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put two and two togetherTo figure out; to deduce or discern.Rate it:

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quick-and-dirtyOf or pertaining to the creation or repair of software or hardware in a manner which permits operation within a brief period of time, although with compromised functionality or reliability.Rate it:

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rack and ruinComplete destructionRate it:

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rain dogs and catsTo rain very heavily.Rate it:

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rained cats and dogspouredRate it:

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raise the flag and see who salutesIt generates, usually as a preliminary step.Rate it:

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rank and fileordinary membersRate it:

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rank and fileThose lacking any particular title or status; those having no station.Rate it:

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ridden hard and put away wetMistreated; not properly cared for.Rate it:

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rip and roarReact With Violent Body Language As Well As Strong Verbal Rejection, "Booo!"Rate it:

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rough and readyCrude or unpolished, but still fit for use; good enough.Rate it:

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run hot and coldTo alternate between two opposite extremes, such as enthusiasm and disinterest or success and failure.Rate it:

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run with the hare and hunt with the houndsTo support both sides of an argument.Rate it:

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screwed, blued and tattooedPlaced in a perplexing, very difficult situation, especially a situation in which one has been unjustly victimized.Rate it:

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scrimp and saveTo scrimp greatly; to economize; to live very frugally, particularly when saving for something.Rate it:

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seek and ye shall findsomething can be found if it is looked for.Rate it:

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sex, drugs and rock 'n' rollIndulgent and pleasurable activities.Rate it:

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sex, lies and videotapeThe controversy surrounding a political scandal.Rate it:

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share and share alikeEqual rights to or equal portions of profits, assets, bequests, or other valuable items legally owed to investors, partners, beneficiaries, or other named associates.Rate it:

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share and share alikeTo divide possessions, benefits, or obligations equally among members of a group.Rate it:

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shoot first and ask questions laterTo act boldly.Rate it:

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shoot first and ask questions laterTo take action with serious consequences without delay, preserving the benefit of surprise by not providing indication of one's intent.Rate it:

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short and sweetA direct and brief communication.Rate it:

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short and sweetEfficiently brief in duration, especially when referring to an unpleasant task.Rate it:

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short back and sidesman's haircutRate it:

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sick and tiredbored to the point of wearinessRate it:

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sick and tiredannoyed or frustrated with something or someone, to the point of losing one's temper or patience.Rate it:

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sick and tiredAn expression of the weary, depressed, shocked, disillusioned, disappointed, oppressed, overworked.Rate it:

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six and two threesTwo equivalent choices or situations.Rate it:

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skimp and saveAlternative form of scrimp and save.Rate it:

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skin and bonesSaid of one who is emaciated; very skinny, as from lack of nutrition.Rate it:

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smoke and mirrorsA deceptive, fraudulent, or unconvincing explanation or description.Rate it:

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snakes and laddersA children's luck-based board game played on a numbered grid, the aim of which is to proceed to the end, and in which ladders aid progress and snakes impede it.Rate it:

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snakes and laddersany situation in which people or events go forward and backward, seemingly at randomRate it:

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so on and so forthIndicates that a list continues in a similar manner.Rate it:

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so-and-soA name used to take the place of an epithet.Rate it:

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so-and-soA placeholder name, used when a name is not known; a generic name.Rate it:

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so-and-soAnything generic.Rate it:

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song and danceAn excessively complex set of instructions.Rate it:

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song and danceAn excessively elaborate story or excuse used to justify something.Rate it:

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sow the wind and reap the whirlwindAlternative form of sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.Rate it:

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spare the rod and spoil the childIf one does not discipline a child, he or she will never learn obedience and good manners.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he appearsAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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speak of the devil and he shall appearAlternative form of speak of the devil.Rate it:

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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.Rate it:

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spic and spanPerfectly clean.Rate it:

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spick and spanAlternative form of spick-and-span.Rate it:

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spick-and-spanClean, spotless; original sense "like new".Rate it:

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spit-and-polishPaying much attention to outward appearance.Rate it:

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spit-shined and polishedShaved, showered, shoes shined, fresh clothing, nicely dressed and dashed with cologne.Rate it:

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