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boots and allWithout reserve, with no holds barred; totally, completely.Rate it:

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born and bredShowing characteristics of birth and upbringing, especially in relation to a particular location.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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boys and girlsUsed to address an audience of children.Rate it:

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boys and their toysUsed to evoke the idea that adult men sometimes dote excessively on machines, automobiles, and gadgets in a childish manner.Rate it:

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bread and butterBread spread with butter.Rate it:

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bread and butterThat which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterA general saying used to ward off bad luckRate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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breaking and enteringThe crime of gaining unauthorized entry into another's property by force.Rate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedAlert and in an eager, frisky, or playful mood; full of life.Rate it:

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buckle-up and beginStart with Confidence:Rate it:

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Buckley's and noneA supposed two chances (probabilities), being Buckley's chance (meaning a very small chance) or no chance at all.Rate it:

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bump and grindA combination of movements resembling such a dance, as in road racing, whitewater kayaking, or exercising; any activity involving prolonged jarring or shaking.Rate it:

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bump and grindA sexually suggestive dance involving exaggerated hip movements, especially a striptease dance.Rate it:

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by and byGradually,after a timeRate it:

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by and largeMostly, generally; with few exceptions.Rate it:

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by leaps and boundsRapidly. Said of making progress.Rate it:

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cakes and aleThe simple material pleasures of life.Rate it:

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carrot and stickSimultaneous rewards for good behavior and punishments for bad behavior.Rate it:

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cat and dog lifeUnhappy married life.Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat-and-mousesuspenseful, involving alternating roles of attack and defence.Rate it:

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cat-and-mouseAlternative form of cat and mouse.Rate it:

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cease and desistTo stop and not resume an action.Rate it:

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cease and desistA demanding that one "cease and desist from" continuing certain behavior, such as copyright infringement, trademark infringement, slander, or libel.Rate it:

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checks and balancesA system for multiple parties wherein each has some control over the actions of each of the others.Rate it:

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children should be seen and not heardChildren should behave well and be quiet, especially in the presence of adults.Rate it:

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cite chapter and verseTo provide specific references from an authoritative book, as the Bible or a book of statutes or rules, to support a statement.Rate it:

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cite chapter and verseTo speak authoritatively, providing detailed factual information.Rate it:

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close one's eyes and think of EnglandTo accept (rather than fight)-and distract oneself so as to be able to endure-bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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cock-and-bull storyA far-fetched and fanciful story or tale of highly dubious validity.Rate it:

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coffee soup and crackersA Depression Daze midnight treat of crumbled salted soda crackers immersed in a mug of hot coffee, well accented with cream and white sugar.Rate it:

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come and goTo alternately enter and exit into something (physically or figuratively)Rate it:

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come and goTo repeatedly appear and disappear (said especially of a feeling or pain)Rate it:

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come thick and fastTo appear repeatedly.Rate it:

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common-and-gardenOrdinary, standard.Rate it:

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crash and burnTo fail utterly.Rate it:

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cross my heart and hope to dieadded to a promise or a statement to show how serious one was about being honest in what one saidRate it:

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cut and driedSimple, straightforward, clear, or certain.Rate it:

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cut and thrustA vehement argumentRate it:

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cut-and-thrustA vehement argument.Rate it:

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day and ageA time period of years or more.Rate it:

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day and nightAll the time; round the clock; unceasingly.Rate it:

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dead and buriedMoot, passed, irrelevant, forgotten.Rate it:

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different as chalk and cheeseTwo things which are superficially alike but very different in substance.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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do as i say and not as i doDon't imitate my behavior but obey my instructions.Rate it:

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