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wage warA figurative allusion to pay discrepancies.
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ramp upTo increase rapidly to a new value.
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climb upTo make a gradual ascent or increase.
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rev upTo increase the speed of an engine, especially that of a stationary motor car.
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step upTo increase speed or rate.
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ask forTo increase the likelihood of something by persisting in some action; to invite.
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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.
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crank upTo increase, as the volume, power or energy of something.
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hike upTo raise or increase sharply.
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keep downTo cause not to increase or rise.
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mark upTo increase the price of something between its wholesale and retail phase.
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speed upTo accelerate, to increase speed.
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stop upTo increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera.
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broaden someone's horizonsTo increase someone's interests, skills, or experiences beyond their current range.
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bump upTo increase something suddenly.
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chicken filletA piece of rubber or silicone placed in a woman's bra under the breast to increase apparent size and/or create more cleavage.
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double downTo double or significantly increase a risk, investment, or other commitment.
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fight a losing battleTo continue to wage war when it is clear that one is not going to win.
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hot upTo increase in temperature.
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jack upTo raise, increase, or accelerate; often said of prices, fees, or rates. See also jack up the price.
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knowledge is powerWith knowledge and/or education, one's potential or ability to succeed in the pursuit of his objectives will certainly increase.
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loosen the purse stringsTo increase spending or allow increased spending; to relax control of spending.
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move through the gearsTo gradually increase speed or output.
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painting rocksPointless or futile work organised by the government, supposedly to increase employment but in fact merely disguising the unemployment level.
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pick upTo improve, increase, or speed up.
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raise the stakesTo increase in significance or risk.
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real jobA job which requires the employee to, work regular hours for a consistent wage that often exceeds the provisions of applicable minimum wage legislation. A job that produces a living wage.
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rocket upto increase sharply.
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scientia potentia estKnowledge is Power; with knowledge or education, one's potential or abilities in life will certainly increase.
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stem the tideTo slow or stop the increase.
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sweeten the potTo increase a wager.
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tighten the purse stringsTo decrease spending or disallow increased spending; to increase control of spending.
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turn one onTo increase interest.
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turn the screwTo increase the pressure of a situation
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turn upTo increase the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
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twist the knifeTo deliberately do or say something to worsen a difficult situation or increase a person's distress, irritation, or anger.
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work outTo habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say so
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