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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:

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patience of jobAn great amount of patience.Rate it:

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pick apartTo review or analyse in great detail(idiomatic, transitive) To criticise (especially small details).Rate it:

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power behind the throneSomeone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.Rate it:

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put awayTo eat a great deal.Rate it:

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rebajasThis word is used a great deal in shop windows in Tenerife -- it means discounts in SpanishRate it:

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road to damascusA road to Damascus moment, or change, is an important point in someone's life where a great change, or reversal, of ideas or beliefs occurs.Rate it:

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robber baronEspecially in the 19th-century and early 20th-century, a business tycoon who had great wealth and influence but whose methods were morally questionable.Rate it:

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run circles aroundTo outperform by a great margin.Rate it:

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set the thames on fireTo achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.Rate it:

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shell outTo pay money; especially, to pay a great deal of money.Rate it:

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shoot the moonTo attain great heights, a high value, or a numerically high measurement.Rate it:

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shoot the moonTo take a risk which may result in great rewards; to succeed after taking such a risk.Rate it:

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short leashForcing one to function within a strict set of rules, or under great scrutiny or oversight.Rate it:

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silver bulletAny straightforward solution perceived to have great effectiveness or bring miraculous results.Rate it:

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sleeping giantSomeone or something with great, latent strength.Rate it:

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smurfyGreat or excellent.Rate it:

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steely-nervedHaving a hard, strong, and determined mindset / mentality. Very steady nerves; great patience and courage.Rate it:

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stop at nothingTo take any measures to do or achieve something, especially if it involves great risk or danger; to do everything in one's power.Rate it:

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swear on a stack of biblesTo make a promise or give one's assurance with great conviction.Rate it:

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take by stormTo rapidly gain great popularity in (a place).Rate it:

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talk a blue streakTo talk for a long time, at great length, or to the point of tedium.Rate it:

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thankyousomuchEquivalent to, eg: "Thank you very much", self-evidently an expression of great thanks.Rate it:

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the place to beA great, trendy, or perfectly suitable placeRate it:

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there's a sucker born every minuteThere are a great number of fools in the world, and there always be.Rate it:

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to a nicetyTo a fine point, with great exactness or accuracy.Rate it:

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to a tPrecisely; exactly; perfectly; with great attention to detail.Rate it:

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to deathTo a great degree.Rate it:

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to the maxTo a great degree or extent; very.Rate it:

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unspoken wordA great and viable factor, a venerable background, solid financial condition. Long and successful business history.Rate it:

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well, i neverAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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wine tosserA person who talks a great deal about wine but actually knows very little.Rate it:

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winter ratAn old, unattractive automobile, purchased for little money, to be driven during brutal Great Lakes winters while the owner's "good" car remains garaged and protected from corrosive road salt for the season.Rate it:

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with baited breathawaiting an event with great anticipation, expectation, and with 'baited breath'!Rate it:

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with bated breathEagerly; with great anticipation.Rate it:

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worldA great amount.Rate it:

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