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thin end of the wedgeSomething that if allowed or accepted to a small degree would lead to systematic encroachment.Rate it:

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thin edge of the wedgeBeginning; opening; precedent.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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thin outTo make or become sparse.Rate it:

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thin as a rakeIncredibly thin, at an unhealthy-looking level of thinness.Rate it:

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into thin airImmediately and inexplicably out of sight.Rate it:

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on thin iceIn a dangerous, hazardous, or delicate situation; at risk.Rate it:

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out of thin airFrom non-existent resources.Rate it:

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skate on thin iceIn a risky, potentially dangerous or delicate situation.Rate it:

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thick and thinBoth good and bad times.Rate it:

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thin airAn unknown location.Rate it:

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thin-skinnedHaving a thin skin.Rate it:

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thin-skinnedOverly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; touchy.Rate it:

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wear thinTo lessen or weaken over time, as from overuse.Rate it:

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to get hold of wrong end of the stickto not understand the situation correctlyRate it:

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end upTo conclude, turn out, sometimes unexpectedly.Rate it:

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stand on endTo stand erect, bristle, especially from fear.Rate it:

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get one's end awayTo have sex.Rate it:

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deep endThe part of a swimming pool with relatively deep water.Rate it:

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all good things come to an endNothing lasts forever.Rate it:

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arse end of nowhereA very remote place.Rate it:

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at the end of one's tetherAt the limit of one’s patience; frustrated or annoyed..Rate it:

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at the end of the dayIn summary; ultimately.Rate it:

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at the end of the dayA colloquial expression of the twentieth/twenty first century referring as to a summary of events, degree of financial or business success, reference as to having a nice day, achieving preset goals, positive results.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer in the competition. Voted off. Eliminated.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer living. Dead.Rate it:

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at the receiving endAlternative form of on the receiving end.Rate it:

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be-all and end-allSomething considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.Rate it:

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bitter endThat part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor.Rate it:

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bitter endThe end of a long and difficult process.Rate it:

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business endThe part of a tool or other similar item, that is physically used for its operation, rather than the part which is held.Rate it:

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come to an endTo stop; to cease; to no longer continue.Rate it:

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dead endcul-de-sacRate it:

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dead endA path or strategy that goes nowhere or is blocked on one end.Rate it:

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deep endA situation where expertise or experience is required.Rate it:

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end ofA short form of end of story.Rate it:

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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.Rate it:

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end of the lineThe termination point of a railway or similar transportation system.Rate it:

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end of the worldAny change that seems catastrophic or devastating.Rate it:

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end of the worldEnd of habitability for life on Earth.Rate it:

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end of the worldEnd of humanity.Rate it:

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end of the worldEnd of the planet Earth.Rate it:

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end stateThe specified situation at the successful completion of the final phase of a military operation.Rate it:

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end stateUsed other than as an idiom: Any ending state..Rate it:

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end upTo arrive at a destination, sometimes unexpectedly.Rate it:

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end upTo eventually do.Rate it:

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get on the end ofTo connect with.Rate it:

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hold up one's endI'm holding up my end and you had better hold up yours.Rate it:

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hold up one's endTo hold up one's end of the bargain; to fulfill one's promise or obligation.Rate it:

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