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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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