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law of the jungleThe survival of the fittest, strongest or most cunning.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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concrete jungleAn urban or other populated area containing a high density of buildings constructed of concrete or similar materials, especially one which lacks greenery and which seems unattractive, harsh, or unsafe.Rate it:

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asphalt jungleA city or urban area, where the landscape is covered by pavement and the environment is alienating and unsafe.Rate it:

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jungle mouthbad breath, halitosisRate it:

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jungle telegraphA gossip network; an informal communication system within a group or organization.Rate it:

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jungle telegraphA system used by primitive cultures in remote tropical regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds or a relay of runners.Rate it:

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rubber jungleIn a commercial passenger airliner, the dense, forest-like profusion of suspended tubes, straps, bags, and masks which results when large numbers of oxygen masks are deployed.Rate it:

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above the lawExempt from the laws that apply to everyone else.Rate it:

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against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:

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against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:

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break a lawTo violate a law.Rate it:

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).Rate it:

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common lawUsed other than as an idiom: see common, law.Rate it:

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common lawcommon law (law developed by judges)Rate it:

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in lawrelations by marriageRate it:

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law LatinBarbarous Latin.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo authoritatively or dogmatically assert what is permitted or not permitted.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo promulgate law.Rate it:

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lemon lawA law dealing with defective items, especially automobiles, and consumers' rights.Rate it:

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let go an anchor to the windward of the lawTo keep within the letter of the law.Rate it:

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long arm of the lawThe influence or effectiveness of law enforcement institutions; law enforcement officers collectively.Rate it:

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one's word is lawRequests or orders of (a person) should definitely be fulfilled.Rate it:

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possession is nine points of the lawDated form of possession is nine-tenths of the law.Rate it:

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possession is nine-tenths of the lawOne who has possession of a thing has some right to it; a popular statement of the doctrine of adverse possession.Rate it:

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sign into lawTo sign as a mark of official approval.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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the law is a assAlternative form of the law is an ass.Rate it:

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the law is an assThe law, as created by legislators or as administered by the justice system, cannot be relied upon to be sensible or fair.Rate it:

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the long arm of the lawThe body of law enforcement officers.Rate it:

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there ought to be a lawIndicates disapproval of a situation.Rate it:

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there oughta be a lawEye dialect spelling of there ought to be a law.Rate it:

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there oughtta be a lawEye dialect spelling of there ought to be a law.Rate it:

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abide byTo accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce; as, to abide by an award.Rate it:

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bring inTo introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.Rate it:

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no harm, no foulEncapsulation of the idea that although technically a breach of some code or law may have occurred there is no need for punishment, apology or retribution if no actual damage occurred.Rate it:

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rogues' galleryA set of pictures of convicted or suspected criminals used in law enforcement investigations to help witnesses identify suspects.Rate it:

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activist justiceA justice (usually referring to a member of a Supreme, High or Appellate court) who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:

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activist judgeA judge or justice who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:

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adds upTo enhance. " Law of attraction adds up to the success in life."Rate it:

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amber gamblerA driver of a road vehicle who accelerates when the traffic lights change from green to amber (instead of stopping, as required by law), gambling that no vehicle will cross his or her path; a driver who starts off when the traffic lights show red and amber together, but not yet green.Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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beat the rapAvoid fines or punishment, receive forgiveness from family, friends, the law and the Boss for misdemeanors, infractions and Stupid Stunts.Rate it:

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brass ceilingAn unwritten, uncodified barrier to promotion or progression for women in law enforcement or the military.Rate it:

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bring backTo reenact an old rule or law.Rate it:

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bring inTo return a verdict in a court of law.Rate it:

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caveat emptorA provision of Roman law which gave the seller of a house the legal right to keep quiet about any defects of the house.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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