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put words in somebody's mouthTo attribute to somebody something he or she did not say; to claim inaccurately that somebody said or intended something.Rate it:

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race against timeA situation in which something must be done hurriedly, by a deadline.Rate it:

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senior noteA bond that takes priority over other debt securities sold by the issuer. In the event the issuer goes bankrupt, senior debt must be repaid before other creditors receive any payment.Rate it:

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silence is goldenPeace and quiet have immense value.Often the best choice is to say nothing.Rate it:

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speak now or forever hold your peaceSay something now or don't say anything at all.Rate it:

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spit it outTo overcome reluctance to say something particular or to speak in general.Rate it:

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take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvesIf you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things.1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500:Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, ?used to say?Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.1912, G. B. Shaw, Pygmalion ii. 132:Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.1979, R. Cassilis, Arrow of God, iv. xvii.:Little things, Master Mally. Look after the pennies, Master Mally, and the pounds will look after themselves.1999, Rate it:

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take one's leaveSay goodbye.Rate it:

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talk to the handUsed usually sarcastically to dismiss another person's argument by indicating that the speaker (or writer) is not prepared to hear (or read) anything further that the other person has to say (or write). It is often used while simultaneously holding up the hand with the palm facing the speaker.Rate it:

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that's thatThere is nothing more to say or to do concerning the matter.Rate it:

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the jig is upWhen one's plans, schemes, distractions, falsifications, feints, sleight of hand's, and 'dirty tricks' fail, one must admit.Rate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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timing is everythingConsideration of other events can greatly influence some desired outcome (such as an audience laughing to a comedian's joke).Telling the old joke about a butt-crack was not a good idea, just as the plumber arrived, Bob.You know what they say: "timing is everything." I'm sure we can find another plumber before the house floods.Rate it:

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tomorrow is another dayTomorrow will bring new opportunities and a fresh start for one's endeavors.1600, author unknown, "Phillidaes Love-call to her Coridon, and his replying" (song), in England's Helicon, printed at London by I.R. for John Flasket:Phil. Yonder comes my Mother, Coridon,whether shall I flie?Cor. Under yonder Beech my lovely one,while she passeth by.Say to her thy true-Love was not heere,remember, remember,to morrow is another day:1896, Amelia E. Barr, A Knight of the Nets, ch. 8:"Well, well, my dear lass, to-night we cannot work, but we may sleep. . . . Keep a still heart tonight, and tomorrow is another day."1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, ch. 63:"Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."2005, Fran Schumer, "JERSEY: In Princeton, Taking On Harvard's Fuss About Women," New York Times, 19 June (retrieved 18 Aug. 2009):"Half of me is depressedRate it:

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turn into a pumpkinUsed to indicate a curfew, or the time by which one must depart.Rate it:

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twenty to the dozenvery fast, fluently (i.e. "to say twenty words to another's dozen")Rate it:

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twist the knifeTo deliberately do or say something to worsen a difficult situation or increase a person's distress, irritation, or anger.Rate it:

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two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.Rate it:

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valley of the shadow of deathValleys on earth one must walk through, that is, part of the human experience.Rate it:

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walls have earsThere is a risk of being heard, so pay attention to what you say.Rate it:

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water under the bridgeSomething in the past that cannot be controlled or undone, but must be accepted, forgiven, or forgotten.Rate it:

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what someone saidUsed to indicate agreement, as if one would have wanted to say what a previous speaker has said, without change or qualificationRate it:

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what was thatWhat did you just say?Rate it:

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whistling dixieRefers to a studied carelessness. But if you say someone ain't just whistling Dixie, it means they're not kidding around.Rate it:

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you knowExpression used to imply meaning, rather than say it, such as when a person is embarrassed.Rate it:

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you'll never guessI have something very surprising to say; you won't be able to guess what I'm about to say.Rate it:

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you've got to be in it to win itIn order to win, or succeed at something, one must first compete or try.Rate it:

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