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herd catsTo attempt to control those resistant to control.Rate it:

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ride herd onTo supervise a group of people, such as workers, and/or their actions, i.e. their work.Rate it:

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fencepost problemIn computer programming, a problem dealing with how to treat the initial or boundary values of a discrete problem.Rate it:

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one-banana problemA problem with a low level of difficulty.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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problem childSomeone or something persistently difficult or vexing; a frequent source of trouble or annoyance.Rate it:

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on the right trackUsing the correct general approach to a particular task or problem; pursuing something in a promising way.Rate it:

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yak shavingAny apparently useless activity which, by allowing you to overcome intermediate difficulties, allows you to solve a larger problem.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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ride outTo tackle a difficult problem and survive.Rate it:

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mess upTo cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.Rate it:

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magic bulletA simple remedy to a difficult or complex problem, especially a cure for a disease.Rate it:

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raise a stinkTo complain; to demand attention or remedy for a problem.Rate it:

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sort outTo fix, as a problem.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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a drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.Rate it:

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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.Rate it:

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aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:

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be in a spot of botherTo have a slight problem, to be in a predicament.Rate it:

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be left holding the babyTo be left with the responsibility of resolving a problem.Rate it:

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blame gameA situation in which people attempt to blame others rather than trying to resolve a problem.Rate it:

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Bob's your uncle"No problem", "the solution is simple", "there you have it", you have what you want, all will be well; indicates a desirable conclusion has been reached.Rate it:

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box oneself into a cornerTo create a predicament or problem for oneself; to do something that leaves one with no good alternatives. or solutions.Rate it:

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bury one's head in the sandTo deliberately ignore the reality of a situation; to pretend a problem does not exist.Rate it:

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cast/shed/throw light on sthto make a problem,etc easier to understandRate it:

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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.Rate it:

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cookie-cutterA solution to a problem that can be applied in many situations without modification.Rate it:

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cross that bridge when one comes to itTo deal with a problem or situation only when it arises.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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do the trickTo work; to be successful; to solve a problem.Rate it:

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drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.Rate it:

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drug of choiceThe best-choice medication to treat a particular medical problem.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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escape fireAn unconventional or counter intuitive solution to a difficult problem.Rate it:

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fiddle while Rome burnsTo neglect helping when one's time is needed most; to ignore the major problem at hand (whilst doing something less important); to be idle, inactive, or uninterested in a time of great need.Rate it:

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fly in the ointmentSomething which ruins or spoils everything else; a nuisance or problem; an unpleasant or disagreeable detail.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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go aboutTo tackle (a problem or task).Rate it:

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hard nut to crackA problem that is challenging to solve.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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head-in-the-sandExhibiting disregard or denial of a problem or threat.Rate it:

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hit a snagTo encounter an unexpected problem or delay.Rate it:

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hot potatoAn awkward or delicate problem with which nobody wants to be associated.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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iron outTo resolve (a dispute); to solve (a problem).Rate it:

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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.Rate 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.Rate it:

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make a stinkTo complain; to demand attention or remedy for a problem.Rate it:

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mind over matterWillpower alone can overcome a physical problem.Rate it:

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