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wide of the markInaccurate.Rate it:

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wide of the markMissing the target.Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo behave in an expansive, flagrantly showy, or pushy manner, especially in public venues; to exert sweeping influence.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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far and wideOver a great distance, or large area; nearly everywhere.Rate it:

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wide awakeAwake and very alert.Rate it:

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wide berthAdequate distance from sea vessels or other objects to ensure safety and maneuverability.Rate it:

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wide berthA considerable or comfortable distance from a person or object, especially for safety or deliberate avoidance.Rate it:

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wide rangingextensiveRate it:

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mark downTo write a memorandum about.Rate it:

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mark upTo increase the price of something between its wholesale and retail phase.Rate it:

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off the markInaccurate; not correct or appropriate.Rate it:

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beauty markOr artificially using cosmetics.Rate it:

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black marksomething that negatively affects someone's reputationRate it:

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make one's markTo make, or leave, a lasting impression, especially to achieve apparent success.Rate it:

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make one's markTo sign (a document) by making a cross or other mark.Rate it:

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mark downTo reduce the price of.Rate it:

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mark my wordsListen to me; used before a statement one wishes to emphasize.Rate it:

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mark timeMarching in place; not going anywhere.Rate it:

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Mark Time!Stay With IT!, Us, the Action, The Group, The Program, the Thrust, 'What's Going-On'!Rate it:

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mark upTo add coding to text so that it will display properly on a computer.Rate it:

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miss the markTo fail to hit the target.Rate it:

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miss the markTo fail to reach the result that was intended.Rate it:

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question markDoubt or uncertainty.Rate it:

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question markThe punctuation mark “?”, used at the end of a sentence to indicate a question..Rate it:

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quick off the markfast to act or react.Rate it:

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toe the markYou Better 'Mind Your Business', Stick To The Essentials, Follow The Rules, Work With The Program, Pay Attention:Rate it:

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catch fliesAn ostensible product of awkwardly having one's mouth open wide.Rate it:

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draw onTo sketch or mark with pencil, crayon, etc., on a given surface.Rate it:

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google itUse the Google search engine to obtain information on something or somebody on the World Wide WebRate it:

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razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:

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rest his soulUsed parenthetically to mark the referent as being deceased.Rate it:

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burn rubberTo accelerate so rapidly from standstill that it leaves a mark of burnt rubber on the road from the tire.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe wide road which runs diagonally through Manhattan, New York City.Rate it:

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play the race cardMark Fuhrman, Murder in Brentwood p.153.Rate it:

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all over the boardShowing a wide range of values with no particular pattern.Rate it:

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as soon asUsed in contrast, sometimes to mark a denial.Rate it:

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block outto begin to reduce to shape; to mark out roughly; to lay out.Rate it:

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broad churchA wide scope of philosophies and ideas.Rate it:

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BroadwayA street name, typically for a wide road; a broad way.Rate it:

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by a long shotBy a wide margin; indicates a very big difference or disparity.Rate it:

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cross offTo finish; to mark something as complete.Rate it:

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cut a swathVariant form of cut a wide swath.Rate it:

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festive boardEuropean reference to softwood-trenchers; {Early tableware was a wide softwood plank carved with shallow indentations for various food servings: When filled with appetizing, sumptuous portions it was referred, Festive BoardRate it:

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for my moneyUsed to mark a statement made by the speaker as an opinion or something not known with certainty.Rate it:

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full of fuzzy logicAssertions, proclamations, white papers, theses, replete with wide ranging extrapolations, speculations, all lacking the crispness and contrast of 'black and white' logic.Rate it:

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get your sh-t together!Collect Your Thoughts, Get The Tools, Get Prepared, Gird Your Loins, Be Fully Focused, Be Wide Awake, Be Guarded Expect About Anything, Be Sharp.Rate it:

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gradea mark of quality, used to mark schoolwork, grades go from a+ to u, also can be used on meat products to show quality of meatRate it:

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hit the bulls eyeRemarkably accurate, Good shot, right on the mark.Rate it:

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hunger is a good sauce(dated) Being hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.1854, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman, Punch, Vol. XXVI, Punch Publications Ltd., page 74:His bread and cheese were somewhat dry, to be sure; his ale had become flat, and considerably warmer than was desirable; but hunger is a good sauce, and thirst is not particular.Rate it:

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