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angle of attackThe angle between the chord line of an airfoil and the airflow over it; one of the determiners of the amount of lift produced by an airfoil.Rate it:

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as the crow fliesIn a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance.Rate it:

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assembly linemass production systemRate it:

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bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.Rate it:

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bottom lineThe summary or result; the most important information; the upshot; the net-net.Rate it:

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bottom of the lineThe worst, the most lackluster, or lowest quality currently on the market, especially among selections in a product line.Rate it:

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bright lineA clear distinction in the context of a legal or moral judgment.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clear-cut, easy to make decision.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.Rate it:

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bring up the rearTo be last in a moving line of people, to walk or go behind others in a line.Rate it:

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cap it all offTo finish or complete something.Rate it:

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cap offTo finish.Rate it:

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cast offTo finish the last row of knitted stitches and remove them securely from the needle.Rate it:

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cross offTo strike out; to cross out; to draw a line through.Rate it:

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cross offTo finish; to mark something as complete.Rate it:

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cross outTo strike out; to draw a line through.Rate it:

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cross the lineTo cross the equator, as a vessel at sea.Rate it:

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cross the lineTo overstep a boundary, rule, or limit; to go too far or do something unacceptable.Rate it:

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cut it closeTo judge or finish something close to its limit.Rate it:

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don't think twice!In general; A strongly worded. forcefully delivered non-military admonishment to another individual of equal or unequal rank for immediate unquestionable immediate physical action, acceptance of proposal, signature of instant acceptance, 'second the motion'! 'jump the gap', 'sever the line', 'jump overboard'!, "BAIL-OUT!",Rate it:

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double vertical lineThe typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.Rate it:

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double vertical lineUsed other than as an idiom: see double, vertical, line.Rate it:

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down the lineFurther along, in terms of time or progress.Rate it:

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draw a lineTo delimit a boundary or border.Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo lay down a challenge; to provide a test of commitment (often one which carries a high risk) to a cause.Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo create a real or artificial boundary or distinction between (two places, people or things).Rate it:

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draw a line in the sandTo indicate the threshold or level above which something will become unacceptable or will provoke a response; to create a boundary and imply or declare that its crossing will provoke a (negative) response.Rate it:

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draw the lineTo set a boundary, rule, or limit, especially on what one will tolerate.Rate it:

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drink upFinish one's drink.Rate it:

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drop a lineA note or telegram.Rate it:

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drop a lineOn the telephone.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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drop somebody a lineTo write, call or visit somebody.Rate it:

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drop someone a lineWrite and send (someone) a note or telegram.Rate it:

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dump onTo dump (finish a relationship with someone)Rate it:

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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.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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fall in lineC. 2004, Career Soldiers, "Won't Waste My Life".Rate it:

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fall in lineTo submit to the rules of a higher authority; obey; conform.Rate it:

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farmer's tanThe tan line left by clothing, especially, by a short-sleeved shirt.Rate it:

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fee fi fo fumFamous first line of a rhyme generally said by a giant, monster, or villainRate it:

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fill in the blankA type of question or phrase with one or more words replaced with a blank line, giving the reader the chance to add the missing word(s).Rate it:

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fine lineA difference, albeit vague and difficult to discern.Rate it:

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finish offTo finish completely.Rate it:

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finish offTo kill.Rate it:

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firing lineThe line from which soldiers fire their weapons at a target; especially the front line of troops in a battleRate it:

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firing lineA row of shootersRate it:

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firing lineThe vanguard of an activityRate it:

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flying startThe start of a sports event in which the competitors are moving when they pass the starting line or initial jump point.Rate it:

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follow outTo finish; to complete, especially, of a commitment.Rate it:

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