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above one's bendOut of one's control or power.Rate it:

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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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an umbrella policyReference insurance terminology. An additional protection beyond the basic policy to cover the unusual, the vastly unpredictable, in a loss or damage incident.Rate it:

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area of influenceA geographical area wherein a commander is directly capable of influencing operations by maneuver or fire support systems normally under the commander's command or control.Rate it:

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at the helmin a position of leadership or controlRate it:

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at the wheelDriving; in control of a vehicle.Rate it:

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at the wheelIn control of the situation; in charge.Rate it:

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bash aboutTo physically damage something or assault someone.Rate it:

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beck and callSummons and control, in a position of servitude or as an attendant.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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bounce backTo recover from a negative without seemingly any damage.Rate it:

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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figureRate it:

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checks and balancesA system for multiple parties wherein each has some control over the actions of each of the others.Rate it:

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collateral damageA damage to things that are incidental to the intended target. It is frequently used as a military term where non-combatants are accidentally or unintentionally killed or wounded and/or non-combatant property damaged as result of the attack on legitimate enemy targets.Rate it:

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come to oneselfto gain consciousness or self-controlRate it:

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come unhingedTo become angered or crazy; to lose control of one's senses or sanity.Rate it:

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control freakIndividuals whom assume leadership, appoint assistants, develop and project the agenda, stipulate the rules, determine the timeline, assert their commanding profile.Rate it:

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deadstick landingWhen a pilot lands a plane after the engine has died; a landing lacking any propulsion control.Rate it:

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do a number onTo damage; to treat harshly; to produce ill effects.Rate it:

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drop out of warpDis-engage the cruise control on the carRate it:

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even keelA state of having one's emotions under control and balanced.Rate it:

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even keelOf a business or other activity which is under control and running smoothly.Rate it:

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flip your lidTo verbally lash-out, explode, emotionally blow-up, lose control of one's self.Rate it:

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forget oneselfto lose one's dignity, temper, or self-control.Rate it:

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foul-upfoul-up, has myriad meanings: goof-up, mess-up, turn out high percentage rejects, commit or cause damage, fail to follow safety regulations, fail to supervise, or orient workers properly etc.Rate it:

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free-for-allChaos; a chaotic situation lacking rules or control.Rate it:

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full tilt boogieOut of control.Rate it:

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get a handle onTo build or acquire a basic level of understanding or control.Rate it:

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get a leg-upFigure of speech. To gain control, manage, acquire, dominate, infinitely analyze.Rate it:

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get by the ballsTo have complete control over someone, especially of a woman abusing a man's infatuation with her.Rate it:

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get the better ofTo overwhelm or overcome; to influence heavily; to tend to control or persuade.Rate it:

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give someone a bloody noseto defeat or frustrate someone, but not doing any permanent damage in the processRate it:

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gong showAn event that was a disaster, often in a way that is fun or memorable. (e.g. "Last night, we all went drinking, and the whole thing turned into a total gong show.") Or, an initially serious event that went completely out of control (e.g. "That biology class was a gong show")Rate it:

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good drunkA person who is cheerful and companionable when intoxicated, retaining reasonable control of his or her mental and emotional faculties.Rate it:

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grab by the lapelsTo exert control (over something)Rate it:

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hand overTo relinquish control or possession of something to someone.Rate it:

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have a handle onTo be in control; to understand or grasp.Rate it:

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have egg on one's faceTo suffer embarrassment or humiliation; to damage one's reputation.Rate it:

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have someone by the ballsTo exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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have someone by the short and curliesto exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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herd catsTo attempt to control those resistant to control.Rate it:

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hold one's waterTo be patient; to control one's impulses.Rate it:

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hold the cardsTo be in a strong position, possessing significant advantages over someone else; to be in control of a situation involving multiple parties.Rate it:

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hold the purse stringsTo be in control of spending; to have financial power and responsibility.Rate it:

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hold the reinsTo be in charge, to be in control, as of a business, political organization, or other group.Rate it:

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in controlWhen one is controlling a machine, or a situation, or an activity. Similar to in charge, but one person can be officially in charge, while another person is, in fact, in control.Rate it:

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in handunder controlRate it:

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keep downTo restrain or control.Rate it:

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lemonizeTo damage something and then deny or be aloof from the damage.Rate it:

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let it all hang out!An expression of caring less. Withdrawing usual restraints relative to self control.Rate it:

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