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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 the cycleTo act so as to end a repeating pattern of harmful or otherwise negative behavior.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 outTo reconcile at the end of a shift; to compare receipts of items sold to records of credit card, check and cash placed into the drawer, verifying that correct change was given out by the clerk.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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check yourself before you wreck yourselfConsider the consequences of your actions before you end up in trouble.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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clock offto end workRate it:

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clock outTo end work; to officially record a time when one terminates a period of work.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 outto terminate; to call the end of.Rate it:

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

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come to a closeTo draw toward a conclusion; to end.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 shortInterrupt and curtail before the planned end time.Rate it:

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cut the umbilical cordTo end a child's over-dependence on or over-attachment to their parents.Rate it:

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deep sixTo discard, cancel, halt; to completely put an end to something.Rate it:

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do away withTo destroy, eliminate, or make an end of.Rate it:

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draw stumpsTo declare an end to the days play, and remove the bails and sometimes the stumps.Rate it:

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e olhe láUsed to end a sentence, indicates that a small improvement is already more than expected and one should not hope for more.Rate it:

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eat someone's dustTo get one to be on a losing end.Rate it:

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eid mubarakA customary Muslim greeting on the days of Eid ul-Adha and Eid ul-Fitr at the end of Ramadan.Rate it:

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Elvis has left the buildingA phrase used to announce the end of a show, usually one performed by an Elvis impersonator.Rate it:

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fade outA type of transition used in movies usually at the end of a scene, in which the transition fades to black from the cut.Rate it:

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fag outTo become untwisted or frayed, as the end of a rope, or the edge of canvas.Rate it:

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fall at the last hurdleTo fail near the end of something.Rate it:

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

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fight a losing battleTo try to do something so difficult that it will probably end in failure.Rate it:

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final curtainThe end to something which has longed for a long time.Rate it:

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finish withTo complete; to end the use of.Rate it:

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from A to izzardFrom beginning to end; thoroughly; covering the whole range or scope.Rate it:

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from soup to nutsFrom beginning to end; throughout.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 stem to sternFrom front to back; from one end to the other end; entirely, fully.Rate it:

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game outTo run through scenarios to determine what will happen given certain decisions; to play out possibilities; to examine several ideas to come up with their likeliest end results.Rate it:

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game overThe end of some ongoing situation due to either failure or success.Rate it:

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get bentUsed to dismiss a person or what they are saying, and end the conversation.Rate it:

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get off lightlyEnd up with a mild punishment.Rate it:

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go by the boardTo estimate the velocity of a boat or ship in knots by casting overboard the knotted line to whose end is attached the lead and thereafter counting the knots in the line as it goes aft along the side boards of the vessel.Rate it:

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go the distanceTo have the endurance to see a difficult sustained challenge to its natural end without faltering.Rate it:

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go the way ofTo end up the same way as. To receive the same fate as.Rate it:

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