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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-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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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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catmeatMeat from a cat.Rate it:

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check your ego at the door!A direct, crisp, critical rejoinder to another, 'to leave their egoism without the room', {at the door}!Rate it:

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chirpy as a cricketVery chirpy; full of energy; very energeticRate it:

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collect dustTo remain untouched and unused for a long period of time.Rate it:

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coon's ageA very long time.Rate it:

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country mileA long way, a great distance.Rate it:

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covenant of saltA long-lasting agreement.Rate it:

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cracked the whipMy former boss demanded much in the manner of results, production. In addition he worked us long hours without advance notice, without overtime, rather promised US time-off in the future.Rate it:

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cup of teaA cup full of tea.Rate it:

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deadFull and complete.Rate it:

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deep sleepArtificially induced hibernation in humans for the purpose of long distance space travel.Rate it:

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diamonds are a girl's best friendA statement that suggests, while love is a luxury, material wealth (particularly jewellery) is more valuable in the long run.Rate it:

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do justiceTo really allow to be apprehended in its full scope.Rate it:

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donkey's earsA long time.Rate it:

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donkey's yearsA long time.Rate it:

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down for the countDecisively beaten; rendered irrelevant for the long term.Rate it:

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drag onto last too longRate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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eat like a birdTo eat in small amounts rather than in a single full meal.Rate it:

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every bitExactly, to its full degreeRate it:

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everything happens for a reasonAll events are purposeful.Everything happens for a reason, so there is no such thing as failure. Mary-Kate OlsenPeople like to say "everything happens for a reason." If you repeat that in your head long enough that starts to sound like "anything can happen with a razor." Laura KightlingerI believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how we learn. Drew BarrymoreRate it:

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faith can move mountainsa strong, fervent belief in one's capability goes a long way in successful accomplishment of a taskRate it:

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familiarity breeds contemptThe more acquainted one becomes with a person, the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and, hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.1894, H. Rider Haggard, The People Of The Mist, ch. 25:This was the beginning of evil, for if no man is a hero to his valet de chambre, much less can he remain a god for long in the eyes of a curious woman. Here, as in other matters, familiarity breeds contempt.Rate it:

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fill upTo become full.Rate it:

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final curtainThe end to something which has longed for a long time.Rate it:

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flash in the panA transient occurrence with no long-term effect.Rate it:

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floor itto move (run, ride etc.) at full speedRate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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for the agesEspecially memorable and noteworthy; deserving to endure for a very long time.Rate it:

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for the agesIn a manner that produces long-lasting effects; for posterity; for a very long duration.Rate it:

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forty minutes of hellThe NCAA strategy of playing a suffocating full-court press and aggressive offense for the entirety of a game.Rate it:

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from here to ya-yaA very long distance.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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from the bottom of one's heartIn earnest; sincerely; with one's full feeling.Rate it:

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fry upFull English breakfast.Rate it:

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gather dustto remain unused for a long period of timeRate it:

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get cold feetTo become nervous or anxious and reconsider a decision about an upcoming event.Rate it:

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get to the pointTo state (something) directly; as opposed to in a long-winded way.Rate it:

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give one's allTo lose one's life while making the utmost effort with full commitment.Rate it:

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