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dig inTo make a burst of hard work.Rate it:

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sell one's bodyTo work as a prostitute.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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bust a nutto work very hard, put in a lot of effortRate it:

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dress down1) Wear casual or work clothing, informal clothes: 2) Speak To Someone In a Desultory Tone, A Commanding, Analytical, Superior, Critiquing Manner; . . . . . {Tell Someone 'OFF' }Rate it:

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magnum opusgreatest workRate it:

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pull one's weightTo do the work that one is obligated to.Rate it:

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Santa's workshopThe mythical structure, usually envisioned as located at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and a large number of capable elves work tirelessly and gladly year-round to produce all of the toys and other gifts to be delivered throughout the world on Christmas Day.Rate it:

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tried and trueWell-established and tested; known to work or succeed based on extensive experience.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.Rate it:

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act inActing in or as something. committing into some work.Rate it:

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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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all rights reservedThe copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.Rate it:

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alles anderes ist Menschenwerk“Everything else is the work of man.” “Everything else is a human construct.”Rate it:

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American DreamA philosophy that with hard work, courage and determination, anyone can prosper and achieve success.Rate it:

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art imitates lifeThe observation that a creative work was inspired by true events; based on a true story.Rate it:

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attend toTo diligently work on; to pay attention to.Rate it:

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back in the saddleA return to work, return to military detachment, return to usual lifestyle.Rate it:

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bandwidthwork loadRate it:

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bang awayto work tirelesslyRate it:

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battle cryBy extension, a strong motto or purpose statement, especially in regards to winning a goal in sports, games or work.Rate it:

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be snowed underTo have a lot of things to do, usually work-related.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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blood, sweat and tearsA person's determination and hard work.Rate it:

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break your backDefinitionto work extremely hardRate it:

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Brownie pointCredit or praise for good work or a good deed, often for the express purpose of currying favor.Rate it:

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burn one's candle at both endsTo work extremely or excessively hard; to work too hard for good health or peace of mind.Rate it:

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burn the candle at both endsTo work hard night and day.Rate it:

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burn the midnight oilTo work studiously, especially late into the night.Rate it:

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business girlA young woman employed in business or office work.Rate it:

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busman's holidayA holiday or vacation during which you do the same thing that you do for your usual work.Rate it:

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bust one's assTo work very hard, to put in a lot of effort.Rate it:

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bust one's ballsto work very hard; to put in a lot of effort.Rate it:

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bust one's buttTo work exceptionally hard.Rate it:

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bust your bunsWork energetically, and bust your 'buns' in the process!Rate it:

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carry one's weightTo contribute or produce one's fair share, as of work, money, etc.Rate it:

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carry the mailTo work diligently; to serve as the principal performer of a demanding task or set of tasks.Rate it:

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carve outTo create (a reputation, chance, role, rank, career, victory) by hard work, or as if by cutting.Rate it:

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clock inTo begin work.Rate it:

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clock offto end workRate it:

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clock outTo end work; to officially record a time when one terminates a period of work.Rate it:

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clock outTo officially record a work-termination time for.Rate it:

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come out in the washOf problems or difficulties, to work out, resolve, or become understood eventually and naturally.Rate it:

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confront one's demonsTo work through past experiences that have left emotional scars.Rate it:

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crank the handleTo perform a process; to do some work.Rate it:

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damp squibAnything that doesn’t work properly, or fails to come up to expectations..Rate it:

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doTo work for or on, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, etc.Rate it:

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doTo work as a domestic servant.Rate it:

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do the trickTo work; to be successful; to solve a problem.Rate it:

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