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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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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.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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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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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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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 courtTo convene or preside over a trial or other legal proceeding in a court of law.Rate 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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legal dutyA duty prescribed by the law, to act or forbear from acting.Rate it:

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legally bindingenforceable by lawRate it:

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lex dubia non obligat(law) A doubtful law is not binding.Rate it:

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match dayThe day graduating medical-school students find out where they will serve as residents.Rate it:

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old boy networkA presumed unacknowledged system of association between childhood friends (especially those at school or university together), used for mutual assistance or favouritism.Rate it:

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on the hopPlaying truant from school.Rate it:

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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:

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play hookeyTo be absent without permission, especially from school.Rate it:

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play hookyTo miss school, work, or other duties without permission or an excuse.Rate it:

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public commentInput given by the public to governmental (or rarely other) bodies, about proposed legislation or regulation(s), during a period-and by means-set aside and prescribed by law.Rate it:

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sag offTo skive, to not attend school when required to do so.Rate it:

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sick noteA note from a doctor certifying the patient is ill, and therefore unable to go to work, school etc.Rate it:

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six of the bestSix strokes with a cane, a traditional school punishment.Rate it:

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sleep under the same bridgea critique of a law where circumstances are ignored.Rate it:

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sleep under the same bridgeTo be formally, but not actually, equal under the law.Rate it:

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stay behindTo remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment.Rate it:

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to sing like a canaryto squeal to the law on one's accomplicesRate it:

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underwater basket weavingAn easy and useless college or high school class.Rate it:

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walk the lineTo behave in an authorized or socially accepted manner, especially as prescribed by law or morality; to exercise self-control.Rate it:

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wolf in sheep's clothingGrammar school stories told of the Wily wolf wearing a sheepskin costume as he stealthily circles the grazing sheep seeking to snatch a helpless little lamb in his sharp-toothed and drooling vicious jaws!Rate it:

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