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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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good things come to those who waitA patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.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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for onceFor the first time, after many instances to the contrary; in a rare exception to the rule; as an exception to the usual.Rate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.Rate it:

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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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