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castle in the airA visionary project or scheme; a day-dream; an idle fancy; a pipe dream; any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be ever realized; a near impossibility.Rate it:

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cheap-arse TuesdayThe day of the week (Tuesday) when establishments such as the cinemas, restaurants, etc, offer some of their goods and services at discounted prices.Rate it:

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close of playThe end of a day's playRate it:

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close of playThe end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)Rate it:

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close of playThe end of the working dayRate it:

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come down to usTo survive to the present day; to be extant in some form.Rate it:

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come to gripsseize the day! grasp the meaning, act upon the challenge, address the issue, issue stringent directives, take command, show 'em who's boss!Rate it:

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daysPlural form of day.Rate it:

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dog days of summerhot summer day when you just want to sit under a tree and do nothingRate it:

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draw stumpsTo cease doing something, at least for the day.Rate it:

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from my cold, dead handsA statement that something will not be taken away from you until the day you die.Rate it:

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get offTo complete a shift or a day's work.Rate it:

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get out of bed on the wrong sideTo start the day in a bad mood for no apparent reason.Rate it:

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get up on the wrong side of the bedTo feel irritable; to be in a bad mood; to have a bad day from the start, for no particular reason.Rate it:

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give a man a fishShortened form of give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeRate it:

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hang up one's bootsRetire, call it a day.Rate it:

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high noonExactly noon; midday; the middle of the day.Rate it:

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last thinglate in the dayRate it:

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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.Rate it:

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moving along at a snail's paceThe slow start of an agenda, the maintenance of a slothful effort, spending half a day to complete a two hour job.Rate it:

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night outGoing away from one's usual residence for an entire night, and returning the next day.Rate it:

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of anIndicates a more or less habitual activity during the given part of the day.Rate it:

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one of these daysOne day, some day (especially in warning of a negative consequence).Rate it:

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one of those daysA bad day.Rate it:

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out and aboutTraveling; out; moving; engaged in regular day to day activities.Rate it:

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pinch and a punch for the first of the monthSaid the first day of a new month, accompanied by a pinch and a punch to the victim.Rate it:

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pull up stumpsTo cease doing something, at least for the day.Rate it:

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round the clockNonstop, 24 hours per day.Rate it:

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rush hourThe times of the day when traffic jams are commonplace, due mainly to people commuting to or from work.Rate it:

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sign onThe time of day when a radio or television station begins broadcasting, usually after being off the air for several hours.Rate it:

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sleep onTo consider after a period of sleep, implying a decision will be made the next day.Rate it:

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sleep on itTo postpone a decision until the following day to avoid making a hasty choice.Rate it:

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smell the barnTo experience heightened anticipation or to act with renewed speed or energy as one approaches a destination, goal, or other desired outcome, like a livestock animal at day's end returning to its barn.Rate it:

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sticks and stonesEvocative of the saying "sticks and stones may (or will) break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt (or harm) me".1957, Brendan Gill, The Day the Money StoppedRate it:

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talking headA pundit who discusses issues of the day, especially one on TV.Rate it:

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throw a sickieTo take a day off from work, supposedly because of ill health. The illness could be either real or feigned.Rate it:

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wee small hoursHe worked into the wee small hours to get everything perfect for the opening day.Rate it:

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work around the clockTo work all day and all night without a break, because it is imperative to finish something.Rate it:

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