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Appendix:Snowclones/with great X, comes great YStates a causation in which Y follows X. Often, this phrase is used in a solemn tone, employed sarcastically for minor things that are not nearly as serious as suggested.Rate it:

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Uncle JoeUsed other than as an idiom: An uncle who is named or nicknamed Joe..Rate it:

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uncle samthe us governmentRate it:

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Bob's your uncle"No problem", "the solution is simple", "there you have it", you have what you want, all will be well; indicates a desirable conclusion has been reached.Rate it:

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cry uncleTo beg for mercy; to give up; to ask to stop (something painful or unbearable).Rate it:

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I'll be a monkey's uncle(often preceded by well) expressing complete surprise or disbeliefRate it:

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if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle(colloquial, vulgar, humorous) It is fruitless to speculate about counterfactual situations."We would have won the match if we'd had a decent goalkeeper.""And if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle!"Rate it:

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say uncleTo indicate submission, such as when wrestling; to ask for mercy.Rate it:

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Uncle JoeJoseph Stalin.Rate it:

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no great shakesUnexceptional; not special or noteworthy; not very effective.Rate it:

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a great dealVery much; to a great extent; a lot; lots.Rate it:

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go great gunsTo perform particularly well; to be particularly successful.Rate it:

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go great gunsTo move or proceed very quickly.Rate it:

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go to great lengthsTo make a major effort; to be very careful when doing something, especially to an extreme or excessive degree.Rate it:

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great beyondthe afterlifeRate it:

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great danedogRate it:

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great dealA large number or amount.Rate it:

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great jobwell done; congratulations!Rate it:

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great mindsA shortened form of great minds think alikeRate it:

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great minds think alikeUsed to emphasize a coincidence, or two people reaching the same conclusion in any manner at the same time.Rate it:

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great oaks from little acorns growAlternative form of mighty oaks from little acorns grow.Rate it:

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great unwashedA contemptuous term for the populace, particularly the working class.Rate it:

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el doradoplace of great richesRate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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go through the roofA dramatic physical or emotional reaction or tirade to any of these. A disappointment, a great omission or error, an unnecessary loss due to inattention or carelessness.Rate it:

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in one hell of a hurryIn a very great hurry; very fast or hastily.Rate it:

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mighty oaks from little acorns growSomething great can come from a modest beginning.Don't give up on the project - mighty oaks from little acorns grow!Rate it:

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nerves of steelGreat bravery, courage or composureRate it:

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off the top of one's headWithout great thought or investigation; extemporaneous; natural; offhand.Rate it:

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raise hellTo cause a great disturbance.Rate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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whoop it upTo have a great time; to party or revel excessively or noisily.Rate it:

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beat downTo strike with great force.Rate it:

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every silver lining has a cloudEvery good situation has the potential to turn bad.2007, Diab A. Shetayh, Actuality : The Reality RequiemA great partnership isn't a self-maintaining entity. Perseverance and persistence make it thrive. For every silver lining has a cloud. Ignorance of this reality is not an option.Rate it:

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pack awayTo eat a great deal.Rate it:

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under the gunUnder great pressure to perform.Rate it:

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well, i neverAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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work like a charmworks great - exactly as expectedRate it:

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abound withTo have something in great numbers or quantities; to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by.Rate it:

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necessity is the mother of inventionA person who is in great need of something will find a way to get it.Rate it:

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Hollywood momentAn act of great drama.Rate it:

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smell of the lampTo bear marks of great study and labor.Rate it:

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traffSomeone with a great sense of humor.Rate it:

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a good dealVery much; to a great extent; a lot; lots.Rate it:

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a lotvery much; a great deal; to a large extent.Rate it:

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a page turnerA story, a book, an article of great interest can become a page turner.Rate it:

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a whopper-dooperPrize Winning, Top Banana, First Rate, First Class, Winner, Great, Glorious, Grand, Super Duper. Superlative.Rate it:

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Aaron's beardA common name for several plants, which have tufts of stamens.[First attested in the late 19 century.]Cymbalaria muralis (ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy)Hypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star)Saxifraga stolonifera (creeping saxifrage, strawberry geranium)Opuntia leucotricha (arborescent prickly pear, Aaron's beard cactus)Rate it:

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Aaron's beardHypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star)Rate it:

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abound inTo have something in great numbers or quantities; to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by.Rate it:

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