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off the deep endCrazy, erratic, or irrational.Rate it:

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on endRemarkably long; continuously.Rate it:

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on endUpright; erect; endways.Rate it:

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on the receiving endbeing the victim of an unpleasant actionRate it:

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put an end toTo terminate or abolish something.Rate it:

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see past the end of one's noseTo have insight into underlying facts or consequences; to possess common sense or a vision for the future.Rate it:

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short end of the stickA situation, opportunity, or outcome which is less favorable than situations, opportunities, or outcomes experienced by or available to others.Rate it:

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The EndUsed traditionally at the end of a story.Rate it:

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The EndUsed to indicate the termination of somethingRate it:

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the end all-be allSomething ultimate; the best part of something; the thing which solves all problems associated with something.Rate it:

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the end justifies the meansMorally wrong actions are sometimes necessary to achieve morally right outcomes; actions can only be considered morally right or wrong by virtue of the morality of the outcome.Rate it:

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the end of one's ropeAt the limit of one’s patience, when one is so frustrated or annoyed that one can no longer take it..Rate it:

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thin end of the wedgeSomething that if allowed or accepted to a small degree would lead to systematic encroachment.Rate it:

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throw in at the deep endTo introduce a person to a new situation without adequately preparing him or her.Rate it:

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to that endFor that reason, with that goal, intending to produce that result.Rate it:

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wits' endA. 1911, John Muir, in John Muir and Michael P. Branch, John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa, 2002, page 138.Rate it:

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wits' endLimit of one's sanity or mental capacity; point of desperation.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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down to the wireAt the very end of a process or project, especially one with a fast-approaching deadline.Rate it:

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male-to-femaleThat changes a male end (with pins, usually a plug) of a connection into a female one (usually a socket).Rate it:

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shut downTo close, terminate, or end.Rate it:

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turn outTo result; end up.Rate it:

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bowl outAnd thus end their innings.Rate it:

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clamp down onTo take measures to stop something; to put an end to.Rate it:

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come outTo end up or result.Rate it:

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do inTo kill or end.Rate it:

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if it ain't broke, don't fix itLeave something alone; avoid correcting, fixing, or improving what is already sufficient, as it could end up being detrimentalRate it:

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shave and a haircutA 7-note riff played at the end of a song for comic effect.Rate it:

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break offTo end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.Rate it:

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cut offTo end abruptly.Rate it:

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omgTo start; never end conversation of the best conversation you ever had in your life .Rate it:

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take a bowTo accept applause at the end of a performance in a theatre. Often this includes actually bowing to the audience.Rate it:

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in for a penny, in for a poundExpressing recognition that one must, having started something, see it through to its end, rather than stopping short thereof; accepting that one must Rate it:

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the ends justify the meansAlternative form of the end justifies the means.Rate it:

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'nuff saidUsed in various situations to either end a discussion, or to imply that further discussion is not needed.Rate it:

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a good beginning makes a good endingGood beginnings promise a good end; start off on a good note to reap the benefits at the end.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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a party animalAn individual whom lives, thinks, reflects, promotes, enjoys, raucous, wild, off the deep end, exotic; parties, gatherings, happenings and blasts.Rate it:

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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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al fin y al caboat the very endRate it:

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al fin y al caboat the end of the dayRate it:

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all's well that ends wellProblems do not matter if things turn out well in the end.Rate it:

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and all thatUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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and finallyA light news story reserved for the end of a bulletin when there is a lack of more important items; typically involving animals or other features supposed to be amusing.Rate it:

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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.Rate it:

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ass-backwardsMoving backwards, that is, rear end first.Rate it:

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at lastIn the end; finally; ultimately.Rate it:

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back to square oneLocated back at the start, as after a dead-end or failure.Rate it:

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bargain basementOf poor quality; of little or no value; low-end, shoddy.Rate it:

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bell it outAn electricians methodology to assure continuity in an electrical circuit. Utilizing and applying a low voltage power source to a circuit and applying a pretested door bell to the opposite end of the circuit to prove continuity.Rate it:

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