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armed forcesThe Services
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army volunteerTo make someone perform a task or duty, especially one they are not prepared or willing to do.
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an army marches on its stomachYou must eat properly if you want to perform tasks well.
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you and whose army%3fYou can't do all that on your own.
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nothing specialOrdinary, run-of-the-mill.
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special constablespart-time police volunteers
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special deliveryA kind of postal service in which, for an extra fee, letters and packages are delivered in a highly expedited manner by a special courier.
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special deliveryA particular posted letter or package which is delivered in this manner; a particular act of conveying such letters or packages to one or more recipients.
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special deliverySomething-whether desirable or undesirable-which is intentionally given to a specific individual or which an individual receives rapidly and unexpectedly; the personalized, direct quality of the transmission of such an item.
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special needsNeeds for special care, services or accommodations.
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pull outTo withdraw; especially of military forces; to retreat.
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beauty sleepExtra sleep or a special nap.
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black magicMagic derived from evil forces, as distinct from good or benign forces; or magic performed with the intention of doing harm.
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bog standardEspecially plain, ordinary, or unremarkable; having no special, excess or unusual features; plain vanilla.
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boots on the groundThe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.
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Christmas tree billA bill consisting of many riders that attracts many, often unrelated, floor amendments, which may provide special benefits to various groups or interests.
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clean upTo become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
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close ranksto regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.
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clout listA usually secret list containing the names of people who are to be given special access, benefits, or influence in a political or social situation, especially as a result of having personal, professional, or financial relationships with those in authority.
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comfort womanA woman forced, or supposedly recruited, into brothels by the Japanese occupation forces during World War II.
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common or garden varietyOrdinary, standard. Nothing special.
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cut a dealA Special Arrangement, Contract, Agreement, Permission, Bargain Price, 'Good Deal'.
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DiamondIn Railroad Parlance, the especially designed, critically installed rail-section in place at 'Cross-Over' point. Special Switch-Tower With Special Switch-Point Equipment operated 24/7 by Experts:
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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.
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GI canused to refer sardonically to shells fired by the German Army in World War I
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in the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is kingAmong others with a disadvantage or disability, the one with the mildest disadvantage or disability is regarded as the greatest.Even someone without much talent or ability is considered special by those with no talent or ability at all.
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kiss upTo pay false flattery to another, particularly a superior at work, in order to get special attention.
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la goutte d'eau qui fait d%c3%a9border le vaseThe final thing that is too much and forces a reaction; the straw that broke the camel's back.
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lose one's touchTo lose one's special mastery of or knack for a particular skill or activity.
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majorarmy term, a senior officer, also can be used in college, I.e I majored in maths
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man on the streetAn ordinary member of the general public, especially one who lacks special expertise.
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no great shakesUnexceptional; not special or noteworthy; not very effective.
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odd and curiousA way to designate special coins, namely coins that are both odd and imperfect or seriously damaged.
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peel a grapeScore One!, Do Something Special, Contrive A Winner, Stand An Egg On End.
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pitched battleA hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat.
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play to winTo make a special, determined effort to achieve general success or a particular goal, in life, in one's career, in negotiation, etc.
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power behind the throneSomeone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.
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Quaker gunA nonfunctional imitation of a gun or of a piece of artillery, typically made of wood and usually intended to deceive enemy forces into overestimating one's available firepower.
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rain chequeAny voucher or note issued by a store to allow a customer to get a special or sale price later if an item is out of stock.
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ride the short busTo have a need for a special education program, as because learning disabled.
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ride the short busTo participate in a special education program, such as for those with learning disabilities.
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run-of-the-millOrdinary; not special.
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say cheeseUsed imperatively to elicit a smile from someone for a photograph by their saying "cheese" (the vowel of which, when pronounced as is usual in English, forces a somewhat smile-shaped mouth).
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the ;WYEWYE, SPECIAL RAILROAD TRACK LAYOUT DESIGNED SO AS TO Be Able To Reverse Direction Of An Entire Freight Train. Subject to Constraints Relavent to Consist, Train Length, Engine Power, Terrain, Weather, Traffic Condx., Company Rules, Govt Regs, Crews et al:
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thread the needleTo find harmony or strike a balance between conflicting forces, interests, etc. Normally used to indicate the difficulty of doing so; also, sarcastically, for a failed attempt.
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white magicMagic derived from good or benign forces, as distinct from evil or malevolent forces; or magic performed with the intention of doing good or giving aid.
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work one's magicTo achieve something favourable and desired through the application of special skills, talents, or expertise.
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work spouseA man or woman in the workplace with whom one shares a special relationship having bonds similar to those of a marriage: special confidences, loyalties, shared jokes and experiences, and unusual degree of honesty or openness.
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