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get atgain access toRate it:

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get inTo enter a place; to gain access.Rate it:

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get in onTo gain participation in an activity, especially an attractive one.Rate it:

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get one's foot in the doorTo initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.Rate it:

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get to grips withTo gain an understanding (of something).Rate it:

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hard nut to crackA place, opportunity, etc. to which it is difficult to gain entry.Rate it:

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

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hulk outTo gain significant muscle mass from exercise.Rate it:

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il n’y a pas de petits profitsChaque gain est important.Rate it:

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jewTo bargain, to attempt to gain an unfair price in a business deal; to defraud.Rate it:

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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.Rate it:

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kiss someone's assTo flatter someone (especially a superior) in an obsequious manner, and to support their every opinion to gain their favorRate it:

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knock someone's block offTo strike a person in the head, causing him to fall to the ground, especially in an unconscious condition; to beat up a person.Rate it:

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lay downTo give up, surrender, or yield , usually by placing it on the ground.Rate it:

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lead outA race tactic, used to set up a rider for a sprint finish, in which one rider on a team will ride at a very high rate of speed with a teammate following directly behind in his slipstream thus enabling the following rider to gain speed without expending as much energy as he normally would. See drafting.Rate it:

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live and learnAn exhortation to gain knowledge from living experiences. Commonly used after an accident or misfortune to indicate a moral lesson.Rate it:

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log inTo gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password.Rate it:

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make a name for oneselfTo gain fame.Rate it:

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make one's handTo gain advantage or profit.Rate it:

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Midas touchThe ability to gain success or financial reward from one's actions.Rate it:

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nothing ventured, nothing gainedIf one takes no risks, one will not gain any benefits.Rate it:

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pack on the poundsTo gain weight, especially as a result of vigorous or excessive eating.Rate it:

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peel awayTo separate off from the main body, to move off to one side; as in troop movements on a parade ground or an organized retreat, or columns in a procession.Rate it:

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peel offTo separate off from the main body, to move off to one side; as in troop movements on a parade ground or an organized retreat, or columns in a procession.Rate it:

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peg downTo fasten something to the ground using pegs.Rate it:

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pile onto gain (weight) quickly.Rate it:

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pile on the poundsto gain weight quickly.Rate it:

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pitA hole in the ground.Rate it:

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pitA hole or trench in the ground, excavated according to grid coordinates, so that the provenance of any feature observed and any specimen or artifact revealed may be established by precise measurement.Rate it:

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plant outTo put into the ground outside, from a greenhouse or a plant pot.Rate it:

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play dumbTo pretend to be slow-witted or lacking in specific knowledge, usually in order to avoid responsibility or to gain some advantage.Rate it:

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pluck upTo remove by plucking from e.g. the ground.Rate it:

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put the moves onTo make an effort to gain someone's romantic or sexual interest; to try to woo or seduce.Rate it:

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rack upto gain (points etc.; in a game or sport)Rate it:

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reduce to rubbleto completely destroy, to raze to the groundRate it:

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roll aroundto move about on the ground while rotating and turning one's bodyRate it:

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score offTo defeat (especially in an argument), get the better of, achieve a success over, gain an advantage or win points over, make a point to the detriment or at the expense of, make appear foolish. Sometimes with particle on (someone).Rate it:

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see the lightTo gain an understanding of something previously not understood, especially in a sudden insight.Rate it:

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sell upTo sell all, in order to reduce its debts or gain liquid money.Rate it:

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set downSimple sum of parts set + down, to place, especially on the ground or a surface; to cease carrying.Rate it:

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shit out of luckWhen one has attempted to gain something, either tangible or not, and the attempt failed, either through denial, missed opportunity, etc.Rate it:

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show ankleTo provide a hint or to reveal partial information in order to gain attention or arouse interest.Rate it:

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softroader. This involves increased ground clearance with tyre, wheel, and suspension tweaks, skid plates and refers to mini SUV or wagons.Rate it:

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step on a rakeTo step on the tines of a garden rake, causing the handle of the rake to rise from the ground rapidly, invariably striking the person walking in the face.Rate it:

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stuffPaper stock ground ready for use. When partly ground, it is called half stuff.Rate it:

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sweep the boardTo get enough votes in an election to gain all the seats.Rate it:

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tag onTo hover an RFID device such as a smartcard over a receiver, often with a graphical user interface, in order to make a payment or gain access to the vehicle.Rate it:

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take by stormTo rapidly gain great popularity in (a place).Rate it:

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take offTo leave the ground and begin flight; to ascend into the air.Rate it:

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top edgeThe edge of a bat farthest from the ground.Rate it:

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