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baby-killera long-range Zeppelin bomberRate 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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have butterflies in one's stomachTo be nervous, uncertain, or anxious.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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keep a weather eye openTo maintain a background awareness of something; to remain alert to changes without it occupying your full attention.Rate it:

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razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:

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on edgeTense, nervous or irritable.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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fill upTo make full.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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lock upTo invest in something long term.Rate it:

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mercuryA silvery-colored metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg.Rate it:

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pop outTo leave a room or building with the expectation of returning soon.Rate it:

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rock upTo work one's way vertically up a chimney or cleft using a rocking movement.Rate it:

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year dotA very long time ago, from the beginning or as far back as one can remember.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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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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brighten upBrighten up a room.Rate it:

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do upTo redecorate a room etc.Rate it:

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dust offTo use something after a long time without it.Rate it:

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jump aroundTo move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.Rate it:

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moral compassThe full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.Rate it:

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nail biterA nervous or uncomfortable situation.Rate it:

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quake in one's bootsTo be frightened, scared, or nervous.Rate it:

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run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.Rate it:

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run onTo continue talking for a long time.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at [1] on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at [2] on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at [3] on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at [4] on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at [5] on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at [6] on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate 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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paid upFull-fledged, wholehearted.Rate it:

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lionA stylized representation of a large cat, used on a coat of arms.Rate it:

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quick-and-dirtyDone or constructed in a hasty, approximate, temporarily adequate manner, but not exact, fully formed, or reliable for a long period of time.Rate it:

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slip under the radarTo go unnoticed, especially for a long period 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 the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.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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at largeIn full, fully.Rate 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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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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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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