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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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above the lawExempt from the laws that apply to everyone else.Rate it:

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activist judgeA judge or justice who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:

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activist justiceA justice (usually referring to a member of a Supreme, High or Appellate court) who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:

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adds upTo enhance. " Law of attraction adds up to the success in life."Rate it:

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against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:

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against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:

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alma materthe university, school, or college that one formerly attended.Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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beat the rapAvoid fines or punishment, receive forgiveness from family, friends, the law and the Boss for misdemeanors, infractions and Stupid Stunts.Rate it:

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board outto send (children or pets) to stay with other people (or to boarding school, in the case of children)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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break a lawTo violate a law.Rate it:

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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.Rate it:

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bring inTo introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.Rate it:

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bring inTo return a verdict in a court of law.Rate it:

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bug outMiss school, play truant, play hooky.Rate it:

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

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).Rate it:

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common lawUsed other than as an idiom: see common, law.Rate it:

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common lawcommon law (law developed by judges)Rate it:

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cry for helpIn her second year at the school Alexis stopped doing her homework and would often scribble on walls. Her teachers wondered whether this was a cry for help, or if she was simply misbehaving.Rate it:

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culpable homicideCriminal negligence causing the unlawful death of a human being.(Can we verify this sense?) (Canada, law) Murder, manslaughter or infanticide.(Can we verify this sense?) (Scotland, law) Manslaughter.(Can we verify this sense?) (South Africa, law) The unlawful negligent killing of another human being.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(Canada, law) Murder, manslaughter or infanticide.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(Scotland, law) Manslaughter.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(South Africa, law) The unlawful negligent killing of another human being.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(Canada, law) Murder, manslaughter or infanticide.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(Scotland, law) Manslaughter.Rate it:

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culpable homicide(South Africa, law) The unlawful negligent killing of another human being.Rate it:

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drinking ageUsed other than as an idiom: The least age at which one is permitted by law to drink alcoholic beverages.Rate it:

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drop outPrematurely and voluntarily leave (school, a race, or the like).Rate it:

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dropout factoryAn underperforming high school, especially with low graduation ratesRate it:

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every day is a school dayYou learn something new every day.Rate it:

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field dayA school day for athletic events; a sports day.Rate it:

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field dayA day of class taken away from school for a field trip.Rate it:

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fire drillAn organised practice to prepare occupants of an office, school or other public building for evacuation in the event of a fire.Rate it:

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fly-by-nightOne who departs or flees at night in order to avoid creditors, law enforcement etc. .Rate it:

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get inTo secure membership at a selective school.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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go straightTo discontinue engaging in criminal acts; to become a law-abiding person.Rate it:

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hold backTo delay, especially in school.Rate it:

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hold courtTo convene or preside over a trial or other legal proceeding in a court of law.Rate it:

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in lawrelations by marriageRate it:

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

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latch-key childA child who returns home from school to an empty house and therefore must unlock/unlatch the exterior door with a key, especially a child of working or absent parent(s).Rate it:

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law LatinBarbarous Latin.Rate it:

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