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all things being equalWithout considering or being affected by external factors.
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take things as they comeTo accept and deal with events as they occur, with a composed state of mind.
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all things come to those who wait(dated) A patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.
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all good things come to an endNothing lasts forever.
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good things come to those who waitA patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.
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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.
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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the polls
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all that jazzEverything else related to something; other similar things.
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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.
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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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let the good times rollTo have fun or live fully; may imply letting things that are going well proceed.
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put the cart before the horseTo put things in the wrong order or with the wrong priorities.
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run aboutTo be very busy doing many different things.
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boss aboutTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
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boss aroundTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.
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potter aboutTo potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner.
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potter aroundTo potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner.
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run aroundTo be very busy doing many different things.
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run around afterTo spend a lot of time doing things for another person or group of people. Often used when that person could reasonably do the things for themselves.
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history repeats itselfThings that have happened in the past will happen again.
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quick on the uptakeAble to readily understand things; intelligent.
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tell apartTo be able to know the difference between things; to distinguish.
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damn by associationDiscredit or condemn a position, person, or thing by attacking those things with which he/she/it is associated.
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a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as you
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across the boardPertaining to all categories or things.
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all that glitters is not goldThings that appear valuable or worthwhile might not actually be so, things that look nice might not be as good as they look.
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all's well that ends wellProblems do not matter if things turn out well in the end.
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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his follyFoolish people repeatedly do foolish things.
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balancing actA performance that involves balancing things precariously and suspensefully.
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bits and bobsA random assortment of things; small remaining pieces and things.
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blanket termA word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary. Blanket terms often trade specificity for ease-of-use; in other words, a blanket term by itself gives little detail about the things that it describes or the relationships between them, but is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms often originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.
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butter fingersA clumsy person who always drops things, a klutz.
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cast pearls before swineTo give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it.
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cheaper by the dozenThings are handled more efficiently as a group, rather than individually.
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cookie-cutterOf or pertaining to identical looking things.
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curiosity killed the catOne should not be curious about things that can be dangerous.
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different as chalk and cheeseTwo things which are superficially alike but very different in substance.
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dripTo have a superabundance of valuable things. Usually followed by "with".
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every little helpsEven the smallest things are helpful when towards a goal.
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flowerThe best state of things; the prime.
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forbidden fruit is the sweetestForbidden things have more worthwhile short-term consequences.
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give overUsually as an imperative. To tell someone to stop molesting, fooling around, or saying silly things. Or sometimes to stop saying flattering things.
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god helps those who help themselvesFortune comes to those who make a genuine effort to accomplish things.
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gongoozleTo observe things idly.
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have other fish to fryTo have more important things to do.
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hindsight is 20/20(idiomatic) In hindsight things are obvious that were not obvious from the outset; one is able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice.
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it takes two to tangoSome things need the active cooperation of two parties; blame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.
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jump to my tunejump to my tune', means 'Go Along With Another's Ideas, Program, Schedule, Agenda, 'Cooperate Fully With My Methodology, My Way Of Doing Things:
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keep up with the jonesesTo do or buy things for status, show, or image rather than out of need, especially for the purpose of competing with friends or neighbors.
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let sleeping dogs lieTo leave things as they are; especially, to avoid restarting or rekindling an old argument; to leave disagreements in the past.
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