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rag the puckTo proceed slowly at any activity in order to use up time; to stall for time.Rate it:

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rally roundTo unite in order to support a fellow group member.Rate it:

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run pastTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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run something byTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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run something pastTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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scare storyA rumour spread by a scaremonger in order to cause anxiety.Rate it:

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set a spellTo sit down for a period of time, especially in the company of other people and in order to relax or to engage in casual conversation.Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.Rate it:

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show ankleTo provide a hint or to reveal partial information in order to gain attention or arouse interest.Rate it:

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show the flagOf a naval vessel or military force, to identify itself by displaying the flag of its country of origin, especially in order to establish an authoritative presence and to exert diplomatic or political influence.Rate it:

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sign inIn order to get into the office after hours, you'll have to sign in at the security desk.Rate it:

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sit outTo lean out to the windward side of a sailboat in order to counterbalance the effects of the wind on the sails.Rate it:

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soft shoeA speech, explanation, sales pitch, or other set of remarks delivered in a restrained or conciliatory manner in order to persuade, distract, or otherwise influence someone.Rate it:

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soften upTo appease someone in order to make them more receptive to an idea or proposal.Rate it:

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switch offTo turn a switch to the "off" position in order to stop or disable a device.Rate it:

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tackle the jobDetermine tools and manpower needed, Move on site, Begin and complete necessary demolition, Launch make-ready tasks in order for all trades to move on site and begin the new construction.Rate it:

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take a diveTo feign a knockout in order to lose intentionally.Rate it:

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take off!An order, a sharp command, a desultory admonition, Take Your Leave, now!, Get Lost!, Leave Town!Rate it:

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the world is one's oysterIn order to achieve something in this world, one has to grab the opportunity.Rate it:

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thinking capWithdraw mentally in order to consider options, costs, possible unknown factors.Rate it:

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third degreeIntensive rough interrogation in order to extract information or a confession.Rate it:

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third personA form of narrative writing using verbs in the third person in order to give the impression that the action is happening to another person.Rate it:

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trial balloonAn idea, suggestion, or prospective action, product, etc. offered to an audience or group in order to test whether it generates acceptance or interest.Rate it:

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trial by fireA test in which a person is exposed to flames in order to assess his/her truthfulness, commitment, courage, etc.Rate it:

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trot outTo bring something forward in order to display or use it.Rate it:

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try outTo test something in order to see if it works.Rate it:

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turn on one's heelTo suddenly turn away from someone or something in order to depart rapidly, especially as expressive of haughtiness, disapproval, or evasiveness.Rate it:

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walk it offTo walk or pace in order to relieve a pain or cramp.Rate it:

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whistle walkThe path slaves took to deliver food from the kitchen building of a plantation to the main dining room. Slaves were expected to whistle during this walk in order to assure their masters that they were not eating the food.Rate it:

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work outTo habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.Rate it:

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you can't make an omelette without breaking eggsIn order to achieve something, it is inevitable and necessary that something should be destroyed.Rate it:

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you've got to be in it to win itIn order to win, or succeed at something, one must first compete or try.Rate it:

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zoom inTo focus a zoom lens in order to obtain a larger image, or a closer view.Rate it:

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zoom outTo focus a zoom lens in order to obtain a smaller image, or a more distant view.Rate it:

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