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come to oneselfto gain consciousness or self-controlRate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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back-cloth starAn actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.Rate it:

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bargain basementAn area within a retail store, especially an area located below ground level, where the least costly merchandise can be found.Rate it:

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blaze a trailTo set precedent or do something novel; to break new ground.Rate it:

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bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.Rate it:

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boldly go where no man has gone beforeTo break new ground.Rate it:

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bottom edgeThe edge of a bat closest to the ground.Rate it:

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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeA deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.Rate it:

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break throughTo gain popularity.Rate it:

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bunny hopA ground ball that hops along the field instead of rolling.Rate it:

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bunny hopA jump made where both wheels leave the ground.Rate it:

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burn some rubberAn expression of intent to drive ruthlessly, speedily, wildly, illegally: Express the intention to perform tasks, agendas in wild abandon, in order to impress, gain an advantage, recover lost time or missed opportunity:Rate it:

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by the seat of your pantsAn aviator's term, Cross country flying, navigating via ground observation of landmarks, arrows on rooftops. water towers, railroad tracks, roadways, radio/TV towers; and by the 'seat of your pants'.Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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catch big airSuperlative of catch air; make a big jump high off the ground.Rate it:

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catch outTo put a batsman out by catching the batted ball before it touches the ground.Rate it:

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cheaters never prosperOne does not gain from cheating.Rate it:

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cry over spilled milkBecome needlessly upset over trivial reverses or losses, express resentment when others gain incidental items or are chosen instead of your being favored.Rate it:

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curry favorTo seek to gain favor by flattery or attention.Rate it:

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cut one's teethTo begin; to gain early experience.Rate it:

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daylightTo gain exposure to the open.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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dog in the huntSomething to gain depending on the outcome; a position for which to campaign or cheer..Rate it:

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flat-footedTo firmly hold and maintain a decision; to stand one's ground.Rate it:

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get a leg upTo gain some advantage; to get a head start.Rate it:

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get a leg-upFigure of speech. To gain control, manage, acquire, dominate, infinitely analyze.Rate it:

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get atgain access toRate it:

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get inTo enter a place; to gain access.Rate it:

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get one's foot in the doorTo initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.Rate it:

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get to grips withTo gain an understanding (of something).Rate it:

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hard nut to crackA place, opportunity, etc. to which it is difficult to gain entry.Rate it:

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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.Rate it:

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kiss someone's assTo flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion to gain their favorRate it:

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knock someone's block offTo strike a person in the head, causing him to fall to the ground, especially in an unconscious condition; to beat up a person.Rate it:

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lay downTo give up, surrender, or yield , usually by placing it on the ground.Rate it:

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live and learnAn exhortation to gain knowledge from living experiences. Commonly used after an accident or misfortune to indicate a moral lesson.Rate it:

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make a name for oneselfTo gain fame.Rate it:

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Midas touchThe ability to gain success or financial reward from one's actions.Rate it:

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nothing ventured, nothing gainedIf one takes no risks, one will not gain any benefits.Rate it:

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pack on the poundsTo gain weight, especially as a result of vigorous or excessive eating.Rate it:

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peg downTo fasten something to the ground using pegs.Rate it:

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pile onto gain (weight) quickly.Rate it:

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pile on the poundsto gain weight quickly.Rate it:

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pitA hole in the ground.Rate it:

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pitA hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.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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put the moves onTo make an effort to gain someone's romantic or sexual interest; to try to woo or seduce.Rate it:

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