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the straw that broke the camel's backA small and seemingly insignificant addition to a burden that renders it too much to bear; the small thing which causes failure, or causes inability or unwillingness to endure any more of something.Rate it:

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if it ain't broke, don't fix itLeave something alone; avoid correcting, fixing, or improving what is already sufficient, as it could end up being detrimentalRate it:

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all hell broke looseA great disaster happened or chaos ensued.Rate it:

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go for brokeTo try everything possible or do last thing possible in a final attempt.Rate it:

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go for brokeTo wager everything.Rate it:

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a camel is a horse designed by a committeeAn expression critical of committeesRate it:

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it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of godThe rich can afford more immoral behavior than the poor.Rate it:

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a camel is a horse made by a committeeAlternative form of a camel is a horse designed by a committee.Rate it:

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camel through the eye of a needleHyperbole to illustrate that something is almost impossible to do or to happen.Rate it:

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camel's noseA metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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bang strawA nick name for a thresher, but applied to all the servants of a farmer.Rate it:

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buy straw hats in winterOf stocks, to buy when both demand and price is low, sell when demand and price is high.Rate it:

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draw the short strawTo select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.Rate it:

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straw boatertype of hatRate it:

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straw pollA survey of opinion which is unofficial, casual, or ad hoc.Rate it:

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straw that stirs the drinkThe person who stimulates or inspires a group; the major factor affecting a trend or set of developments.Rate it:

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back-to-backWith one's back facing somebody else's back.Rate it:

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back-to-backIdentical or similar and sequential.Rate it:

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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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kick backTo relax.Rate it:

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put backTo return something to it's original place.Rate it:

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bounce backTo recover from a negative without seemingly any damage.Rate it:

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answer backTo reply to a question at a later time.Rate it:

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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:

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back fortyThe remote part of a farm.Rate it:

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back intoTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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back of beyondA very remote place.Rate it:

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back offTo move backwards away from something.Rate it:

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back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:

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

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back to the wall(Can we clean up this sense?) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.Rate it:

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back upAs a security measure.Rate it:

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back upTo move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.Rate it:

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come backTo return to a place.Rate it:

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draw backTo retreat from a position.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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fall backTo retreat.Rate it:

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go backTo return to a place.Rate it:

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go back onTo be treacherous or faithless to; betray; as, to go back on friends.Rate it:

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go back to square onerevert to the beginning and start all over againRate it:

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hold backTo contain; stop.Rate it:

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hold backTo delay, especially in school.Rate it:

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knock backTo drink an alcoholic beverage swiftly or often.Rate it:

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look backTo reminisce about a past time.Rate it:

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put backTo drink fast; to knock down alcohol.Rate it:

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ring backTo return a phone call.Rate it:

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ring backTo make another phone call to the same person.Rate it:

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