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a good beginning makes a good endingGood beginnings promise a good end; start off on a good note to reap the benefits at the end.Rate it:

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a party animalAn individual whom lives, thinks, reflects, promotes, enjoys, raucous, wild, off the deep end, exotic; parties, gatherings, happenings and blasts.Rate it:

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about turnAn about face; a military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.Rate it:

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all bets are offIndicates that a future event appears uncertain, especially one that before seemed more certain.Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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an apple a day keeps the doctor awayApples are healthy and stave off illness.Eat healthy and you won't get sick.Rate it:

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anticonstituellementin french, this word is the biggest word in the whole history of french... it means: I Constantly think you are bugging me, back off or you will regret it.Rate it:

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apr├Ęs-skiA place "after skiing". Typically a bar or pub where people go after a day on the slopes to ease off and meet other people.Rate it:

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arse about faceSomething that is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be.Rate it:

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at the coal faceTo be directly engaged in the operations of a business, rather than in a hands-off, managerial position.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer in the competition. Voted off. Eliminated.Rate it:

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auction offTo sell something at an auction.Rate it:

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avoir du pois layStealing brass weights off the counters of shops.Rate it:

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back offTo move backwards away from something.Rate it:

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back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:

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back offTo lower the setting of.Rate it:

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back officeThe IT and infrastructure support services for a company, separate from the public face of the business.Rate it:

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back-cloth starAn actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.Rate it:

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backfootTo put on the defensive; to put off balance.Rate it:

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backpedalTo distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.Rate it:

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bacon-facedHaving a fat, sleek face.Rate it:

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bar offto barricade with bars.Rate it:

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be offTo leave.Rate it:

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be offTo be working against a present or former addiction to.Rate it:

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be offTo be away from.Rate it:

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be on the horns of a dilemmaTo face a choice between two equally undesirable alternatives.Rate it:

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beat a retreatTo leave hastily in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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beat offTo drive something away with blows.Rate it:

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beat offTo masturbate.Rate it:

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beat offTo waste time.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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beg offTo avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone.Rate it:

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below parHaving a price below its face value.Rate it:

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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:

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bite offTo accept or commit oneself to a task, project, notion, or responsibility, especially one which presents challenges.Rate it:

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bite offTo acquire, especially in an abrupt or forceful manner.Rate it:

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bite off more than one can chewTo try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.Rate it:

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bite someone's head offTo severely berate someone.Rate it:

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bloom is off the roseThe person, object, or situation identified in the context has lost its novelty, freshness, appeal, or acceptability.Rate it:

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bloom is off the roseBusiness is not going well for a particular identified firm or industry, or the overall economy has taken a downturn.Rate it:

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blow offTo shoot something with a gun, causing it to come disconnected.Rate it:

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blow offTo pass gas; to break wind.Rate it:

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blow offTo vent, usually, to reduce pressure in a container.Rate it:

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blow off steamTo rant or shout in order to relieve stress; to vent.Rate it:

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blow the lid offTo uncover (a secret or scandal)Rate it:

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blow up in one's faceTo fail disastrously.Rate it:

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bog offTo leave, to go away.Rate it:

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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.Rate it:

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bottom feederA fish or other aquatic creature that feeds off the bottom of its habitat; a flatfish.Rate it:

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