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waiting gameA strategy or course of action in which one or more parties refrain from direct action until circumstances change in their favor.
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accident waiting to happenA thing or situation which is almost certain to eventually lead to an accident.
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area of influenceA geographical area wherein a commander is directly capable of influencing operations by maneuver or fire support systems normally under the commander's command or control.
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area of influenceUsed other than as an idiom: see area, influence.
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gray areaA part that is not clear or certain; something that is open to interpretation.
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grey areaA topic that is not clearly one thing or the other.
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grey areaAn area intermediate between two mutually exclusive states or categories where the border between the two is fuzzy.
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close offTo seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter.
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mill aroundTo move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.
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muck outTo clean the excrement and other rubbish from the area where an animal is kept, such as a horse stable or a dog kennel.
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all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.
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asphalt jungleA city or urban area, where the landscape is covered by pavement and the environment is alienating and unsafe.
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at the readyReady; in a state of preparation or waiting; in position or anticipation.
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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.
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away gameAn athletic contest played in the opposing team's geographic area.
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back waterA very remote, rural area.
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bargain basementAn area within a retail store, especially an area located below ground level, where the least costly merchandise can be found.
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beyond the black stumpExtremely remote, outside the populated area.
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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.
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bridgeA system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.
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clean upTo make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.
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concrete jungleAn urban or other populated area containing a high density of buildings constructed of concrete or similar materials, especially one which lacks greenery and which seems unattractive, harsh, or unsafe.
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cotton-pickingDescribes a person who tends to become involved in matters outside of his area of concern.
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cut a wide swathTo clear a broad track through a grassland, woodland, geographical region, or other area, either by natural means or by human action.
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debris fieldAny area, non-dependent of locale, space, or contour, that contains the debris of wreckage, impact, sinking, or other material that once constituted a complete object. Debris fields can be found at the site of air crashes, water vessel sinking, explosions of buildings, collapses, and other events that render a whole entity into components, pieces, or other non-whole items.
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far and wideOver a great distance, or large area; nearly everywhere.
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go for the jugularTo exert an unrestrained, aggressive effort, especially by assailing an opponent's or victim's area of greatest vulnerability.
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hard shouldermortorway shopping area
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have the run ofTo have permission or freedom to move around throughout an area or to use something at will.
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high groundA location which is at a relatively high elevation, especially in comparison to the immediate surrounding area.
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holding patternA path taken by an aircraft waiting to land.
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home gameAn athletic contest played in a team's own geographic area.
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home teamThe team that's playing in the usual area that they play in, as opposed to the visitor team.
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honey holeSweet spot. An abundance in one specific area.
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in lineOn a queue; waiting one's turn for something.
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in touchThe ball, or a player, is in touch when it, or he, is outside the playing area or touching the touchlines of the playing area.
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jump the queueTo move into a queue ahead of others who have been waiting longer or that have a higher priority; push in.
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knacker's yardThat area of a slaughterhouse where carcasses unfit for human consumption are rendered down to produce useful materials such as glue.
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ladies' loungeA room in a pub or hotel, separate from the main drinking area, in which drinks are served; originally a place for women to drink in when not welcome or not comfortable in the traditionally male-oriented public bar, and latterly a more genteel area than the public bar.
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lady gardenA woman's pubic hair, and the area around it.
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like cheese at fourpenceOf a person, to be waiting idly or timewasting.
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main dragThe main street of a town or suburb, or the principal highway passing through a rural area.
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main sequenceThe area on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in which the main sequence is located.
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mainland ChinaThe area under the jursdiction of People's Republic of China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau (and, by definition, Taiwan).
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man of partsA man that is talented in multiple areas of life. This includes but is not limited to the area of seduction. He puts very little emphasis on memorized scripts or "peacocking" and instead relies on individualized ways to charm a woman.
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on holdWaiting on a telephone call.
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on the edge of one's seatIn suspense; waiting eagerly or anxiously for some resolution.
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parking lotAn open area, generally paved, where automobiles may be left when not in use.
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penalty boxThe penalty area.
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people's republicA particular area with strong left-leaning tendencies, especially one with a certain level of autonomy
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