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a good beginning makes a good endingGood beginnings promise a good end; start off on a good note to reap the benefits at the end.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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a party animalAn individual whom lives, thinks, reflects, promotes, enjoys, raucous, wild, off the deep end, exotic; parties, gatherings, happenings and blasts.Rate it:

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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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all good things come to an endNothing lasts forever.Rate it:

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all's well that ends wellProblems do not matter if things turn out well in the end.Rate it:

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and all thatUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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and finallyA light news story reserved for the end of a bulletin when there is a lack of more important items; typically involving animals or other features supposed to be amusing.Rate it:

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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.Rate it:

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arse end of nowhereA very remote place.Rate it:

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ass-backwardsMoving backwards, that is, rear end first.Rate it:

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at lastIn the end; finally; ultimately.Rate it:

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at the end of one's tetherAt the limit of one’s patience; frustrated or annoyed..Rate it:

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at the end of the dayIn summary; ultimately.Rate it:

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at the end of the dayA colloquial expression of the twentieth/twenty first century referring as to a summary of events, degree of financial or business success, reference as to having a nice day, achieving preset goals, positive results.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer in the competition. Voted off. Eliminated.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer living. Dead.Rate it:

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at the receiving endAlternative form of on the receiving end.Rate it:

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back to square oneLocated back at the start, as after a dead-end or failure.Rate it:

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bargain basementOf poor quality; of little or no value; low-end, shoddy.Rate it:

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be-all and end-allSomething considered to be of the utmost importance; something essential or ultimate.Rate it:

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bell it outAn electricians methodology to assure continuity in an electrical circuit. Utilizing and applying a low voltage power source to a circuit and applying a pretested door bell to the opposite end of the circuit to prove continuity.Rate it:

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bitter endThat part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor.Rate it:

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bitter endThe end of a long and difficult process.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo make a piercing sound which signals a referee's action or the end of a game.Rate it:

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borrowed timeA period of time whose precise duration is not known but which can be expected to be quite limited, and at the end of which one's situation, benefits, or opportunities will be entirely terminated.Rate it:

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bottom of the ninthIn baseball, the second part of the ninth and final inning. The end of the game.Rate it:

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bowl outAnd thus end their innings.Rate it:

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break offTo end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.Rate it:

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break upTo end a relationship.Rate it:

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business endThe part of a tool or other similar item, that is physically used for its operation, rather than the part which is held.Rate it:

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can itTo silence; to quit doing something; to put an end to something.Rate it:

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carry throughTo manage to execute; to perform successfully, all the way to the end.Rate it:

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cash upto count the money taken by a business at the end of the day.Rate it:

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ceterum censeoA formulaic expression used to end a speech by reinforcing one, often unrelated, major view.Rate it:

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choke offTo get rid of, cause to come to an end.Rate it:

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Christmas graduateA freshman who drops out of college at the end of the first semester.Rate it:

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clamp down onTo take measures to stop something; to put an end to.Rate it:

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close in onTo catch up with in a chase; to near the end of a pursuit.Rate it:

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close of playThe end of a day's playRate it:

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close of playThe end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)Rate it:

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close of playThe end of the working dayRate it:

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close up shopTo shut down a shop; to end a business activity.Rate it:

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come outTo end up or result.Rate it:

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come to a closeTo draw toward a conclusion; to end.Rate it:

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come to an endTo stop; to cease; to no longer continue.Rate it:

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cough upTo lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest.Rate it:

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cut offTo end abruptly.Rate it:

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cut shortInterrupt and curtail before the planned end time.Rate it:

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