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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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FortnightOilA Specially Refined Lantern-oil for the Switchman's Signal Lanterns used on the Grand Trunk Railroad. 'Topped-Off' Lanterns generally required refilling after a 'fortnight' of duty time. (Conjecture)Rate it:

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go in offTo pot the cue ball accidentally after hitting the object ball.Rate it:

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just sayingUsed after informing somebody of something that may be offensive to try and soften the blowRate it:

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pay upTo pay for something in total, after a certain amount of time after receiving a purchase.Rate it:

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spill one's gutsTo confess, or to divulge secrets, typically speaking freely and at length after a change of motive or an incentive.Rate it:

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safe and soundHaving come to no harm, especially after being exposed to danger.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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carry a torch forTo harbor feelings of love despite not being in a relationship; generally unrequited or after a relationship has ended, and sometimes implying secret feelings. There is the implication of keeping hope alive.Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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come toTo recover consciousness after fainting etc.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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fend for oneselfLook after and provide for oneself, without any help from othersRate it:

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hammer outTo come to an agreement after much arguing.Rate it:

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little pitchers have big earsSmall children often overhear more of what is said than adults realize or desire.1844, Charlotte M. Yonge, Abbeychurch, ch. 2:Seeing me listening to something she was saying to Mamma, she turned round upon me with that odious proverb, "Little pitchers have long ears."1939, "Bedtime Bedlam," Time, 17 Apr.:A caution to U. S. parents, but a joy to radio merchandising, is the dread truth that little pitchers have big ears.2002, Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, ISBN 9780743455961, p. 185:I suppose he might say pushed or went woowoo, but took a shit is, I fear, very much in the ballpark (little pitchers have big ears, after all).Rate it:

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double upAfter a fly ball has been caught.Rate it:

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dust offTo use something after a long time without it.Rate it:

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keep outAfter being warned, he kept out.Rate it:

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on a full stomachDirectly after eating, after a meal.Rate it:

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pull oneself togetherTo become mentally focused after a period of being unfocused.Rate it:

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run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.Rate it:

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baby bluesPeriod and feeling of depressiveness after giving birth; a less severe form of postnatal depression.Rate it:

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for onceFor the first time, after many instances to the contrary; in a rare exception to the rule; as an exception to the usual.Rate it:

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take aimTo position oneself and/or one's weapon so as to be aimed specifically at a chosen mark or target (which is indicated after 'at')Rate it:

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cat's pyjamasA highly sought-after and fancy example of something, usually referring to inanimate objects.Rate it:

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deadstick landingWhen a pilot lands a plane after the engine has died; a landing lacking any propulsion control.Rate it:

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drop like fliesDie en masse, one after the other.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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a casa caiuSaid after a particularly undesirable, harmful change of events; often, though not always, said of a criminal or illicit activity discovered by the authority.Rate it:

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acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:

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and don't play one on TVA term often used after a person claims to have no expertise in a topic of discussion, but still wants to contribute a comment.Rate it:

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and shitUsed after a noun or list of nouns in place of "etc".Rate it:

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and thatAnd the others; used after a name to denote the friends or social group of that person.Rate it:

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après moi le délugeUsed to indicate indifference to events that will happen after one’s death, or to indicate one’s own importance in maintaining orderRate it:

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après vousafter youRate it:

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après-skiA place "after skiing". Typically a bar or pub where people go after a day on the slopes to ease off and meet other people.Rate it:

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as soon asAt the moment when; immediately after.Rate it:

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as the saying goesUsed before or after saying an apt proverb, adage, cliché etc.Rate it:

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ass-backwardsOriented backwards, particularly after a mishap.Rate it:

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auf einem Bein kann man nicht stehenused to encourage someone to have another drink after their firstRate 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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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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bicho malo nunca muerethe devil looks after his ownRate it:

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bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.Rate it:

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buy the rumor, sell the factA phrase often cited by stock traders that explains price declines that occur after an anticipated positive event has happened.Rate it:

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buzz inTo open a remote-controlled door to allow to enter after he/she has sounded the door buzzer.Rate it:

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by and byGradually,after a timeRate it:

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call off the dogsDuring a one-sided sports contest, to remove the first-string unit of a team from the game after dominating the opponent.Rate it:

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call off the dogsTo ease up on after inflicting great punishment.Rate it:

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cat's meowA highly sought-after and fancy example of something.Rate it:

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