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black widowvenomous spiderRate it:

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blue moonA long time.Rate it:

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bred-in-the-boneInveterate or habitual; long-standing.Rate it:

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bridgeCue for extended or tedious shots. Also called a spider.Rate it:

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buried treasureSomething, having been concealed for a long time, which later is found and is profitable.Rate it:

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bush telegraphA system used by undeveloped societies in remote regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds, word-of-mouth relay, or smoke signals.Rate it:

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collect dustTo remain untouched and unused for a long period of time.Rate it:

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coon's ageA very long time.Rate it:

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country mileA long way, a great distance.Rate it:

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covenant of saltA long-lasting agreement.Rate it:

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cracked the whipMy former boss demanded much in the manner of results, production. In addition he worked us long hours without advance notice, without overtime, rather promised US time-off in the future.Rate it:

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crane flydaddy longlegsRate it:

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deep sleepArtificially induced hibernation in humans for the purpose of long distance space travel.Rate it:

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diamonds are a girl's best friendA statement that suggests, while love is a luxury, material wealth (particularly jewellery) is more valuable in the long run.Rate it:

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donkey's earsA long time.Rate it:

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donkey's yearsA long time.Rate it:

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down for the countDecisively beaten; rendered irrelevant for the long term.Rate it:

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drag onto last too longRate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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everything happens for a reasonAll events are purposeful.Everything happens for a reason, so there is no such thing as failure. Mary-Kate OlsenPeople like to say "everything happens for a reason." If you repeat that in your head long enough that starts to sound like "anything can happen with a razor." Laura KightlingerI believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how we learn. Drew BarrymoreRate it:

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faith can move mountainsa strong, fervent belief in one's capability goes a long way in successful accomplishment of a taskRate it:

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familiarity breeds contemptThe more acquainted one becomes with a person, the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and, hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.1894, H. Rider Haggard, The People Of The Mist, ch. 25:This was the beginning of evil, for if no man is a hero to his valet de chambre, much less can he remain a god for long in the eyes of a curious woman. Here, as in other matters, familiarity breeds contempt.Rate it:

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final curtainThe end to something which has longed for a long time.Rate it:

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flash in the panA transient occurrence with no long-term effect.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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for the agesEspecially memorable and noteworthy; deserving to endure for a very long time.Rate it:

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for the agesIn a manner that produces long-lasting effects; for posterity; for a very long duration.Rate it:

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from here to ya-yaA very long distance.Rate it:

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gather dustto remain unused for a long period of timeRate it:

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get to the pointTo state (something) directly; as opposed to in a long-winded way.Rate it:

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go out on the townTo party all night long.Rate it:

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god works in mysterious waysExpressing confidence that a conundrum has a solution despite it not being apparent.Expressing that a seemingly unfortunate or unfavourable situation or change may be beneficial later or in the long run.Person A: It seems that I'm about to be fired from my job.Person B: Well, God works in mysterious ways - maybe it'll be the kick you need to apply to university...Rate it:

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grind downTo weaken someone's morale over a long period.Rate it:

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historical figureA person who lived long ago, usually of some historical note or importance.Rate it:

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hospital passA throw that stays in the air long enough that it allows too many people to get underneath it, increasing the risk of injury and a trip to the hospital. Thus, a hospital pass.Rate it:

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hum and hawProcrastinate and take a long time before doing something or taking a decision.Rate it:

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in the sticksA long distance away from anywhere of importance.Rate it:

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it's about timeUsed to express impatience at the eventual occurrence of something that the speaker or writer considered to be long overdue.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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jungle telegraphA system used by primitive cultures in remote tropical regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds or a relay of runners.Rate it:

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kill the fatted calfTo begin a festive celebration and rejoicing for someone's long-awaited return.Rate it:

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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.Rate it:

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laundry listHence, a long list of items, especially an exhaustive one.Rate it:

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legworkSkillful or vigorous use of the legs, as in dance or sports.Rate it:

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light at the end of the tunnelA better situation after long hardship.Rate it:

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make historyTo do something that will be remembered widely for a long time.Rate it:

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month of sundaysA very long time; too long.Rate it:

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old hatSomething uninteresting, hackneyed, or passé due to overuse or long-standing familiarity..Rate it:

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old hatSomething widely or long practiced, known, or accepted; something conventional.Rate it:

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on endRemarkably long; continuously.Rate it:

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