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one brick short of a full loadStupid.Rate it:

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one card shy of a full deckMentally deranged; demented; insane.Rate it:

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bustle withTo teem with; abound with; to exhibit an energetic and active abundance of a thing; to be full of a certain activity or active beings.Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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keep a weather eye openTo maintain a background awareness of something; to remain alert to changes without it occupying your full attention.Rate it:

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fill upTo make full.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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moral compassThe full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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paid upFull-fledged, wholehearted.Rate it:

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all bark and no biteFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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at largeIn full, fully.Rate it:

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balls to the wallFull throttle; (at) maximum speed. [since the 1960s]Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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barrow manA man under sentence of transportation; alluding to the convicts at Woolwich, who are principally employed in wheeling barrows full of brick or dirt.Rate it:

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blue moonThe third full moon in a quarter that contains four rather than the usual three full moons.Rate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedAlert and in an eager, frisky, or playful mood; full of life.Rate it:

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chirpy as a cricketVery chirpy; full of energy; very energeticRate it:

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cup of teaA cup full of tea.Rate it:

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deadFull and complete.Rate it:

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do justiceTo really allow to be apprehended in its full scope.Rate it:

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eat like a birdTo eat in small amounts rather than in a single full meal.Rate it:

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every bitExactly, to its full degreeRate it:

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fill upTo become full.Rate it:

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floor itto move (run, ride etc.) at full speedRate it:

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forty minutes of hellThe NCAA strategy of playing a suffocating full-court press and aggressive offense for the entirety of a game.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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from the bottom of one's heartIn earnest; sincerely; with one's full feeling.Rate it:

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fry upFull English breakfast.Rate it:

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give one's allTo lose one's life while making the utmost effort with full commitment.Rate it:

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head to toeEntirely; completely; over one's full body.Rate it:

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hit one's strideTo reach a full level of efficiency, competence, comfort, etc.; to get going.Rate it:

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hit one's strideWhen walking or running, to reach a full or comfortable pace.Rate it:

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hit the ground runningTo begin an activity immediately and with full commitment.Rate it:

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life is like a box of chocolatesLife is full of surprises, you never know what will happen next.Rate it:

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Mary Celestea British-flagged Nova Scotian brigantine that crossed the Atlantic Ocean, gone through the Straits of Gibraltar, and into the Mediterranean Sea under full sail, without a crew or any occupants.Rate it:

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muck aboutTo be playful; full of fun and high spirits.Rate it:

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on itIn full control and having full grasp of the situation.Rate it:

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on the back burnerNot immediate; inactive; receiving less than full or regular attention.Rate it:

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packed to the raftersCompletely full; packedRate it:

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pitched battleA hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat.Rate it:

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put one's shoulder to the wheelTo work or exert oneself heavily or with full effort.Rate it:

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put through its pacesTo test completely; to exercise the full range of abilities or functions.Rate it:

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run the gamutTo encompass the full range or variety possible.Rate it:

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scream one's head offTo scream out to one's full capacityRate it:

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sell a bargainA species of wit, much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne, and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift, who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts, in answer to the question, What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. As a specimen, take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company, apparently frightened, crying out "It is white, and follows me!" As soon as someone responded "What?" she sold him the bargain, by saying "Mine arse".Rate it:

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to the brimFull, almost overflowingRate it:

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warts and allOf or pertaining to a description or other depiction which reveals the full range of characteristics of a person or thing, including the shortcomings and imperfections.Rate it:

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whole clothin full extent, wholesale, entirely, without changes or additionsRate it:

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write outTo write in full length or expanded form.Rate it:

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