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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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full tilt boogieOut of 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 awayTo relinquish control over.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 offTo hurriedly and forcibly take, appropriate or seize control of.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 handunder controlRate it:

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keep downTo restrain or control.Rate it:

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keep timeTo control the beat or rhythm of a song played by a music groupRate 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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like a bull in a china shopClumsy, aggressive, without care or concern, without self-control.Rate it:

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like a bull in a china shopClumsily, aggressively, without care or concern, without self-control.Rate it:

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loose cannonA cannon that breaks loose during battle or a storm and causes serious damage to the ship and its crew.Rate it:

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loose cannonAn uncontrolled or unpredictable person who causes damage to his own friends, faction, political party, etc.Rate it:

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loosen the apron stringsTo allow greater freedom (to someone); to relax control of (someone)Rate it:

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loosen the purse stringsTo increase spending or allow increased spending; to relax control of spending.Rate it:

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lord it overTo behave as if one is in control of; to make a display of having an advantage over or superiority to.Rate it:

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lose itTo lose control of a situation.Rate it:

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materia grisEstructura formada por los cuerpos de las neuronas que constituyen el centro de la médula espinal y la parte externa del cerebro, relacionada con las percepciones, memoria, lenguaje, emociones y control muscular. En el cerebro rodea a la sustancia blanca, y en la médula espinal, inversamente, es esta la que cubre a la sustancia gris.Rate it:

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mend fencesTo repair damage to a friendship or relationship after a disagreement or other mishap.Rate it:

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mess upTo damage; injure.Rate it:

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might makes rightThe stronger and more powerful rule others, control the situation or determine right and wrong.Rate it:

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off one's medsOut of control.Rate it:

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off the railsIn an abnormal manner, especially in a manner that causes damage or malfunctioning.Rate it:

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off the railsOut of control.Rate it:

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on itIn full control and having full grasp of the situation.Rate it:

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on the ballBeing in control of the ball.Rate it:

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on the looseNot incarcerated or in captivity; not under control.Rate it:

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on top ofFully informed about, and in control of something; up to speed with.Rate it:

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out on one's feetStanding erect but not consciously aware of one's surroundings, or only minimally aware, and having little or no ability to control one's bodily actions, as a result of physical injury or exhaustion.Rate it:

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play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to allow for angular movements of the object caused by bounces, rebounds, ricochets, etc. or to carefully guard the corners of the goal, net, or other scoring target.Rate it:

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play the anglesIn a game which involves control of a moving object, such as a ball or puck, to seek scoring opportunities by advancing on or shooting at the scoring target in an angular manner across the field of play.Rate it:

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poke someone's eye outTo damage or harm someone's eye to the point that it can no longer see.Rate it:

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problem childA child who is particularly difficult to raise or educate, especially due to a lack of self-control and disruptive and antisocial behavior.Rate it:

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pull outTo use coitus interruptus as a method of birth control.Rate it:

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