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all bark and no biteFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all mouth and no trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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all mouth and trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.Rate it:

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atomic cocktailA drinkable liquid containing a radioactive substance, used in health care either as a diagnostic aid or as a treatment, especially for cancer of the thyroid.Rate it:

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beef upto strengthen or reinforce; to add substance toRate it:

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bridgeAn elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.Rate it:

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clayA mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.Rate it:

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cold turkeyThe sudden and complete withdrawal of a dependent substance, especially of a drug.Rate it:

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controlled substanceExcept for very limited professional testing purposes.Rate it:

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deer in the headlightsA mental state of high arousal caused by anxiety fear, panic, surpriseand/or confusion, or substance abuse. The behavioral signs are like a deer subjected to a car's headlights, such as widely opened eyes and a lack of motor reactions.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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drug of choiceSubstance that a suspect is addicted to.Rate it:

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have someone by the short hairsTo have someone in a difficult situation in which he or she is without alternatives and can be controlled.Rate it:

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over a barrelIn a disadvantageous or helpless situation, in which one may be controlled or victimized.Rate it:

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poisonA substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.Rate it:

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putty in someone's handsOne who is readily manipulated or controlled by another person.Rate it:

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robber baronIn Europe, an aristocrat who charged exorbitant fees or otherwise exacted money from people who journeyed across land or waterways which he controlled.Rate it:

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saran (fiber) (us) a term used to describe manufactured fibersSaran (fibre) (US) A Term Used To Describe Manufactured Fibers In Which The Fibre-forming Substance Is Any Long-chain Synthetic Polymer Composed Of At Least 80% By Weight Of 1,1-dichloroethene (vinylidene Chloride) Units. The Iso Generic Name Is ChlorofibreRate it:

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simple EnglishControlled language originally developed for aerospace industry maintenance manualsRate it:

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slow marchA manner of walking in which a person or group proceeds at a controlled pace in a deliberate, steady, rhythmic manner.Rate it:

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take the shadow for the substanceTo be easily deceived, credulous, superficial.Rate it:

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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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the long and shortThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features.Rate it:

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the long and short of itThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features; said of a summary or digest.Rate it:

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under one's thumbCompletely controlled by someone; at someone’s command..Rate it:

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water under the bridgeSomething in the past that cannot be controlled or undone, but must be accepted, forgiven, or forgotten.Rate it:

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