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cry the bluesTo complain, especially in order to obtain sympathy for one's own purportedly sad situation.Rate it:

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cut baitTo give up on something in order to pursue something else.Rate it:

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deep golden spellTo laugh, to a gag.Rate it:

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dig up dirtTo examine in order to find negative information for public opinion, usually with the purpose of embarrassing or discrediting a person.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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don't zig when you should zag, once you find true love.Make the right steps and not the wrong ones when you have someone who loves you and/or you are in a relationship, in order to keep love and not lose it.Rate it:

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economical with the truthNot telling the whole truth, especially in order to present a false image of a situation; untruthful; lying. Often used with sarcasm or satire.Rate it:

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Faustian bargainAn agreement in which a person abandons his or her spiritual values or moral principles in order to obtain wealth or other benefits.Rate it:

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find it in one's heartTo feel compassionate, especially in order to forgive someoneRate it:

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first come, first servedPeople will be dealt with in the order they arrive.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightOne who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc. .Rate it:

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for kicksIn order to obtain pleasure or excitement; for fun.Rate it:

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get-rich-quickClaiming to provide large profits quickly, with no realistic chance of success, in order to lure gullible investment victims.Rate it:

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go along to get alongTo conform in order to have acceptance and security.Rate it:

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go forTo go somewhere in order to get something.Rate it:

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golf widowA woman who is deprived of her husband's time and attention due to his regular absence in order to play golf.Rate it:

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grandstand playA successful play or other manoeuvre during a sporting competition in which one or more players shows off unnecessarily in order to entertain or impress the spectators.Rate it:

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grease paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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haul offTo draw back the arm in order to punch.Rate it:

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have one's ducks in a rowTo be organized; to have one's affairs in order; specifically, to have a multi-person effort coordinated towards the exact same goal.Rate it:

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hedge one's betsTo place bets with a third party in order to offset potential losses.Rate it:

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hell weekThe week during which new members are required to undergo undignified rites of initiation or gruelling discipline in order to be accepted into a fraternity, sorority, secret society, military group, etc.Rate it:

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hired gunA person who is employed as an armed guard, enforcer, or mercenary and who is prepared to use gunplay or similar violent methods in order to assert the interests of his or her employer.Rate it:

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hold someone's feet to the fireTo maintain personal, social, political, or legal pressure on someone in order to induce him or her to comply with one's desires; to hold someone accountable for his or her actions.Rate it:

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hot buttonThe principal desire that a salesman needs to "hit" in order to make a sale.Rate it:

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keep houseTo seclude oneself in one's house in order to evade the demands of creditors.Rate it:

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keep the peaceTo maintain order in a volatile situation.Rate it:

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kiss upTo pay false flattery to another, particularly a superior at work, in order to get special attention.Rate it:

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kneel beforeTo kneel in front of someone or something, especially in order to worship or supplicate.Rate it:

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lubrication paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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map out my dayAn action to formulate, plan, schedule one's energies, or attention to various agendas in order of importance:Rate it:

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mind the storeTo remain present in a retail business, in order to maintain the security of the premises and to serve customers.Rate it:

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money doesn't grow on treesYou must work in order to have money.Rate it:

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nice as ninepenceNeat, tidy, in orderRate it:

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no pain, no gainOne must be willing to endure some inconvenience or discomfort in order to achieve worthwhile goals.Rate it:

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on the makeActively seeking an opportunity for self-advancement; eager to ingratiate oneself to others in order to secure some advantage.Rate it:

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out of kilterDisturbed; out of order; not working or adjusted properly.Rate it:

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pay the fiddlerTo contribute in order to participate.Rate it:

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peep pixelsTo scrutinize a magnified digital photograph carefully in order to make a technical assessment of resolution and image quality.Rate it:

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pixel peeperA person who carefully scrutinizes a magnified digital photograph in order to evaluate resolution and image quality.Rate it:

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play dumbTo pretend to be slow-witted or lacking in specific knowledge, usually in order to avoid responsibility or to gain some advantage.Rate it:

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play possumTo dissemble or to feign ignorance; to disguise or conceal something in order to deceive.Rate it:

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play the gender cardTo assert that sexism is involved in a situation, especially in order to exploit sexist or antisexist attitudes.Rate it:

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play to the crowdTo appeal to the least sophisticated parts of an audience in order to obtain maximum approval.Rate it:

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play to the galleryTo appeal to the least sophisticated parts of an audience in order to obtain maximum approval.Rate it:

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play withTo fiddle with; make small adjustments to, for example to something mechanical in order to improve its performance.Rate it:

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power napA short sleep taken in the daytime in order to refresh a person and generally terminated before deep sleep begins so as not to leave the sleeper drowsy.Rate it:

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prone outIn order to be propelled shorewards by a broken wave.Rate it:

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pull backto pull in order to reveal something underneath or behind.Rate it:

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