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cry one's eyes outTo weep for an elongated time, or in an excessive manner.Rate it:

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culture heroA mythical character or real person who is renowned as the exemplar of the values or achievements of a society, group, or time period.Rate it:

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cut shortInterrupt and curtail before the planned end time.Rate it:

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day and ageA time period of years or more.Rate it:

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day and nightAll the time; round the clock; unceasingly.Rate it:

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daylightThe period of time between sunrise and sunset.Rate it:

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desk jockeyOne who spends his or her time seated at a desk; especially one who is more concerned with procedure, paperwork, or administration than with its ultimate goal or practical consequence.Rate it:

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die offTo become extinct (if a group of plants, animals, or people dies off, all of that group dies over a period of time).Rate it:

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dip a toe intoTo enter or get involved in tentatively and for the first time.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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double bookedOf a single resource, reserved for two different users at the same time.Rate it:

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double dutchSex using a condom and the contraceptive pill at the same time.Rate it:

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down and outIn trouble; in a bad time or situation or having very bad luck.Rate it:

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down the lineFurther along, in terms of time or progress.Rate it:

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down the roadFurther along, in terms of time or progress.Rate it:

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down the trackFurther along, in terms of time or progress.Rate 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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dripTo fall one drop at a time.Rate it:

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Dutch reckoningUsed other than as an idiom. as reckoned by the Dutch: five o'clock by the Dutch reckoning would be five o'clock in the Dutch rather than, e.g., a Canadian time zone; for example, 1 March 1625 in the Dutch reckoning was, in the English reckoning of the time, 19 February 1624(?).Rate it:

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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.Rate it:

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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.Rate it:

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fanny aboutTo waste time or fool around; to engage in activity which produces little or no accomplishment.Rate it:

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fashionably lateArriving behind time to an event which does not normally require one to be punctual.Rate it:

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fiddle while Rome burnsTo neglect helping when one's time is needed most; to ignore the major problem at hand (whilst doing something less important); to be idle, inactive, or uninterested in a time of great need.Rate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do, at somebody else's expense.Rate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do.Rate it:

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fifteen minutes of fameA very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.Rate it:

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

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finest hourA point in time or a relatively brief period of time when an especially distinguished, admirable, or effective set of actions is performed.Rate it:

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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the pollsRate it:

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fit inmake time or spaceRate it:

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fit inmake time or spaceRate 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 nonceFor the time being, with the expectation that the situation may change.Rate it:

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four-on-the-floorCharacterised by a steady, uniformly accented beat with a 4/4 time signature.Rate it:

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from can see to can't seeFrom the time when it is barely light enough to see until there is no light remaining whatsoever: from sunup to sundown, from dawn to duskRate it:

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full circleThrough a rotation or revolution that ends at the starting point.Rate it:

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

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get out while the getting's goodTo leave at an opportune time or before adverse conditions appear.Rate it:

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give of oneselfTo devote oneself unselfishly to a task, especially to give time and energy.Rate it:

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go a long wayTo be adequate or helpful for a significant amount of time.Rate it:

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go forTo endure, sustain or spend time.Rate it:

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golf widowA woman who is deprived of her husband's time and attention due to his regular absence in order to play golf.Rate it:

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great minds think alikeUsed to emphasize a coincidence, or two people reaching the same conclusion in any manner at the same time.Rate it:

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Greek calendsA time that never occurs; never; when pigs fly.Rate it:

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guilt tripA feeling of shame or embarrassment, especially if self-indulgent, unwarranted, exaggerated or felt over a significant period of time.Rate it:

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gym bunnyA person who spends a large amount of time working out at a gym and who may be obsessed with improving his or her physique. Often said of a gay man, but also said of women and heterosexual men.Rate it:

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hang out withTo spend time with friends, doing nothing in particular.Rate it:

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hangar queenAn aircraft which requires a great deal of regular maintenance and has an unfavorable ratio of maintenance time to flight time.Rate it:

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