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suit down to the groundTo suit perfectly.Rate it:

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worship the ground someone walks onTo admire someone greatly.Rate it:

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come in from the coldTo gain widespread acceptance in a group or society, especially where there was not any before.Rate it:

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shook ya droorsa trick, a quick move around an unexpected opponent, or person to gain ground.Rate it:

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fall downTo fall to the ground.Rate it:

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break evenTo neither gain nor lose money.Rate it:

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butter upTo flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.Rate it:

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bring downTo make something flying fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.Rate it:

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hack intoTo gain unauthorized entry to, particularly by exploiting little-known weaknesses.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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come to oneselfto gain consciousness or self-controlRate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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back-cloth starAn actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.Rate it:

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bargain basementAn area within a retail store, especially an area located below ground level, where the least costly merchandise can be found.Rate it:

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base onTo ground on.Rate it:

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bear offTo gain; to carry off, as a prize.Rate it:

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blaze a trailTo set precedent or do something novel; to break new ground.Rate it:

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bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.Rate it:

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boldly go where no man has gone beforeTo break new ground.Rate it:

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bottom edgeThe edge of a bat closest to the ground.Rate it:

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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.Rate it:

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bottom outTo touch or drag along the ground.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeA deep formal bow with right leg drawn back touching the ground.Rate it:

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break throughTo gain popularity.Rate it:

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bulk upTo gain weight.Rate it:

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bunny hopA ground ball that hops along the field instead of rolling.Rate it:

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bunny hopA jump made where both wheels leave the ground.Rate it:

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burn some rubberAn expression of intent to drive ruthlessly, speedily, wildly, illegally: Express the intention to perform tasks, agendas in wild abandon, in order to impress, gain an advantage, recover lost time or missed opportunity:Rate it:

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by the seat of your pantsAn aviator's term, Cross country flying, navigating via ground observation of landmarks, arrows on rooftops. water towers, railroad tracks, roadways, radio/TV towers; and by the 'seat of your pants'.Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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catch big airSuperlative of catch air; make a big jump high off the ground.Rate it:

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catch outTo put a batsman out by catching the batted ball before it touches the ground.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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cheaters never prosperOne does not gain from cheating.Rate it:

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churn upTo make the ground uneven, generally unintentionally.Rate it:

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cry over spilled milkBecome needlessly upset over trivial reverses or losses, express resentment when others gain incidental items or are chosen instead of your being favored.Rate it:

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cui bonoThe principle that the ultimate initiator of an action is likely the person who stands to gain from the action.Rate it:

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curry favorTo seek to gain favor by flattery or attention.Rate it:

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

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daylightTo gain exposure to the open.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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dog in the huntSomething to gain depending on the outcome; a position for which to campaign or cheer..Rate it:

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eat itTo fall forward, hitting one's face on the ground.Rate it:

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

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fiddle withTo manipulate in order to gain something for oneself.Rate it:

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flat-footedTo firmly hold and maintain a decision; to stand one's ground.Rate it:

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force outTo create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the groundRate it:

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get a leg upTo gain some advantage; to get a head start.Rate it:

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get a leg-upFigure of speech. To gain control, manage, acquire, dominate, infinitely analyze.Rate it:

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