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

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check throughTo permit someone to continue onward, e.g. through a security checkpoint, after verifying their identity, tickets, etc.Rate it:

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chip off the old blockSomeone who takes after their parent.Rate it:

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collect one's thoughtsTo become mentally composed, especially after being distressed, surprised, or disoriented; to become calm or organized in one's emotional state or thinking, as in preparation for a conversation, speech, decision, etc.Rate it:

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come from behindTo be in a winning position after having been in a losing position.Rate it:

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come in fromTo change to a new side in a conflict; to return from a period of exclusion; to accept after a history of not accepting.Rate it:

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come to one's sensesTo reawaken after having lost consciousness.Rate it:

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come to one's sensesTo become reasonable, comprehending, or responsible, especially after having behaved in an unreasonable, uncomprehending, or irresponsible manner.Rate it:

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come togetherUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: to come together. To meet. To arrive at a destination with someone after having travelled there with each other. To achieve orgasm at the same time.Rate it:

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deathbed conversionAcceptance of religious belief immediately before one dies, typically in a state of anxiety or fear of the insecurity of what will happen to one in and after death.Rate it:

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devil take the hindmostAn imprecation that everyone should look after their own interests, leaving those who cannot cope to whatever fate befalls them.Rate it:

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die the way one livedTo die because of or after doing something characteristic of the interlocutor.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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dot or featherUsed to inquire as to the difference between the two possibilities of the word Indian, namely Native American or Asian sub-continentRate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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dynamite chargeInstructions given by the judge to a jury that has failed to reach a verdict, in the hope that they can do so after further deliberation.Rate it:

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e vissero per sempre felici e contentiand they lived happily ever afterRate it:

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ElysianElysium; home of the blessed, after death.Rate it:

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Elysian FieldsElysium; home of the blessed, after death.Rate it:

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eppur si muoveThe words allegedly uttered by Galileo Galilei after being forced to recant heliocentrism: “and yet it moves”.Rate it:

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everything seemed to fall right into place.after all that effort, it seemed to be made in the shadeRate it:

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ferret outTo discover something after searching.Rate it:

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fifteen minutes of fameA very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.Rate it:

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file withTo follow closely, like one soldier after another in file; to keep pace.Rate it:

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final cutA group, after a selection process getting rid of other candidates.Rate it:

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find another gearTo suddenly achieve an extra burst of athletic performance, especially after a sustained period of competitive exertion.Rate it:

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first port of callThe first port that a vessel calls in at after the start of a voyage.Rate it:

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follow onThe act of a captain forcing the other side to bat again immediately after their first innings.Rate it:

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follow upTo take further actions remaining after an event; to continue, revisit, or persist; especially, to maintain communication.Rate it:

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full circleThrough a cycle of transition, returning to where one started after gaining experience or exploring other things.Rate it:

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game overA message usually signaling that the player failed a computer or video game, for example by losing all of their lives, although the phrase sometimes follows the score after successful completion of a game.Rate it:

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get a fixTo obtain something necessary, especially a dose of an addictive drug or anything else compulsively sought after.Rate it:

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get downTo leave the table after dining.Rate it:

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get on withTo proceed with; to begin or continue, especially after an interruption.Rate it:

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get some airTo invigorate oneself by breathing refreshing outdoor air, especially after departing from a building or other enclosed space for this purpose.Rate it:

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get the dirty water off one's chestTo get sexual satisfaction, especially after a period of abstinence.Rate it:

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get through toTo succeed in communicating with (after initial difficulty).Rate it:

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get with the programTo work productively toward the objective of a shared enterprise, especially after the objective or the environment has changed.Rate it:

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go from zero to heroTo become very popular after being unpopular.Rate it:

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gold mineA plentiful stockpile of something sought after.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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golden yearsOld age, especially the years after one has retired from employment.Rate it:

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good to goReady for some specific task or ready for normal activity, especially after preparation or recovery.Rate it:

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good to goReady for use or ready for normal operation, especially after repair or renewal.Rate it:

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grab bagA gift, purchase, etc. whose contents are concealed until after a selection is made.Rate it:

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grappledEngage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle. passersby grappled with the man after the knife attack synonyms: wrestle, struggle, tussle, brawl, fight, scuffle, battleRate it:

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gunshyFearing the consequences of repeating an act, especially after being reprimanded.Rate it:

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hair of the dogAn alcoholic drink taken the morning after to cure a hangover or withdrawal symptoms.Rate it:

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have the last laughTo be vindicated; to triumph despite predicted failure; to find success after defeat or setback.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.Rate it:

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