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don't think twice!In general; A strongly worded. forcefully delivered non-military admonishment to another individual of equal or unequal rank for immediate unquestionable immediate physical action, acceptance of proposal, signature of instant acceptance, 'second the motion'! 'jump the gap', 'sever the line', 'jump overboard'!, "BAIL-OUT!",Rate it:

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einmal ist keinmalOne slip is allowed; everyone deserves a second chanceRate it:

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first annualThe second occurrence of an annual event, that is, the first occurrence that is indeed annual.Rate it:

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first loserSecond place.Rate it:

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first loserThe second place finisher in auto racing competition.Rate it:

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go madUsed to indicate that the second verb represents an action that is out of character.Rate it:

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hear ofTo become aware of through second-hand knowledge, or not through personal experience.Rate it:

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hot lunchA sexual act in which a pouch of clingfilm or similar material filled with faeces is placed in one of the participants' mouth and subsequently penetrated by the second participant.Rate it:

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make an example ofHe made an example of the drunken sailor with twenty lashes, to show that he must have a sober crew.Rate it:

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mobilia sequuntur personamCommon law doctrine holding that personal property held by a person is governed by the same law that governs that person, so that if a person who is legally domiciled in one jurisdiction dies with property in a second jurisdiction, that property is legally treated as though it were in the first jurisdiction.Rate it:

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nightcapThe second game of a doubleheader.Rate it:

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omegaThe twenty-fourth letter of the Classical and the Modern Greek alphabet, and the twenty-eighth letter of the Old and the Ancient Greek alphabet, i.e. the last letter of every Greek alphabet. Uppercase version: Ω; lowercase: ω.Rate it:

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one strike and you're outIf you fail you will be given no second chance.Rate it:

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one thousandUsed in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.Rate it:

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proverbs come in pairsAlternative form of proverbs run in pairs.1979, Irving Howe, John Hollander, David Bromwich, Literature as Experience: An Anthology, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ISBN 0155511130, page 325:Sometimes proverbs come in pairs, the first one providing the context, the second, the revision.Rate it:

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rex-patA repeat expatriate, one who becomes ex-patriated a second time.Rate it:

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runner upsecond-placed competitorRate it:

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take a back seatTo be second to someone or something; to be less important or have a lower priority.Rate it:

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telephone tagA situation in which a person unsuccessfully attempts to contact another person by telephone and leaves a message instead, and in which the second person then unsuccessfully attempts to return the initial call and leaves a message for the first person, and so on as if the two are playing a game of tag in which the most recent person to have been left with a message is now designated as "it" (i.e. as the player now obliged to chase the other and to attempt anew to make contact).Rate it:

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then againFrom another point of view; on the other hand; on second thought.Rate it:

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third stringA unit of players that plays behind the first and second strings; a junior varsity team.Rate it:

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פעם שלישית גלידהSaid when meeting someone for the second time in a short span : long time no seeRate it:

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