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a bright futureAn uplifting, reassuring, self fulfilling, confident outlook relative to a major change, opportunity, circumstance, windfall, inheritance, promotion which provides all elemental criteria for a bright future.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate 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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about turnA complete change of opinion, direction, etc.Rate it:

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always be yourselfdon´t change the way you are. be you, be special. don´t be like othersRate 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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and changeAnd some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.Rate it:

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baptism by fireA change in initial attitude or ideals through a traumatic situation.Rate it:

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bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.Rate it:

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bridge the gapOvercome the absence, fill the void, bypass the blokckage, jump the gulf, change the route:Rate it:

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bring overTo cause to change allegiance or point of view.Rate it:

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caught on the hopTo be in a situation of change, especially from a known to an unknown stateRate it:

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change handsTo become the property of someone else; to be bought or sold.Rate it:

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change horses in midstreamTo change plans or approaches at an inopportune time, such as when an effort is already underway, generally considered an inadvisable thing to do.Rate it:

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change of heartA change of one's opinion, belief or decision.Rate it:

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change of lifeMenopause.Rate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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change of tackA reversal of an opinion.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change one's mindTo decide differently than one had decided before.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo change one's story.Rate it:

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change one's tuneTo reconsider; rethink; to reach a different conclusion.Rate it:

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change overto convert to, to make a transition from one system to anotherRate it:

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change someone's mindTo convince someone to make a decision differing from what a previous one.Rate it:

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change the channelTo redirect someone's attention.Rate it:

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chump changeA sum of money considered to be insignificant.Rate it:

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chump changeAn amount of remuneration, reward, or other monetary recompense considered to be insultingly small.Rate it:

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chump-changeOf or pertaining to something of little monetary value.Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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come aroundTo change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.Rate it:

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come full circleTo make a complete change or reform.Rate it:

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come roundTo change one's opinion.Rate it:

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come to mention itWhat you just said reminds me of something; Used to justify a change of subject or a kind of statement that needs some kind of license.Rate it:

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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.Rate it:

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dresschange appearance, clothe, assist one to 'vest', change location of tie, ribbon, lapel, scarf, shawl, belt, etc.Rate it:

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end of the worldAny change that seems catastrophic or devastating.Rate it:

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for a changeAs a departure from the usual.Rate it:

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for the nonceFor the time being, with the expectation that the situation may change.Rate it:

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get changedTo change one's clothing (usually for a specific purpose).Rate it:

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give or takeApproximately; plus or minus some unknown amount.Rate it:

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go aboutTo change from one tack to another.Rate it:

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go downTo decrease; to change from a greater value to a lesser one.Rate it:

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go from zero to heroTo change from negative outcome to positive outcome. To improve one's fortunes significantly.Rate it:

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god works in mysterious waysExpressing confidence that a conundrum has a solution despite it not being apparent.Expressing that a seemingly unfortunate or unfavourable situation or change may be beneficial later or in the long run.Person A: It seems that I'm about to be fired from my job.Person B: Well, God works in mysterious ways - maybe it'll be the kick you need to apply to university...Rate it:

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haters gonna hateCritics' opinions ultimately do not affect you and are unlikely to change, so ignore them.Rate it:

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have second thoughtsTo change one's opinion, or be uneasy about a previous decision.Rate it:

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hold the lineTo firmly maintain one's viewpoint, principles, or situation; to refuse to change one's practices or plans.Rate it:

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how's the weatherIndicating a change of subject to unimportant topics.Rate it:

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it's a game-changerA crucial change in the state of affairs.Rate it:

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jump the fenceTo change from first approach, approach from a different direction, suggest a completely foreign idea.Rate it:

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