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it is what it isThis thing has its own distinct nature; this thing is itself.Rate it:

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jump ropeThe activity, game or exercise in which a person must jump, bounce or skip repeatedly while a length of rope is swung over and under, both ends held in the hands of the jumper, or alternately, held by two other participants. Often used for athletic training and among schoolchildren. Variations involve speed, chants, varied rope and jumper movement patterns, multiple jumpers and/or multiple ropes.Rate it:

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la goutte d'eau qui fait d%c3%a9border le vaseThe final thing that is too much and forces a reaction; the straw that broke the camel's back.Rate it:

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leadI would have the tower two stories, and goodly leads upon the top. — Bacon.Rate it:

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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieresRate it:

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live oneA person, thing, or situation which is particularly interesting, noteworthy, or urgent.Rate it:

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lock, stock and barrelA thing in its entirety, with nothing omitted.Rate it:

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long timeUsed as part of greeting of two people who have not been in contact for a long time.Rate it:

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make a virtue of necessityC. 1595, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, act 4, sc.1.Rate it:

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make for????, translator unknown, author Galileo Galilei, Two Chief World Systems.Rate it:

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married sectorAny of two or more flight sectors in an itinerary that can not be rebooked or changed separately from the other sectors, due to fare rules or market restrictions.Rate it:

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marry in haste, repent at leisureTwo things together too soon will lead to problems.Rate it:

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match made in heavenA marriage that is likely to be happy and successful because the two people are very compatible with each other.Rate it:

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match made in heavenA very successful combination of two people or things.Rate it:

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match made in hellA marriage that is likely to be unhappy or abusive and unsuccessful because the two people are very incompatible with each other.Rate it:

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match made in hellA very unsuccessful or conflicting combination of two people or things.Rate it:

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Mexican standoffA stalemate, or a confrontation between two or more sides that no side can win.Rate it:

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Mexican standoffA confrontation between two or more armed parties, neither of which wants to attack first (fearing that the other could retaliate), but neither of which will disarm (for fear the other will attack).Rate it:

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Mexican standoffA near-collision between two trains, an averted cornfield meet.Rate it:

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mine arse on a bandboxAn answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is proffered, like offering a bandbox for a seat.Rate it:

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miner's canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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miners' canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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mix apples and orangesTo mix two totally different things.Rate it:

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moving along at a snail's paceThe slow start of an agenda, the maintenance of a slothful effort, spending half a day to complete a two hour job.Rate it:

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much of a muchnessOf two or more things, having little difference of any significance between them.Rate it:

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mutual admiration societyA group of two or more people, in a workplace or other social environment, who routinely express considerable esteem and support for one another, sometimes to the point of exaggeration or pretense.Rate it:

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necessary evilAn unfavorable thing that must be done or accepted, especially because the available alternative courses of action or inaction would be worse.Rate it:

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odd fishAn unusual thing or eccentric person.Rate it:

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of that ilkUsed other than as an idiom. Of that kind; of the same kind of person or thing as the one just mentioned.Rate it:

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oil and waterTwo things which are incapable of mixing or coexisting harmoniously with each other.Rate it:

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one after the otherOne by one; singularly; not occurring all at the same time (of a person or thing).Rate it:

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one and the sameThe same person or thing. Used to emphasize the identity or equivalence of two things.Rate it:

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one fleshTwo people united by marriage.Rate it:

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one-night standA single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the parties has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.Rate it:

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one-track mindThat said to be possessed by someone who is obsessed with something or only able to think of one thing.Rate it:

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Oreo cookieA threeway involving two black participants and one white participant between themRate it:

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phone tagA situation in which two individuals attempting to contact each other by telephone repeatedly do not get a live person and instead trade messages, such as by voice mail.Rate it:

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pickupA short or long bed automotive powered vehicle with enclosed two or three person cab. Utilized in light -weight or modest cargo, short haul, pick-up and delivery agendas.Rate it:

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piece of shitA bad thing; an object of poor quality.Rate it:

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play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.Rate it:

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plus (literally) The more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Although the outward appearance may change, fundamentals are constant.Rate it:

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plus ça changeThe more it changes, the more it's the same thing (sometimes loosely translated as the more things change, the more they stay the same).Rate it:

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poisonSomething that harms a person or thing.Rate it:

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possession is nine-tenths of the lawOne who has possession of a thing has some right to it; a popular statement of the doctrine of adverse possession.Rate it:

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prevention is better than cureit is better to prevent the creation of a bad thing, than to destroy it.Rate it:

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price is rightThe cost of a thing is reasonable and of good value.Rate it:

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quick-fireHaving one thing coming rapidly after another.Rate it:

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ray of lightan inspiring or enlightening person or thingRate it:

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real dealA thing or person which is genuine, authentic, or worthy of serious regard.Rate it:

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real macoyThe genuine thing, neither a substitute nor an imitation.Rate it:

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