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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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all at onceUnexpectedly; without warning; all of a sudden.Rate it:

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all of a suddenwithout warningRate it:

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all students take calculusA mnemonic for the sign values of all the trigonometric functions in the two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. The initial letters ASTC — for all, sine, tangent, cosine — signify which of the functions are positive, in the order of the quadrants, starting at the top right and moving counterclockwise.Rate it:

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assembly linemass production systemRate it:

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at a moment's noticeImmediately; instantaneously; without need of warning.Rate it:

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at all hoursLate into the night or early morning; when people ought to be sleeping.Rate it:

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balance the booksTo put or keep any closed or conservative system or its analysis in balance.Rate it:

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be a hundred years too earlyTo be so immature and unprepared as to be hopelessly unable to achieve something.Rate it:

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beat the rushto get somewhere first, or before a lot of other people -- such as going somewhere early in the morning.Rate it:

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beauty sleepSleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.Rate it:

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brain surgerySurgery on any part of the nervous system, especially the brain; neurosurgery.Rate it:

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bridgeA system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.Rate it:

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bright and earlyearly in the morningRate it:

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bring inTo introduce a new rule, law, or system of organisation.Rate it:

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bud upTo don a pair of ear buds in preparation for listening to a portable sound system.Rate it:

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bug outTo abandon someone without warning.Rate it:

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bush telegraphA system used by undeveloped societies in remote regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds, word-of-mouth relay, or smoke signals.Rate it:

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call outYell, Scream, Bellow, or utilize P.A. system or any viable means to summon HELP or summon individuals by name, number I.D. rating, rank, or any viable identifier.Rate it:

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canary in a coal mineSomething whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.Rate it:

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caution - slippery when wetWarning, often in the form of a sign, that people should pay attention when walking on a wet and slippery ground not to fall down and get injured.Rate it:

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caveat emptorUsed as a warning to anyone buying something that there might be unforeseen problems or faults with what is bought.Rate it:

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change overto convert to, to make a transition from one system to anotherRate it:

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checks and balancesA system for multiple parties wherein each has some control over the actions of each of the others.Rate it:

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cheese itA minced oath used as a warning to stop, hide, or flee.Rate it:

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China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.Rate it:

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China syndromeA rare disease, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but which has somewhat different characteristics and occurs in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.Rate it:

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Christmas is comingUsed as a reminder or warning regarding an impending deadline.Rate it:

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cop offto leave school earlyRate it:

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corporate ladderThe hierarchy or ranking system of employment positions within a business organization.Rate it:

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cut one's teethTo begin; to gain early experience.Rate it:

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day larkOne who gets up early in the morning or goes to bed early.Rate it:

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die on the vineTo fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.Rate it:

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don't get your shit hot!A Stern, Serious, Unequivocal Warning; . . . . . . . "Don't Get 'Short', 'Testy', 'HOT', 'Angry', 'Impatient, 'Demanding' with ME!Rate it:

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drop a bombTo announce surprising or alarming information suddenly and without warning.Rate it:

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drop a bombshellTo announce surprising or alarming information suddenly and without warning.Rate it:

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early bathBeing shown a red card in soccer.Rate it:

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early birdA person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.Rate it:

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early bird catches the wormAlternative form of early bird gets the worm.Rate it:

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early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseplatitude from Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym Poor Richard.Rate it:

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end of the lineThe termination point of a railway or similar transportation system.Rate it:

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fail overTo automatically switch processing from a failed component in a critical system to its live spare or backup component.Rate it:

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false alarmA warning sound which turns out to have been erroneous.Rate it:

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fend offTo take defensive action, push against, veer away, avoid, steer away, retreat, tack, give strong vocal or signal warning.Rate it:

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festive boardEuropean reference to softwood-trenchers; {Early tableware was a wide softwood plank carved with shallow indentations for various food servings: When filled with appetizing, sumptuous portions it was referred, Festive BoardRate it:

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flash in the panA career notable for early success not followed by significant accomplishment.Rate it:

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food babyA protruding belly resulting from the consumption of a large quantity of food; the contents of one's digestive system causing the protrusion.Rate it:

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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 downTo duck or take cover, usually to avoid harm. Commonly used as a caution or warning in the imperative.Rate it:

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