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hop to it!A welcome to someone's verve and their confidence. Suggest to another to go after it.Rate it:

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I see, said the blind manSaid to express confusion. Also used to express understanding after an initial period of confusion, i.e., "I see, said the blind man."Rate it:

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in the long runAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.Rate it:

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in the long termAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.Rate it:

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in the worldExpletive used for emphasis, for example after an interrogative word.Rate it:

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keep inTo require a pupil to stay after school as a punishment.Rate it:

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kiss and cry The publicly viewable enclosure in which figure skaters sit immediately after a performance, while they await and receive the judging results.Rate it:

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knock-on effectThe continued running of an engine after the ignition has been turned off; dieseling.Rate it:

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l'esprit de l'escalierThe experience of thinking of a devastating rejoinder only after leaving the scene of the debate.Rate it:

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light at the end of the tunnelA better situation after long hardship.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 peaceTo initiate or resume a cordial relationship after a period of animosity.Rate it:

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me threeUsed to express agreement, after someone has already said "me too".Rate it:

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mend fencesTo repair damage to a friendship or relationship after a disagreement or other mishap.Rate it:

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monday bluesLazy mood in monday, after the weekend.Rate it:

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music to one's earSome unexpected good news; a favorable outcome after some initial confusion or delay.Rate it:

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on one's feetBeing well again after a bout of illness.Rate it:

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on second thoughtAfter reconsidering; on further consideration.Rate it:

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on tenterhookstense in anticipation of something. The phrase originated in the wool industry where fleeces were stretched on a frame between hooks to dry after washing the fleeces.Rate it:

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on the back ofas a result of; after; subsequent to.Rate it:

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on the heels ofClosely following; in succession immediately after.Rate it:

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on the trotsuccessively, in succession; one after the other.Rate it:

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one-hit wonderA musical performer or musical group known for a single hit song, especially after failing at later attempts at success.Rate it:

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pay offTo become worthwhile after a lapse.Rate it:

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pelt of the dogAn immoderate, excessive quantity of alcohol drunk the morning after whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms or a hangover, which goes beyond alleviating the complaint to causing drunkenness; cf. hair of the dog.Rate it:

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penalty boxThat is assessed after an infraction.Rate it:

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penny for your thoughtsUsed to inquire into the thoughts and feelings of another, especially when the person appears pensive or conflicted.Rate it:

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pick up the piecesTo restore one's life (or a given situation etc.) to a normal state, after a calamity, shock etc.Rate it:

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propose a toastAn introductory phrase, preceding a brief accolade to someone or something, after which all present ceremonially sip their champagne (or dump their beverage on the floor to express disagreement.)Rate it:

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pull a trainTo have sex with several men one after the other.Rate it:

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push one's luckTo take an excessive risk or to attempt some task unlikely to succeed, especially after having already been unexpectedly lucky.Rate it:

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put it thereafter a discussion of barter etc the 'seller' offers his hand to shake on the deal (particularly in the US)Rate it:

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put that in your pipe and smoke itUsed after stating something surprising or undesired, to emphasize its truth. Also used after refuting an argument. Sometimes an adjective is inserted before pipe.Rate it:

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quick-fireHaving one thing coming rapidly after another.Rate it:

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raise cainThe children tend to 'raise cain' if they can't play ball after supper.Rate it:

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raise the roofTo cause a commotion, as by boisterous celebrating or loud complaining; to make considerable noise.2008 Oct. 15, Leslie Ferenc, "Voters opt for stability of Guarnieri" in the Toronto Star (Canada)Jubilant Liberal supporters raised the roof of a Mississauga restaurant after incumbent Albina Guarnieri was swept back into office for her seventh term.Rate it:

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rise from the ashesTo make a comeback after a long hiatus. To come back into common use or practice. To come back into popularity. To come back to being a thing of today.Rate it:

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road to damascusThat was my Road to Damascus moment. They played one hit after another and this is the song I remember most clearly.Rate it:

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rub off onTo adapt to a way of behaving after constant exposure to it.Rate it:

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see starsTo experience apparent flashing lights in one's field of vision, especially after receiving a blow to the head.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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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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sign onThe time of day when a radio or television station begins broadcasting, usually after being off the air for several hours.Rate it:

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sleep onTo consider after a period of sleep, implying a decision will be made the next day.Rate it:

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snake eyesTwo ones, after rolling two dice.Rate it:

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spill one's gutsTo confess, or to divulge secrets, typically speaking freely and at length after a change of motive or an incentive.Rate it:

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stretch one's legsTo walk about, especially after prolonged time sitting or lying down.Rate it:

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take aimTo position oneself and/or one's weapon so as to be aimed specifically at a chosen mark or target (which is indicated after 'at')Rate it:

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take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselvesIf you take care of little things one at a time, they can add up to big things.1750, Chesterfield, letter 5 Feb. (1932) IV. 1500:Old Mr. Lowndes, the famous Secretary of the Treasury, ?used to say?Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves.1912, G. B. Shaw, Pygmalion ii. 132:Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money.1979, R. Cassilis, Arrow of God, iv. xvii.:Little things, Master Mally. Look after the pennies, Master Mally, and the pounds will look after themselves.1999, Rate it:

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the wheels fell offSomething failed, often after a laborious, tiring process.Rate it:

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