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run one's courseTo come to a natural endRate it:

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saddleA block of wood, usually fastened to one spar and shaped to receive the end of another.Rate it:

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sellTo promote a particular viewpoint; to manipulate towards a desired end.Rate 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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sit throughTo unwillingly stay seated until the end of an event.Rate it:

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smell the barnTo experience heightened anticipation or to act with renewed speed or energy as one approaches a destination, goal, or other desired outcome, like a livestock animal at day's end returning to its barn.Rate it:

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snakes and laddersA children's luck-based board game played on a numbered grid, the aim of which is to proceed to the end, and in which ladders aid progress and snakes impede it.Rate it:

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stay behindTo remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment.Rate it:

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stem to sternStem is the main upright timber at the bow of a ship (front) & stern is the rear part of a ship or boat (back) Means entirely or beginning to end.Rate it:

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take a bowTo accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience.Rate it:

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TEOTWAWKIThe end of the world as we know it.Rate it:

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the cake is a lieThe end you are pursuing is unattainable or misguided; the reward you have been promised is false.Rate it:

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the icing on the cakeSomething wonderful at the end of something good.Rate it:

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though butUsed at the end of a sentence to add emphasis.Rate it:

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too many cooks spoil the brothIf too many people try to take charge at a task, the end product might be ruined.Rate it:

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wait outTo wait through (something); wait (through) till the end; patiently endure.Rate it:

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warm downGentle excercise at the end of a training session before cooling off.Rate it:

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weather the stormTo reach the end of a very difficult situation without too much harm or damage.Rate it:

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when all is said and doneIn the end; ultimately.Rate it:

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you knowUsed as a rhetorical question to confirm agreement or understanding at the end of a statement.Rate it:

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yours sincerelyA polite formula to end a letter, especially when the recipient’s name is known to the sender.Rate it:

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