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every secondEvery other; each alternate.Rate it:

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every secondUsed other than as an idiom: Once per second.Rate it:

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every secondVery frequently; more frequently than is desired.Rate it:

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have second thoughtsTo change one's opinion, or be uneasy about a previous decision.Rate it:

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just a secondOnly one second; a passage of time one-sixtieth of a minute in duration.Rate it:

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just a secondA short period of time, typically anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes or more.Rate it:

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just a secondStop; wait. Used to indicate that the speaker wishes the previous speaker or the proceedings to stop so that he or she can comment on what has been said or has happened so far.Rate it:

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on second thoughtAfter reconsidering; on further consideration.Rate it:

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play second fiddleTo play a subsidiary or subordinate role to someone or something else.Rate it:

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second bananaA comedian who plays a secondary or supporting role, especially as straight man and traditionally in vaudeville or burlesque theatre.Rate it:

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second bananaA person who serves in a supporting, secondary, or subsidiary capacity; an assistant.Rate it:

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second childhoodA childlike state in any adult, resulting from mental illness, trauma, or other conditions.Rate it:

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second childhoodThe period or state of cognitive decline of an elderly person, characterized by childlike judgment and behavior.Rate it:

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second fiddleA fiddle part in harmony to the first fiddle.Rate it:

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second fiddleA sidekick or subordinate, or the role of such a person.Rate it:

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second fiddleThe person playing second fiddle.Rate it:

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second gearThe second lowest gearing available from a gearbox.Rate it:

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second handusedRate it:

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second natureA mindset, skill, or type of behavior so ingrained through habit or practice that it seems natural, automatic, or without a basis in conscious thought.Rate it:

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second sightclairvoyanceRate it:

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second stringIn sports, a unit of players that plays behind the first string.Rate it:

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second stringNot as good; of a lower quality or condition.Rate it:

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second-guessPresumably from trying to guess with second sight.Rate it:

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second-guessPresumably from trying to improve with a second stab.Rate it:

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two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.Rate it:

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hell and half of georgiaA very large region; everywhere.Rate it:

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all over hell's half acreAll over the place; everywhere.Rate it:

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baker's half dozenSeven, a group of seven.Rate it:

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better halfspouseRate it:

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centre halffootballerRate it:

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glass-half-emptypessimisticRate it:

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glass-half-fulloptimisticRate it:

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go off half-cockedTo take a premature or ill-considered action.Rate it:

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half a dozensixRate it:

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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no loafAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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half a mindA moderate inclination.Rate it:

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half hourperiod of 30 minutesRate it:

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half nelsonwrestling holdRate it:

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half-bakedPartially cooked by heating in an oven.Rate it:

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half-nakedWith very few clothes on; revealing lots of one's body.Rate it:

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half-nakedWith very few clothes on.Rate it:

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half-pintA unit of volume used for liquids equal to half of a pint.Rate it:

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half-pintHalf a pint of beer.Rate it:

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half-pintA small child.Rate it:

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not half badPretty good; okay; decent.Rate it:

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other halfA spouse.Rate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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