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reality checkA check or review to make sure something is consistent, reasonable, etc.Rate it:

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reality checkA wake-up call, reminder.Rate it:

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bite of the reality sandwichA wake-up call, a reality check.Rate it:

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check outTo pay the bill, and record one's departure, as from a hotel.Rate it:

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check outTo die.Rate it:

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check outTo have one's purchases recorded and bagged at a supermarket, and pay for it.Rate it:

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check outTo examine or inspect; to espy.Rate it:

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check outTo obtain computer source code from a repository.Rate it:

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check inTo announce or record one's arrival at a hotel, airport etc.Rate it:

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check outTo leave in a hurry.Rate it:

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check outTo withdraw an item, as from a library, and have the withdrawal recorded.Rate it:

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check outUsed to draw attention to something and stimulate excitement about it.Rate it:

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check your ego at the door!A direct, crisp, critical rejoinder to another, 'to leave their egoism without the room', {at the door}!Rate it:

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check and balanceProvide mutual oversight and limitation by independent organizations in order to prevent abuses of power.Rate it:

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check intoTo formally announce one's arrival at a location or event to a proprietor or employee of that location or event in order to secure admission, accommodations, or other services.Rate it:

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check is in the mailA common excuse used by debtors to put off creditors.Rate it:

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check offto remove something from a list, by crossing it or otherwiseRate it:

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check overTo read and look for errors.Rate it:

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check throughTo permit someone to continue onward, e.g. through a security checkpoint, after verifying their identity, tickets, etc.Rate it:

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check throughTo inspect something, often to try to find errors, problems, etc.Rate it:

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check upTo verify through brief investigation or examination; to revisit for assurance that there are no problems.Rate it:

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check up onTo examine or inspect something in order to determine its condition; to check outRate it:

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check yourself before you wreck yourselfConsider the consequences of your actions before you end up in trouble.Rate it:

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gut check) An honest, reflective appraisal of one's true feelings concerning a matter of concern.Rate it:

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rain checkIn social interactions, a polite way to turn down an invitation, with the implication one is simply postponing it and that another time would be acceptable.Rate it:

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

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spot checkA cursory inspection or examination or the inspection or examination of a sample of something.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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sock-it to em!Hit them hard with the price/cost/details/requirements/hard-facts/negative aspects/Sad Reality:Rate it:

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every silver lining has a cloudEvery good situation has the potential to turn bad.2007, Diab A. Shetayh, Actuality : The Reality RequiemA great partnership isn't a self-maintaining entity. Perseverance and persistence make it thrive. For every silver lining has a cloud. Ignorance of this reality is not an option.Rate it:

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look overTo scan-read and check for errors.Rate it:

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scope outTo examine; to scout; to investigate; to check out.Rate it:

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strip awayTo ignore a factor which obscures the reality.Rate it:

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wake up and smell the coffeeTo face reality and stop deluding oneself.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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take a ganderTo take a look; to check or examine.Rate it:

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as above, so belowWhat happens on one level of reality also happens on every other level; the microcosm and macrocosm behave alike.Rate it:

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barking up the wrong treeA judgement call and assertion to another that he has miscalculated the reality of a situation.Rate it:

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be that as it may beIn consideration of the status, situation extant, reality.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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bring toTo turn into the wind; to check the course of by trimming the sails so as to counteract each other.Rate it:

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bury one's head in the sandTo deliberately ignore the reality of a situation; to pretend a problem does not exist.Rate it:

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carry onTo take baggage or luggage onto an airplane, rather than check it.Rate it:

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cash outTo reconcile at the end of a shift; to compare receipts of items sold to records of credit card, check and cash placed into the drawer, verifying that correct change was given out by the clerk.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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come down to earthTo be brought back to reality; to lose one's dreams.Rate it:

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computer says noA popular phrase for an attitude in customer service in which the default response is to check with information stored or generated electronically and then make decisions based on that, apparently without using common sense, and showing a level of unhelpfulness whereby more could be done to reach a mutually satisfactory outcome, but is not.Rate it:

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CTCInitialism of Check The ClassificationRate it:

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deep downFundamentally; in essence; in reality; really.Rate it:

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feels over realspreference for one's feelings or beliefs over the reality that they contradictRate it:

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