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a fools' paradisefalse hopes for a foolish personRate it:

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a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single stepeven the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting pointRate it:

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backpedalTo step backwards.Rate it:

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bark up the wrong treeTo attempt or pursue the wrong thing; to take the wrong approach; to follow a false lead.Rate it:

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brick by brickTo create or build something in a steady, step-by-step fashion.Rate it:

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bridge too farA step or action that is too ambitious; an act of overreaching.Rate it:

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bum rapA false accusation, or an injustice, especially one that leads to imprisonment.Rate it:

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burst someone's bubbleTo disillusion; to disabuse someone of a false notion or rationalization that has grown comfortable.Rate it:

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buy cheap, buy twiceBuying a cheap but inferior product is a false economy since it will need replacement.Rate it:

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calm before the stormA period of peace before a disturbance or crisis; an unnatural or false calm before a storm.Rate it:

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crocodile tearA tear shed insincerely, in a false display of sorrow or some other emotion.Rate it:

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crocodile tearsA display of tears that is forced or false.Rate it:

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cry wolfTo raise a false alarm; to constantly warn others about an imagined threat, thereby failing to get assistance when a real threat appears.Rate it:

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dance/march to the tune ofGet In Step!, Get With It!, Join The Group!Rate it:

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doorprikkenTo expose as false.Rate it:

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Dutch reckoninga false or incorrect reckoning of position.Rate it:

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economical with the truthNot telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. Often used with sarcasm or satire.Rate it:

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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.Rate it:

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false stepA misstep; a stumble.Rate it:

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false stepAn erroneous action or decision.Rate it:

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false teethdenturesRate it:

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fool's paradiseA state of happiness due to illusion or false hope.Rate it:

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give the lie toTo prove something to be false; to refute.Rate it:

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greenwashA false or misleading picture of environmental friendliness used to conceal or obscure damaging activities.Rate it:

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kiss upTo pay false flattery to another, particularly a superior at work, in order to get special attention.Rate it:

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kiss upTo pay false flattery.Rate it:

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kiss up toTo pay false flattery to; to flatter in excess.Rate it:

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leave no stone unturnedTo do a task very carefully and thoroughly, not missing any step.Rate it:

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love affair without bells and whistlesA love sincere, true not a false love for show, flaunt, meant to draw attention, love affair based on material things to impress others and/or show offRate it:

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make wayTo give place or step aside.Rate it:

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muscle-up to the jobStep right UP to the tasks at Hand!Rate it:

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no matter how thin you slice it, it's still baloneyRegardless of how many clever points or fine distinctions one makes, what one is saying is still false or is still nonsense.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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one step aheadmaintaining a slight advantage; continuing to leadRate it:

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one step at a timeSlowly and carefully, ensuring that each action has been completed successfully before taking the next.Rate it:

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one step forward, two steps backA situation in which progress is more than offset by adverse developments.Rate it:

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Potemkin villageAny false construct devised to disguise a shortcoming or improve appearances.Rate it:

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put the hammer downTo drive quickly; to step on the accelerator.Rate it:

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raise the flag and see who salutesIt generates, usually as a preliminary step.Rate it:

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ring falseTo seem to be incorrect, or implausible.Rate it:

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ring hollowTo seem to be false or implausible; to be unconvincing.Rate it:

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run a red lightTo pass a political bill that is clearly based on false premises.Rate it:

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significance levelA measure of how likely it is to draw a false conclusion in a statistical test, when the results are really just random variations.Rate it:

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spring in one's stepEnthusiasm, energy or a positive outlook or cheerful attitude.Rate it:

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step asideto move out of one's wayRate it:

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step asideto make room for others as replacements by withdrawing from a position or serviceRate it:

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step asideto deviate from the right or proper pathRate it:

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step asideto walk to a little distance; retire for the occasionRate it:

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step backUsed other than as an idiom: see step, back.Rate it:

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