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rakeThe sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter.Rate it:

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ride downto cause (a horse) to fall when riding.Rate it:

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rub offTo cause to come off by rubbingRate it:

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ruffle someone's feathersTo unease, cause discomfort to someoneRate it:

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rumple upto cause to become rumpledRate it:

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run intoTo cause to blend into.Rate it:

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running targeta standard of performance set by the first place competitor that lower placed competitors try to exceedRate it:

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sacrificial poetIn poetry slams, a poet who goes first and gets scored by the judges, but is not actually in the competition.Rate it:

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scare storyA rumour spread by a scaremonger in order to cause anxiety.Rate it:

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second fiddleA fiddle part in harmony to the first fiddle.Rate it:

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second stringIn sports, a unit of players that plays behind the first string.Rate it:

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see which way the cat jumpsTo delay taking action until something else happens first.Rate it:

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set offTo begin; to cause; to initiate.Rate it:

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set offTo cause to explode.Rate it:

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set oncause to attackRate it:

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set to workTo cause to begin working.Rate it:

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sham AbrahamTo pretend sickness or insanity. {{First attested in the late 18 century.}}Rate it:

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sham AbramAlternative form of sham Abraham. [First attested in the late 18 century.]Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.Rate it:

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sinking shipSomething which is doomed; a lost cause; an impending debacle; an ongoing disaster.Rate it:

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small wonderAn event or fact whose cause or rationale is not difficult to discern; an unsurprising occurrence.Rate it:

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spear carrierOne who plays a leading or substantial role as a supporter, proponent, etc. representing a group, cause, or point of view.Rate it:

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split upSeparate, disassociate, cause to come apart.Rate it:

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step on someone's toesTo cause someone offense, especially by trying to control something that is under their authority, or interfering in their private affairs.Rate it:

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stick in someone's crawTo cause lasting annoyance, irritation, or hard feelings.Rate it:

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stuff upCause to be blocked.Rate it:

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suck inTo cause someone to become slowly more and more involved in a business or situation that is often not to that person's liking.Rate it:

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take its tollTo affect, especially negatively; to damage or degrade; to cause destruction.Rate it:

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take the baitTo accept something offered, especially secretly or deceptively, to cause some action by the acceptor.Rate it:

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take the leadTo become the leader, to advance into first place.Rate it:

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take the wind out of someone's sailsTo discourage someone greatly; to cause someone to lose hope or the will to continue.Rate it:

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tear apartto cause to separateRate it:

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telephone tagA situation in which a person unsuccessfully attempts to contact another person by telephone and leaves a message instead, and in which the second person then unsuccessfully attempts to return the initial call and leaves a message for the first person, and so on as if the two are playing a game of tag in which the most recent person to have been left with a message is now designated as "it" (i.e. as the player now obliged to chase the other and to attempt anew to make contact).Rate it:

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the early bird gets the wormWhoever arrives first has the best chance of success; some opportunities are only available to the first competitors.Rate it:

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third stringA unit of players that plays behind the first and second strings; a junior varsity team.Rate it:

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turn about is fair playMy business partner came up to Me the week before Halloween to notify that he was leaving for two weeks in Florida 'cause is wife was tired.Rate it:

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under the gunThe first player to act on the first round of betting in Texas hold 'em.Rate it:

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wear outTo cause to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use.Rate it:

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wear outTo exhaust; to cause or contribute to another's exhaustion, fatigue, or weariness, as by continued strain or exertion.Rate it:

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work overTo physically attack someone to cause them injury.Rate it:

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work overTo improve a prototype, or first draft.Rate it:

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wrap in the flagTo claim one's cause deserves support for patriotic reasons or that one's own motives are patriotic.Rate it:

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wreak havocTo cause damage, disruption, or destruction.Rate it:

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wreck havoccause destructionRate it:

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you've got to be in it to win itIn order to win, or succeed at something, one must first compete or try.Rate it:

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