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elbow roomFreedom or leeway.Rate it:

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elbow roomRoom or space in which to move or maneuver.Rate it:

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elbow greaseEffort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.Rate it:

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bend one's elbowTo drink alcoholic beverages, especially at a public house or bar.Rate it:

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get the elbowTo be dismissed from employment.Rate it:

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give the elbowTo terminate the employment of.Rate it:

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mix paki chat roomMix Paki Chat Room is a chat room website where people can talk to each other.Rate it:

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engine roomThe source of power in a team or other group.Rate it:

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nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairsExtremely nervous.Rate it:

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smoke-filled roomA place where powerful people meet to decide a matter in secret, often of a political nature.Rate it:

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baby elephant in the roomAn obvious but mostly inconsequential issue.Rate it:

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elephant in the roomA problem or difficult issue that is very obvious, but is ignored for the convenience or comfort of those involved.Rate it:

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engine roomA compartment on a ship in which the engine machinery is located.Rate it:

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get a roomA jocular or sarcastic expression commanding a couple to stop displaying affection in public, and to rent a hotel or motel room to continue amorous activities in private.Rate it:

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locker room humorA type of humor involving jokes about crude and sexual topics.Rate it:

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make roomTo rearrange or organize existing people, objects, furniture, belongings, etc., to create space for new objects.Rate it:

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not enough room to swing a catVery little space (available) (of a very small room).Rate it:

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on the cutting room floorNot included in the finalized version of something; deliberately rejected or unintentionally overlooked.Rate it:

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read the roomto understand the emotions and thoughts of the people in the roomRate it:

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room for doubtEventuality.Rate it:

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room inOf a mother and her new baby; to stay together in the same room.Rate it:

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room serviceFormule prononcée par le personnel d’un hôtel annonçant sa venue lorsqu’il frappe à la porte d’une chambre.Rate it:

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room-temperature IQA below-average IQ; by extension, a dull or unintelligent mind.Rate it:

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rubber roomA cell used for confinement of a mentally disturbed person.Rate it:

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rubber roomEspecially in New York City, a temporary workplace assigned to a teacher who is not permitted to teach in a classroom because he or she is under disciplinary review.Rate it:

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smoke-filled roomUsed other than as an idiom: see smoke, filled, room.Rate it:

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smoke-filled roomUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see smoke,‎ filled,‎ room.Rate it:

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wiggle roomThe opportunity to make alternative decisions or to pursue other courses of action, especially any involving only minor changes to one's present situation or course.Rate it:

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work the roomTo interact enthusiastically with the attendees at an event, by moving among them, greeting them, and engaging them in conversation.Rate it:

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work the roomTo interact with one's audience, taking queues from its reactions and adapting one's performance or words to elicit the audience's attention and enthusiasm.Rate it:

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mercuryA silvery-colored metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg.Rate it:

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pop outTo leave a room or building with the expectation of returning soon.Rate it:

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brighten upBrighten up a room.Rate it:

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do upTo redecorate a room etc.Rate it:

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walk like an EgyptianTo walk with one arm horizontally at the side, with arm bent at the elbow facing up, and the other arm horizontally at the side with arm bent at the elbow facing down.Rate it:

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check your ego at the door!A direct, crisp, critical rejoinder to another, 'to leave their egoism without the room', {at the door}!Rate it:

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blue chamberA forbidden room.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, composed of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.Rate it:

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budge upTo move or scoot over in order to make room for someone, especially when sitting.Rate it:

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can I come inAsks for permission to enter a room.Rate it:

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do not disturbUsed to indicate that somebody does not wish to be disturbed, e.g. a sign on a hotel room door, or a "busy" mode of an instant messenger.Rate it:

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do not enterUsed to ask not to enter, e.g. a sign on a hotel room door.Rate it:

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funny boneThe ulnar nerve in the elbow, which, when hit, causes a tingly sensation. [from the 19th c.]Rate it:

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hutch upto move slightly, in order to make room for someone; for example to move in a bed to make room for someone else to lie, or to move sideways on on a seat so as to allow someone room to sit and share that same seat.Rate it:

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in shapeI guess I'd better get my room in shape if I have guests.Rate it:

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ladies' loungeA room in a pub or hotel, separate from the main drinking area, in which drinks are served; originally a place for women to drink in when not welcome or not comfortable in the traditionally male-oriented public bar, and latterly a more genteel area than the public bar. Rate it:

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love nestA room, especially a bedroom or boudoir, used for sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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offer affordancesTo give elbow room or leeway for something to happen.Rate it:

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or elseClean up your room, or else!.Rate it:

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