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put up withTo tolerate, suffer through, or allow, esp. something annoying.Rate it:

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run forTo try to obtain political position through the democratic voting process.Rate it:

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vale of tearsA symbolic "valley of tears"; meaning the world and the sorrows felt through life. Similar to the Old Testament Psalm 23's reference to the "valley of the shadow of death", the phrase implies that sadness is part of the physical world (i.e. part of human experience).Rate it:

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pierce the veilTo see through an illusion or find a hidden meaning, to see the truth within a lie.Rate it:

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act outTo express one's feelings through disruptive actions.Rate it:

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break inNew function more naturally through use or wear.Rate it:

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cross offTo strike out; to cross out; to draw a line through.Rate it:

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cross outTo strike out; to draw a line through.Rate it:

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fall apartTo break into pieces through being in a dilapidated state.Rate it:

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look overTo scan-read and check for errors.Rate it:

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rule outTo cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.Rate it:

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scope outTo examine; to scout; to investigate; to check out.Rate it:

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act outTo go through the process of a scene from a play, a charade or a pointless exercise.Rate it:

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big upTo increase one's muscle mass through exercise.Rate it:

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flogging the landDamaging agricultural land through excessive grazing or clearing.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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vote outTo expel the holder of an office or other position through an act of voting.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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attention whoreTo seek attention through inappropriate means or to an excessive degree.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe wide road which runs diagonally through Manhattan, New York City.Rate it:

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get the hang ofTo learn to handle something with some skill, through practice or diligence, which can lead to an almost unconscious performance thereof.Rate it:

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3-on-the-treeOn an automobile (especially those produced from 1939 through the mid-1970s), a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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acquired tasteA taste which is not natural or innate, but which has developed through habit or learning.Rate it:

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attention whoreAn individual that routinely solicits attention through inappropriate tactics and provocationRate it:

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baptism by fireA change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.Rate it:

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baptism by fireA rite of passage through the survival or success of a crisis.Rate it:

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bite of the reality sandwichA wake-up call, a reality check.Rate it:

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blind side someoneTo injure, reveal shared private information or cause financial or personal loss through disloyalty or actions which hurt or disappoint.Rate it:

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blot one's copy bookTo damage one's own reputation through bad behavior.Rate it:

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break windTo flatulate; fart; to expel gases generated during digestion through the anus.Rate it:

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by the grace of the almightyThrough the kindness of the AlmightyRate it:

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carry onTo take baggage or luggage onto an airplane, rather than check it.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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China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.Rate it:

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clogs to clogs in three generations(UK) Wealth earned in one generation seldom lasts through the third (grandchildRate it:

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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cookedCorrupted by conversion through a text format, requiring uncooking to be properly listenable.Rate it:

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coug itTo suddenly lose a contest through reversal of fortune, mistakes, or bad judgment. The phrase is analogous to "blow it", or "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory".Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo clear a broad track through a grassland, woodland, geographical region, or other area, either by natural means or by human action.Rate it:

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dirty moneyMoney that is illegally gained, illegally transferred or illegally utilized. Especially money gained through forgery, bribery, or thievery.Rate it:

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dragTo pull along a surface or through a medium, sometimes with difficulty.Rate it:

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ear tunnelA piece of jewelry that fits into a stretched earlobe hole and makes it seem like a peephole and makes it see-through.Rate it:

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fall from graceTo lose God's favour through sins or wrongdoings.Rate it:

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firm upTo make muscles more toned through physical exercise.Rate it:

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fly like a rockto travel through the air with little or no benefit from aerodynamic liftRate it:

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fools rush in where angels fear to treadA person who does not plan ahead and think matters through becomes involved in risky or unfavorable situations which prudent people avoid.Rate it:

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fourth wallThe imaginary invisible wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theatre, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play.Rate it:

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full circleThrough a rotation or revolution that ends at the starting point.Rate it:

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full circleThrough a cycle of transition, returning to where one started after gaining experience or exploring other things.Rate it:

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give a person lineto allow a person more or less liberty until it is convenient to stop or check him/her, like a hooked fish that swims away with the lineRate it:

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