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front loadSomething assigned to the early period of a project or a program, especially something burdensome.Rate it:

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get a jump onTo start early, especially to start before something begins or before others begin.Rate it:

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get up with the chickensto wake up earlyRate it:

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in its infancyStill in an early stage.Rate it:

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it's curtains for him!Black curtains, and clothing were often part of decor at funeral services in olden days.Rate it:

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kitchen table softwareEspecially in the early years of personal computers, a set of computer programs developed by an entrepreneurial advanced amateur or self-employed professional computer programmer in his or her own home; software developed by a small business using the services of such programmers.Rate it:

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leap yearPeriod of 366 daysRate it:

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let a thousand flowers bloomDon't interfere with promising developments in their early stages.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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miner's canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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miners' canaryAny thing, especially an organism, whose demise or distress provides an early warning of danger.Rate it:

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morning personA person whose who wakes up without difficulty early each morning and who is alert and active during the first part of the day.Rate it:

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night personA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours, and who usually sleeps during part of the daytime.Rate it:

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nighthawkA person whose preference or custom is to remain awake and active during the night and the early morning hours.Rate it:

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nip in the budTo stop something at an early stage.Rate it:

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oh dark hundredSome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

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oh dark thirtySome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

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oh my lifeSynonym of oh my daysRate it:

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out of sightYou better stay out of sight for a few days.Rate it:

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ride shotgunProbably arose in early-20th-century Western fiction and movies to describe an employee armed with a rifle or shotgun riding next to a stagecoach driver for protection.Rate it:

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robber baronEspecially in the 19th-century and early 20th-century, a business tycoon who had great wealth and influence but whose methods were morally questionable.Rate it:

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Sassifrass!Depression Days Expression for Baseless Statement, Conjecture, Rumor, Contrived ConversationRate it:

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see the elephantTo witness something unexpected and awe-filling. [early 19th c. to Civil War]Rate it:

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skip outTo shirk; to avoid attending or to leave early, especially without permission.Rate it:

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steal a marchTo start early.Rate it:

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suffering housemaid's kneeQuaint expression of earlier days relative to female servants performing chores of scrubbing floor on hands and knees.Rate it:

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swaddling clothesAn early period in development, infancy, the beginnings of something; inception.Rate it:

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take the pissEveryone takes the piss out of the bankers these days.Rate it:

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the other dayRecently; lately; a few days ago.Rate it:

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up with the chickensAwake and out of bed early in the morning.Rate it:

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up with the larkAwake and out of bed early in the morning.Rate it:

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up with the larksTo wake up early, to be an early bird.Rate it:

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wee small hoursThe very early morning, just after midnight, when most people are asleep.Rate it:

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