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muck aboutTo do somethings with a piece of equipment when you do not understand how it works.Rate it:

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out of characterNot acting; not "on"; behaving within one's natural personality rather than that of a character in a performance piece.Rate it:

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rag-chewingA phrase used by morse code operators for a longer than usual conversation, generally a conversation extending about 30 minutes.Rate it:

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table talkConversation, especially of an informal or somewhat gossipy nature, among a group seated together for a meal or other social activity.Rate it:

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à plus tardInterjection employée à la fin d’une rencontre, d’un dialogue, d’une conversation.Rate it:

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à tout à l’heureSe dit à la fin d’une conversation dont les locuteurs savent qu’ils vont se retrouver un peu plus tard.Rate it:

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à touteSe dit à la fin d’une conversation dont les locuteurs savent qu’ils vont se retrouver un peu plus tard ou presque immédiatement.Rate it:

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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:

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all kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.Rate it:

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au coinInjonction d'un professeur à un élève de s'infliger une punition consistant à se tenir debout contre le mur, face à un coin de la pièce.Rate it:

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belly-up to the barFriendly invitation to individual to 'join the group for libation and conversationRate it:

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big gunA large-caliber artillery piece.Rate it:

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big talkMajor topic of conversation; current gossip.Rate it:

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break offTo remove a piece from a whole by breaking or snapping.Rate it:

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brickbatA piece of brick used as a weapon, especially if thrown, or placed in something like a sock and used as a club.Rate it:

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bridgeThe piece, on string instruments, that supports the strings from the sounding board.Rate it:

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bucket of boltsA piece of machinery that is not worth more than its scrap value, often of old cars.Rate it:

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cheat outTo face or turn toward the audience more than would be natural, for instance in a staged conversation.Rate it:

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chicken filletUsed other than as an idiom: A piece of chicken breast meat.Rate it:

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chicken filletA piece of rubber or silicone placed in a woman's bra under the breast to increase apparent size and/or create more cleavage.Rate it:

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coffee talkInformal conversation among friends or acquaintances, of the kind that occurs in a casual gathering where people sit together and drink coffee.Rate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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coser y cantarA piece of cakeRate it:

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do you come here oftenA common phrase for initiating conversation with a stranger, especially one for seeking romantic involvement.Rate it:

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drag something outDelay a decision by dragging, stretching, extending the conversation by injecting incidentals or humdrum history/misinformation/disproved calculations and extrapolations:Rate it:

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draw a blankTo be unable to produce a required piece of information.Rate it:

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duck soupEasy, or a piece of cake.Rate it:

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era só o que me faltavaliterally: “ was the only missing piece for me/ was just what I was missing.” either expresses impatience towards yet another misfortune or expresses disbelief towards an absurd statement: “give me a break!”Rate it:

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etc.And so on: used to note that the rest of a list or piece of information has been left out on the assumption that it is similar or already known.Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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get a bit worked up!To become excited, alarmed, frightened over a situation, conversation, scenario.Rate it:

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get a word in edgewiseTo break into or participate in a conversation.Rate it:

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get bentUsed to dismiss a person or what they are saying, and end the conversation.Rate it:

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get offTo stop using a piece of equipment.Rate it:

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hatchet jobA treatment which serves primarily to disparage its subject; a piece of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation.Rate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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hay ropa tendidasomeone is within earshot; someone might be listening in to the conversationRate it:

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heart to heartA sincere, serious, or personal conversation.Rate it:

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hold that thoughtTo pause in a conversation for an interruption.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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ice cubeAny small piece of ice used for cooling drinks, larger than crushed ice, regardless of their shape.Rate it:

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jumpTo employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.Rate it:

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j’ai ditS’emploie quelquefois, dans la conversation, pour marquer qu’on ne veut plus rien dire.Rate it:

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kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.Rate it:

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log offTo depart from conversation; to say goodbye.Rate it:

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lost in the shuffle!'Lost in the shuffle' 0ccurs when the conversation, the discussion becomes so 'hot 'N heavy', so disjointed, so agitated that the original theme is 'lost in the SHUFFLE' !Rate it:

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l’argent n’a point de maîtreRien ne fait connaître à qui appartient une pièce de monnaie perdue.Rate it:

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ma parole d’honneurSe dit dans la conversation pour affirmer fortement que les promesses seront tenues.Rate it:

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