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a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.Rate it:

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a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.Rate it:

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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.Rate it:

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another day, another dollaran expression recognizing a balance in life, normalcy, and routinenessRate it:

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another nail in one's coffinOne in a series of factors which lead, or purport to lead, to downfall.Rate it:

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at cross purposesAgainst one another; contrary in direction or goals.Rate it:

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at seaOn the ocean or sea, typically of a ship or person aboard a ship.Rate it:

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aye aye, sirThe correct and seamanlike reply, onboard a Royal Navy (or U.S. Navy) ship, on receipt of an order from someone of senior rank or authority. It means "I understand the command and hasten to comply with the order."Rate it:

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b.s.'Bull ship', abbreviated.Rate it:

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balance outTo counteract one another so as to be balanced.Rate it:

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banyan dayIn British naval tradition, this originally referred to a day of the week when galley kitchens served no meat on board ship.Rate it:

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banyan dayIn modern usage it refers to a picnic or cookout for the ship's crew.Rate it:

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barking up the wrong treeA judgement call and assertion to another that he has miscalculated the reality of a situation.Rate it:

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beam upTo teleport another person or object in the same manner.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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bio queenA biologically female performance artist who performs in female drag at drag shows, or acts like a drag queen. Essentially a woman pretending to be a man who is mimicking or parodying another woman.Rate it:

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bird in the bosomA secret pledge that one makes for another.Rate it:

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birds of a feather flock togetherPeople of similar character, background, or taste tend to congregate or associate with one another.Rate it:

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birth tourismTravel from one country to another for the purpose of giving birth in the second country, thereby endowing the newborn child with citizenship of the second country.Rate it:

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bite meAn expression of discontent or aggravation to another party.Rate it:

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bitter endThat part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor.Rate it:

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black rideranother name for "Famine", one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.Rate it:

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black-on-blackInteractions that occur between black people, notably crime that is perpetrated by one black person against another.Rate it:

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blow meAn expression of discontent or aggravation to another party.Rate it:

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blow smokeTo speak with a lack of credibility, sense, purpose, or truth; to speak nonsense.Rate it:

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body of waterAny significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.Rate it:

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boss aboutTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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boss aroundTo act in a bossy manner with another person, ordering them to do things, whether or not one is actually their superior.Rate it:

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brace of shakesThe time taken for a sail to shake or shiver twice as a ship comes into the wind.Rate it:

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breaking and enteringThe crime of gaining unauthorized entry into another's property by force.Rate it:

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bridgeA song contained within another song, often demarcated by meter, key, or melody.Rate it:

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bridgeAn elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.Rate it:

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brush byTo walk past another person, touching them slightly, normally by accident, and ignoring them.Rate it:

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but who's countingUsed as a retort or comeback, often to deprecate oneself or another for excessive concern or attention to.Rate it:

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by hook or by crookBy any means possible; one way or another.Rate it:

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bystander effectThat someone is less likely to help another if other potential helpers are present than otherwise.Rate it:

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call a spade a spadeTo speak the truth; to say things as they really are.Rate it:

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call someone's bluffTo take action on the basis that another person is bluffing.Rate it:

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carry a torchMaintain a quiet emotional interest in another.Rate it:

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cast the first stoneTo act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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change overto convert to, to make a transition from one system to anotherRate it:

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check your ego at the door!A direct, crisp, critical rejoinder to another, 'to leave their egoism without the room', {at the door}!Rate it:

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chrome hornThe front bumper of a car when used to bump another vehicle, usually to inform the driver of the other vehicle, that the first car would like to pass.Rate it:

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cite chapter and verseTo speak authoritatively, providing detailed factual information.Rate it:

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clean codeSoftware code that is formatted correctly and in an organized manner so that another coder can easily read or modify it.Rate it:

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come to it from another angleHey, Gary, we've followed the manufacturer's instructions from the manual.Rate it:

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companyThe entire crew of a ship.Rate it:

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cross the aisleOf a member of a parliament, to resign from one's political party and join another party, resulting in moving from one's currently assigned desk or seat in the legislative chamber to a new desk or seat physically located with the other members of one's new party.Rate it:

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