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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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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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ad valoremproportionate to the estimated valueRate 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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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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bacon-facedHaving a fat, sleek face.Rate it:

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bang for the buckEfficiency; cost-effectiveness; value.Rate it:

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bargain basementOf poor quality; of little or no value; low-end, shoddy.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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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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big enchiladaSome item of high value, especially a top prize or reward.Rate it:

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

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brass farthingSomething worthless or of small value.Rate it:

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brazen outTo face up to or confront without shameRate it:

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break the buckFall below the value of one dollar per share.[1].Rate it:

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bucket of boltsA piece of machinery that is not worth more than its scrap value, often of old cars.Rate it:

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bulgerA driver or a brassy with a convex face.Rate it:

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cast pearls before swineTo give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it.Rate it:

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center fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and straight ahead left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.Rate it:

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chump-changeOf or pertaining to something of little monetary value.Rate it:

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close ranksto regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.Rate it:

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close the faceTo turn the face of the bat inwards, in order to hit the ball to the leg side.Rate it:

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cotton-pickingAn intensifier, like "darn", used for emphasis or to signify that something is of little value.Rate it:

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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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dig in one's heelsTo act in a determined manner by firmly maintaining one's beliefs, demands, situation, etc. in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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drug dealAn illegal business transaction where cash or something else of value is exchanged for illegal drugs, usually conducted in a clandestine manner.Rate it:

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eat shitTo fall and land on one's face.Rate it:

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eat your face offto eat huge quantities of delicious food for the pure joy of eatingRate it:

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enough is as good as a feastJust the right amount is as good as more than enough: there is no value in excess.Rate it:

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face downTo confront.Rate it:

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face offEither an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.Rate it:

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face offThe starting point, in a match of ice hockey. Two players face each other, for snatching the puck.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly attractive face.Rate it:

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face that would stop a clockA shockingly unattractive face.Rate it:

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face the musicTo accept or confront the unpleasant consequences of one's actions.Rate it:

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face to faceIn person; directly; in the physical presence of somebody.Rate it:

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face up toTo confront a condition or situation, typically one that is unpleasant or uncomfortable.Rate it:

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face valueNo more or less than what is stated; a literal or direct meaning or interpretation.Rate it:

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face valueThe amount or value listed on a bill, note, stamp, etc.; the stated value or amount.Rate it:

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faceplantThe act of landing face first, often associated with bailing during extreme sports.Rate it:

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fall offTo diminish in size or value.Rate it:

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fall on one's faceTo fail, especially in a dramatic or particularly decisive manner.Rate it:

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feed one's faceTo eat.Rate it:

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fill one's faceTo eat, especially in a hearty or greedy manner.Rate it:

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fly in the face ofTo act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict.Rate it:

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full of hot airTalking a lot, especially without saying anything of value or meaning.Rate it:

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