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three score and tenA life span. The number 70 (= 60 + 10).Rate it:

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four score and seven years ago87 years prior to today.Rate it:

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four score and seven years agoAs an opener, a sometimes sarcastic indicator to indicate a past event being mentioned is particularly important.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentThe exertion of more than seems possible, hence 110%, not 100%, the usual maximum amount possible.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentA level of effort exceeding one's sustained capacity, possibly risking injury.Rate it:

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the three components of art are : 1. mere catharsis and cathexis, 2. (etc. )Cathexis : 2 major definitions, one being psychoanalytic in nature. Very rarely used in speech or in it's written form. Cathexis : what a fascinating word. Even the sound of it is unusual.Rate it:

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three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.avoid all evil in every formRate it:

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even the scoreTo get revenge against someone.Rate it:

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go off at scoreOf a horse, to break suddenly into a gallop; of a person, suddenly to say or do something impetuous.Rate it:

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know the scoreBe aware of a situation, especially of the consequences of misconduct.Rate it:

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no scoreIn a sporting event, a score of zero to zero.Rate it:

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score offTo defeat (especially in an argument), get the better of, achieve a success over, gain an advantage or win points over, make a point to the detriment or at the expense of, make appear foolish. Sometimes with particle on (someone).Rate it:

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score offTo delete or remove (especially from a list); to score out, strike out or strike off, cross out or cross off; to draw a line through.Rate it:

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score offUsed other than as an idiom: see score, off. To score from.Rate it:

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five will get you tenI strongly believe.Rate it:

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nine times out of tenvery often, mostly, most of the timeRate it:

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nine times out of tenUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see nine,‎ times,‎ out of,‎ ten.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce , The Fiend's Delight In conclusion, his respect for letter-writing ladies is so great that he would not touch one of them with a ten-foot pole.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce, The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 8.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleFrancis Lynde, The Quickening.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleTo approach something or someone.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleTo avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; signifies a strong aversion.Rate it:

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Number TenAlternative form of 10 Downing Street.Rate it:

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ten a pennySo common as to be practically worthless.Rate it:

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ten foot poleSee not touch something with a ten foot pole.Rate it:

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ten points to GryffindorUsed to praise someone for a statement or action viewed as commendable.Rate it:

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ten to oneVery likely to happenRate it:

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ten-dollar wordA long and uncommon word used in place of a shorter and simpler one with the intent to appear sophisticated.Rate it:

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clogs to clogs in three generations(UK) Wealth earned in one generation seldom lasts through the third (grandchildRate it:

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leaves of three let it beDon't touch a plant with a cluster of three leaves because it might be poison ivy.Rate it:

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me threeUsed to express agreement, after someone has already said "me too".Rate it:

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three bags full, sirIntensifies a statement of agreement, indicating that the speaker is craven or obsequious.Rate it:

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three greena confirmation given by the pilots that the landing gear has gone down successfully and has locked.Rate it:

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three rsThe basic education any child can expect to receive, but not necessarily limited to reading, writing and arithmetic.Rate it:

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three rsThe basic education received in primary schools. Literally; reading, writing and arithmetic.Rate it:

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three rsThe basic precepts of any subject matter.Rate it:

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three sheets to the windthe state of being quite inebriatedRate it:

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three sheets to the windDrunk.Rate it:

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three skips of a louseSaid about some trifling or insignificant matter.Rate it:

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Three StoogesA group of three stupid people.Rate it:

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three-dimensionalityThe state or characteristic of occupying, or of appearing to occupy, three dimensions of space.Rate it:

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three-dimensionalityComplexity and depth of character.Rate it:

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three-martini lunchA leisurely, expensive, midday meal associated with drinking, which is tax-deductible because business is discussed.Rate it:

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three-martini lunchA leisurely, expensive midday meal associated with drinking, which is tax-deductible because business is discussed.Rate it:

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three-on-the-treeOn an automobile, describing the gearshift lever of a steering column-mounted three-speed manual transmission.Rate it:

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three-on-the-treeOn an automobile, a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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three-ring circusA large circus in which three separate performances, each within its own circular enclosure, are staged simultaneously before a single audience.Rate it:

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three-ring circusA disorderly, complicated, rapidly changing situation or set of events, which is a source of bewilderment, amazement, or amusement.Rate it:

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two's company, three's a crowdOne companion is better than two.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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