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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:

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all kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.Rate it:

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belly-up to the barFriendly invitation to individual to 'join the group for libation and conversationRate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big talkMajor topic of conversation; current gossip.Rate it:

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break offTo remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping.Rate it:

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break upOf a telephone conversation, to cease to be understandable because of a bad connection.Rate it:

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brickbatA piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.Rate it:

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bridgeThe piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.Rate it:

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bucket of boltsA piece of machinery that is not worth more than its scrap value, often of old cars.Rate it:

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butt in To join a conversation or situation in which one is not welcome or invited; to interject Rate it:

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chicken filletUsed other than as an idiom: A piece of chicken breast meat.Rate it:

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chicken filletA piece of rubber or silicone placed in a woman's bra under the breast to increase apparent size and/or create more cleavage.Rate it:

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chime inTo talk; to join in conversation or discussion.Rate it:

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chocolate hot doga piece of faecesRate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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conversation pieceinteresting objectRate it:

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do upTo fasten a piece of clothing.Rate it:

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drag something outDelay a decision by dragging, stretching, extending the conversation by injecting incidentals or humdrum history/misinformation/disproved calculations and extrapolations:Rate it:

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draw a blankTo be unable to produce a required piece of information.Rate it:

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duck soupEasy, or a piece of cake.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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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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get a bit worked up!To become excited, alarmed, frightened over a situation, conversation, scenario.Rate it:

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get a word in edgewiseTo break into or participate in a conversation.Rate it:

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get bentUsed to dismiss a person or what they are saying, and end the conversation.Rate it:

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get offTo stop using a piece of equipment.Rate it:

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give somebody a piece of one's mindTo express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction.Rate it:

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give someone a piece of one's mindTo express one's opinion strongly; to voice one's disagreement or dissatisfaction, especially with another person; to scold or rebuke someone.Rate it:

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hatchet jobA treatment which serves primarily to disparage its subject; a piece of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation.Rate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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heart to heartA sincere, serious, or personal conversation.Rate it:

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hold that thoughtTo pause in a conversation for an interruption.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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ice cubeAny small piece of ice used for cooling drinks, larger than crushed ice, regardless of their shape.Rate it:

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it's a piece of cakeEasily accomplished, nothing to itRate it:

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jumpTo employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.Rate it:

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kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.Rate it:

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log offTo depart from conversation; to say goodbye.Rate it:

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lost in the shuffle!'Lost in the shuffle' 0ccurs when the conversation, the discussion becomes so 'hot 'N heavy', so disjointed, so agitated that the original theme is 'lost in the SHUFFLE' !Rate it:

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make a moveTo initiate a conversation or perform an action intended to engage the willing attention of a person in whom one has a romantic or sexual interest.Rate it:

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meantime, back at the ranchA reminder during conversation, things are alright back at the ranch/home/headquarters, business-place, office et al.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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mince wordsTo restrain oneself in a conversation by withholding some comments or using euphemisms.Rate it:

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muck aboutTo do somethings with a piece of equipment when you do not understand how it works.Rate it:

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mud monkeya piece of faecesRate it:

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of a pieceUsed other than as an idiom: see of, a, piece.Rate it:

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of a pieceOf the same kind.Rate it:

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