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whatever it takesAnything that may be required to achieve an objective.Rate it:

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whatever creams your twinkieDo what you will, whatever makes you happy.Rate it:

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whatever floats your boatWhat makes you happy; what stimulates you.Rate it:

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it takes all kinds to make a worldDiversity is essential: the world would be incomplete if everyone were alike.He irons his clothes how?! That's crazy! Well, I guess it takes all kinds.Rate it:

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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:

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it takes two to tangoSome things need the active cooperation of two parties; blame is to be laid on both parties in a conflict.Rate it:

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like a duck takes to waterVery naturally; without effort.Rate it:

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what it takesEverything that is required.Rate it:

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you pays your money and you takes your choiceEach person should make their own decisions.Rate it:

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don't dilly-dally aroundDilly-Dally' Means To approach A Task Or Challenge With An Attitude Of Playfulness, Very Relaxed, Unimportant Viewpoint, 'Whatever? ? ? ?Rate it:

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what will be, will beWhatever it comes to be, it will be accepted. One must accept the outcome.Rate it:

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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:

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according toAccording to the directions, the glue takes 24 hours to dry.Rate it:

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Adam TilerA pickpocket's accomplice; the person who takes the goods a pickpocket steals and leaves with them.Rate it:

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anaconda mortgageA loan arrangement in which all of the money borrowed from a lender, for whatever purpose, is secured by one's home, land, and other property.Rate it:

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bottom feederA person who operates amidst or thrives on the unwholesome things in a society; one who takes advantage of the misfortune of others.Rate it:

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buy upTo buy whatever is available of something.Rate it:

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cash in one's chipsTo discontinue an activity, accepting whatever gains or losses one has incurred; to give up.Rate it:

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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.Rate it:

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come what mayIn spite of anything that might happen; whatever may occur.Rate it:

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cup of teaWhatever suits or interests one.Rate it:

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ex vivoMeans "out of the living," that what takes place outside the organismRate it:

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f*** me sidewayswhen something takes you by surprise or annoyingRate it:

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fall between the cracksTo wind up in an unexpected situation which is, inadvertently, invisible to or not handled by whatever process one had hoped to be subject to; to be overlooked.Rate it:

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God is in the detailExpresses the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.Rate it:

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ground ruleThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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ground rulesThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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highflierAn ambitious person, especially one who takes risks or has an extravagant lifestyle.Rate it:

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Humpty DumptyismThe practice of insisting that a word means whatever one wishes it to.Rate it:

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killer instinctThe natural inclination to do whatever is necessary to succeed (including extreme violence)Rate it:

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life is like a s*** sandwich the more bread you have the less s*** you eatThe main point is bread is slang for money so money makes your sandwich a little less repulsive and your life a little less well whateverRate it:

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make do withTo get along with whatever is available.Rate it:

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move heaven and earthTo do whatever is necessary, including extreme or unusual actions; to go to extremes.Rate it:

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no slave to fashionA person whose style of clothing and appearance are unconventional, informal, or slovenly; a person who takes little interest in how he or she is dressed.Rate it:

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nothing ventured, nothing gainedIf one takes no risks, one will not gain any benefits.Rate it:

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one-horse raceA horse race in which a single horse takes such a considerable lead that the other horses are no longer contenders to win.Rate it:

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overkillAn unnecessary excess of whatever is needed to achieve a goal.Rate it:

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point manIn combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.Rate it:

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ray of lighta path a photon or a group of photons takes through space, visible as a column of lightRate it:

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real jobA hobby that takes all of a person's free time.Rate it:

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road movieA film in which much of the action takes place during a journey, especially one involving overland travel.Rate it:

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rome wasn't built in a dayIt takes a long time to create something complicated or impressive.Rate it:

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Russian rouletteA deadly game in which a person loads a single bullet in the cylinder of a revolver, spins the cylinder so that the location of the bullet is unknown, points the weapon at his/her head, and pulls the trigger. In its most lethal form, played by multiple participants each of whom takes a turn until the weapon discharges.Rate it:

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senior noteA bond that takes priority over other debt securities sold by the issuer. In the event the issuer goes bankrupt, senior debt must be repaid before other creditors receive any payment.Rate it:

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she came in from the cold with her bold, brazen, out-spoken, take on the world positive attitude.Speaking her mind, daring to take on/face challenges, speaking up and speaking out, not staying shut to anyone, ready/willing to face whatever life/anyone dishes out to her.Rate it:

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take the pissEveryone takes the piss out of the bankers these days.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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water to one's millWhatever energizes or stimulates one.Rate it:

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wet blanketA person who takes the fun out of a situation or activity, as by pessimism, demands, dullness, etc.Rate it:

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what notSomething of the kind, whateverRate it:

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