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two's company, three's a crowdOne companion is better than two.Rate it:

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two-bitCosting 25 cents.Rate it:

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two-bitInsignificant or worthless.Rate it:

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two-bitinsignificant or worthlessRate it:

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two-edged swordA double-edged sword; a benefit that is also a liability.Rate it:

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two-edged swordUsed other than as an idiom: see two, edged, sword.Rate it:

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two-fisted drinkerEither someone who can handle their liquor well, or an alcoholic clutching a drink in each hand.Rate it:

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two-fisted drinkerSomeone who can handle their liquor wellRate it:

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two-fisted drinkerA person clutching a drink in each hand.Rate it:

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two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.Rate it:

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two-way streetA street in which traffic is allowed to proceed in two directions.Rate it:

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two-way streetAny interaction in which both parties give and take equally.Rate it:

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two-way streetA social interaction in which both parties are expected to give and take equally.Rate it:

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when two Sundays meetneverRate it:

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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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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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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.Rate it:

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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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keep a close watch onTo 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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live onTo survive solely by consuming a certain thing.Rate it:

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razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate 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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fly off the handlegetting angry for a small little thingRate 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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cry out forTo say that a situation needs a thing, or a solution urgently.Rate it:

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double vertical lineThe typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.Rate it:

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jack upTo raise, hoist, or lift a thing using a jack, or similar means.Rate it:

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talk upIn such a way as to make the thing or person sound better than it actually is.Rate it:

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dyed-in-the-woolFirmly established in a person's beliefs or habits; deeply ingrained in the nature of a person or thing.Rate it:

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go the way of the dinosaursTo go extinct or become obsolete; to fall out of common use or practice; to go off the firsthand market; to become a thing of the past.Rate it:

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saddleA ridge, in the shape of a saddle, between two hills.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.Rate it:

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one anotherUsed of a reciprocal relationship among a group of more than two people or things; compare each other.Rate it:

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Russian barA gymnastics-style beam held by two porters used to do gymnastics-style tricks.Rate it:

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damn by associationDiscredit or condemn a position, person, or thing by attacking those things with which he/she/it is associated.Rate it:

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go hand in handOf two people, to hold hands.Rate it:

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laugh a minuteA funny thing or person.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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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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