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hold one's liquorTo be resistant to intoxication or to show few signs of intoxication, even after consuming a significant amount of alcohol.Rate it:

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huckleberryA small amount, as in the phrase huckleberry above a persimmon.Rate it:

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hustle and bustleA large amount of activity and work, usually in a noisy surrounding.Rate it:

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keep the changeAn instruction to a taxi driver, waiter etc. to keep the change from the amount handed over as a tipRate it:

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lead timeThe amount of time between the initiation of some process and its completion, e.g. the time required to manufacture or procure a product; the time required before something can be provided or delivered.Rate it:

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lubrication paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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mad moneyA sum of money, often relatively small in amount, kept in reserve to use for impulsive, frivolous purposes.Rate it:

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make haste slowlyTo do haste properly to reduce the amount of mistakes.Rate it:

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make it rainto throw a substantial amount of paper money so that it falls on a crowd, audience, performer, or group of performers, often as a way to show off one's wealthRate it:

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many a mickle makes a muckle(UK) a lot of small amounts together, become a large amount.Rate it:

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meat on one's bonesAn amount of flesh on one's body that stops one from being very skinny.Rate it:

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money's worthA good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended for it.Rate it:

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not a zackNo amount of money; no money at all.Rate it:

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nothing flatAmount of time; no time at all.Rate it:

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nugget of truthA small amount of truth in a generally untrue statement.Rate it:

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one's socks offWith a large amount of effort or intensity.Rate it:

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pack into include (especially of a large amount)Rate it:

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patience of jobAn great amount of patience.Rate it:

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pay backto pay an amount of money owed to another, to repayRate it:

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pay packetthe amount a person earns from employment.Rate it:

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pay through the noseTo pay a high price, especially an exorbitant or excessive amount, either in money or in some other manner.Rate it:

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pin moneyA relatively small sum of cash kept in one's personal possession, for routine expenses or incidental purchases; an amount of money which is not particularly significant. [from 18th c.]Rate it:

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pretty pennyA considerable amount of money; a high price or a high income.Rate it:

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quite a bitA considerable amount.Rate it:

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rat run/runningA small, usually minor road used by a significant amount of traffic as a short cut or to avoid congestion on more major routes.Rate it:

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rise over runA mnemonic for remembering that the slope of a non-vertical line is the ratio of the amount it rises over some interval, over the length of that interval.Rate it:

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say whenAn imperative form used to request that the interlocutor indicate when one should stop doing something, esp. pouring a drink, because one has reached a sufficient amount.Rate it:

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scale backTo make a reduction in the amount, extent, etc. of something.Rate it:

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scale downTo reduce the cost of a process, or the amount spent on something.Rate it:

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small changeA minor or insignificant amount of money.Rate it:

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smell of an oily ragA very small amount, or the absolute minimum (usually of money).Rate it:

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split the differenceIn a financial transaction, to settle on an amount midway between the offer and the asking price.Rate it:

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spoil the ship for a hap'orth of tarTo have something important fail for want of a small amount of money or effort.Rate it:

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stroke of businessa large or considerable amountRate it:

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take a bathTo lose a large amount of money in an investment.Rate it:

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time banditSomething or someone that consumes an inordinate amount of time, especially without achieving anything productive.Rate it:

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time burglarSomething or someone that consumes an inordinate amount of time, especially without achieving anything productive.Rate it:

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time thiefSomething or someone that consumes an inordinate amount of time, especially without achieving anything productive.Rate it:

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tip outAn amount or percentage of a server's tips that the server shares, either voluntarily or as mandated in a tip sharing or tip pooling agreement, with other employees such as bussers, bartenders, back waiters and host/hostesses whose job duties indirectly assist the server.Rate it:

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top dollarThe maximum amount of money that an item, service, or worker is worth; a very high price.Rate it:

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tuitsVirtual tokens for an amount of time or attention that a particular issue would need to resolve.Rate it:

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turn downTo reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.Rate it:

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turn headsTo garner a considerable amount of attention.Rate it:

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turn upTo increase the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.Rate it:

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two bobA small amount of value.Rate it:

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two centsA nearly worthless amount, alluding to placing a copper penny on each of the eyelids of a pauper's or slave's body before burial.Rate it:

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two pennies to rub togetherA minimal amount of money to live on; any money at all.Rate it:

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warm upTo prepare for executing an already-learned activity by a limited amount of additional practice.Rate it:

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when one's ship comes inWhen one makes a significant amount of money.Rate it:

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worldA great amount.Rate it:

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