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take toTo adapt to; to learn, grasp or master.Rate it:

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a bright futureAn uplifting, reassuring, self fulfilling, confident outlook relative to a major change, opportunity, circumstance, windfall, inheritance, promotion which provides all elemental criteria for a bright future.Rate it:

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go back to square onerevert to the beginning and start all over againRate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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lock upTo close all doors and windows of a place securely.Rate it:

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the whole nine yardsAll the way; with everything done completely or thoroughly.Rate it:

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think throughTo fully consider an action, and understand all its consequences.Rate it:

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take a leap of faithjump into the fray, gather all one's wits and plunge, take courage and step into the unknown:Rate it:

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bunk offWe all bunked off school yesterday to watch the football.Rate it:

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button upTo fasten all the buttons on a coat, or similar item of clothing, to keep warm.Rate it:

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lay aboutTo strike blows in all directions.Rate it:

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lay offTo place all or part of a bet with another bookmaker in order to reduce risk.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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breadwinnerThe member of a household who earns all or most of the incomeRate it:

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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William ShakespeareRate it:

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Santa's workshopThe mythical structure, usually envisioned as located at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and a large number of capable elves work tirelessly and gladly year-round to produce all of the toys and other gifts to be delivered throughout the world on Christmas Day.Rate it:

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a dark horseHaving Nothing To Do With The Color Of A Fantasy Horse, Rather An Expression Of A Winner, A Success Story, A Triumph Suddenly Developing, Revealing Itself All In A Positive Manner:Rate it:

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a fresh fucked fox in a forest fireSomething which is extremely hot, in any sense. Hot weather, sexual arousal, one who is wanted by the police, etc. are all described as "hotter than..." or "as hot as a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire",Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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across the boardPertaining to all categories or things.Rate it:

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adopt a positive agendaThousands of successful individuals maintain their goals have been achieved mainly because of their positive attitudes in all challenging projects and situations.Rate it:

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anaconda mortgageA loan arrangement in which all of the money borrowed from a lender, for whatever purpose, is secured by one's home, land, and other property.Rate it:

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and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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around robin hood's barnAll over the place.Rate it:

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around the clockAll the time or seemingly all the time; constantly.Rate it:

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as a wholeConsidered all togetherRate it:

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avast there!Attention all hands!Rate it:

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avoid like the plagueTo shun, or evade if at all possible.Rate it:

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away with the fairiesNot with it, dreaming, not all there.Rate it:

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bag and baggageAll one's possessions.Rate it:

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balance the booksTo add up all the debits and credits.Rate it:

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balum rancumA hop or dance, where the women are all prostitutes. N. B. The company dance in their birthday suits.Rate it:

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bang strawA nick name for a thresher, but applied to all the servants of a farmer.Rate it:

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be the way to goRepresent the best of all possible options or courses of action; pre-eminate over all other choices or alternatives.Rate it:

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bend over backwardsTo go all out for someone who fails to show appreciation.Rate it:

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between the jigs and the reelsEventually, despite all the confusion.Rate it:

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beyond wordsIn recalling an incident, in observing an accident, any or all of which can be disastrous and shocking. A destructive fire and explosion may leave one awestruck and beyond words to describe.Rate it:

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big guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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birds of a feather flock togetner.all those of similar interests and objectives tend to congregate in the same group.Rate it:

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blackAbsorbing all light and reflecting none; dark and colourless.Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo spend all of one's money.Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo expend all of one's resources or efforts; to express all the arguments or ideas which one has.Rate it:

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Bob's your uncle"No problem", "the solution is simple", "there you have it", you have what you want, all will be well; indicates a desirable conclusion has been reached.Rate it:

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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.Rate it:

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bridgeAn elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe highest straight in poker, ace-king-queen-jack-ten.Rate it:

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Buckley's chanceA very small chance; no chance at all.Rate it:

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carry throughTo manage to execute; to perform successfully, all the way to the end.Rate it:

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clean outTo empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.Rate it:

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