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timing is everythingConsideration of other events can greatly influence some desired outcome (such as an audience laughing to a comedian's joke).Telling the old joke about a butt-crack was not a good idea, just as the plumber arrived, Bob.You know what they say: "timing is everything." I'm sure we can find another plumber before the house floods.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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everything and the kitchen sinkAlternative form of everything but the kitchen sink.Rate it:

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everything but the kitchen sinkAlmost everything, whether needed or not.Rate it:

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everything happens for a reasonAll events are purposeful.Everything happens for a reason, so there is no such thing as failure. Mary-Kate OlsenPeople like to say "everything happens for a reason." If you repeat that in your head long enough that starts to sound like "anything can happen with a razor." Laura KightlingerI believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how we learn. Drew BarrymoreRate it:

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everything in the garden is rosyThings are going well; everything is fine.Rate it:

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everything is rosy in the gardenAlternative form of everything in the garden is rosyRate it:

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everything is up for grabsAvailable for anyone; not yet claimed.Rate it:

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everything seemed to fall right into place.after all that effort, it seemed to be made in the shadeRate it:

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how's everythingAn informal greeting, asking how a person's life is going.Rate it:

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

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bet one's bottom dollarto be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough of something to wager everything.Rate it:

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all in alleverything consideredRate it:

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the whole nine yardsAll the way; with everything done completely or thoroughly.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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grasp all, lose allone who wants everything, may lose it allRate it:

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that's the way life isThat is the way things happenCertain things cannot be changed, helped or improved; struggle and objection are pointless.1935, Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything, page 279:That's the way life is, and there's no use trying to go against it.1979, Jay Edward Abrams, A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption, ISBN 0310511011, page 45:There are no standards, no values; that's the way life is. Learn to accept it and slide with it. Stop fighting it.2002, B. Eugene Ellison, Rings of the Templars, ISBN 059524050X, page 337:Shit happens; that's the way life is. In fact, I want you to take an additional thousand for your efforts.Rate it:

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after allin spite of everythingRate it:

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all dressedused in reference to (ordering) or eating a pizza with "everything", meaning all toppings (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) on itRate it:

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all sixes and ninesIn a state of confusion in which everything takes on an opposite meaningRate it:

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all systems goEverything is ready.Rate it:

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all the marblesEverything; all that is to be had.Rate it:

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all toldWith everything included, counted or summed.Rate it:

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alles anderes ist Menschenwerk“Everything else is the work of man.” “Everything else is a human construct.”Rate it:

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alles in OrdnungEverything in order; Everything is OK.Rate it:

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and thatAnd everything related to that; and so on; etc.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/have X, will travelIndicates that the speaker is ready for everything, provided they have X.Rate it:

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bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.Rate it:

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brainiacSomeone who seems to know facts and trivia about everything.Rate it:

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by all accountsAccording to everything that people have said.Rate it:

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ça a étéwas everything OK?, did it go well?Rate it:

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d.c. al codaA music notation roughly meaning "go back to the beginning, playing everything again up to the coda."Rate it:

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et id genus omneAnd everything of that sort.Rate it:

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every rose has it's thornseverything, even if it seems perfect, has faultsRate it:

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fire at willFire when ready. A command that allows troops to use weapons at their discretion and choose their own targets, allowing the individual soldier a greater freedom of timing the shot with target movement and similar.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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go for brokeTo try everything possible or do last thing possible in a final attempt.Rate it:

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go for brokeTo wager everything.Rate it:

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go to the ends of the earthTo do everything possible to achieve something.Rate it:

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holder newtStand by, Stand Fast!, Don't Move, Hold EverythingRate it:

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in the front rowAble to witness everything.Rate it:

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it's all grist to the millEverything referred to in the present context has some sort of use.1999, Simon Blackburn, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (Oxford University Press paperback, ISBN 0199690871), ch. 7 section 6: "KantRate it:

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keep up appearancesTo pretend to be all right or that everything is going well.Rate it:

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kit and caboodleEverything entirely, the whole lot.Rate it:

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kit and kaboodleEverything; the lot.Rate it:

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know it alla person who behaves as if they know everything.Rate it:

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life is just a bowl of cherriesEverything in life is going great... or just the oppositeRate it:

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life is not all beer and skittlesNot everything about life is pleasurable.Rate it:

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life's not all skittles and beerSkittles and Beer refers to the carefree, indulgent bar life; skittles being a British pub game. Thus, life's not all skittles and beer means that not everything is about pleasure.Rate it:

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Midas touchthe ability to turn everything one touches into gold.Rate it:

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