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pull oneself togetherTo become mentally focused after a period of being unfocused.Rate it:

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run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.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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for onceFor the first time, after many instances to the contrary; in a rare exception to the rule; as an exception to the usual.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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drop like fliesDie en masse, one after the other.Rate 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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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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ass-backwardsOriented backwards, particularly after a mishap.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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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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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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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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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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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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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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everything seemed to fall right into place.after all that effort, it seemed to be made in the shadeRate it:

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fifteen 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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final cutA group, after a selection process getting rid of other candidates.Rate it:

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first port of callThe first port that a vessel calls in at after the start of a voyage.Rate it:

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full circleThrough a cycle of transition, returning to where one started after gaining experience or exploring other things.Rate it:

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get a fixTo obtain something necessary, especially a dose of an addictive drug or anything else compulsively sought after.Rate it:

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get some airTo invigorate oneself by breathing refreshing outdoor air, especially after departing from a building or other enclosed space for this purpose.Rate it:

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get through toTo succeed in communicating with (after initial difficulty).Rate it:

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get with the programTo work productively toward the objective of a shared enterprise, especially after the objective or the environment has changed.Rate it:

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go from zero to heroTo become very popular after being unpopular.Rate it:

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gold mineA plentiful stockpile of something sought after.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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golden yearsOld age, especially the years after one has retired from employment.Rate it:

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good to goReady for some specific task or ready for normal activity, especially after preparation or recovery.Rate it:

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good to goReady for use or ready for normal operation, especially after repair or renewal.Rate it:

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grab bagA gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made.Rate it:

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grappledEngage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, battleRate it:

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gunshyFearing the consequences of repeating an act, especially after being reprimanded.Rate it:

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hair of the dogAn alcoholic drink taken the morning after to cure a hangover or withdrawal symptoms.Rate it:

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have the last laughTo be vindicated; to triumph despite predicted failure; to find success after defeat or setback.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.Rate it:

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heads or tailsA game to bet upon a which side of a coin lays face up after it is thrown.Rate it:

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hold one's liquorTo be resistant to intoxication or to show few signs of intoxication, even after consuming a significant amount of alcohol.Rate it:

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