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accident waiting to happenA thing or situation which is almost certain to eventually lead to an accident.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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worth waiting forwaiting pays offRate it:

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area of influenceUsed other than as an idiom: see area, influence.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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gray areaA part that is not clear or certain; something that is open to interpretation.Rate it:

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grey areaA topic that is not clearly one thing or the other.Rate it:

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grey areaAn area intermediate between two mutually exclusive states or categories where the border between the two is fuzzy.Rate it:

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close offTo seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter.Rate it:

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mill aroundTo move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.Rate it:

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asphalt jungleA city or urban area, where the landscape is covered by pavement and the environment is alienating and unsafe.Rate it:

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at the readyReady; in a state of preparation or waiting; in position or anticipation.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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away gameAn athletic contest played in the opposing team's geographic area.Rate it:

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back waterA very remote, rural area.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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beyond the black stumpExtremely remote, outside the populated area.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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bridgeA system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.Rate it:

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clean upTo make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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cotton-pickingDescribes a person who tends to become involved in matters outside of his area of concern.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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far and wideOver a great distance, or large area; nearly everywhere.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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hard shouldermortorway shopping areaRate it:

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have the run ofTo have permission or freedom to move around throughout an area or to use something at will.Rate it:

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high groundA location which is at a relatively high elevation, especially in comparison to the immediate surrounding area.Rate it:

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holding patternA path taken by an aircraft waiting to land.Rate it:

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home gameAn athletic contest played in a team's own geographic area.Rate it:

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home teamThe team that's playing in the usual area that they play in, as opposed to the visitor team.Rate it:

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honey holeSweet spot. An abundance in one specific area.Rate it:

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in lineOn a queue; waiting one's turn for something.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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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. Rate it:

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lady gardenA woman's pubic hair, and the area around it.Rate it:

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like cheese at fourpenceOf a person, to be waiting idly or timewasting.Rate it:

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main dragThe main street of a town or suburb, or the principal highway passing through a rural area.Rate it:

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main sequenceThe area on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in which the main sequence is located.Rate it:

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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).Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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on holdWaiting on a telephone call.Rate it:

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on the edge of one's seatIn suspense; waiting eagerly or anxiously for some resolution.Rate it:

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parking lotAn open area, generally paved, where automobiles may be left when not in use.Rate it:

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penalty boxThe penalty area.Rate it:

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