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herd catsTo attempt to control those resistant to control.
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ride herd onTo supervise a group of people, such as workers, and/or their actions, i.e. their work.
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fencepost problemIn computer programming, a problem dealing with how to treat the initial or boundary values of a discrete problem.
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problem childA child who is particularly difficult to raise or educate, especially due to a lack of self-control and disruptive and antisocial behavior.
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problem childSomeone or something persistently difficult or vexing; a frequent source of trouble or annoyance.
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on the right trackUsing the correct general approach to a particular task or problem; pursuing something in a promising way.
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yak shavingAny apparently useless activity which, by allowing you to overcome intermediate difficulties, allows you to solve a larger problem.
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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.
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ride outTo tackle a difficult problem and survive.
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mess upTo cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.
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magic bulletA simple remedy to a difficult or complex problem, especially a cure for a disease.
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raise a stinkTo complain; to demand attention or remedy for a problem.
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sort outTo fix, as a problem.
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make a mountain out of a molehillTo treat a problem as greater than it is; to blow something out of proportion; to exaggerate the importance of something trivial.
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a drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.
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be in a spot of botherTo have a slight problem, to be in a predicament.
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be left holding the babyTo be left with the responsibility of resolving a problem.
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cast/shed/throw light on sthto make a problem,etc easier to understand
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close the stable door after the horse has boltedTo attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened.
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cookie-cutterA solution to a problem that can be applied in many situations without modification.
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cross that bridge when one comes to itTo deal with a problem or situation only when it arises.
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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.
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do the trickTo work; to be successful; to solve a problem.
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drug of choiceThe best-choice medication to treat a particular medical problem.
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elephant in the roomA problem or difficult issue that is very obvious, but is ignored for the convenience or comfort of those involved.
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fly in the ointmentSomething which ruins or spoils everything else; a nuisance or problem; an unpleasant or disagreeable detail.
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fudge the issueAdopt a solution to a specific problem which does not address the larger, more general problem of which the specific problem is an instance.
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go aboutTo tackle (a problem or task).
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he who smelt it dealt it(colloquial, originally) A person who calls attention to or complains about a fart is likely trying to pretend it wasn't his or her own.(colloquial, by extension) Used to suggest that a person calling attention to or complaining about a given problem may in fact be the source of the problem.
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head-in-the-sandExhibiting disregard or denial of a problem or threat.
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hit a snagTo encounter an unexpected problem or delay.
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hot potatoAn awkward or delicate problem with which nobody wants to be associated.
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in a bindIn a difficult situation, usually of one's own making; having a dilemma; faced with a problem or a set of problems for which there is no easy solution.
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iron outTo resolve (a dispute); to solve (a problem).
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kill the messengerTo blame a problem on whoever reported it; to hold somebody accountable a problem because he/she brought attention to it.
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loose endA small job that needs to be done, or minor problem that needs to be resolved, before a task can be considered complete.
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make a stinkTo complain; to demand attention or remedy for a problem.
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mind over matterWillpower alone can overcome a physical problem.
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monkey wrenchA problem, obstacle or dilemma; something unexpected or troublesome.
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no sweatSee: no problem.
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out of the woodsOut of peril; likely to recover or prevail over trouble; finished with the worst or most threatening part of a problem or illness.
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ox is in the ditchThis is a big problem; there is unavoidable or demanding work ahead.
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paint oneself into a cornerTo create a predicament or problem for oneself; to do something that leaves one with no good alternatives or solutions.
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rearrange the deck chairs on the titanicTo do something pointless or insignificant that will soon be overtaken by events, or that contributes nothing to the solution of a current problem.
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rob peter to pay paulTo solve a problem in a way that makes another problem worse.
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seagull managerA manager who comes into the workplace or office only on occasion, especially when a problem arises or to criticize or critique employees.
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she'll be rightOK, no problem, everything will be all right.
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shoot the messengerTo blame a problem on whoever reported it; to hold somebody accountable a problem because he/she brought attention to it.
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spannerA problem, dilemma or obstacle; something unexpected or troublesome.
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squaring the circleThe historical problem of how to construct, using compass and ruler, a square having the same area as a given circle.
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