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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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sob storyA sad story told to make others feel sympathy for the teller.
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long story shortIntroducing a short version of, or simply the conclusion of, an involved story.
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same old storyWhat usually happens, a happening which is not surprising.
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cock-and-bull storyA far-fetched and fanciful story or tale of highly dubious validity.
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almost doesn't countNear success (or correctness) is not deemed success (or correctness).
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bury the leadTo begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while postponing more essential points or facts.
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make outTo fabricate a story.
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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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a dark horseHaving Nothing To Do With The Color Of A Fantasy Horse, Rather An Expression Of A Winner, A Success Story, A Triumph Suddenly Developing, Revealing Itself All In A Positive Manner:
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a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.
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adds upTo enhance. " Law of attraction adds up to the success in life."
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answer for!be held accountable FOR your sins!"'; 'to be responsible for the results, the outcome, the success or failure thereof!
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baptism by fireA rite of passage through the survival or success of a crisis.
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bat a thousandTo achieve success at each attempt.
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bend somebody's earSorry to bend your ear with the whole story, but I think you ought to know.
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bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.
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boom or bust!In A Difficult Challenging Situation, Decide To Go For Broke, Go For Success Or Failure!
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bury the ledeTo begin a story with details of secondary importance to the reader while postponing more essential points or facts.
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change one's tuneTo change one's story.
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dark horseAn unexpected success.
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do a giga group of people performing the same dance movement to celebrate their success or achievement.
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end ofA short form of end of story.
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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.
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fat chanceLittle or no likelihood of occurrence or success.
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flash in the panA career notable for early success not followed by significant accomplishment.
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full-blownThe Whole Enchilada, 'Whole Thing', 'Fully Explained', 'Whole Story
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get aheadattain success
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go placesTo make progress or achieve success.
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go-getterOne who is motivated or inclined to excel; one who strives to achieve success or improvement.
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good luck with thatAn expression wishing someone success in an unlikely enterprise.
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goose is cookedAll hope is gone; there is no possibility of success.
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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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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.
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head startA factor conducive to superiority and success.
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hit it bigTo have great success.
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home runA success; especially, a popular success.
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in vainWithout success; ending in failure.
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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you know
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lucky breakA stroke of luck; a fortunate event, particularly of the sort that propels one to success, fame, etc.
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made in the shadeIn a condition characterized by comfort, success, easy living, or general well-being.
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nervous hitA production which receives generally favorably notice, but is not assured of success.
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on a rollHaving a streak of good luck or good progress or success.
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on the bubbleUncertain of success.
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one-hit wonderA musical performer or musical group known for a single hit song, especially after failing at later attempts at success.
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run hot and coldTo alternate between two opposite extremes, such as enthusiasm and disinterest or success and failure.
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set the world on firehave sensational success
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shoot 'em upA short story, novel, television show, film, computer game, or other narrative which depicts considerable gunplay.
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shotgunA one-story dwelling with no hallways or corridors, with the rooms arranged in a straight line. Mostly heard in the southern United States.
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slim chanceLittle or no likelihood of occurrence or success.
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