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shut downTo close, terminate, or end.Rate it:

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turn outTo result; end up.Rate it:

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Yankee go homeUnited States people go back to your country; used to express anger or opposition at American presence in a foreign land.Rate it:

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bowl outAnd thus end their innings.Rate it:

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clamp down onTo take measures to stop something; to put an end to.Rate it:

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come outTo end up or result.Rate it:

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do inTo kill or end.Rate it:

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if it ain't broke, don't fix itLeave something alone; avoid correcting, fixing, or improving what is already sufficient, as it could end up being detrimentalRate it:

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year dotA very long time ago, from the beginning or as far back as one can remember.Rate it:

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shave and a haircutA 7-note riff played at the end of a song for comic effect.Rate it:

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to and froTo go back and forth; to alternate.Rate it:

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break offTo end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.Rate it:

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cut offTo end abruptly.Rate it:

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knock upTo gently hit the ball back and forth before a tennis match, as practice or warm-up, and to gauge the state of the playing surface, lighting, etc. See knock-up.Rate it:

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omgTo start; never end conversation of the best conversation you ever had in your life .Rate it:

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one good turn deserves anotherOne act of kindness should be paid back by another act of kindness.Rate it:

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pack upTo put back together.Rate it:

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square upTo pay back money that is owed.Rate it:

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in for a penny, in for a poundExpressing recognition that one must, having started something, see it through to its end, rather than stopping short thereof; accepting that one must Rate it:

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come out swingingTo display spunk and strength of character, especially when rising above or when fighting back against trouble or adversity.Rate it:

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the ends justify the meansAlternative form of the end justifies the means.Rate it:

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a good beginning makes a good endingGood beginnings promise a good end; start off on a good note to reap the benefits at the end.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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a party animalAn individual whom lives, thinks, reflects, promotes, enjoys, raucous, wild, off the deep end, exotic; parties, gatherings, happenings and blasts.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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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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all's well that ends wellProblems do not matter if things turn out well in the end.Rate it:

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and all thatUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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and finallyA light news story reserved for the end of a bulletin when there is a lack of more important items; typically involving animals or other features supposed to be amusing.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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as I was sayingUsed to refer back to a previous statement in a discourseRate it:

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ass-backwardsMoving backwards, that is, rear end first.Rate it:

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at lastIn the end; finally; ultimately.Rate it:

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backpedalTo distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.Rate it:

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backwaterThe water held back by a dam or other obstructionRate it:

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backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back waterRate it:

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banker's dozenBy analogy, a method of lending where the interest is deducted beforehand, archetypally borrowing twelve dollars (owing twelve dollars back, a dozen) but actually receiving only eleven.Rate it:

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bargain basementOf poor quality; of little or no value; low-end, shoddy.Rate it:

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bell it outAn electricians methodology to assure continuity in an electrical circuit. Utilizing and applying a low voltage power source to a circuit and applying a pretested door bell to the opposite end of the circuit to prove continuity.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo make a piercing sound which signals a referee's action or the end of a game.Rate it:

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borrowed timeA period of time whose precise duration is not known but which can be expected to be quite limited, and at the end of which one's situation, benefits, or opportunities will be entirely terminated.Rate it:

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bottom of the ninthIn baseball, the second part of the ninth and final inning. The end of the game.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeA deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.Rate it:

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break upTo end a relationship.Rate it:

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can itTo silence; to quit doing something; to put an end to something.Rate it:

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carry throughTo manage to execute; to perform successfully, all the way to the end.Rate it:

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cash upto count the money taken by a business at the end of the day.Rate it:

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ceterum censeoA formulaic expression used to end a speech by reinforcing one, often unrelated, major view.Rate it:

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choke offTo get rid of, cause to come to an end.Rate it:

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