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drive-by mediaMedia professionals who "spray" a bunch of repetitive misstatements, mistaken and misinterpreted news reports to cause excitement and confusion. They then figuratively "drive off" leaving the cleanup of their mess and hysteria to others, to correct and properly explain and interpret.Rate it:

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dry upTo cause to become dry.Rate it:

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exceptio quod metus causaAlso known as the exceptio metus; an exception based on the fact that the underlying cause of action was based on duress or intimidation by the plaintiff of the defendant.Rate it:

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eye-openerAn alcoholic beverage consumed first thing in the morning.Rate it:

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faceplantThe act of landing face first, often associated with bailing during extreme sports.Rate it:

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false alarmA thing or occurrence which initially causes fear, distress, etc. but which is subsequently recognized as being no cause for concern.Rate it:

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false lightA cause of action arising under the common law where a person is portrayed in a way which, while not technically false, is misleading and likely to cause embarrassment to that person.Rate it:

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fatten upTo cause to gain weight by means of feeding.Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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feet of clayTo say that someone, who appears strong or invincible, in fact has a hidden weak point which could cause their fall.Rate it:

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fix someone's wagonTo punish someone; to cause injury, distress, or inconvenience for someone.Rate it:

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flavor explosionOne can experience a 'flavor explosion' upon imbibing a beverage you have hither-to not sampled. You anticipated myriad taste treats. Upon the first sip you wantonly begin your 'slake' in a cascade of foaming, bubbling, refreshing, exhilarating deluge of dashing delicacy, dancing from cheek to cheek, then explosively and divinely diving into the depths of your desert-dry throat channel!.Rate it:

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follow onThe act of a captain forcing the other side to bat again immediately after their first innings.Rate it:

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force outTo cause something to be ejectedRate it:

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foul-upfoul-up, has myriad meanings: goof-up, mess-up, turn out high percentage rejects, commit or cause damage, fail to follow safety regulations, fail to supervise, or orient workers properly etc.Rate it:

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from soup to nutsFrom the first course of a meal to the last.Rate it:

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FTFYInitialism of first-time first-yearRate it:

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get intoTo cause to behave uncharacteristically; to possess.Rate it:

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get pastTo cause something to get around a blockage; to cause to get around or surpass something that is in the way.Rate it:

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get pastTo cause someone to overcome a source of grief or get through a difficult time.Rate it:

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get startedto cause to start talking about something in lengthRate it:

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get to the root of the problemSeek to discover the cause of a problem, test, analyze, examine, consult manuals, refer to circuitry diagrams, Seek tech-support.Rate it:

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give hostage to fortuneTo take an action or make a statement that is risky because it could cause you trouble later.Rate it:

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give outTo send forth, emit; to cause to be sent forth.To put forth, utter (prayers).Rate it:

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give rise to (something)To cause something to existRate it:

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give somebody pauseTo give somebody cause for concern.Rate it:

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give someone a hard timeTo cause difficulty or make trouble for someone.Rate it:

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give someone griefTo cause pain.Rate it:

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give someone pauseTo give somebody cause for concern.Rate it:

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go moggy(usually in the past tense, as in "gone moggy") To break something or to cause something to become disorganized or dysfunctional.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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gone north aboutDead, of sailor or seaman whose cause of death was anything except by drowning.Rate it:

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green handAn inexperienced crew member of a 19th-century whaler on his first voyage.Rate it:

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gum upTo cause to be gooey or gummy, especially with the effect of obstructing the operation of some mechanism or process.Rate it:

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haul downTo violently cause to fall to the ground.Rate it:

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have someone goingTo cause someone to be excited, aroused, or upset.Rate it:

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heave toTo cause the vessel to become dead in the water by pointing the bows directly towards the wind.Rate it:

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holy fuckExpression of terror, awe, surprise, shock, etc., often at something seen for the first time or remembered immediately before using this term.Rate it:

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holy shitExpression of terror, awe, surprise, shock, etc., often at something seen for the first time or remembered immediately before using this term.Rate it:

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I'm rubber, you're glueThe first line of a children's rhyme countering an attack of character.Rate it:

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il n’y a pas de fumée sans feuTout événement a nécessairement une cause.Rate it:

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il n’y a qu’heur et malheur en ce mondeTout dans ce monde dépend des circonstances, et souvent ce qui cause la ruine des uns fait la fortune des autres.Rate it:

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in the leadin first position in a competitionRate it:

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it takes two to make a quarrelIt takes two or more people to cause a quarrel; one cannot blame an argument entirely on the other side.Rate it:

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jumpTo cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.Rate it:

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jump the fenceTo change from first approach, approach from a different direction, suggest a completely foreign idea.Rate it:

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j’en parlerai à mon chevalRéplique dite à quelqu’un dont on n’a nul souci de ce qu’il dit ou propose, à cause de son manque d’intérêt.Rate it:

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keep inTo cause (a fire) to stay blazingRate it:

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keep offTo stay or cause to stay at a distance.Rate it:

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keep one's headTo remain calm, reasonable, level-headed, especially in a situation likely to cause distress.Rate it:

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