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adds upTo enhance. " Law of attraction adds up to the success in life."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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Appendix:Harry Potter/Draco Dormiens Nunquam TitillandusThe motto of the fictional European school Hogwarts.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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brass ceilingAn unwritten, uncodified barrier to promotion or progression for women in law enforcement or the military.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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caveat emptorA provision of Roman law which gave the seller of a house the legal right to keep quiet about any defects of the house.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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cop offto leave school earlyRate 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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de minimis non curat lexThe law does not concern itself with trifles; expression of the rule that the law will not remedy an injury that is minimal.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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false lightA cause of action arising under the common law where a person is portrayed in a way which, while not technically false, is misleading and likely to cause embarrassment to that person.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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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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I approve this messagea phrase said by candidates for federal office to show their consent to comply with the elective law passed in 2002.Rate it:

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ignorantia juris non excusatIgnorance of the law is not a valid excuse.Rate it:

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intra legem- A court's power to interpret and apply the law to achieve the most equitable result.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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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.Rate it:

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lawyer upTo exercise one's right to legal representation, especially on the occasion of refusing to answer law-enforcement officials' questions without the presence of such legal representation.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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mobilia sequuntur personamCommon law doctrine holding that personal property held by a person is governed by the same law that governs that person, so that if a person who is legally domiciled in one jurisdiction dies with property in a second jurisdiction, that property is legally treated as though it were in the first jurisdiction.Rate it:

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nulla pœna sine legeThe principle that a person shall receive no punishment unless he has committed an offence as explicitly defined in a law.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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opinio juris sive necessitatisThe principle of International Law where states believe or accept that a practice exists and must be followed because of a rule of Law requiring it, to the extent that it becomes part of the body of norms known as international Customary Law. See the Lotus CaseRate it:

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