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day or nightAt any time; 24/7Rate it:

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hang (hang with)Spend time in the company of someone.Rate it:

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one who hesitates is lostA person who spends too much time contemplating what to do may miss a valuable but fleeting opportunity.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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23 skidoo[c. 1908-1923] To leave, particularly quickly or at an advantageous time.Rate it:

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a cold day in JulyThe time of occurrence of an event that will never happen.Rate it:

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a pick-upA female whom frequents venues where males spend their spare time in billiards, drinking, lounging and where she seeks temporary companionship for ulterior motives.Rate it:

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a week from next TuesdaySome unspecified time in the future.Rate it:

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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:

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all alongThe entire time; always.Rate it:

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all at onceAll at the same time; all together.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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along aboutApproximately; at around some time.Rate it:

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any port in a stormAn unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.Rate it:

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around the clockAll the time or seemingly all the time; constantly.Rate it:

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

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as ofFrom, on or at a specified time.Rate it:

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as often as notMore or less half of the time; on many occasions but not always; frequently.Rate it:

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aunt floColloquialism for the time of a month when a woman is menstruating.Rate it:

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back in the dayIn the past; at one time, especially a time which is fondly remembered.Rate it:

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banged upSpending time in prison or jail.Rate it:

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bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:

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bat five hundredTo be successful half of the time, to have a success rate of 50%.Rate it:

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beat offTo waste time.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo perform a task or successfully complete an activity within a time limit.Rate it:

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beat the clockPerform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit.Rate it:

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blink of an eyeA very short period of time; quickly.Rate it:

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blue moonA long time.Rate it:

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bottom fishingBuying, or seeking opportunities to buy, investment securities or other valuable properties at a time when markets are depressed and prices are low.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo make a deep bow with the right leg drawn back (thus scraping the floor), left hand pressed across the abdomen, right arm held aside.Rate it:

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brace of shakesA very short time.Rate it:

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brace of shakesThe time taken for a sail to shake or shiver twice as a ship comes into the wind.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo do something for the first time.Rate it:

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break the sealWhen consuming alcohol, to urinate for the first time, which leads to needing to urinate more and more often.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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burn some rubberAn expression of intent to drive ruthlessly, speedily, wildly, illegally: Express the intention to perform tasks, agendas in wild abandon, in order to impress, gain an advantage, recover lost time or missed opportunity:Rate it:

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business before pleasureAn admonishment that discharging one's obligations must take precedence over devoting time to pursuits meant solely for one's own gratification.Rate it:

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busy workWork or activity performed with the intention or result of occupying time, and not necessarily to accomplish something productive; routine work of low priority undertaken for the sake of avoiding idleness.Rate it:

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butter one's bread on both sidesTo profit from two things at the same time, especially when those things seem contradictory or incompatible.Rate it:

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by and byGradually,after a timeRate it:

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carry overTo transfer (something) to a later point in time.Rate it:

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cash on the barrelheadMoney in the form of paper currency or coins, paid immediately at the time and place of a transaction.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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chase one's tailTo busily try to perform many tasks or to repeatedly revise one's plans, especially with inefficient use of one's time and limited results.Rate it:

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chew the fatTo chat idly or generally waste time talking.Rate it:

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close enough for government workIt is not worth investing additional time on perfecting this thing.Rate it:

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

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come in handyTo be useful or helpful, especially at some time in the future.Rate it:

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come to a headTo suddenly reveal that which has lain latent for a time.Rate it:

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