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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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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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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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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 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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stick one's neck outGamble or venture when odds for success are slim! Step-up, speak up, while still a novitiate, inexperienced and possessing no 'savvy' in a particular venture.Rate it:

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tell talesTo be lying, to be making false claims.Rate it:

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the cake is a lieThe end you are pursuing is unattainable or misguided; the reward you have been promised is false.Rate it:

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the 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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walk throughTo explain someone something, step by step.Rate it:

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