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

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strip awayTo ignore a factor which obscures the reality.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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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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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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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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deep downFundamentally; in essence; in reality; really.Rate it:

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genie is out of the bottleSomething has been brought into reality that cannot be eliminated or undone.Rate it:

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get the bootTo be voted off a competition in a reality television show.Rate it:

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get the chopTo be eliminated from a competition in a reality television program.Rate it:

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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the lineRate it:

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hang paperTo write a bad check.Rate 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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i'm livin' the dreamI am living, experiencing in my reality my dream of excellence, beauty, success, and all uplifting emotional, actual pleasantries one might only expect in a dream stage: The opposite; I'm living the 'nightmare'!Rate it:

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ivory towerA sheltered, overly-academic existence or perspective, implying a disconnection or lack of awareness of reality or practical considerations.Rate it:

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jumped-upDescribes a person who thinks he is superior in some way that the speaker disagrees with. For instance, of a higher class, or has more authority than they have in reality.Rate it:

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kick the tiresTo inspect a vehicle's tires by kicking them to check for defects or poor quality.Rate it:

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kick up a fussTo show annoyance, or to complain loudly about something, often when it is of little importance in reality.Rate it:

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more cry than woolAsserted but not grounded in reality.Rate it:

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more equalOstensibly equal, but in reality more privileged.Rate it:

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