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muck aboutTo do somethings with a piece of equipment when you do not understand how it works.Rate it:

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nervous hitA production which receives generally favorably notice, but is not assured of success.Rate it:

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no biggieNot a big deal, not something to worry about.Rate it:

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no great shakesUnexceptional; not special or noteworthy; not very effective.Rate it:

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round downTo the greatest integer that is not greater than it, or to some other lower value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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suck intoTo cause someone to become slowly more and more involved in a business or situation that is often not to that person's liking.Rate it:

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the whistle doesn't pull the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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under no circumstancesnever ever, not for any reasonRate it:

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veg outTo relax by not moving much.Rate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:

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come againCould you repeat that? Repeat that please. a polite formula used when one has not heard or understood what has been saidRate it:

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ancient historyThat which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.Rate it:

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at peace withNot disturbed or upset by.Rate it:

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in funas a joke; not seriousRate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.Rate it:

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last thing one needsSomething not wanted by someone, who is already burdened.Rate it:

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soft as a baby's bottomextremely soft (not rough)Rate it:

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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William ShakespeareRate it:

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under one's breathSoftly, so as not to be heard.Rate it:

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are you taking any medications?Asked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.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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if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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nearly never bulled a cow(Irish) Near enough is not good enough.Rate it:

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

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out of characterNot acting; not "on"; behaving within one's natural personality rather than that of a character in a performance piece.Rate it:

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quick-and-dirtyDone or constructed in a hasty, approximate, temporarily adequate manner, but not exact, fully formed, or reliable for a long period of time.Rate it:

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Santa's workshopThe mythical structure, usually envisioned as located at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and a large number of capable elves work tirelessly and gladly year-round to produce all of the toys and other gifts to be delivered throughout the world on Christmas Day.Rate it:

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sit backTo relax, to not exert oneself.Rate it:

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stroke of workWith "do not do a", to do none of the assigned task at all.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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a lot of malarkeyStatements, results, appearances which are unproven, present myriad shortfalls, do not appear within plausible parameters.Rate it:

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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:

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Aaron's beardA common name for several plants, which have tufts of stamens.[First attested in the late 19 century.]Cymbalaria muralis (ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy)Hypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star)Saxifraga stolonifera (creeping saxifrage, strawberry geranium)Opuntia leucotricha (arborescent prickly pear, Aaron's beard cactus)Rate it:

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ace up one's sleeveA surprise advantage of which others are not aware.Rate it:

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acknowledge the cornTo cop a plea; to admit to a small error but not a larger one.Rate it:

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acquired tasteA taste which is not natural or innate, but which has developed through habit or learning.Rate it:

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act one's ageTo be mature and not childish.Rate it:

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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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agree to disagreeTo tolerate each other's opinion and stop arguing; to acknowledge that an agreement will not be reached.Rate it:

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all mouth and no trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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all mouth and trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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all thumbsClumsy; awkward; not dextrous.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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all's well that ends wellProblems do not matter if things turn out well in the end.Rate it:

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also known asUsed to introduce an alternative name; alias.Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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apple never falls far from the treeAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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