

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cut to the chaseTo get to the point; to get on with it; to state something directly.Rate it:

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dirt napA state of permanent rest; the state of death.Rate it:

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down in the dumpsdown in the dumps is an emotional state of depression, immobilization, an act of vegetating, regressing.Rate it:

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down the tubesInto a state of collapse or failure.Rate it:

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ear to the groundThe practice or characteristic of carefully gathering information; a state or mindset of attentiveness.Rate it:

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Elysian FieldsA place or state of ideal happiness; paradise.Rate it:

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eternal sleep(mythology, fiction, fantasy) A magical state of suspended animation, where-in the recipient is placed in a state of ageless, deathless, everlasting sleep. Well-known examples are Endymion, (the lover of the Greek moon goddess, Selene), and the princess from Sleeping Beauty.Rate it:

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