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cut red tapeTo reduce bureaucracy.Rate it:

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red tapeA derisive term for regulations or bureaucratic procedures that are considered excessive or excessively time- and effort-consuming.Rate it:

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tape offTo cordon.Rate it:

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play the same tapeTo repeat exactly what one previously said or did.Rate it:

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tape outOf a piece of land, to measure out so as to be able to accurately fire upon itRate it:

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tape upto repair using tape.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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better dead than redIt is preferable to be deceased rather than to be either a Communist or ruled by Communists.Rate it:

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better dead than RedAlternative form of better dead than red.Rate it:

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bleed red inkTo suffer from severe net lossesRate it:

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catch someone red-handedTo discover or capture someone in the act of committing a crime.Rate it:

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caught red -handedwas caught by someone for steallingRate it:

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Citations:neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringUnsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose.Rate it:

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go redOf states or counties, to be carried by a Republican candidate in a given U.S. election.Rate it:

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go redTo become sunburnt.Rate it:

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go redTo blush.Rate it:

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in the redHaving net losses; in debt.Rate it:

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neither fish, flesh, nor good red herringUnsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose.Rate it:

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paint the town redTo party or celebrate in a rowdy, wild manner, especially in a public place.Rate it:

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put on the red lightto advertise oneself as a prostituteRate it:

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red admiralbutterflyRate it:

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red as a beetrootAn expression used when someone's face turns a bright red colour, often through embarrassment. Also used in the comparative form: "Your face was redder than a beetroot".Rate it:

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Red BaronA hotshot fighter pilot; an ace fighter pilot.Rate it:

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red cabbagevegetableRate it:

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red cardreferee's itemRate it:

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red dogUsed other than as an idiom: see red, dog.Rate it:

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red dogA blitz.Rate it:

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red dogTo blitz.Rate it:

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red flagA cue, warning, or alert; a sign or signal that something is wrong.Rate it:

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red herringA clue that is misleading or that has been falsified, intended to divert attention.Rate it:

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red herringA smoke-cured herring.Rate it:

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red hotto be keen; he is the favourite to winRate it:

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red in the faceembarrassedRate it:

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red inkA euphemism for financial loss.Rate it:

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red letter dayUsually very positive, sometimes very negative.Rate it:

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red lightA sign of a brothel.Rate it:

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red lightA warning light, especially as a traffic signal indicating ‘stop’..Rate it:

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red lightDenial to proceed. Ruling out of any possibility.Rate it:

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red manUsed other than as an idiom: see red, man.Rate it:

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red manAn American Indian, a Native American.Rate it:

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red meatMeats such as beef that are dark red in colour when uncooked.Rate it:

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red meatFresh, inspiring, or inflammatory topics or information.Rate it:

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red mistAnger sufficient to cloud judgement, to stop clear thinking.Rate it:

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red mistUncontrollable rage.Rate it:

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red ragprovocationRate it:

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red rideranother name for "War", one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.Rate it:

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red socialPágina web que posibilita a sus usuarios de comunicarse entre sí.Rate it:

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red stateA state of the United States voting Republican in a given election, or tending to vote Republican in general.Rate it:

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red-facedUsed other than as an idiom. Having a face that is the color red.Rate it:

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red-handedShowing clear evidence of guilt; in the act of wrongdoing.Rate it:

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