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

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hang up one's hatTo end one's career.Rate it:

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hugs and kissesAn informal way to end a letter, email etc.Rate it:

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i'll say amen to that!Amen offers a verbal agreement, an end-all to a prayer, a statement, an agreement in progress.Rate it:

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in the toiletFinished; to an end.Rate it:

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make outTo succeed; to turn out or end up.Rate it:

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make peaceTo end hostilities; to reach a peace agreement.Rate it:

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mean businessTo be serious, especially where achieving a specific end against opposition is concerned.Rate it:

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more haste, less speedWhen we are in a hurry, we often end up completing our task slower.Rate it:

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nudge nudge wink winkA phrase added at the end of the sentence to hint that the speaker is referring to something else, euphemistically.Rate it:

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omegaThe end; the final, last or ultimate in a sequence.Rate it:

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one's days are numberedSome period of time, such as a term of employment or a lifetime, is coming to an end.Rate it:

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over and outUsed to signal the end of a conversation, especially one conducted by CB radio or the like.Rate it:

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pan outTo succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.Rate it:

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part companyTo end a relationshipRate it:

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parting shotAn insult or barbed comment issued as the speaker departs or the conversation comes to an end.Rate it:

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pass outTo graduate, usually marked by the ceremony at the end of their training.Rate it:

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peel a grapeScore One!, Do Something Special, Contrive A Winner, Stand An Egg On End.Rate it:

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pope's noseThe tail end piece of a cooked chicken.Rate it:

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put out of one's miseryTo end or destroy something for the good of the individuals involved in it.Rate it:

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question markThe punctuation mark “?”, used at the end of a sentence to indicate a question..Rate it:

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respice finemlook to the end; consider the final outcomeRate it:

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run down the clockTo waste time at the end of a match such that it is terminated by running out of time, or during a match so a time penalty is made less severe.Rate it:

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