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800-pound gorillaAn entity that dominates its environment.Rate it:

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800-pound gorillaSomething dangerous, menacing, or spooky that is obvious but not addressed.Rate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.Rate it:

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in for a dime, in for a dollarAmericanised form of in for a penny, in for a pound.1983, Allen Drury, Decision, p. 356:In for a dime, in for a dollar, he thought crazily, and said what he had to say in a voice he forced to stay level and calm.1998, Ellen Miller, Like Being Killed, p. 47:In for a dime, in for a dollar. I whispered to Gerry, Rate it:

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in for a penny, in for a poundExpressing recognition that one must, having started something, see it through to its end, rather than stopping short thereof; accepting that one must Rate it:

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penny wise and pound foolishPrudent and thrifty with small amounts of money, but wasteful and profligate with large amounts.Rate it:

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pound a beatTo walk a regular route.Rate it:

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pound of fleshSomething which is owed and which will be hurtful or difficult to provide; a debt owed to someone who is merciless and demanding.Rate it:

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pound sandTo engage in a futile activity.Rate it:

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pound the pavementTo campaign diligently; to seek something, such as business, employment, or answers.Rate it:

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pound the pavementTo travel on foot; to walk or run.Rate it:

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quarter-pounderA burger weighing approximately a quarter of a pound.Rate it:

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quarter-pounderUsed other than as an idiom: see quarter, pounder: Anything weighing a quarter of a pound.Rate it:

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