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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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all things being equalWithout considering or being affected by external factors.
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all things consideredDespite possible indications to the contrary.
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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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good things come to those who waitA patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.
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hear thingsTo have auditory hallucinations.
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of all thingsEspecially; more than other things.
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of all thingsSurprisingly.
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one of those thingsAn unfortunate, but unavoidable, event.
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see thingsTo have visual hallucinations.
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swing of thingsThe normal flow and rhythm of daily life or of activities in a specific field.
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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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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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thick of thingsA central or major role in a situation; a position in which one is surrounded by or very involved in complex, changing events.
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things that go bump in the nightFrightening imagined creatures; ghosts or other supernatural beings.
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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 lotMany things, much.
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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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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predetermined
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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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bad hair dayA day when several things seems to be unmanageable or go wrong.
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balancing actA performance that involves balancing things precariously and suspensefully.
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be snowed underTo have a lot of things to do, usually work-related.
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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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bottom feederA person who operates amidst or thrives on the unwholesome things in a society; one who takes advantage of the misfortune of others.
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bridge the gapTo serve as or create a connection between two disconnected or disparate things.
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bucket listA list of things to accomplish before one's death. [Circa 2007]
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butter fingersA clumsy person who always drops things, a klutz.
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butter one's bread on both sidesTo profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.
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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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