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a Roland for an OliverEqual measure; measure for measure; adequate response.Rate it:

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all sizzle and no steakA thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion.Rate it:

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back upAs a security measure.Rate it:

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bridgeAny of several electrical devices that measure characteristics such as impedance and inductance by balancing different parts of a circuit.Rate it:

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for good measureAs a precaution; just in case; added as an extra.Rate it:

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gold standardA test or measure of comparison that is considered ultimate or ideal.Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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jump ropeA single jump in this game or activity, counted as a measure of achievement.Rate it:

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king of the hillA person who has achieved a measure of success and is considered to be a leader in his field.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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measure twice, cut onceAlternative form of measure twice and cut once.Rate it:

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measure upTo meet expectations; to be as good as.Rate it:

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pass musterTo measure up to a particular standard.Rate it:

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reap what one sowsTo receive as a reward or harvest in the same measure as one's exertions, in a good or a bad sense. To receive justice.Rate it:

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rule of thumbA general guideline, rather than a strict rule; an approximate measure or means of reckoning based on experience or common knowledge.Rate it:

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significance levelA measure of how likely it is to draw a false conclusion in a statistical test, when the results are really just random variations.Rate it:

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stack upTo compare with something; to measure up. (Often used with "against", "among")Rate it:

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