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Tweedledum and TweedledeeTwo persons or organizations deemed indistinguishable in some way.Rate it:

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Tweedledum and TweedledeeA pair of people who spend a lot of time together, and look and act similarly.Rate it:

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under lock and keyImprisoned with little or no chance of escape.Rate it:

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underpromise and overdeliverExceed the customer's expectations.Rate it:

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up and downupward and downward, alternatelyRate it:

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up and downalternately forwards and backwards along a pathRate it:

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up and downVertical; perpendicular; said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the hawse hole, and the cable is taut.Rate it:

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up and runningoperational, in operationRate it:

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up hill and down daleHere and there; everywhere.Rate it:

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up-and-comerSomeone who is up-and-coming, who has begun to be successful in some field and is likely to become even more successful in the future.Rate it:

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up-and-comingEmerging; aspiring; improving; beginning to attract attention or critical acclaim.Rate it:

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ups and downsPeriods of positive and negative events, moods, or interactions; highs and lows.Rate it:

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wait on hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait on someone hand, foot, and fingerAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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wait upon hand and footAlternative form of wait on hand and foot.Rate it:

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walk and chew gum at the same timeTo do something very easy.Rate it:

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walk softly and carry a big stickAlternative form of speak softly and carry a big stick.Rate it:

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warts and allOf or pertaining to a description or other depiction which reveals the full range of characteristics of a person or thing, including the shortcomings and imperfections.Rate it:

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well and goodBasically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.Rate it:

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well and trulyutterly; completely; without doubtRate it:

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when all is said and doneIn the end; ultimately.Rate it:

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when, as, and ifUsed to indicate the timing and contingency of some obligation in contracts, especially financial.Rate it:

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whys and whereforesThe reasons or motivations for a fact, action, or decision, especially the complete set of such reasons or motivations.Rate it:

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witha flint and a meat axeA Depression Expression: A violent verbal assertion and call for action as a result of a dirty trick or mischevious misdemeanor.Rate it:

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wouldn't give two hoots n a holler / ... two hoots and a hollerdefinition: it isn't worth much, or I wouldn't put much stock in it - it is not believable, or wouldn't pay attention to it.Rate it:

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X's and O'sThe fundamental elements of a play.Rate it:

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X's and O'sThe basic delineation of roles in a project.Rate it:

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X's and O'skisses and hugs.Rate it:

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yes and noUsed other than as an idiom: see yes, and, no.Rate it:

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yes and noAn answer in reply to a yes-no question, indicating there is no simple "yes" or "no" answerRate it:

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you and whose army%3fYou can't do all that on your own.Rate it:

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you can't run with the hare and hunt with the houndsYou can't have it both ways.Rate it:

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you pays your money and you takes your choiceEach person should make their own decisions.Rate it:

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you scratch my back and i'll scratch yoursIf you do me a favor then I will do you a favor; quid pro quo.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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a riddle wrapped up in an enigmaSomething very mysterious and hidden.Rate it:

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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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abide byTo accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce; as, to abide by an award.Rate it:

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bad to the boneCompletely bad and evil; pure evil.Rate it:

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Barmacide feastSomething that appears highly desirable, but proves to be imaginary, illusory and ultimately very disappointing.Rate it:

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beauty sleepSleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.[1].Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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brass ringOne and one half inch diameter iron rings were offered riders on a Carousel by a dispensing device alongside: A Brass Ring was inserted into the dispenser at random. The Carousel Rider who succeeded in snatching the Brass Ring was rewarded A Free Ride upon return to the Operator of the Brass Ring:Rate it:

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bright as a buttonVery cheery, energetic and upbeat.Rate it:

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Bronx cheerA razzing noise made with the lips and tongue; a raspberry.Rate 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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cheer onTo cheer and support a team, to barrack, to root for.Rate it:

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death spiralA manoeuvre in which a male skater spins in place while holding one hand of his female skating partner as she circles around him with one skate on the ice and one leg extended outward parallel to the ice surface, all the while slowly lowering herself until her back almost touches the ice surface.Rate it:

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douchebagerryThe act of being aware of oneself behaving innapropriatley and continuing to do so.Rate it:

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