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arm and a legA relatively high price for an item or service; an exorbitant price.Rate it:

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bell the catTo undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group.Rate it:

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bitter endThat part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor.Rate it:

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boot campIndoctrination, physical fitness training and basic instruction in service-related subjects for recruits in the Navy and Marine Corps.Rate it:

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Buggins's turnThe appointment of a person by rotation or promotion, on the basis of length of service (it being that person's "turn") rather than merit or level of qualification.Rate it:

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bulk billTo invoice the government or insurer, and not the patient, for medical expenses incurred at a general practitioner or other medical service provider.Rate it:

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bulk billingThe process whereby a general practitioner or other medical service provider charges the government for medical expenses incurred by a patient.Rate it:

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call outTo order into service; to summon into service.Rate it:

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call upAn order to report for military service.Rate it:

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cash cowA product, service, or enterprise that generates ongoing, high net free cash flows.Rate it:

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cast offTo let go a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc so that she may proceed.Rate it:

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come inOf a broadcast, such as radio or television, to have a strong enough signal to be able to be received well.Rate it:

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come onlineTo enter service or become active.Rate it:

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companyNickname for an intelligence service.Rate it:

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company manA spy or other operative of an intelligence service, especially the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency.Rate it:

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cross someone's palmTo give money to a person, especially as a bribe or as an inducement to perform a service.Rate it:

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darken a church doorto go to church for a service.Rate it:

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daylight robberyAn exorbitant charge for a product or service.Rate it:

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dead airAn unintended interruption in a radio broadcast during which there is no sound; a similar interruption of a television broadcast in which there is neither sound nor a video signal.Rate it:

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get one's money's worthIn a transaction, to receive a good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended.Rate it:

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get the bootTo be voted off a competition in a reality television show.Rate it:

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get the chopTo be eliminated from a competition in a reality television program.Rate it:

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Gone FishinHumorous 'Door-Sign' on Front Door of Temporarily 'Closed' Store, Business Place, Service StationRate it:

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horse operaA theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.Rate it:

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hot messA warm meal, usually cooked in a large pot, often similar to a stew or porridge; or, service of such a heated meal to soldiers.Rate it:

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idiot boxTelevision.Rate it:

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in kindIn the form of goods and service rather than money.Rate it:

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jew downTo bargain or haggle with a seller in order to obtain a lower price for a good or service.Rate it:

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lay upTo take out of active service.Rate it:

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lay upTo go out of active service.Rate it:

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lip serviceEmpty talk; words absent of action or intention.Rate it:

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mike upTo fit a microphone and transmitter to a person. Usually for television performers, or for police informers.Rate it:

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money's worthA good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended for it.Rate it:

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no strings attachedWhen something is given free and clear without any conditions of payment or personal service in return.Rate it:

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pay one's duesTo acquire status or to earn the right to enjoy certain benefits, especially through lengthy experience, hardship, or service to an organization.Rate it:

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pleased as punchan expression of gratitude, joy, appreciation for some gift, service, reward, special treatment.Rate it:

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poison tree bears poison fruitUnethical actions in the service of good intentions will have immoral or unethical consequences.Rate it:

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press into serviceTo make someone perform a task or duty, especially one they are not prepared or willing to do; to make something serve a function, especially one it was not designed or intended for.Rate it:

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price out of the marketTo charge an exorbitant price for a service or product so that no one will purchase it.Rate it:

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rain checkTo provide a service at a later date.Rate it:

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round tableA television show segment in which pundits or reporters discuss current events.Rate it:

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shoot 'em upA short story, novel, television show, film, computer game, or other narrative which depicts considerable gunplay.Rate it:

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shroudA rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.Rate it:

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sign offTerm used to describe the closing of a radio or television station's studios and cessation of a broadcasting signal, usually during the overnight hours.Rate it:

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sign onThe time of day when a radio or television station begins broadcasting, usually after being off the air for several hours.Rate it:

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sin taxA government-imposed tax on a specific good, service, or activity which is legal but widely considered to be unwholesome or socially harmful, such as a tax on alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or gambling.Rate it:

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snail mailLetter Mail, or Surface-Delivered Mail By United States Postal ServiceRate it:

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special deliveryA kind of postal service in which, for an extra fee, letters and packages are delivered in a highly expedited manner by a special courier.Rate it:

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stay tunedTo remain as a listener or viewer of the particular radio station or television channel to which one is currently paying attention.Rate it:

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step asideto make room for others as replacements by withdrawing from a position or serviceRate it:

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