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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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a little from column A, a little from column BA combination of two factors or reasons.Rate it:

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accident waiting to happenA thing or situation which is almost certain to eventually lead to an accident.Rate it:

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account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.Rate it:

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AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLEHatch back (two box) vehicle with 'utility vehicle' appearance/some features; 'donut tires', e.g. Ford Ecosport. Who Sez?Rate it:

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after you, AlphonseAn exchange indicating excessive formality or effort at politeness, particularly where two people each refuse to go forward because each insists on allowing the other to go forward first.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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all sizzle and no steakA thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion.Rate it:

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all students take calculusA mnemonic for the sign values of all the trigonometric functions in the two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. The initial letters ASTC — for all, sine, tangent, cosine — signify which of the functions are positive, in the order of the quadrants, starting at the top right and moving counterclockwise.Rate it:

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aluminum showerThe result of a midair collision of two aircraft.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/nem X, nem Y, muito pelo contrárioExpresses disagreement with two options.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, thy name is YUsed to say that something or somebody embodies a particular quality, usually a negative one. This phrase is said using this format: "X, thy name is Y", where X is the quality and Y is the person or thing with that quality.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, Y, and Z—pick any twoIntroduces three desirable qualities or resources that a person, company or project can not have simultaneously; they will lack one of the three options.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/you can't spell XYZ without YImplies a correlation between two items, where the second one is spelled with letters from the first one.Rate it:

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as the case may beAs is appropriate to the circumstances; particularly where a choice must be made between two options.Rate it:

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as the crow fliesIn a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance.Rate it:

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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:

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bad newsAn irritating, troublesome, or harmful person, situation, or thing.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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barber's signA standing pole and two wash-balls, historically used outside barber's shops.Rate it:

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bark up the wrong treeTo attempt or pursue the wrong thing; to take the wrong approach; to follow a false lead.Rate it:

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be of two mindsTo be undecided or unsure; to equivocate; to have multiple opinions.Rate it:

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be on the horns of a dilemmaTo face a choice between two equally undesirable alternatives.Rate it:

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beast with two backsTwo people engaged in sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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best of both worldsA combination of two seemingly contradictory benefits.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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better an egg today than a hen tomorrowIt is better to have a sure thing now than a possibility of more later.Rate it:

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between a rock and a hard placeHaving the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.Rate it:

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between the hammer and the anvilWith the choice between two unpleasant or distasteful options; in a predicament or quandary.Rate it:

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betwixt and betweenNeither one thing nor the other.Rate it:

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bird in the handShortened form of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".Rate it:

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black-and-whiteClassifying people, objects or concepts as two polar opposites, especially "right" and "wrong"; dichotomous and inflexible.Rate it:

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blind dateA romantic meeting between two people who have never met before.Rate it:

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border onTo be almost like some other thing.Rate it:

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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.Rate it:

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branch offto diverge into two or more separate paths.Rate it:

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bridgeA device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.Rate it:

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bridgeA system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.Rate it:

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bridgeA valence bond, atom or chain of atoms that connects two different parts of a molecule; the atoms so connected being bridgeheads.Rate it:

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bridgeAn unintended solder connection between two or more components or pins.Rate it:

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bridge the gapTo serve as or create a connection between two disconnected or disparate things.Rate it:

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bright young thingOne who is youthful, clever, eager, and high-spirited in manner and attractive in appearance.Rate it:

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Buckley's and noneA supposed two chances (probabilities), being Buckley's chance (meaning a very small chance) or no chance at all.Rate it:

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build a better mousetrapTo invent the next great thing; to have a better idea.Rate it:

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burn the candle at both endsTo waste something in two directions at once.Rate it:

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busman's holidayA holiday or vacation during which you do the same thing that you do for your usual work.Rate it:

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bustle withTo teem with; abound with; to exhibit an energetic and active abundance of a thing; to be full of a certain activity or active beings.Rate it:

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