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give it the old college tryAn American Expression'; Give It The Traditional College Student's Focused, Determined Attempt Toward Achieving The Goal!Rate it:

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old college tryA vigorous, committed attempt or effort.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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give something a tryTo try or attempt.Rate it:

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same old same oldA familiar, uninteresting, or tedious situation, activity, narrative, or set of facts.Rate it:

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give someone the old heave-hoAlternative form of give somebody the heave-ho.Rate it:

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give someone the old heave-hoAlternative form of give someone the heave-hoRate it:

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try to top that one!When one excels often and in a high degree, there is naturally a strong feeling of achievement. The proud winner may chide and challenge his associates and peers.Rate it:

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try onBy wearing it.Rate it:

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don't try this at homeA caution that the activity being described or demonstrated is not safe.Rate it:

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don't try to teach grandma how to suck eggsDon't presume to give advice to those who are more experienced.Rate it:

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try as one mayhowever hard one tries; despite one's best effortsRate it:

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try as one mightAlternative form of try as one mayRate it:

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try one's handTo attempt a skill, craft, or trade.Rate it:

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try one's luckTo make a risky attempt.Rate it:

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try outTo test something in order to see if it works.Rate it:

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try outTo undergo a test before being selected for a team etc.Rate it:

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try out one's own chopsTo produce one's own records with one's own vocals.Rate it:

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try to get on first!An encouraging expression to others to attempt a seemingly impossible task. The leader asks the crew to give it their best and try the "baseball theme".Rate it:

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try to get someone 'off'Plead for leniency, assume an advocacy position, request to be excused, ask to have the misdemeanor overlooked.Rate it:

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give me liberty or give me deathA set-phrase indicating enormous displeasure at any over-authoritarian policy or law.Rate it:

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old saltA seasoned sailor, especially one who is hardy and forthright in manner.Rate it:

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good old boyA friendly, unambitious, relatively uneducated, sometimes racially biased white man who embodies the stereotype of the folksy culture of the rural southern USA.Rate it:

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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:

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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.Rate it:

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any oldUsed other than as an idiom: see any, old.Rate it:

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any oldAny, absolutely any, any typical, a run-of-the-mill.Rate it:

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any old nook or crannyAlternative form of any nook or cranny.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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bad old daysthe past, seen as a time when things were worse.Rate it:

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big oldEmphatically or impressively big; really big.Rate it:

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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.Rate it:

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dirty old manAn adult male - usually middle-aged or elderly - who acts in a lecherous or lewd manner.Rate it:

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every old nook and crannyAlternative form of every nook and cranny.Rate it:

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for old time's sakeAlternative form of for old times' sakeRate it:

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for old times' sakeAn appeal to the nostalgia of prior experiences to convince someone to do something.Rate it:

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for old times' sakesAlternative form of for old times' sake.Rate it:

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good old boyA male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow.Rate it:

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good old daysA period of time in the distant past when things were better or fondly remembered.Rate it:

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how old are youAsks the interlocutor to give his or her age.Rate it:

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how old are youUsed to question the mental age of the interlocutor.Rate it:

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I am ... year(s) oldAlternative form of I'm... year oldRate it:

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I am twenty years oldAlternative form of I'm twenty years oldRate it:

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I'm ... year(s) oldI was born... year ago.Rate it:

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I'm twenty years oldIndicates that the speaker is aged twenty.Rate it:

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little oldUsed other than as an idiom: see little, old.Rate it:

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little oldEmphatically, affectionately, or humorously little; ordinary or harmless (especially when trying to downplay the importance of something).Rate it:

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money for old ropeMoney exchanged for goods of low value.Rate it:

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new wine in old wineskinsNew policies put into established ones.Rate it:

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old as the hillsExtremely old.Rate it:

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