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another nail in one's coffinOne in a series of factors which lead, or purport to lead, to downfall.Rate it:

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final nail in the coffinSomething that is ultimately responsible for a previously prospective demise or failure.Rate it:

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last nail in the coffinAlternative form of final nail in the coffinRate it:

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another day, another dollaran expression recognizing a balance in life, normalcy, and routinenessRate it:

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when one door closes, another one opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another one opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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one good turn deserves anotherOne act of kindness should be paid back by another act of kindness.Rate it:

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one anotherUsed of a reciprocal relationship among a group of more than two people or things; compare each other.Rate it:

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another string to one's bowAnother skill, ability or resource when one fails.Rate it:

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if it's not one thing it's anotherMany problems are happening simultaneously or in close succession.Rate it:

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one after anotherIn single file.Rate it:

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one anothereach otherRate it:

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one man's meat is another man's poisonPeople have differing tastes; what pleases one person may displease another.Rate it:

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one thing led to anotherFrom one event, a series of insignificant steps resulted in another event.Rate it:

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one word leads to anotherSaid of a conversation which suddenly develops in a way that was not planned or anticipated by any of the people involved, sometimes in a positive context, but especially of an escalating argument.Rate it:

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play one against anotherTo manipulate two persons into competing against one another in a way that benefits the person carrying out the manipulation.Rate it:

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six of one, half dozen of anotherIt makes no difference, they're still the same.Rate it:

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when one door closes, another door opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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when one door closes, another opensWhen one opportunity is lost, another opportunity soon becomes available.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another door opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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when one door shuts, another opensAlternative form of when one door closes, another opens.Rate it:

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dumber than a door-nailSomeone who is just stupid, and doesn't even know what doornail means anyway so isn't really insulted by the term anyway.Rate it:

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fight tooth and nailTo use every means possible to overcome a difficult opposition.Rate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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on the nail(of payment) without delayRate it:

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nail biterA nervous or uncomfortable situation.Rate it:

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nail downFirm or certain.Rate it:

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nail biterAn engaging or exciting cliffhanger.Rate it:

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tooth and nailViciously; with all one’s strength or power; without holding back..Rate it:

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better than a poke in the eye with a rusty nailAlternative form of better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stickRate it:

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hit the nail on the headTo identify something exactly; to arrive at exactly the right answer.Rate it:

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hit the nail on the head!To do something perfectly, to give a textbook answer to a question that shows you grasp the concept at hand.Rate it:

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nail biterOne who bites or chews his or her fingernails.Rate it:

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nail downTo attach with nails.Rate it:

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nail the hammer on the headTo solve a problem of any sort; to get the right answer to something; to be on target, spot on.Rate it:

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just another pretty faceSomeone who is attractive, but not too distinguished.Rate it:

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another country heard fromAlternative form of another county heard fromRate it:

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come to it from another angleHey, Gary, we've followed the manufacturer's instructions from the manual.Rate it:

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find another gearTo suddenly achieve an extra burst of athletic performance, especially after a sustained period of competitive exertion.Rate it:

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find another gearTo achieve enhanced performance.Rate it:

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have another thing comingAlternative form of have another think comingRate it:

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have another think comingTo be deluded, to be mistaken; to need to rethink something one has determined; to need to reconsider one's plans or expectations.Rate it:

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speak another vesselMy Captain signaled with pennants',/came within hailing distance 'spoke with megaphone. He learned SKIPPER of upwind ship/Mandarin/ two masted schooner es 'Mandarin's Skipper's spouse aboard as assistant navigator:Rate it:

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tomorrow is another dayTomorrow will bring new opportunities and a fresh start for one's endeavors.1600, author unknown, "Phillidaes Love-call to her Coridon, and his replying" (song), in England's Helicon, printed at London by I.R. for John Flasket:Phil. Yonder comes my Mother, Coridon,whether shall I flie?Cor. Under yonder Beech my lovely one,while she passeth by.Say to her thy true-Love was not heere,remember, remember,to morrow is another day:1896, Amelia E. Barr, A Knight of the Nets, ch. 8:"Well, well, my dear lass, to-night we cannot work, but we may sleep. . . . Keep a still heart tonight, and tomorrow is another day."1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind, ch. 63:"Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day."2005, Fran Schumer, "JERSEY: In Princeton, Taking On Harvard's Fuss About Women," New York Times, 19 June (retrieved 18 Aug. 2009):"Half of me is depressedRate it:

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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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all of one's taste is in one's mouthAlternative form of all one's taste is in one's mouthRate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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