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beat upTo sail to windward using a series of alternate tacks across the wind.
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abstract verbA verb of motion whose motion is multidirectional (as opposed to unidirectional) or indirect, or whose action is repeated or in a series (iterative), instead of being a single, completed action. Abstract verbs are always imperfective in aspect, even with prefixes that are normally associated with the perfective aspect.
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and allIncluding every object, attribute, or process associated with preceding item or series of items.
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another nail in one's coffinOne in a series of factors which lead, or purport to lead, to downfall.
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chain reactionA series of events, each one causing the next.
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comedy of errorsA set of amusing or farcical events involving a series of awkward missteps or other mistakes.
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double whammya twofold blow or setback; a series of two events that cause adverse effects
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dribs and drabsA series of negligible amounts.
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haunted houseA Halloween amusement attraction in which a building or series of rooms is decorated to frighten the people who pass through the attraction.
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honey do lista collection of requests, usually by a spouse for a partner to perform a series of tasks, assignments, or jobs dealing with the maintenance of a household.
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living endThe most extreme form of something or the final and most impactful development in a series of events - whether favorable or unfavorable
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Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.
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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.
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parade of horriblesA rhetorical device employing a series of progressively more terrible results following from an act.
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rough trotA series of difficult circumstances.
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run for the rosesA college football game or series of games played with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the championship Rose Bowl game.
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run of playA passage of play; a series of consecutive moments, considered as a whole.
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run the gauntletTo undergo a series of tests or challenges.
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shuffleA rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.
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soap operaTV series
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streak of good luckA series of lucky events.
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