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15 minutes of fameA very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.Rate it:

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a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as youRate it:

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acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:

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after allin spite of everythingRate it:

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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayUsed other than as an idiom: see after, Saturday, comes, Sunday.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayA phrase sometimes attributed to fundamentalist Muslims, implying that they wish to kill the Jews, whose sabbath is Saturday, and then the Christians, whose sabbath is Sunday.Rate it:

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after the factToo late; after something is finished or final.Rate it:

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after the Lord Mayor's showSaid of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.Rate it:

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and shitUsed after a noun or list of nouns in place of "etc".Rate it:

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apr├Ęs-skiA place "after skiing". Typically a bar or pub where people go after a day on the slopes to ease off and meet other people.Rate it:

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as soon asAt the moment when; immediately after.Rate it:

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ask afterTo enquire about the health or progress (of someone).Rate it:

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ass-backwardsOriented backwards, particularly after a mishap.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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baby bluesPeriod and feeling of depressiveness after giving birth; a less severe form of postnatal depression.Rate it:

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back to square oneLocated back at the start, as after a dead-end or failure.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to obtain.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to capture.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.Rate it:

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buy the rumor, sell the factA phrase often cited by stock traders that explains price declines that occur after an anticipated positive event has happened.Rate it:

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by and byGradually,after a timeRate it:

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call off the dogsDuring a one-sided sports contest, to remove the first-string unit of a team from the game after dominating the opponent.Rate it:

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call off the dogsTo ease up on after inflicting great punishment.Rate it:

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carry a torch for[2] To harbor feelings of love despite not being in a relationship; generally unrequited or after a relationship has ended, and sometimes implying secret feelings. There is the implication of keeping hope alive.Rate it:

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cat's meowA highly sought-after and fancy example of something.Rate it:

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cat's pajamasA highly sought-after and fancy example of something, usually referring to inanimate objects.Rate it:

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cat's pyjamasA highly sought-after and fancy example of something, usually referring to inanimate objects.Rate it:

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chase afterTo chase someone.Rate it:

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chase afterTo pursue someone with romantic intentions; to woo.Rate it:

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check throughTo permit someone to continue onward, e.g. through a security checkpoint, after verifying their identity, tickets, etc.Rate it:

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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.Rate it:

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close the stable door after the horse has boltedTo attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened.Rate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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come toTo recover consciousness after fainting etc.Rate it:

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day after dayFor an indefinite number of days.Rate it:

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dead lastThe standings, often by a considerable margin to the next-to-last-place finisher or after an exceptionally poor showing or season.Rate it:

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deadstick landingWhen a pilot lands a plane after the engine has died; a landing lacking any propulsion control.Rate it:

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double upAfter a fly ball has been caught.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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drop like fliesDie en masse, one after the other.Rate it:

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dust offTo use something after a long time without it.Rate it:

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ElysianElysium; home of the blessed, after death.Rate it:

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Elysian FieldsElysium; home of the blessed, after death.Rate it:

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enquire afterTo ask about the health of someone.Rate it:

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everything seemed to fall right into place.after all that effort, it seemed to be made in the shadeRate it:

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