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when the chips are downA difficult situation in which you are forced to decide what is important to you.Rate it:

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when the chips are downWhen the pressure is on; when the situation is urgent or critical.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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cash in one's chipsTo die.Rate it:

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cheap as chipsVery cheap, not costing much.Rate it:

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have had one's chipsTo be dead or finished.Rate it:

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let the chips fall where they mayTo allow events to unfold naturally; to accept what occurs without prejudice, worry, or regret.Rate it:

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buckle downTo put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself.Rate it:

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buttoned-downAlternative form of button-down.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate it:

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down to a fine artHaving or showing exceptional proficiency.Rate it:

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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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gulp downTo eat very quickly without chewing the food properly.Rate it:

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hold downTo restrain; to check.Rate it:

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knuckle downTo get to work; to focus on a task.Rate it:

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pin downTo attach or secure with pins.Rate it:

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pipe downTo be quiet; to refrain from being noisy.Rate it:

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play downTo make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.Rate it:

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put down forTo record that someone has offered to help, or contribute something.Rate it:

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run downTo hit someone with a car or other vehicle and injure or kill them.Rate it:

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shut downTo close, terminate, or end.Rate it:

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strip downTo remove all of one's clothing.Rate it:

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zoom downTo move quickly along a particular route, list, etc.Rate it:

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boil downAs an allusion to the cooking technique of reducing liquids by heat, one boils down a problem, argument, etc. to its most central elements.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:

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cool downTo become cooler, to be reduced in temperature.Rate it:

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quiet downTo become quieter.Rate it:

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cool downTo become less agitated.Rate it:

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fall downTo fall to the ground.Rate it:

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nail downFirm or certain.Rate it:

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scarf downTo eat something quickly.Rate it:

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die downTo become less virulent.Rate it:

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knock downTo hit or knock (something), intentionally or accidentally, so that it falls.Rate it:

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put downTo set down, stop carrying, or place in a low location.Rate it:

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batten downTo close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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bear downTo intensify one's efforts.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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beat downTo strike with great force.Rate it:

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beat downTo haggle someone to sell at a lower price.Rate it:

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beat downTo severely beat someone up.Rate it:

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bed downTo lie down to sleep for the night, usually of livestock or machinery.Rate it:

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boil down toto be equivalent to; to reduce to.Rate it:

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break downTo fail.Rate it:

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bring downTo make a legitimate rulership lose their position of power.Rate it:

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burn downTo burn to nothing.Rate it:

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cheese downTo coil the tail of a rope on deck so as to present a neat appearance.Rate it:

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clamp down onTo take measures to stop something; to put an end to.Rate it:

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come downTo descend.Rate it:

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