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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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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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back waterA very remote, rural area.
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beyond the black stumpExtremely remote, outside the populated 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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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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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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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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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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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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short of a lengthOf a ball that pitches short of a good length; a ball that bounces closer to the bowler than the area of the pitch regarded as the best for dismissing or restricting the scoring of the batsman.
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squaring the circleThe historical problem of how to construct, using compass and ruler, a square having the same area as a given circle.
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strike while the iron is hotTo act on an opportunity promptly; to avoid waiting.
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twiddle one's thumbsTo circle one's thumbs around one another, usually with the fingers interlaced, usually done idly while waiting or bored.
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wait upTo stay awake waiting for somebody to return.
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wrong side of the tracks. May refer to area where the working class, poor or extremely poor live.
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