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a cat can look at a kingAlternative form of a cat may look at a king.1982, A J Ayer, Rate it:

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a cat in gloves catches no miceOne cannot get what one wants by being cautious, one must use aggression to get it.Rate it:

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a cat may look at a kingEven a purported inferior has certain abilities, even in the presence of a purported superiorRate it:

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a week is a long time in politicsIn politics, a lot of change can happen in a short space of time.Rate it:

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albatrossA long-term impediment, burden, or curse.Rate it:

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albatrossAny of various large seabirds of the family Diomedeidae ranging widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific and having a hooked beak and long narrow wings.Rate it:

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all bark and no biteFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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ancient historyThat which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.Rate it:

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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.Rate it:

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around robin hood's barnThe long way around; a roundabout or circuitous route.Rate it:

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as long asDepending upon some condition or requirement; provided that; if, assuming; so long as.Rate it:

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as long asThe same length as.Rate it:

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as long asWhile; for some period of time.Rate it:

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as the day is longUnceasingly; very; thoroughly; to a very high degree.Rate it:

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at full tiltAt full speed; very quickly.Rate it:

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at largeIn full, fully.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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at long lastat lastRate it:

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baby-killera long-range Zeppelin bomberRate it:

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backwaterTo vacillate on a long-held position.Rate it:

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balls to the wallFull throttle; (at) maximum speed. [since the 1960s]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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barrow manA man under sentence of transportation; alluding to the convicts at Woolwich, who are principally employed in wheeling barrows full of brick or dirt.Rate it:

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beam upTo be teleported over a long distance by means of a specific imaginary technology, specifically from the surface of a planet to an orbiting starship.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo remain youthful; to live a long, healthy life.Rate it:

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bed blockerAn elderly hospitalized person who is too infirm to return home but not sufficiently ill to necessitate continued hospitalization, creating a situation in which his or her hospital stay is prolonged while authorities or relatives search for a suitable placement amid the scarce resources of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.Rate it:

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bell the catTo undertake a dangerous action in the service of a group.Rate it:

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bend somebody's earTo bore; to talk too long.Rate it:

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bend someone's earTo bore; to talk too long, especially to one particular person.Rate it:

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bitter endThe end of a long and difficult process.Rate it:

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blue chamberA forbidden room.Rate it:

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blue moonA long time.Rate it:

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blue moonThe third full moon in a quarter that contains four rather than the usual three full moons.Rate it:

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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.Rate it:

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brain surgerySurgery on any part of the nervous system, especially the brain; neurosurgery.Rate it:

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bred-in-the-boneInveterate or habitual; long-standing.Rate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedneatly attired, well dressed.Rate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedAlert and in an eager, frisky, or playful mood; full of life.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.Rate it:

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brighten upBrighten up a room.Rate it:

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budge upTo move or scoot over in order to make room for someone, especially when sitting.Rate it:

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bundle of nervesA person with an especially nervous, excitable, or fearful disposition.Rate it:

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buried treasureSomething, having been concealed for a long time, which later is found and is profitable.Rate it:

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bush telegraphA system used by undeveloped societies in remote regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds, word-of-mouth relay, or smoke signals.Rate it:

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bustle withTo teem with; abound with; to exhibit an energetic and active abundance of a thing; to be full of a certain activity or active beings.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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by a long shotBy a wide margin; indicates a very big difference or disparity.Rate it:

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cat and dog lifeUnhappy married life.Rate it:

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