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old boy networkA presumed unacknowledged system of association between childhood friends (especially those at school or university together), used for mutual assistance or favouritism.Rate it:

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old moneyThe imperial system of measurement, as opposed to the metric system.Rate it:

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old moneyThe monetary system used in the United Kingdom before decimalisation and consisting of pounds, shillings, and pence.Rate it:

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on the spotHaving to answer or decide without warning or preparation.Rate it:

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one of these daysOne day, some day (especially in warning of a negative consequence).Rate it:

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out of the blueUnexpectedly; without warning or preparation.Rate it:

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pink upOf a transplanted organ: to acquire a pinkish hue as a result of blood entering it from the circulatory system.Rate it:

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pop upTo appear without warning.Rate it:

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rat's nestA software or hardware system whose design lacks organized structure, making it difficult to understand and maintain.Rate it:

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real timeThe time duration required by a computer system to complete a particular taskRate it:

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red flagA cue, warning, or alert; a sign or signal that something is wrong.Rate it:

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red lightA warning light, especially as a traffic signal indicating ‘stop’..Rate it:

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reinvent the wheelTo redo work unnecessarily when it has already been done satisfactorily; to rethink an already working system, technique, etc. in a pointless attempt to improve it.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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ring outTo make a phone call from an internal phone system to a general telephone network number.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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run out onTo leave a partner suddenly and without prior warning.Rate 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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shot across the bowA warning that negative consequences will be faced if something is carried out or allowed to continue.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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skip townTo leave one's place of residence suddenly, without warning.Rate it:

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socialized medicineAn umbrella term for any system of government-run health care.Rate it:

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starting priceThe final odds on a horse when the race starts; also used to designate a system of fixed-odds betting using such prices. Abbreviation: SP.Rate it:

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state of disrepairSomething in need of repair. Typically referring to a mechanical object or system (like a car or home) that has broken down or doesn't work anymore.Rate it:

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steal a marchTo start early.Rate it:

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

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teething troublesSmall problems such as are to be expected with some any new and untried system or product.Rate it:

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the British are comingA warning that enemies are about and a battle is about to begin.Rate it:

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the law is an assThe law, as created by legislators or as administered by the justice system, cannot be relied upon to be sensible or fair.Rate it:

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the manThe oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control..Rate it:

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thief in the nightSomething stealthy or that occurs without warning.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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watch one's mouthIn the imperative form, used as a warning to avoid or stop using inappropriate language, especially profanity, or disrespectful utterances.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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writing on the wallAn ominous warning; a prediction of bad luck.Rate it:

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