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familiarity breeds contemptThe more acquainted one becomes with a person, the more one knows about his or her shortcomings and, hence, the easier it is to dislike that person.1894, H. Rider Haggard, The People Of The Mist, ch. 25:This was the beginning of evil, for if no man is a hero to his valet de chambre, much less can he remain a god for long in the eyes of a curious woman. Here, as in other matters, familiarity breeds contempt.Rate it:

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final curtainThe end to something which has longed for a long time.Rate it:

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flash in the panA transient occurrence with no long-term effect.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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for EnglandVery well or for a long time.Rate it:

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for the agesEspecially memorable and noteworthy; deserving to endure for a very long time.Rate it:

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for the agesIn a manner that produces long-lasting effects; for posterity; for a very long duration.Rate it:

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from here to ya-yaA very long distance.Rate it:

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garde à vousOrdre de se mettre à la position formelle, debout, les bras le long du corps et immobile, marquant le respect.Rate it:

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gather dustto remain unused for a long period of timeRate it:

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get to the pointTo state (something) directly; as opposed to in a long-winded way.Rate it:

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go all around the WrekinTake a long time to arrive.Rate it:

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go down in flamesTo fail miserably and with long-term consequences.Rate it:

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go out on the townTo party all night long.Rate it:

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god works in mysterious waysExpressing confidence that a conundrum has a solution despite it not being apparent.Expressing that a seemingly unfortunate or unfavourable situation or change may be beneficial later or in the long run.Person A: It seems that I'm about to be fired from my job.Person B: Well, God works in mysterious ways - maybe it'll be the kick you need to apply to university...Rate it:

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grind downTo weaken someone's morale over a long period.Rate it:

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há quanto tempolong time no seeRate it:

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hark backTo return or revert, to allude to, to evoke, to long or pine for.Rate it:

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historical figureA person who lived long ago, usually of some historical note or importance.Rate it:

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hospital passA throw that stays in the air long enough that it allows too many people to get underneath it, increasing the risk of injury and a trip to the hospital. Thus, a hospital pass.Rate it:

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hum and hawProcrastinate and take a long time before doing something or taking a decision.Rate it:

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in the sticksA long distance away from anywhere of importance.Rate it:

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it's about timeUsed to express impatience at the eventual occurrence of something that the speaker or writer considered to be long overdue.Rate it:

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jungle telegraphA system used by primitive cultures in remote tropical regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds or a relay of runners.Rate it:

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kill the fatted calfTo begin a festive celebration and rejoicing for someone's long-awaited return.Rate it:

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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.Rate it:

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lange Rede, kurzer Sinnlong story shortRate it:

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laundry listHence, a long list of items, especially an exhaustive one.Rate it:

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legworkSkillful or vigorous use of the legs, as in dance or sports.Rate it:

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light at the end of the tunnelA better situation after long hardship.Rate it:

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make historyTo do something that will be remembered widely for a long time.Rate it:

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month of sundaysA very long time; too long.Rate it:

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old hatSomething uninteresting, hackneyed, or passé due to overuse or long-standing familiarity..Rate it:

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old hatSomething widely or long practiced, known, or accepted; something conventional.Rate it:

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on endRemarkably long; continuously.Rate it:

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outsiderA competitor or contestant who has little chance of winning; a long shot; a dark horse.Rate it:

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pack offTo send away, with belongings, for a long time.Rate it:

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pick outto send a long pass or cross to.Rate it:

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pickupA short or long bed automotive powered vehicle with enclosed two or three person cab. Utilized in light -weight or modest cargo, short haul, pick-up and delivery agendas.Rate it:

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pour forthTo be uttered, especially in a long flow of speech.Rate it:

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pull throughA length of cord about a metre long with a narrow cylindrical weight at one end and loops at the other. Used for cleaning rifle barrels, by pulling through a piece of cloth.Rate it:

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rabbit onTo talk for an exceedingly long time, annoying the audience.Rate it:

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rakeA garden tool with a row of pointed teeth fixed to a long handle, used for collecting grass or debris, or for loosening soil.Rate it:

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rear upTo rise up, especially an animal like a horse rising up on its rear legs.Rate it:

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returns to scalea function describing how returns scale when production increases in the long runRate it:

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rise from the ashesTo make a comeback after a long hiatus. To come back into common use or practice. To come back into popularity. To come back to being a thing of today.Rate it:

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rome wasn't built in a dayIt takes a long time to create something complicated or impressive.Rate it:

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royal bumpsA ritual of two or more persons holding another person by the arms and legs, face up, while bumping them repeatedly on the floor. In modern times it is a lighthearted affair, generally performed only on a young person's birthday with the number of bumps corresponding to the person's age in years. Historically it was a hazing.Rate it:

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rumble onTo continue for too long, especially of a debate or discussion that has little likelihood of reaching an acceptable conclusion.Rate it:

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saran (fiber) (us) a term used to describe manufactured fibersSaran (fibre) (US) A Term Used To Describe Manufactured Fibers In Which The Fibre-forming Substance Is Any Long-chain Synthetic Polymer Composed Of At Least 80% By Weight Of 1,1-dichloroethene (vinylidene Chloride) Units. The Iso Generic Name Is ChlorofibreRate it:

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