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wipe the slate clean!Remove anything negative or any record of indebtedness or disfavor and begin anew.Rate it:

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with a grain of saltWith a bit of common sense and skepticism. Generally used in some form of to take with a grain of salt.Rate it:

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with baited breathawaiting an event with great anticipation, expectation, and with 'baited breath'!Rate it:

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wits' endA. 1911, John Muir, in John Muir and Michael P. Branch, John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa, 2002, page 138.Rate it:

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wolf in sheep's clothingGrammar school stories told of the Wily wolf wearing a sheepskin costume as he stealthily circles the grazing sheep seeking to snatch a helpless little lamb in his sharp-toothed and drooling vicious jaws!Rate it:

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wolfpackDuring World War II, any of various marauding groups of submarines, especially German submarines that patrolled the North Atlantic and preyed upon merchant ships.Rate it:

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word playA technique in which the nature of the words used become part of the subject of the work, such as puns, phonetic mix-ups such as spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, oddly formed sentences, and telling character names.Rate it:

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work around the clockTo work all day and all night without a break, because it is imperative to finish something.Rate it:

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work one's magicTo achieve something favourable and desired through the application of special skills, talents, or expertise.Rate it:

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work spouseA man or woman in the workplace with whom one shares a special relationship having bonds similar to those of a marriage: special confidences, loyalties, shared jokes and experiences, and unusual degree of honesty or openness.Rate it:

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work the roomTo interact enthusiastically with the attendees at an event, by moving among them, greeting them, and engaging them in conversation.Rate it:

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work the roomTo interact with one's audience, taking queues from its reactions and adapting one's performance or words to elicit the audience's attention and enthusiasm.Rate it:

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worth one's whileGood and important enough for one to spend time, effort, or money on.Rate it:

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wrap one's head aroundTo crash into (something, especially a pole) messily and fatally while travelling in a motor vehicle.Rate it:

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wrap someone around your little fingerA feeling, a sense, an awareness one realizes when another is deeply devoted, lovingly loyal and shares a mutuality in myriad areas in each other and their lives.Rate it:

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wrap upTo fold and secure something to be the cover or protection for something.Rate it:

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write home aboutSee nothing to write home about and something to write home about.Rate it:

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yellow brick roadA proverbial path to a Promised Land of one's hopes and dreams.Rate it:

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yellow journalismMaterial published in a broadcast or periodical, such as a tabloid newspaper or magazine, which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.Rate it:

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yellow pressNewspapers which publish sensationalist articles rather than well researched and sober journalism.Rate it:

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you can't make an omelette without breaking eggsIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.Rate it:

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you can't put an old head on young shouldersYoung people inevitably lack the experience and wisdom which come with age.Rate it:

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you drained me dryYour incessant and extended discussion, queries and theories have been so exuberant that I am exhausted.Rate it:

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you lost meYou left me out in left field, You did not explain clearly. Your explanation was to me enigmatic, and requires another meeting of the minds.Rate it:

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you never know what you've got till it's goneGood friends and acquaintances shouldn't be taken for granted.Rate it:

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you only get what you giveThere is a positive correlation between the effort one puts in and the benefits one receives.Rate it:

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you punched my buttonYour encouragement, reasoning, financial support and confidence that we could succeed turned me around.Rate it:

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you're never too old to learnIt is possible to learn new things, at any age; (implying) follow your desires and dreamsRate it:

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young fogeyYoung and over-conservative person.Rate it:

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zoom inSo as to make it larger and possibly more detailed.Rate it:

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zoom outSo as to make it smaller and possibly less detailed.Rate it:

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