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pink slimeA meat byproduct produced from scraps by heating and then treating with ammonia to produce a food additive. [from 2002]Rate it:

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pitAn area at a motor racetrack used for refueling and repairing the vehicles during a race.Rate it:

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pitA section of the marching band containing mallet percussion instruments and other large percussion instruments too large to march, such as the tam tam. Also, the area on the sidelines where these instruments are placed.Rate it:

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pitA hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.Rate it:

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pitAn enclosed area into which gamecocks, dogs, and other animals are brought to fight, or where dogs are trained to kill rats.Rate it:

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pitFormerly, that part of a theatre, on the floor of the house, below the level of the stage and behind the orchestra; now, in England, commonly the part behind the stalls; in the United States, the parquet; also, the occupants of such a part of a theatre.Rate it:

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pitPart of a casino which typically holds tables for blackjack, craps, roulette, and other games.Rate it:

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pit outTo leave the pits and go out onto the race trackRate it:

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pitch-perfectUtterly suitable and flawless with respect to tone, expression, appearance, or other major experienceable characteristics.Rate it:

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pixel peeperA person who carefully scrutinizes a magnified digital photograph in order to evaluate resolution and image quality.Rate it:

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pizza tableA small, inedible, table-shaped object that sits on a pizza pie and holds up the top of the box the pie lies in, preventing it from settling into the pie.Rate it:

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plain as a pikestaffExtremely clear and plain to see.Rate it:

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plain as the nose on one's faceExtremely clear and plain to see.Rate it:

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play by earTo do by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.Rate it:

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play hardballTo act rough and ruthless, especially in politics or business.Rate it:

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play inOf a batsman, to settle and become comfortable with the conditions at the beginning of his innings.Rate it:

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play it by earTo do something by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.Rate it:

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play possumTo feign death; to remain quiet and still to escape attention or remain undetected; to lay low.Rate it:

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play with a full deckTo behave in a manner suggesting that one is of normal intelligence, alert, and mentally stable.Rate it:

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plough throughTo persevere with an activity of consuming something, both literally and figuratively.Rate it:

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plow throughTo persevere with an activity of consuming something, both literally and figuratively.Rate it:

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plumber's helperA plunger, consisting of a large suction cup attached to a stick and used to remove blockages from toilets, sinks, or drains.Rate it:

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plunge inTo start a new endeavor enthusiastically and wholeheartedly, though possibly without experience.Rate it:

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point blankThe distance between a gun and a target such that it requires minimal effort in aiming it. In particular no allowance needs to be made for the effects of gravity, target movement or wind in aiming the projectile.Rate it:

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point manIn combat, the soldier who takes point; the soldier who assumes the first and most exposed position in a combat military formation; the lead soldier/unit advancing through hostile or unsecured territory.Rate it:

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point of no returnThe point in an aircraft's flight when there is insufficient fuel to reverse direction and return to the place of origin.Rate it:

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polish a turdTo work on a time-consuming and ultimately pointless or impossible task.Rate it:

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politica del bastone e della carotacarrot and stick policyRate it:

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political footballA contentious political issue or problem that is often debated or discussed, but that remains unresolved; an issue or problem which is avoided by authorities and handed off to others.Rate it:

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pony in the barnAn exciting and real prospect, something to be legitimately excited about.Rate it:

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porn star namea comical name for a person, typically made from the name of their first pet and the name of the first street they lived on.Rate it:

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potterOne who makes pots and other ceramic wares.Rate it:

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potter's clayA person or people created and shaped by God.Rate it:

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potter's fieldA public place where strangers, paupers, and criminals are buried.Rate it:

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pound of fleshSomething which is owed and which will be hurtful or difficult to provide; a debt owed to someone who is merciless and demanding.Rate it:

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power chordA chord or combination of notes used in rock music and typically selected to sound good at high volume and high levels of distortion. Power chords make extensive use of intervals such as open fourths and fifths.Rate it:

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power napA short sleep taken in the daytime in order to refresh a person and generally terminated before deep sleep begins so as not to leave the sleeper drowsy.Rate it:

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press the fleshTo shake hands and socialize, especially in a political gathering.Rate it:

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pretty PollyA phrase often said to, and sometimes by, parrotsRate it:

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PRICEInitialism of protect, rest, ice, compression, and elevation : a common treatment method for sprained joints.Rate it:

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price is rightThe cost of a thing is reasonable and of good value.Rate it:

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prick upto rise and become more alertRate it:

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pride comes before a fallA person who is extremely proud of his or her abilities will often suffer a setback or failure, because he or she tends to be overconfident and to make errors of judgment.Rate it:

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prime of lifeThe period of one's mature life when one is at a peak of health and performance.Rate it:

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private languageA language which expresses one's inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences but which cannot be used for communication, since it is known to and understandable by only one person-the existence of which was famously argued by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to be impossible.Rate it:

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problem childA child who is particularly difficult to raise or educate, especially due to a lack of self-control and disruptive and antisocial behavior.Rate it:

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professional victimA person who makes it their business to appear perpetually offended and victimized.Rate it:

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progressive loveA committed open relationship based on boosting the love and affection opportunities available for one's partnerRate it:

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Promised LandAny place to which one eagerly seeks to go and which one expects to greatly improve one's situation.Rate it:

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pronunciamientoA military uprising or coup in Spain or the Spanish American republics, particularly in the 19th century. They received this designation because coups were usually accompanied by a statement declaring the existing government null and void.Rate it:

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