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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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all outThe state of a side having no more men to bat, thus ending its innings.Rate it:

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at all hoursLate into the night or early morning; when people ought to be sleeping.Rate it:

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beauty sleepSleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.[1].Rate it:

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bowl outAnd thus end their innings.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo score one's first run in an innings.Rate it:

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canary in a coal mineSomething whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.Rate it:

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China syndromeA rare disease, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but which has somewhat different characteristics and occurs in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.Rate it:

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come outTo walk onto the field at the beginning of an innings.Rate it:

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cut one's teethTo begin; to gain early experience.Rate it:

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day larkOne who gets up early in the morning or goes to bed early.Rate it:

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die on the vineTo fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.Rate it:

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early bathBeing shown a red card in soccer.Rate it:

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early birdA person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.Rate it:

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early bird catches the wormAlternative form of early bird gets the worm.Rate it:

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early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseplatitude from Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym Poor Richard.Rate it:

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festive boardEuropean reference to softwood-trenchers; {Early tableware was a wide softwood plank carved with shallow indentations for various food servings: When filled with appetizing, sumptuous portions it was referred, Festive BoardRate it:

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flash in the panA career notable for early success not followed by significant accomplishment.Rate it:

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front loadSomething assigned to the early period of a project or a program, especially something burdensome.Rate it:

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get a jump onTo start early, especially to start before something begins or before others begin.Rate it:

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get up with the chickensto wake up earlyRate it:

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in its infancyStill in an early stage.Rate it:

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kitchen table softwareEspecially in the early years of personal computers, a set of computer programs developed by an entrepreneurial advanced amateur or self-employed professional computer programmer in his or her own home; software developed by a small business using the services of such programmers.Rate it:

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let a thousand flowers bloomDon't interfere with promising developments in their early stages.Rate it:

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like turkeys voting for an early ChristmasAlternative form of like turkeys voting for Christmas.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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miner's canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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miners' canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.Rate it:

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night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.Rate it:

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nighthawkA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours.Rate it:

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nip in the budTo stop something at an early stage.Rate it:

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oh dark hundredSome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

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oh dark thirtySome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

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reach an early graveTo be sentenced to death before the age of 18.Rate it:

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reach an early graveTo die young. To die before the age of 80.Rate it:

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reach an early graveTo resign near the start for good.Rate it:

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ride shotgunProbably arose in early-20th-century Western fiction and movies to describe an employee armed with a rifle or shotgun riding next to a stagecoach driver for protection.Rate it:

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robber baronEspecially in the 19th-century and early 20th-century, a business tycoon who had great wealth and influence but whose methods were morally questionable.Rate it:

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see the elephantTo witness something unexpected and awe-filling. [early 19th c. to Civil War]Rate it:

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skip outTo shirk; to avoid attending or to leave early, especially without permission.Rate it:

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steal a marchTo start early.Rate it:

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swaddling clothesAn early period in development, infancy, the beginnings of something; inception.Rate it:

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the early bird catches the wormthe early bird gets the wormRate it:

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the early bird gets the wormWhoever arrives first has the best chance of success; some opportunities are only available to the first competitors.Rate it:

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up with the chickensAwake and out of bed early in the morning.Rate it:

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up with the larkAwake and out of bed early in the morning.Rate it:

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up with the larksTo wake up early, to be an early bird.Rate it:

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wee small hoursThe very early morning, just after midnight, when most people are asleep.Rate it:

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