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power behind the throneSomeone who appears to be without special status, but who has great covert influence on a person in authority.Rate it:

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power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutelyThe corrupting influence of power is total when one's power is total.Lord Acton see: WikiquoteRate 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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power upTo turn the electrical power on to a device as a precondition to make it operational.Rate it:

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brown powerThe production of electricity made from conventional sources, such as coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power.Rate it:

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flower power60s youth movementRate it:

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grey powerThe collective political, economic, and social influence of senior citizens, especially when they are mobilized by a common interest.Rate it:

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knowledge is powerWith knowledge and/or education, one's potential or ability to succeed in the pursuit of his objectives will certainly increase.Rate it:

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poor powerLimited ability.Rate it:

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power chordA chord or combination of notes used in rock music and typically selected to sound good at high volume and high levels of distortion. Power chords make extensive use of intervals such as open fourths and fifths.Rate it:

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power downTo switch off.Rate it:

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power napA short sleep taken in the daytime in order to refresh a person and generally terminated before deep sleep begins so as not to leave the sleeper drowsy.Rate it:

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power offTo turn off, to cut the power to.Rate it:

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power onTo turn on.Rate it:

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power pointelectrical socketRate it:

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power upTo become ready for operation as a result of the provision of electrical power.Rate it:

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pulling powerAbility to attract people.Rate it:

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behind the timesOut of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.Rate it:

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fall behindTo be progressively below average in performance.Rate it:

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leave behindTo abandon.Rate it:

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behind barsIn jail or prison.Rate it:

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behind closed doorsPublic disclosure.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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behind somebody's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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behind someone's backWithout somebody's knowledge; secretly.Rate it:

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behind the bitAn equestrian term, meaning that the horse is evading the bit.Rate it:

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behind the counterOf drugs, dispensed by a pharmacist without needing a doctor's prescription or other form of compliance.Rate it:

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behind the eight ballAt a disadvantage.Rate it:

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behind the eight-ballIn a difficult situation or tight spot.Rate it:

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behind the scenesIn secret; out of public view.Rate it:

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behind the wheelIn control of a vehicle; driving.Rate it:

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behind the wheelIn control of the situation; in charge.Rate it:

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behind timeLate, arriving late.Rate it:

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come from behindTo be in a winning position after having been in a losing position.Rate it:

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dry behind the earsSeasoned or experienced; mature, especially with respect to judgment.Rate it:

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get behindto appreciate, to enjoyRate it:

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get behindto have a trip or any pleasurable experience with drugsRate it:

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get behindUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see get,‎ behind.Rate it:

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get thee behind meDo not tempt or torment me; I reject you, your statements, or your beliefs.Rate it:

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put something behind oneTo recover from an unpleasant or traumatic experience; to overcome a negative feeling, especially anger, resentment, or grief.Rate it:

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stand behindUsed other than as an idiom: see stand, behind.Rate it:

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stand behindTo support; express one's supportRate it:

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stay behindAlternative form of stay-behind.Rate it:

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stay behindUsed other than as an idiom: see stay, behind.Rate it:

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stay behindTo remain where one is, whilst others leave.Rate it:

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stay behindTo remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment.Rate it:

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streets behindfar inferior, much lesserRate it:

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wet behind the earsInexperienced; not seasoned; new; just beginning.Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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under a spellBewitched, held by the power of a magical spell.Rate it:

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