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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.Rate it:

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

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all things being equalWithout considering or being affected by external factors.Rate it:

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all things consideredDespite possible indications to the contrary.Rate it:

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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 pollsRate it:

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good things come to those who waitA patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.Rate it:

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hear thingsTo have auditory hallucinations.Rate it:

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liven things upAppropriate actions, music, decorations, singing, props, verbal directing, recitations can assist to liven things up at a party or celebration.Rate it:

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of all thingsEspecially; more than other things.Rate it:

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of all thingsSurprisingly.Rate it:

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one of those thingsAn unfortunate, but unavoidable, event.Rate it:

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see thingsTo have visual hallucinations.Rate it:

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swing of thingsThe normal flow and rhythm of daily life or of activities in a specific field.Rate it:

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take things as they comeTo accept and deal with events as they occur, with a composed state of mind.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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things that go bump in the nightFrightening imagined creatures; ghosts or other supernatural beings.Rate it:

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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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all that jazzEverything else related to something; other similar things.Rate it:

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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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let the good times rollTo have fun or live fully; may imply letting things that are going well proceed.Rate it:

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put the cart before the horseTo put things in the wrong order or with the wrong priorities.Rate it:

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run aboutTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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collateral damageA damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where non-combatants are accidentally or unintentionally killed or wounded and/or non-combatant property damaged as result of the attack on legitimate enemy targets.Rate it:

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potter aboutTo potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner.Rate it:

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potter aroundTo potter, to be gently active doing various things in an almost aimless manner.Rate it:

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run aroundTo be very busy doing many different things.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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history repeats itselfThings that have happened in the past will happen again.Rate it:

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quick on the uptakeAble to readily understand things; intelligent.Rate it:

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tell apartTo be able to know the difference between things; to distinguish.Rate it:

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daft as a brushDescribes someone who is known to do and say silly things.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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a lotMany things, much.Rate it:

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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 youRate it:

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across the boardPertaining to all categories or things.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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all's well that ends wellProblems do not matter if things turn out well in the end.Rate it:

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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his follyFoolish people repeatedly do foolish things.Rate it:

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bad hair dayA day when several things seems to be unmanageable or go wrong.Rate it:

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balancing actA performance that involves balancing things precariously and suspensefully.Rate it:

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be snowed underTo have a lot of things to do, usually work-related.Rate it:

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bits and bobsA random assortment of things; small remaining pieces and things.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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bridge the gapTo serve as or create a connection between two disconnected or disparate things.Rate it:

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bucket listA list of things to accomplish before one's death. [Circa 2007]Rate it:

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