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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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checks and balancesA system for multiple parties wherein each has some control over the actions of each of the others.Rate it:

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cherry-pickTo pick out the best, or most desirable items from a list or group, especially to obtain some advantage or to present something in the best possible light.Rate it:

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chew the meat and spit out the bonesTo take in a great deal of information and selectively disregard some of it as invalid or inapplicableRate it:

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Citations:Main StreetThe generic street name of the primary retail street of a village, town, or small city in the United States, Canada, Ireland, some parts of Scotland and also in some countries in central Europe.Rate it:

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clear awayTo prepare some object for use by removing obstacles, untying or unfastening it.Rate it:

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cock a snookTo spread one hand, place the thumb on the nose and wriggle some of the fingers as a gesture of disrespect.Rate it:

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come a cropperTo suffer some misfortune; to fail.Rate 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 in handyTo be useful or helpful, especially at some time in the future.Rate it:

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come to mention itWhat you just said reminds me of something; Used to justify a change of subject or a kind of statement that needs some kind of license.Rate it:

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conscience moneyMoney which is voluntarily paid by a party who feels guilt, and seeks to provide compensation, for some past misdeed or negligence.Rate it:

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cookie-cutterishLooking or seeming identical; created by some standard or common means; often with the implication that the result is boring, overly simple, or not applicable to all needs.Rate it:

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cosy up toTo form a relationship with some one or some thing for the purpose of obtaining some benefit.Rate it:

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crank the handleTo perform a process; to do some work.Rate it:

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cream of the cropThe best or most desirable among some selection.Rate it:

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crocodile tearA tear shed insincerely, in a false display of sorrow or some other emotion.Rate it:

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cutting edgeThe forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field.Rate it:

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death spiralThe situation or course of action of one who is on a path toward some sort of inevitable catastrophic failure.Rate it:

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deathblowSomething that prevents the completion, or ends the existence of some project etc.Rate it:

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der Amtsschimmel wiehertthere is an excessive amount of bureaucracy; someone or some organization is being excessively bureaucraticRate it:

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dicksize warA pointless competition, dispute or conflict, often over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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dip intoTo spend some of one's savingsRate it:

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dirty laundryUnflattering facts or questionable activities that one wants to remain secret, but which some other may use to blackmail with.Rate it:

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double-edged swordA benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but non-obvious cost or risk.Rate it:

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double-edged swordA benefit that is also a liability, or that carries some significant but not-so-obvious cost or risk.Rate it:

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dumb downTo convey some subject matter in simple terms, avoiding technical or academic language, especially in a way that is considered condescending.Rate it:

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dummy upTo make a mock-up or prototype version of something, without some or all off its intended functionality.Rate it:

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every jack has his jilleverybody will find someone to have a romantic relationship with at some point in their lifeRate it:

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every shut eye isn't asleepOne must be careful, because some people who seem not to be paying attention are actually paying attention.Rate it:

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factor spaceA space obtained from another by identification of points that are equivalent to one another in some equivalence relation.Rate it:

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facts on the groundSome aspects of the situation in a particular location.Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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Felices ReyesHappy Wise Men Day A phrase used to wish a happy "Wise Men Day", celebrated on January 6 in some Spanish-speaking countriesRate it:

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first among equalsA person or position that if formally equivalent to others in a group, but is superior in some attribute.Rate it:

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flag downUse a flag or some kind of signal to get the attention of someone.Rate it:

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full-fledgedHaving all its feathers; able to fly.Rate it:

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game overThe end of some ongoing situation due to either failure or success.Rate it:

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game, set, matchAn expression indicating finality, announcing that a series of events—usually involving some form of rivalry—has reached a conclusion.Rate it:

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get a leg upTo gain some advantage; to get a head start.Rate it:

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get around toTo eventually begin or return to some procrastinated task.Rate it:

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get inTo be elected to some office.Rate it:

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get off the dimetake some action; make progressRate it:

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get out ofTo circumvent some obligation entirely.Rate it:

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get the driftTo understand, at least at some basic or general level.Rate it:

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get the word outTo make some information more widely known.Rate it:

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give or takeApproximately; plus or minus some unknown amount.Rate it:

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go to workTo begin performing some task or work.Rate it:

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going toForms a tense future to some past time.Rate it:

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good to goReady for some specific task or ready for normal activity, especially after preparation or recovery.Rate it:

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