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success has many fathers, failure is an orphanMany will seek credit for success, few will accept responsibility for failure.Rate it:

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orphan drugBut which is not manufactured or marketed because the demand is insufficient to cover the costs of supply.Rate it:

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nothing succeeds like successPeople who are already successful tend to have additional successes.Rate it:

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success is a journey not an eventSuccess is a life long journeyRate it:

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failure to thriveUsed other than as an idiom: see failure, thrive.Rate it:

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failure to thrivePoor physical growth or level of weight, relative to one's age peers.Rate it:

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failure to thriveAbnormal weight loss, malaise.Rate it:

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failure to thriveInstances of poor physical growth or of abnormal weight loss.Rate it:

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there's many a slip twixt cup and lipIn any situation, however well planned, something can always go wrong.Rate it:

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have one's fingers in many piesto be involved in many different things.Rate it:

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many a mickle makes a muckle(UK) a lot of small amounts together, become a large amount.Rate it:

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many hands make light workA large number of people co-operating can perform tasks easily.Rate it:

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many happy returnsA greeting, usually for birthdays, in reference to the passing year; Happy birthday!.Rate it:

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one too manyUsed other than as an idiom: see one, too, many.Rate it:

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one too manyOne or more serving too much of alcohol, which leads to drunkenness.Rate it:

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there are many ways to skin a catAlternative form of there's more than one way to skin a cat.Rate it:

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too many balls in the airAttempting to accomplish many projects in one time period.Rate it:

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too many balls in the airToo many tasks, responsibilities, or details to cope with or manage successfully.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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wear too many hatsTo try to fill more roles at once than is realistically possible.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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boldly go where no man has gone beforeTo break new ground.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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,Rate it:

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every dark cloud has a silver liningAlternative form of every cloud has a silver lining.Rate it:

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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.Rate it:

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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their lifeRate it:

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every man has a priceEveryone can be bribed or corrupted for a certain price.Rate it:

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every rose has it's thornseverything, even if it seems perfect, has faultsRate it:

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every rule has an exceptionAlternative form of there is an exception to every rule.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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adding machineA pocket calculator that has very few functions.Rate it:

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almost doesn't countNear success (or correctness) is not deemed success (or correctness).Rate it:

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dead menThe ends of reefs left flapping instead of being tucked out of sight when a sail has been furled.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloneyRegardless of how many clever points or fine distinctions one makes, what one is saying is still false or is still nonsense.Rate it:

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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.Rate it:

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run aboutTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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virgin territoryLand that has never been explored or developed.Rate it:

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back outTo withdraw from something one has promised to do.Rate it:

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e pluribus unumA national motto of the United States of America, meaning "From many, one", or "out of many, one", referring to the integration of 13 independent colonies into one country, and that has taken an additional meaning, giving the pluralistic nature of American society from immigration.Rate it:

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lucky breakA stroke of luck; a fortunate event, particularly of the sort that propels one to success, fame, etc.Rate it:

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odd one outA visual puzzle where the guesser has to choose which word/picture/symbol etc. does not fit with the others.Rate it:

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run aroundTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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carry a torch for[2] To harbor feelings of love despite not being in a relationship; generally unrequited or after a relationship has ended, and sometimes implying secret feelings. There is the implication of keeping hope alive.Rate it:

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