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The EndUsed traditionally at the end of a story.Rate it:

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The EndUsed to indicate the termination of somethingRate it:

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the end all-be allSomething ultimate; the best part of something; the thing which solves all problems associated with something.Rate it:

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the end justifies the meansMorally wrong actions are sometimes necessary to achieve morally right outcomes; actions can only be considered morally right or wrong by virtue of the morality of the outcome.Rate it:

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the end of one's ropeAt the limit of one’s patience, when one is so frustrated or annoyed that one can no longer take it..Rate it:

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thin end of the wedgeSomething that if allowed or accepted to a small degree would lead to systematic encroachment.Rate it:

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throw in at the deep endTo introduce a person to a new situation without adequately preparing him or her.Rate it:

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to that endFor that reason, with that goal, intending to produce that result.Rate it:

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wits' endA. 1911, John Muir, in John Muir and Michael P. Branch, John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa, 2002, page 138.Rate it:

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wits' endLimit of one's sanity or mental capacity; point of desperation.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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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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male-to-femaleThat changes a male end (with pins, usually a plug) of a connection into a female one (usually a socket).Rate it:

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shut downTo close, terminate, or end.Rate it:

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turn outTo result; end up.Rate it:

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bowl outAnd thus end their innings.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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come outTo end up or result.Rate it:

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do inTo kill or end.Rate it:

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if it ain't broke, don't fix itLeave something alone; avoid correcting, fixing, or improving what is already sufficient, as it could end up being detrimentalRate it:

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shave and a haircutA 7-note riff played at the end of a song for comic effect.Rate it:

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

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cut offTo end abruptly.Rate it:

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omgTo start; never end conversation of the best conversation you ever had in your life .Rate it:

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in for a penny, in for a poundExpressing recognition that one must, having started something, see it through to its end, rather than stopping short thereof; accepting that one must Rate it:

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the ends justify the meansAlternative form of the end justifies the means.Rate it:

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

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