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centre halffootballer
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half a dozensix
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half a mindA moderate inclination.
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half hourperiod of 30 minutes
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half nelsonwrestling hold
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half-bakedPartially cooked by heating in an oven.
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other halfA spouse.
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baker's half dozenSeven, a group of seven.
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not half badPretty good; okay; decent.
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go off half-cockedTo take a premature or ill-considered action.
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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.
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second bananaA person who serves in a supporting, secondary, or subsidiary capacity; an assistant.
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second childhoodA childlike state in any adult, resulting from mental illness, trauma, or other conditions.
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second childhoodThe period or state of cognitive decline of an elderly person, characterized by childlike judgment and behavior.
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second fiddleA fiddle part in harmony to the first fiddle.
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second fiddleA sidekick or subordinate, or the role of such a person.
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second fiddleThe person playing second fiddle.
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second handused
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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.
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second sightclairvoyance
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second stringIn sports, a unit of players that plays behind the first string.
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second stringNot as good; of a lower quality or condition.
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second-guessPresumably from trying to guess with second sight.
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second-guessPresumably from trying to improve with a second stab.
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hell and half of georgiaA very large region; everywhere.
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all over hell's half acreAll over the place; everywhere.
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six of one, half dozen of anotherIt makes no difference, they're still the same.
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well begun is half doneMuch depends on the beginning of an endeavor.
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have second thoughtsTo change one's opinion, or be uneasy about a previous decision.
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on second thoughtAfter reconsidering; on further consideration.
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play second fiddleTo play a subsidiary or subordinate role to someone or something else.
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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.
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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.
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bat aroundWhen at least nine batters bat in a half inning.
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across the boardA racing bet where one bets that the same competitor will place in first, second and third.
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bottom of the ninthIn baseball, the second part of the ninth and final inning. The end of the game.
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brass ringOne and one half inch diameter iron rings were offered riders on a Carousel by a dispensing device alongside: A Brass Ring was inserted into the dispenser at random. The Carousel Rider who succeeded in snatching the Brass Ring was rewarded A Free Ride upon return to the Operator of the Brass Ring:
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bring it weakTo fail to accomplish an accomplishable task or to make an attempt at less than maximum effort; to "half-ass" or "fake the funk".
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cry for helpIn her second year at the school Alexis stopped doing her homework and would often scribble on walls. Her teachers wondered whether this was a cry for help, or if she was simply misbehaving.
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cut a rugTo dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.
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first loserSecond place.
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first loserThe second place finisher in auto racing competition.
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fork overI forked over half the allotment this morning.
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go madUsed to indicate that the second verb represents an action that is out of character.
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hey jimmie! , gimme first 'dibs' on that coke!Save a last sip from your Cola for ME, another individual; . . . . . Lemme have 'second-dibs' on Your Coca Cola, JIM
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hot lunchA sexual act in which a pouch of clingfilm or similar material filled with faeces is placed in one of the participants' mouth and subsequently penetrated by the second participant.
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nightcapThe second game of a doubleheader.
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one thousandUsed in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.
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proverbs come in pairsAlternative form of proverbs run in pairs.1979, Irving Howe, John Hollander, David Bromwich, Literature as Experience: An Anthology, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ISBN 0155511130, page 325:Sometimes proverbs come in pairs, the first one providing the context, the second, the revision.
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rex-patA repeat expatriate, one who becomes ex-patriated a second time.
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