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vowel quantityA quantity of vowels.Rate it:

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vowel quantityA vowel's duration of articulation; its length.Rate it:

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double upTo double the quantity, amount or duration of something.Rate it:

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and changeAnd some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.Rate it:

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at allIndicating degree, quantity or frequency greater than zero; to the slightest degree, in any way, somewhat, rather.Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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chicken feedA very small or insignificant quantity, especially of money.Rate it:

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come out of the woodworkTo appear or emerge as though out of nowhere, frequently in large numbers or quantity.Rate it:

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coming out of one's earsIn great or excess quantity.Rate it:

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diminishing returnsA condition in which additional inputs into an organization, project or process produce progressively fewer or lower-quality additional outputs, and may, in extreme cases, cause the total quantity or quality of outputs to decrease.Rate it:

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drink from a firehoseTo take a small amount from an enormous, hard-to-manage quantity.Rate it:

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enough to choke a horseAn excessive quantity.Rate it:

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fudge factorA quantity introduced to compensate for uncertainty.Rate it:

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hand over fistQuickly or in great quantity, especially in reference to earning money.Rate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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on the dotExactly; precisely, especially of a numerical quantity.Rate it:

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pelt of the dogAn immoderate, excessive quantity of alcohol drunk the morning after whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms or a hangover, which goes beyond alleviating the complaint to causing drunkenness; cf. hair of the dog.Rate it:

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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).Rate it:

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shotgun approachAn approach in which the subject is indiscriminate and haphazard, using breadth, spread, or quantity in lieu of accuracy, planning, etc.Rate it:

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smart chanceA substantial quantity of something.Rate it:

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take to the cleanersTo take a significant quantity of a person's money or valuables, through gambling, unfavorable investing, fraud, litigation, etc.Rate it:

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