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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 at onceUnexpectedly; without warning; all of a sudden.Rate it:

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all of a suddenwithout warningRate it:

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assembly linemass production systemRate it:

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at a moment's noticeImmediately; instantaneously; without need of warning.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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balance the booksTo put or keep any closed or conservative system or its analysis in balance.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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brain surgerySurgery on any part of the nervous system, especially the brain; neurosurgery.Rate it:

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bridgeA system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.Rate it:

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bring inTo introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.Rate it:

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bug outTo abandon someone without warning.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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call outYell, Scream, Bellow, or utilize P.A. system or any viable means to summon HELP or summon individuals by name, number I.D. rating, rank, or any viable identifier.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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change overto convert to, to make a transition from one system to anotherRate 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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cheese itA minced oath used as a warning to stop, hide, or flee.Rate it:

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China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.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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corporate ladderThe hierarchy or ranking system of employment positions within a business organization.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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don't get your shit hot!A Stern, Serious, Unequivocal Warning; . . . . . . . "Don't Get 'Short', 'Testy', 'HOT', 'Angry', 'Impatient, 'Demanding' with ME!Rate it:

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drop a bombTo announce surprising or alarming information suddenly and without warning.Rate it:

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drop a bombshellTo announce surprising or alarming information suddenly and without warning.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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end of the lineThe termination point of a railway or similar transportation system.Rate it:

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fail overTo automatically switch processing from a failed component in a critical system to its live spare or backup component.Rate it:

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fend offTo take defensive action, push against, veer away, avoid, steer away, retreat, tack, give strong vocal or signal warning.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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gold standardA monetary system where the value of circulating money is linked to the value of gold.Rate it:

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heads upUsed as an informal warning, caution, or call for attention; pay attention!.Rate it:

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heads-upA warning or call to pay attention; an advisory notice.Rate it:

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hit the deckAnnouncement to ship's personnel via P.A. system to arise and leave sleeping quarters.Rate it:

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idiot lightAny warning light or indicator on the dashboard of a car, designed to alert the driver of problems, such as the parking brake being on or the oil being low.Rate it:

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in its infancyStill in an early stage.Rate it:

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installed baseThe number of units of a system or product that are currently in use.Rate it:

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jump shipTo depart a project without warning.Rate it:

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jungle telegraphA gossip network; an informal communication system within a group or organization.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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just like thatUnexpectedly, without warning.Rate it:

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