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Christmas graduateA freshman who drops out of college at the end of the first semester.Rate it:

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close in onTo catch up with in a chase; to near the end of a pursuit.Rate it:

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close of playThe end of a day's playRate it:

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close of playThe end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)Rate it:

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close of playThe end of the working dayRate it:

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close up shopTo shut down a shop; to end a business activity.Rate it:

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come down to earthTo be brought back to reality; to lose one's dreams.Rate it:

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come to a closeTo draw toward a conclusion; to end.Rate it:

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come to lifeto bring back to life; revitalize, revive, resurrectRate it:

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cough upTo lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest.Rate it:

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cowgirl positionA sex position in which the man lies on his back, and the woman sits on top of him facing him.Rate it:

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cut shortInterrupt and curtail before the planned end time.Rate it:

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cut the umbilical cordTo end a child's over-dependence on or over-attachment to their parents.Rate it:

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deadbeatOwes money but is unlikely to pay it backRate it:

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deep sixTo discard, cancel, halt; to completely put an end to something.Rate it:

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do away withTo destroy, eliminate, or make an end of.Rate it:

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don't give me any of your guff!Depression Expression; "Don't Give Me Any Of Your Sassy, Back-Talk!"; "Don't 'Sass' ME!" "Don't Talk Back To Your Mother!"Rate it:

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draw stumpsTo declare an end to the days play, and remove the bails and sometimes the stumps.Rate it:

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eat someone's dustTo get one to be on a losing end.Rate it:

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Elvis has left the buildingA phrase used to announce the end of a show, usually one performed by an Elvis impersonator.Rate it:

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fade outA type of transition used in movies usually at the end of a scene, in which the transition fades to black from the cut.Rate it:

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fall at the last hurdleTo fail near the end of something.Rate it:

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fall off the wagonTo cease or fail at a regimen of self-improvement or reform; to lapse back into an old habit or addiction.Rate it:

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female-to-maleThat changes a female end (usually a socket) of a connection into a male one (with pins, usually a plug).Rate it:

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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final curtainThe end to something which has longed for a long time.Rate it:

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from A to izzardFrom beginning to end; thoroughly; covering the whole range or scope.Rate it:

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from soup to nutsFrom beginning to end; throughout.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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from stem to sternFrom front to back; from one end to the other end; entirely, fully.Rate it:

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full circleA full turn back to the original direction or orientation.By extension, of a discussion, a point arrived at which is the same point at which it began; the point at which effort has resulted in no progress.Rate it:

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get bentUsed to dismiss a person or what they are saying, and end the conversation.Rate it:

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get off lightlyEnd up with a mild punishment.Rate it:

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go by the boardTo estimate the velocity of a boat or ship in knots by casting overboard the knotted line to whose end is attached the lead and thereafter counting the knots in the line as it goes aft along the side boards of the vessel.Rate it:

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go the distanceTo have the endurance to see a difficult sustained challenge to its natural end without faltering.Rate it:

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go the way ofTo end up the same way as. To receive the same fate as.Rate it:

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go the whole hogTo do something as entirely or completely as possible; to reserve or hold back nothing.Rate it:

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go to potTo come to a bad end.Rate it:

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hang a legHesitate; hang back.Rate it:

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hang an arseTo hang back, to be afraid to advance.Rate it:

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hang fiveTo perform a longboard move where the surfer goes to the front of the board and rides from there, one foot on the nose and the five toes of that foot extended out over the front of the nose, the other foot placed further back.Rate it:

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hang up one's hatTo end one's career.Rate it:

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haul offTo draw back the arm in order to punch.Rate it:

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hold your head highStand erect, shoulders back, head high for actions taken over, up and beyond the ordinary response to the challenge.Rate it:

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hugs and kissesAn informal way to end a letter, email etc.Rate it:

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i'll say amen to that!Amen offers a verbal agreement, an end-all to a prayer, a statement, an agreement in progress.Rate it:

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idiot mittensMittens connected by yarn or string running through one sleeve, along the back and out the other sleeve of a coat, to prevent the mittens becoming lost. Generally worn by small children.Rate it:

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in the toiletFinished; to an end.Rate it:

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kick against the pricksTo kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goadedRate it:

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kick itTo kick back.Rate it:

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