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burn one's candle at both endsTo work extremely or excessively hard; to work too hard for good health or peace of mind.Rate it:

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carrot and stickSimultaneous rewards for good behavior and punishments for bad behavior.Rate it:

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come to gripsTo confront or deal with directly.Rate it:

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come to grips withTo confront or deal with directly; to commence a confrontation.Rate it:

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cross that bridge when one comes to itTo deal with a problem or situation only when it arises.Rate it:

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curate's eggA thing which has good and bad parts.Rate it:

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cut the mustardTo suffice; to be good or effective enough.Rate it:

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devil's luckastounding good luck.Rate 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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don't let the bedbugs biteUsed to wish a person a good night's sleep.Rate it:

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don't make a big production out of this!Over emphasized, blown out of proportion, made it into a big deal, made it appear as a movie!Rate it:

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eagle eyegood eyesightRate it:

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eagle eyeSomeone with good eyesightRate it:

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embarrassment of richesAn abundance or overabundance of something; too much of a good thing.Rate it:

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fair to middlingOnly tolerably good.Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do, at somebody else's expense.Rate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do.Rate it:

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fight firesTo deal with urgent matters and minor emergencies rather than longer-term work.Rate it:

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fine feathers make fine birdsSomething that appears beautiful or good is by definition beautiful or good.Rate it:

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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the pollsRate it:

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fit as a Mallee bullto be in good physical health. The Mallee is a major region for Australia's beef production in western Victoria.Rate it:

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flying startAn especially good start.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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four-leaf cloverA bringer of good luck.Rate it:

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get down to brass tacksDeal with the important details.Rate it:

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get on like a house on fireTo immediately start a good relationship with someoneRate it:

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get one's money's worthIn a transaction, to receive a good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended.Rate it:

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get to grips withTo deal (with something) decisively, or to confront (it) head on.Rate it:

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glad tidingsgood newsRate it:

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go over someone's headTo take up an issue with another person's boss or other superior rather than beginning or continuing to deal with the original person.Rate it:

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go the extra mileTo make an extra effort; to do a particularly good job.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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halfway decentGood - better than expected.Rate it:

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handsome is as handsome doesA person's good actions, rather than his outward appeal, define his handsomeness in the eyes of others.Rate it:

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hangar queenAn aircraft which requires a great deal of regular maintenance and has an unfavorable ratio of maintenance time to flight time.Rate it:

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happy landingsAn expression of good-luck, safe travel in any conveyance, Have success in your career or business venture.Rate it:

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hard nut to crackA situation, person, group, etc. which is difficult to overcome or deal with.Rate it:

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have a screamTo have a good time, to have a blast.Rate it:

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have an eye forTo have good taste; to have the ability to discriminate or identify quality.Rate it:

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have it madeTo have accomplished all there is to do; to have no further work or difficulty; to have achieved a lifestyle characterized by good fortune and comfort.Rate it:

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

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healthy as a horseIf you're as healthy as a horse, you're strong and in a very good health condition.Rate it:

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heavy hitterA player with a favorable batting average who is especially good at hitting the ball deep into the outfield or farther.Rate it:

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hell to payVery unpleasant consequences; a great deal of trouble.Rate it:

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hit outTo perform by good luck.Rate it:

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

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hot cross bunsgood friday cakesRate it:

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hot handA sustained period of luck or success, a streak of good luckRate it:

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hullabaloosomething that seems to be of great importance or a big deal that is perhaps unnecessary.Rate it:

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