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town and gownOn one hand, the members of the city, borough, or similar community near a university and, on the other hand, the students and faculty of the university itself, especially when understood as rivals in a state of tension or conflict.Rate it:

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tried and trueThe expression conveys the theme that certain agendas, thrusts, actions approaches, formulas, have proven to be creditable, dependable, helpful, workable.Rate it:

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tried and trueWell-established and tested; known to work or succeed based on extensive experience.Rate it:

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Tweedledum and TweedledeeTwo persons or organizations deemed indistinguishable in some way.Rate it:

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Tweedledum and TweedledeeA pair of people who spend a lot of time together, and look and act similarly.Rate it:

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under lock and keyImprisoned with little or no chance of escape.Rate it:

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up and downupward and downward, alternatelyRate it:

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up and downalternately forwards and backwards along a pathRate it:

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up and downVertical; perpendicular; said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the hawse hole, and the cable is taut.Rate it:

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up and runningoperational, in operationRate it:

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up hill and down daleHere and there; everywhere.Rate it:

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up-and-comerSomeone who is up-and-coming, who has begun to be successful in some field and is likely to become even more successful in the future.Rate it:

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up-and-comingEmerging; aspiring; improving; beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim.Rate it:

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ups and downsPeriods of positive and negative events, moods, or interactions; highs and lows.Rate it:

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wait on hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot, and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait upon hand and footAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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walk and chew gum at the same timeTo do something very easy.Rate it:

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walk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:

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warts and allOf or pertaining to a description or other depiction which reveals the full range of characteristics of a person or thing, including the shortcomings and imperfections.Rate it:

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well and goodBasically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.Rate it:

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well and trulyutterly; completely; without doubtRate it:

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when all is said and doneIn the end; ultimately.Rate it:

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when, as, and ifUsed to indicate the timing and contingency of some obligation in contracts, especially financial.Rate it:

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whys and whereforesThe reasons or motivations for a fact, action, or decision, especially the complete set of such reasons or motivations.Rate it:

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witha flint and a meat axeA Depression Expression: A violent verbal assertion and call for action as a result of a dirty trick or mischevious misdemeanor.Rate it:

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wouldn't give two hoots n a holler / ... two hoots and a hollerdefinition: it isn't worth much, or I wouldn't put much stock in it - it is not believable, or wouldn't pay attention to it.Rate it:

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X's and O'sThe fundamental elements of a play.Rate it:

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X's and O'sThe basic delineation of roles in a project.Rate it:

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yes and noUsed other than as an idiom: see yes, and, no.Rate it:

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yes and noAn answer in reply to a yes-no question, indicating there is no simple "yes" or "no" answerRate it:

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you and whose army%3fYou can't do all that on your own.Rate it:

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you can't run with the hare and hunt with the houndsYou can't have it both ways.Rate it:

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you pays your money and you takes your choiceEach person should make their own decisions.Rate it:

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you scratch my back and i'll scratch yoursIf you do me a favor then I will do you a favor; quid pro quo.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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a riddle wrapped up in an enigmaSomething very mysterious and hidden.Rate it:

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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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abide byTo accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce; as, to abide by an award.Rate it:

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all hands on deck!Nautical call for all ships crew to come topside and man their usual station. Work challenge or approaching gale threatens safety of crew and vessel.Rate it:

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bad to the boneCompletely bad and evil; pure evil.Rate it:

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Barmacide feastSomething that appears highly desirable, but proves to be imaginary, illusory and ultimately very disappointing.Rate it:

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beauty sleepSleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.[1].Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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brass ringOne and one half inch diameter iron rings were offered riders on a Carousel by a dispensing device alongside: A Brass Ring was inserted into the dispenser at random. The Carousel Rider who succeeded in snatching the Brass Ring was rewarded A Free Ride upon return to the Operator of the Brass Ring:Rate it:

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bright as a buttonVery cheery, energetic and upbeat.Rate it:

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Bronx cheerA razzing noise made with the lips and tongue; a raspberry.Rate it:

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bustle withTo teem with; abound with; to exhibit an energetic and active abundance of a thing; to be full of a certain activity or active beings.Rate it:

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cheer onTo cheer and support a team, to barrack, to root for.Rate it:

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