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meet a sticky endTo die unpleasantly due to one's actions.Rate it:

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not know which end is upTo have no common sense; to be ignorant of the most basic facts; to be very confused.Rate it:

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not the end of the worldIt's of minor importance, at least not as important as it first seemed.Rate it:

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off the deep endCrazy, erratic, or irrational.Rate it:

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on endRemarkably long; continuously.Rate it:

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on endUpright; erect; endways.Rate it:

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on the receiving endbeing the victim of an unpleasant actionRate it:

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put an end toTo terminate or abolish something.Rate it:

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see past the end of one's noseTo have insight into underlying facts or consequences; to possess common sense or a vision for the future.Rate it:

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short end of the stickA situation, opportunity, or outcome which is less favorable than situations, opportunities, or outcomes experienced by or available to others.Rate it:

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The EndUsed traditionally at the end of a story.Rate it:

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The EndUsed to indicate the termination of somethingRate it:

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the end all-be allSomething ultimate; the best part of something; the thing which solves all problems associated with something.Rate it:

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the end justifies the meansMorally wrong actions are sometimes necessary to achieve morally right outcomes; actions can only be considered morally right or wrong by virtue of the morality of the outcome.Rate it:

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the end of one's ropeAt the limit of one’s patience, when one is so frustrated or annoyed that one can no longer take it..Rate it:

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thin end of the wedgeSomething that if allowed or accepted to a small degree would lead to systematic encroachment.Rate it:

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throw in at the deep endTo introduce a person to a new situation without adequately preparing him or her.Rate it:

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to that endFor that reason, with that goal, intending to produce that result.Rate it:

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wits' endA. 1911, John Muir, in John Muir and Michael P. Branch, John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa, 2002, page 138.Rate it:

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wits' endLimit of one's sanity or mental capacity; point of desperation.Rate it:

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a bad penny always comes backAlternative form of a bad penny always turns up.Rate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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but, satisfaction brought it backa common rejoinder to "curiosity killed the cat"Rate it:

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hold backTo act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power.Rate it:

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put backTo return something to it's original place.Rate it:

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kick backTo relax.Rate it:

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bounce backTo recover from a negative without seemingly any damage.Rate it:

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answer backTo reply to a question at a later time.Rate it:

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

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back fortyThe remote part of a farm.Rate it:

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back inTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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back intoTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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back of beyondA very remote place.Rate it:

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back offTo move backwards away from something.Rate it:

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back offTo become less aggressive, particularly when one had appeared committed to act.Rate it:

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back outTo withdraw from something one has promised to do.Rate it:

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back to the wall(Can we clean up this sense?) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.Rate it:

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back upAs a security measure.Rate it:

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come backTo return to a place.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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fall backTo retreat.Rate it:

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go backTo return to a place.Rate it:

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go back onTo be treacherous or faithless to; betray; as, to go back on friends.Rate it:

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go back to square onerevert to the beginning and start all over againRate it:

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hold backTo contain; stop.Rate it:

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hold backTo delay, especially in school.Rate it:

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knock backTo drink an alcoholic beverage swiftly or often.Rate it:

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look backTo reminisce about a past time.Rate it:

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put backTo drink fast; to knock down alcohol.Rate it:

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ring backTo return a phone call.Rate it:

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