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bog standardEspecially plain, ordinary, or unremarkable; having no special, excess or unusual features; plain vanilla.
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gold standardA monetary system where the value of circulating money is linked to the value of gold.
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gold standardA test or measure of comparison that is considered ultimate or ideal.
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new standardSomething that is set when someone does the unthinkable, or does something better than anyone else.
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standard fareMenu items or dining options which are regularly available in a restaurant or other place where food is served.
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standard fareSomething which is normal, routine, or unexceptional; something which is commonly provided or encountered.
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standard fareThe usual price for travel by air, rail, or another means of transport.
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boot upTo start a computer using its bootstrap procedure.
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don't shit where you eat(idiomatic, vulgar) One should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.1998 April 14, Nelson Navarro, "Ever faithful, ever true," Manila Standard (Philippines) (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):The guiding principle is Don't shit where you eat. Office romances are always destructive of morale and objectivity.2003 Oct. 8, Jonathan Valania, "Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Pussy," Philadelphia Weekly (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Limbaugh was scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at the NAB convention in, of all places, Philadelphia, thus violating the cardinal law of the animal kingdom: Don't shit where you eat.2006 Sept. 19, Michael Musto, "NY Mirror," Village Voice (retrieved 12 Aug. 2011):Mitchell refused to indulge in on-set romances with either gender. "You don't shit where you eat," he told me, plainly.
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catch onTo become popular; to become commonplace; to become the standard.
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below parNot up to the average or normal standard.
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black tieEvening dress; a standard of dress which is less formal than white tie, consisting of black dinner jacket or tuxedo jacket, and matching trousers, white shirt and black bow tie or, possibly, military dress or national costume.
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bottom handWith a standard batting grip, the hand placed further down the handle of the bat; the batsman's dominant hand, providing most power to a shot.
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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.
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common or garden varietyOrdinary, standard. Nothing special.
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common-and-gardenOrdinary, standard.
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common-or-gardenOrdinary, standard.
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desk jockeyOne who spends his or her time seated at a desk; especially one who is more concerned with procedure, paperwork, or administration than with its ultimate goal or practical consequence.
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going rateThe current standard or usual price, rate, or salary for something.
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lay down the markerTo set the standard.
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lose the plotTo have one's results decline severely in quality or suddenly fall below an acceptable standard, especially when compared to past excellence.
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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.
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move the goalpostsTo alter the agreed basis, scope, standards or target of a procedure or task during its course, especially to do so to someone's advantage.
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nickel and dimeSmall time; operating on a small scale; involving small amounts of money; petty or cheap.
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out of whackNot working or operating properly.
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pass musterTo measure up to a particular standard.
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raise the barTo raise standards or expectations, especially by creating something to a higher standard.
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real jobA job that can't be replaced advantageously by a machine or a procedure.
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reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."
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right to lifeThe moral or legal entitlement of an unborn child to be born, and not have its birth prevented through an abortion or other medical procedure.
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riverboat queena large paddle steamer operating on the Mississippi river.
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run counterTo defy or oppose something, especially an expectation, custom, or social standard.
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running targeta standard of performance set by the first place competitor that lower placed competitors try to exceed
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skeleton crewThe minimum number of personnel needed to operate and maintain an item at its most simple operating requirements, such as a ship or business, during an emergency or shut down, and at the same time, to keep vital functions operating.
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straight and narrowA path of honesty; procedure according to rules and plans.
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suck a big oneto be terrible; to be of a very low standard.
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throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stickTry the same thing often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.
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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isn
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tomato tomatoUses insignificant pronunciation difference to dismiss a correction to one's adherence to an alternative standard.
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tomayto, tomahtoUsed to dismiss a correction to one's adherence to an alternative standard
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under the knifeUndergoing a surgical procedure.
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up to snuffAdequate; of acceptable or quality; satisfying an appropriate standard.
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