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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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Franklin prend son thé chaudPhrase utilisée par les élèves francophones qui étudient le néerlandais pour se souvenir que les participes passés réguliers en néerlandais se terminent toujours par un d sauf quand le radical du verbe se termine par f, k, p, s, t ou ch.Rate it:

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elephant earAny of several plants in tribe Colocasieae or Caladieae.A taro plant.Caladium.Rate it:

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eat an elephant one bite at a timeTo do something one step at a time; to do something in steps rather than all at once.Rate it:

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elephant earUsed other than as an idiom: see elephant, ear.Rate it:

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elephant earA flat, crisp, sugared pastryRate it:

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elephant earA taro plant.Rate it:

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elephant earCaladium.Rate it:

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elephant earstaroRate it:

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elephant earsUsed other than as an idiom: see elephant, ear.Rate it:

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see the elephantTo witness something unexpected and awe-filling. [early 19th c. to Civil War]Rate it:

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see the elephantUsed other than as an idiom: see see, the, elephant.Rate it:

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white elephantAn albino elephant.Rate it:

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white elephantAn ornament etc that is unwanted or is a financial burden; an unprofitable investment.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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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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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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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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