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a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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about timeClose to the right time.Rate it:

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absence makes the heart grow fonderWhen someone or something is faraway, you realise how much you love (or miss) them or it.Rate it:

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all right, my loverAn informal affectionate greeting.Rate it:

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all rights reservedThe copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.Rate it:

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all very wellAll right, to a certain extent.Rate it:

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am i right or am i rightRhetorical question from somebody who has stated what they consider to be an unassailable truth.Rate it:

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at onceImmediately; now; right away.Rate it:

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at this point in timeRight now.Rate it:

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blink-and-you-miss-itBarely visible because gone too quickly.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeA deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.Rate it:

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bug outMiss school, play truant, play hooky.Rate it:

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by the grace of godBy divine right.Rate it:

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dead onexactly rightRate it:

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do right byTo treat, deal with, or act toward (someone) in a morally just, socially honorable fashion.Rate it:

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do the right thingTo do what is ethical or just.Rate it:

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don't zig when you should zag, once you find true love.Make the right steps and not the wrong ones when you have someone who loves you and/or you are in a relationship, in order to keep love and not lose it.Rate it:

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enough is as good as a feastJust the right amount is as good as more than enough: there is no value in excess.Rate it:

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even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a whileBeing right once doesn't prove anythingRate it:

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everything seemed to fall right into place.after all that effort, it seemed to be made in the shadeRate it:

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fit intoTo be of the right size and shape to be placed in a location.Rate it:

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fit like a gloveTo be a perfect fit, to be exactly the right size.Rate it:

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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."Rate it:

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freedom of speechThe right of citizens to speak, or otherwise communicate, without fear of harm or prosecution.Rate it:

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get right to the pointReference a lack of focus, an offer of myriad solutions without indicating one with most viability. A lack of preciseness, lack of indicating best choice. An evasive response in a tenable situation.Rate it:

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give it a twistIf you have trouble getting it to work right, try giving it a twist.Rate it:

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give something a missTo forego something.Rate it:

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gut factorFeelings about what feels right or wrong, good or bad. An inner persuasion that one may feel convinced is the appropriate decision.Rate it:

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hang a ralphMake a right turn while driving a vehicle.Rate it:

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have one's heart in the right placeTo have good intentions.Rate it:

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

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hit the nail on the headTo identify something exactly; to arrive at exactly the right answer.Rate it:

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hit the spotTo be particularly pleasing or appropriate; to be just right.Rate it:

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I don't fancy yoursUsed to reserve the right to chat up an attractive woman, who is with an unattractive woman.Rate it:

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in feeOf an estate in land, inherited or owned by one who has the absolute right to dispose of the land as they desire, including the right to select an inheritor of the land.Rate it:

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in one's right mindSane, sensible, reasonable; thinking clearly.Rate it:

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in the right place at the right timeAt a location where something good is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence; lucky; fortunate; able to obtain a benefit due to circumstances, rather than due to merit.Rate it:

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it's your nickelReference to one's right to shop, select, evaluate, purchase any item for any personal reason.Rate it:

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keep up appearancesTo pretend to be all right or that everything is going well.Rate it:

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last wordA final decision, or the right to make such a decision.Rate it:

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left and rightAll over the place; indiscriminately; frequently or excessively.Rate it:

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left, right and centerAll over the place; indiscriminately; frequently or excessively.Rate it:

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lickety-splitA mad rush; right now!; in this instant:Rate it:

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main sequence A major grouping of stars that creates a narrow band from the upper left to the lower right when plotted by luminosity and surface temperature on a Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.Rate it:

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make a legTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back.Rate it:

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might is rightAlternative form of might makes right.Rate it:

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might makes rightThe stronger and more powerful rule others, control the situation or determine right and wrong.Rate it:

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