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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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a lie comes back sooner or laterYou can't run from a lie, it will return to you at some point.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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above the foldThe term "above the fold" refers to the part of a webpage that users can see without scrolling down.Rate it:

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AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLEHatch back (two box) vehicle with 'utility vehicle' appearance/some features; 'donut tires', e.g. Ford Ecosport. Who Sez?Rate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.Rate it:

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answer backTo reply to a question at a later time.Rate it:

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answer backTo reply impertinently; to talk back.Rate it:

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answer backTo issue echo characters, protocol responses, reflexive connection requests, etc.Rate it:

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anticonstituellementin french, this word is the biggest word in the whole history of french... it means: I Constantly think you are bugging me, back off or you will regret it.Rate it:

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arse over titTumbling; falling; upside-down; unstable or unbalanced.Rate it:

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arsy varseyTumbling upside down; head over heels.Rate it:

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arsy varsyTumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards.Rate it:

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arsy versyTumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards.Rate it:

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as I was sayingUsed to refer back to a previous statement in a discourseRate it:

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ass over teakettleTumbling upside down.Rate it:

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at heartIn spirit; according to one's beliefs, views or feelings; deep down, really, fundamentally.Rate it:

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back and forthunsureRate it:

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back at youUsed to return a greeting.Rate it:

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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:

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back burnerA section of a stove used to keep some pots warm while one focuses on others.Rate it:

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back burnerA state of low urgency; a state of low current importance.Rate it:

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back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.Rate it:

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back fortyThe remote part of a farm.Rate it:

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back fortyThe most remote or inaccessible part of any place.Rate it:

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back gammon playerA sodomite.Rate it:

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back inTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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back inA betting term from French hazardRate it:

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back in the dayIn the past; at one time, especially a time which is fondly remembered.Rate it:

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back in the saddleA return to work, return to military detachment, return to usual lifestyle.Rate it:

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back intoTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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back intoTo back up or walk backwards and hit something.Rate it:

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back of beyondA very remote place.Rate it:

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back of one's handA slap.Rate it:

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back of one's handA display of disrespect or scorn.Rate it:

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back offTo move backwards away from something.Rate it:

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back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:

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back offTo lower the setting of.Rate it:

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back officeThe IT and infrastructure support services for a company, separate from the public face of the business.Rate it:

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back ontoTo reverse a vehicle onto something.Rate it:

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back ontoTo overlook something from the rear.Rate it:

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back outTo withdraw from something one has promised to do.Rate it:

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back outTo reverse a vehicle from a confined space.Rate it:

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back to our muttonsTo get back to the business at hand.Rate it:

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back to square oneLocated back at the start, as after a dead-end or failure.Rate it:

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back to the drawing boardBack to the beginning following an unsuccessful attempt.Rate it:

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back to the wall(Can we clean up this sense?) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.Rate it:

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back upAs a security measure.Rate it:

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back upTo move backwards, especially for a vehicle to do so.Rate it:

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