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don't make a big production out of this!Over emphasized, blown out of proportion, made it into a big deal, made it appear as a movie!Rate it:

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f** itAn expression of great indifference or nonchalance.Rate it:

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f**ing hellAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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fair shakeReasonable, unbiased treatment; a fair deal.Rate it:

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far and wideOver a great distance, or large area; nearly everywhere.Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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fiddle while Rome burnsTo neglect helping when one's time is needed most; to ignore the major problem at hand (whilst doing something less important); to be idle, inactive, or uninterested in a time of great need.Rate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do, at somebody else's expense.Rate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do.Rate it:

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fight firesTo deal with urgent matters and minor emergencies rather than longer-term work.Rate it:

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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the pollsRate it:

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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."Rate it:

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fuck itAn expression of great indifference or nonchalance.Rate it:

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fucking hellAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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get down to brass tacksDeal with the important details.Rate it:

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get to grips withTo deal (with something) decisively, or to confront (it) head on.Rate it:

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GMTAInitialism of great minds think alike.Rate it:

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go over someone's headTo take up an issue with another person's boss or other superior rather than beginning or continuing to deal with the original person.Rate it:

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golden gooseSomething that generates much profit or gives great advantages.Rate it:

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hand over fistQuickly or in great quantity, especially in reference to earning money.Rate it:

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hangar queenAn aircraft which requires a great deal of regular maintenance and has an unfavorable ratio of maintenance time to flight time.Rate it:

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have the world by the tailTo possess great influence and opportunity.Rate it:

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heap withTo pile on a great deal of.Rate it:

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hell to payVery unpleasant consequences; a great deal of trouble.Rate it:

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hit homeTo do something particularly great.Rate it:

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hit it bigTo have great success.Rate it:

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hit meIn blackjack, said by a player to ask the dealer to deal them another card.Rate it:

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hold forthTalk at great length; expatiate; harangue.Rate it:

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Homer nodsEven a great person makes mistakes.Rate it:

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household nameA brand name that is well known to the great majority of households.Rate it:

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how the mighty have fallenUsed to imply the decline of a once-great person or entity.Rate it:

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hullabaloosomething that seems to be of great importance or a big deal that is perhaps unnecessary.Rate it:

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I never didAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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in no small measureTo a very great extent.Rate it:

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in no uncertain termsWith great clarity, emphasis, or exactness; without any ambiguity.Rate it:

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IPMLInitialism of I pissed myself laughing : used to indicate great amusement, usually exaggerated.Rate it:

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it's too late for sorryAn expression of anger or disgust uttered toward someone who offers an apology after causing great harm.Rate it:

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jewTo bargain, to attempt to gain an unfair price in a business deal; to defraud.Rate it:

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keep a close watchto pay careful attention to a situation or a thing, so that you can deal with any changes or problems.Rate it:

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King Shit of Turd IslandA person with pretensions of great importance.Rate it:

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lab ratA student or employee who spends a great deal of time working in a laboratory.Rate it:

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let flyTo kick or hit a projectile with great force.Rate it:

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let someone have itTo attack someone with great force.Rate it:

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let them have itTo attack a group, or the world in general, with great force.Rate it:

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life is just a bowl of cherriesEverything in life is going great... or just the oppositeRate it:

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lightning in a bottleGreat, unlikely, fleeting success, particularly entrepreneurial or media.Rate it:

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like crazyTo a great or excessive degree; with great speed, output, enthusiasm, etc.Rate it:

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link whoreSomeone who goes to great lengths to get other people to link to his/her website or blog.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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