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love at first sightan instantaneous attractionRate it:

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not if I see you firstUsed as a reply to see you, see you later, see you soon etc., implying that if the speaker sees the interlocutor first then the speaker will avoid the interlocutor.Rate it:

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not one's first rodeoNot the first time one has been in a particular situation; used to indicate past experience.Rate it:

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on a first-name basisHaving enough familiarity with another person to call them by their first name, as opposed to their surnameRate it:

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pinch and a punch for the first of the monthSaid the first day of a new month, accompanied by a pinch and a punch to the victim.Rate it:

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play first fiddleTo play a leading role.Rate it:

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shoot first and ask questions laterTo act boldly.Rate it:

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shoot first and ask questions laterTo take action with serious consequences without delay, preserving the benefit of surprise by not providing indication of one's intent.Rate it:

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try to get on first!An encouraging expression to others to attempt a seemingly impossible task. The leader asks the crew to give it their best and try the "baseball theme".Rate it:

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what was your first clueA riposte to someone who has just stated an obvious conclusion.Rate it:

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women and children firstAn exhortation to follow the principle of removing women and children from danger before men.Rate it:

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act upTo misbehave; to cause trouble.Rate it:

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bite one's lipTo forcibly prevent oneself from speaking, especially in order to avoid saying something inappropriate or likely to cause a dispute.Rate it:

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cool downTo cause to become less agitated.Rate it:

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don't shit where you eatOne should not cause trouble in a place, group, or situation in which one regularly finds oneself.Rate it:

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fall awayTo cease to support a person or cause.Rate it:

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fee fi fo fumFamous first line of a rhyme generally said by a giant, monster, or villainRate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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raise hellTo cause a great disturbance.Rate it:

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step in front of a moving trainTo sacrifice one's own life for a noble and loyal cause.Rate it:

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you've got to be in it to win itIn order to win, or succeed at something, one must first compete or try.Rate it:

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bring uponTo cause to befall.Rate it:

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come aroundTo change one's mind, especially to begin to agree or appreciate what one was reluctant to accept at first.Rate it:

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bring roundTo resuscitate; to cause to regain consciousness.Rate it:

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buck offTo cause to fall off.Rate it:

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cast onTo start the first row of knitting by putting stitches on a needle.Rate it:

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crack of dawnThe first moment of daylight; sunrise.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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esprit de corpsA shared spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group, for example of a military unit.Rate it:

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fade inA type of transition used in visual media, in which the transition is at first black, fading to a visual image.Rate it:

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keep fromTo prevent or restrain ; refrain or cause refrain.Rate it:

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kick offTo make the first kick in a game or part of a game.Rate it:

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lay lowTo knock out; to cause to fall.Rate it:

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take backTo cause to remember some past event or time.Rate it:

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tee offTo hit the first shot of the hole.Rate it:

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throw downTo cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.Rate it:

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put down toTo state the cause of a situation.Rate it:

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touch offTo start; to cause, especially used for unstable situations that may magnify if disturbed.Rate it:

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keep downTo cause not to increase or rise.Rate it:

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mess upTo cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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stave inTo stave from the outside, to crush inward, to cause to collapse inward.Rate it:

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break one's duckTo score one's first run in an innings.Rate it:

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bring aboutTo cause to take place.Rate it:

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bring outTo cause a visible symptom such as spots or a rash.Rate it:

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chase downTo investigate the cause of something.Rate it:

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heat upTo heat, to cause to become hotter.Rate it:

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kick inTo kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.Rate it:

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pump upTo cause one's muscles to swell by means of focussed weightlifting.Rate it:

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