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success has many fathers, failure is an orphanMany will seek credit for success, few will accept responsibility for failure.
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nothing succeeds like successPeople who are already successful tend to have additional successes.
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orphan drugBut which is not manufactured or marketed because the demand is insufficient to cover the costs of supply.
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failure to thriveUsed other than as an idiom: see failure, thrive.
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failure to thrivePoor physical growth or level of weight, relative to one's age peers.
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failure to thriveAbnormal weight loss, malaise.
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failure to thriveInstances of poor physical growth or of abnormal weight loss.
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have one's fingers in many piesto be involved in many different things.
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many a mickle makes a muckle(UK) a lot of small amounts together, become a large amount.
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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.
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many happy returnsA greeting, usually for birthdays, in reference to the passing year; Happy birthday!.
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one too manyUsed other than as an idiom: see one, too, many.
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one too manyOne or more serving too much of alcohol, which leads to drunkenness.
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there are many ways to skin a catAlternative form of there's more than one way to skin a cat.
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there's many a slip twixt cup and lipIn any situation, however well planned, something can always go wrong.
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too many balls in the airToo many tasks, responsibilities, or details to cope with or manage successfully.
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too many cooks spoil the brothIf too many people try to take charge at a task, the end product might be ruined.
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wear too many hatsTo try to fill more roles at once than is realistically possible.
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it's a long road that has no turningencouragement when things are not going well. Just as a long road eventually has a turning, problems also eventually have a solution, even though one might have to wait.
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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.
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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.
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boldly go where no man has gone beforeTo break new ground.
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close the stable door after the horse has boltedTo attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened.
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Elvis has left the buildingA phrase used to announce the end of a show, usually one performed by an Elvis impersonator.
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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,
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every dark cloud has a silver liningAlternative form of every cloud has a silver lining.
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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.
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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their life
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every man has a priceEveryone can be bribed or corrupted for a certain price.
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every rose has it's thornseverything, even if it seems perfect, has faults
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every rule has an exceptionAlternative form of there is an exception to every rule.
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has-beenA formerly popular or influential person whose popularity or effectiveness has peaked and is now in decline. Typically said of professionals or celebrities whose primary success is behind them.
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what has been seen cannot be unseenRepulsive, disturbing, or horrific sights can never be erased from memory once they have been seen.
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almost doesn't countNear success (or correctness) is not deemed success (or correctness).
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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.
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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.
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run aboutTo be very busy doing many different things.
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back outTo withdraw from something one has promised to do.
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run aroundTo be very busy doing many different things.
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back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
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beg offTo avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone.
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cave inThe location where something has caved in.
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cry offTo cancel something that one has previously arranged with someone.
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double upAfter a fly ball has been caught.
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fill inTo fill; to replace material that is absent or has been removed.
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hear outTo listen to someone until that person has finished.
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hiding to nothingA situation in which victory has little or no value, but defeat has a huge cost.
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jack of all trades, master of noneA person who has a competent grasp of many skills but who is not outstanding in any one.
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one fell swoopOne stroke; one action or event with many results.
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rest on one's laurelsTo rely on a past success instead of trying to improve oneself further.
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