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whip handAn advantage over another; the dominant position.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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scissorbillThe black skimmer bird native to the Atlantic states, USA.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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keep a weather eye openTo be alert; to concentrate on a matter in hand.Rate it:

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draw outTo improve a losing hand to a winning hand by receiving additional cards.Rate it:

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bald eagleamerican birdRate it:

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pass outTo distribute, to hand out.Rate it:

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up the anteTo raise the stakes of a hand of poker.Rate it:

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

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blow a kissTo kiss one's hand, then blow on the hand in a direction towards the recipient.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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bridgeA particular form of one hand placed on the table to support the cue when making a shot in cue sports.Rate it:

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but thenThen again, on the other hand; used to show that the opposite viewpoint is possible.Rate it:

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by the wayIncidentally; a parenthetical statement not timely, central, or crucial to the topic at hand; foregone, passed by, something that has already happened.Rate it:

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cock a snookTo spread one hand, place the thumb on the nose and wriggle some of the fingers as a gesture of disrespect.Rate it:

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cut the mustardan assessment or opinion as to one's ability to meet the requirements of the challenge, job, or situation at hand.Rate it:

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cutie pieA small hand-held radiation meter.Rate it:

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drinking ageA two and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'emRate it:

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fan danceA stage performance or striptease in which a female entertainer disrobes while dancing with large hand-held fans that are alternately used to conceal and provide glimpses of her erogenous body regions.Rate it:

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fiddle while Rome burnsTo neglect helping when one's time is needed most; to ignore the major problem at hand (whilst doing something less important); to be idle, inactive, or uninterested in a time of great need.Rate it:

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full housepoker handRate it:

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German virginThe name of a poker hand in the game of Texas hold 'em, when a player is dealt two nine cards.Rate it:

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get one's finger outTo proceed with the matter in hand.Rate it:

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go togetherTo be inseparable; to go hand in hand.Rate it:

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hard and fastAn expression of maritime origin. The vessel lodged hard and fast. Hard-grounded upon the hidden reef! An individual expressing an extreme tightly held position relative the topic at hand.Rate it:

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have to do with the price of tea in chinaTo have any relation or bearing whatsoever on the topic at hand, usually used to emphasize the lack of relationship of a non sequitur.Rate it:

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here you areSaid when you hand something over to someone or do a favour to them, usually to draw the recipient's attention to the exchange; Equivalent to “thank you” when receiving something..Rate it:

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hit the nail on the head!To do something perfectly, to give a textbook answer to a question that shows you grasp the concept at hand.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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homing pigeonracing birdRate it:

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homing pigeonbirdRate it:

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look throughTo search, either with the eyes or by handRate it:

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lucky dipA game in which prizes are covered up and mixed together in a container, so that contestants can dip their hand into the container and randomly pull out a prize.Rate it:

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man-of-warA man of war bird, a magnificent frigatebird.Rate it:

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miner's canaryA caged bird kept caged in mines because its demise provided a warning of dangerous levels of toxic gases.Rate it:

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miners' canaryA caged bird kept caged in mines because its demise provided a warning of dangerous levels of toxic gases.Rate it:

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muscle-up to the jobStep right UP to the tasks at Hand!Rate it:

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neither here nor thereNot important; having no significance or influence on the question at hand; not related; not relevant; not germane; not pertinent.Rate it:

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nest eggA natural or artificial egg placed in a bird's nest, to encourage the bird to lay its own eggs there.Rate it:

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no pressureThe situation at hand is rife with emotional pressure.Rate it:

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pin downRequire, Insist Upon An Exact Statement As To The Details Or The Facts In The Matter At Hand: A Firm Affirmation Of Action To Be Taken:Rate it:

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put it thereafter a discussion of barter etc the 'seller' offers his hand to shake on the deal (particularly in the US)Rate it:

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raise the stakesTo raise the stakes of a hand of poker.Rate it:

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return to one's muttonsto get back to the business at hand.Rate it:

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royal flushpoker handRate it:

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slam dunkA high-jump approach to the basket and a one-hand slam of the ball through the hoop!Rate it:

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slap him up!A Threat to Inflict Violence, 'hand to face' or 'hand to head' or 'fists to body' of the victim of the threatened violence.Rate it:

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small armsFirearms designed to be carried and fired by a single person; often held in the hand.Rate it:

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spannerA hand tool for adjusting nuts and bolts.Rate it:

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