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a good beginning makes a good endingGood beginnings promise a good end; start off on a good note to reap the benefits at the end.Rate it:

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a party animalAn individual whom lives, thinks, reflects, promotes, enjoys, raucous, wild, off the deep end, exotic; parties, gatherings, happenings and blasts.Rate it:

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all bets are offIndicates that a future event appears uncertain, especially one that before seemed more certain.Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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an apple a day keeps the doctor awayApples are healthy and stave off illness.Eat healthy and you won't get sick.Rate it:

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anticonstituellementin french, this word is the biggest word in the whole history of french... it means: I Constantly think you are bugging me, back off or you will regret it.Rate it:

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apr├Ęs-skiA place "after skiing". Typically a bar or pub where people go after a day on the slopes to ease off and meet other people.Rate it:

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at the coal faceTo be directly engaged in the operations of a business, rather than in a hands-off, managerial position.Rate it:

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at the end of the roadNo longer in the competition. Voted off. Eliminated.Rate it:

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auction offTo sell something at an auction.Rate it:

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avoir du pois layStealing brass weights off the counters of shops.Rate it:

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back offTo move backwards away from something.Rate it:

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back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:

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back offTo lower the setting of.Rate it:

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backfootTo put on the defensive; to put off balance.Rate it:

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backpedalTo distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.Rate it:

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bar offto barricade with bars.Rate it:

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be offTo leave.Rate it:

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be offTo be working against a present or former addiction to.Rate it:

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be offTo be away from.Rate it:

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beat offTo drive something away with blows.Rate it:

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beat offTo masturbate.Rate it:

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beat offTo waste time.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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beg offTo avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone.Rate it:

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bite offTo accept or commit oneself to a task, project, notion, or responsibility, especially one which presents challenges.Rate it:

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bite offTo acquire, especially in an abrupt or forceful manner.Rate it:

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bite off more than one can chewTo try to do too much; to take on or attempt more than one is capable of doing.Rate it:

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bite someone's head offTo severely berate someone.Rate it:

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blast offto beginRate it:

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bloom is off the roseThe person, object, or situation identified in the context has lost its novelty, freshness, appeal, or acceptability.Rate it:

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bloom is off the roseBusiness is not going well for a particular identified firm or industry, or the overall economy has taken a downturn.Rate it:

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blow offTo shoot something with a gun, causing it to come disconnected.Rate it:

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blow offTo pass gas; to break wind.Rate it:

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blow offTo vent, usually, to reduce pressure in a container.Rate it:

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blow off steamTo rant or shout in order to relieve stress; to vent.Rate it:

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blow the lid offTo uncover (a secret or scandal)Rate it:

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bog offTo leave, to go away.Rate it:

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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.Rate it:

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bottom feederA fish or other aquatic creature that feeds off the bottom of its habitat; a flatfish.Rate it:

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bounce offto test (ideas) on someoneRate it:

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bounce off the wallsTo be overly active relative to the enclosed space in which one is.Rate it:

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bouncing off the wallsMoving hyperactively.Rate it:

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branch offto diverge into two or more separate paths.Rate it:

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brassed offfed upRate it:

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bread-and-butterA general saying used to ward off bad luckRate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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break groundTo lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.Rate it:

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break offTo end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.Rate it:

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break offTo remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping.Rate it:

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