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practice makes perfectIf one practices an activity enough, one will eventually master it.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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proverbs run in pairsEvery proverb seems to be contradicted by another proverb with an opposed message, such as "too many cooks spoil the broth" and "many hands make light work."1863, Sir Richard Burton, Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains, vol. 1, Tinsley (London), p. 309:Moreover, all the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.Rate it:

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put one through one's pacesTo test several or all functions or training of a person, animal, machine, etc.Rate it:

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put paid toTo stop something once and for all.Rate it:

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putting on airsAct like the master of.Rate it:

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real jobA hobby that takes all of a person's free time.Rate it:

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rolloverContinue one's Funds In Program, 'Rollover' My Existing Funds, My Plan, Stay The Course In The Present Agenda, Investiture: Do Not Close OuI, Retain All Funds And'Steady As You Go!Rate it:

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see how the land liesTo wait for all the information about something before taking action.Rate it:

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sell outTo sell all of a product that is in stock.Rate it:

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she'll be applesEverything will be all right.Rate it:

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she'll be rightOK, no problem, everything will be all right.Rate it:

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shit out of luckCompletely out of luck; in unfortunate circumstances such that all options for achieving one's goal are exhausted; unlucky; screwed.Rate it:

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

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shoot 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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showstopperAny impediment that prevents all further progress.Rate it:

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so far so goodUp to this point, all is OK.Well, you've packed your bags for the holiday, bought your tickets, reserved the hotel and put the dog in kennels. So far so good, now let's get to Minorca without any troubles.Rate it:

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soup-to-nutsComprehensive; complete; covering all of something.Rate it:

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speak now or forever hold your peaceSay something now or don't say anything at all.Rate it:

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spill the beansRelate all the facts of a controversial incident previously held in strict secrecy.Rate it:

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square peg in a round holeSomething or someone that does not fit well or at all; something that will not succeed as attempted, except possibly with much force and effort, or alteration of either the peg or the hole or both beyond recognition.Rate it:

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stroke of workWith "do not do a", to do none of the assigned task at all.Rate it:

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tackle the jobDetermine tools and manpower needed, Move on site, Begin and complete necessary demolition, Launch make-ready tasks in order for all trades to move on site and begin the new construction.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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tell it like it isTo speak frankly, to convey all and only the truth of a situation.Rate it:

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the world is one's oysterAll opportunities are open to someone, the world is theirs.Rate it:

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the world overAll over the world; globally; throughout the world.Rate it:

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three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil.avoid all evil in every formRate it:

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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say Rate it:

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to be honest with youAn expression to be avoided at all costs for progressive, professionally oriented, skilled communicative individuals, lilly- white honest 'movers and shakers'!Rate it:

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tomorrow is another dayTomorrow will bring new opportunities and a fresh start for one's endeavors.1600, author unknown, "Phillidaes Love-call to her Coridon, and his replying" (song), in England's Helicon, printed at London by I.R. for John Flasket:Phil. Yonder comes my Mother, Coridon,whether shall I flie?Cor. Under yonder Beech my lovely one,while she passeth by.Say to her thy true-Love was not heere,remember, remember,to morrow is another day:1896, Amelia E. Barr, A Knight of the Nets, ch. 8:"Well, well, my dear lass, to-night we cannot work, but we may sleep. . . . Keep a still heart tonight, and tomorrow is another day."1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, ch. 63:"Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."2005, Fran Schumer, "JERSEY: In Princeton, Taking On Harvard's Fuss About Women," New York Times, 19 June (retrieved 18 Aug. 2009):"Half of me is depressedRate it:

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tooth and nailViciously; with all one’s strength or power; without holding back..Rate it:

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total clearanceThe potting of all the object balls on the table.Rate it:

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uno ab alto"One over all"Rate it:

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up toConsidering all members of an equivalence class the same.Rate it:

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what's it to youMind your own business; it's none of your business.Rate it:

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whole enchiladaAll of something or a group of related things taken in totality.Rate it:

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wipe the slate cleanTo forget all past problems or mistakes and start something again.Rate it:

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wipe the slate clean!Remove all past offenses, charges, arrests, felonies, misdemeanors, fallacies, traffic/criminal offenses, bad habit records, divorces bankruptcies etc.Rate it:

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without failCertainly; by all means; as a matter of importance.Rate it:

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work around the clockTo work all day and all night without a break, because it is imperative to finish something.Rate it:

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world-beaterSomeone or something superior to all others of its sort.Rate 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 fight city hall(chiefly US) Nothing can be done to change the situation, because it is a governmental decision.I see they're going to build the airport after all. I suppose you can't fight city hall.Rate it:

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you can't walk on iceOne cannot except to go onto the battlefield, without all of your equipmentRate it:

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you name itUsed after a short list to show that further examples are unnecessary; all kinds of things.Rate it:

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