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heads or tailsA game to bet upon a which side of a coin lays face up after it is thrown.Rate it:

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hold one's liquorTo be resistant to intoxication or to show few signs of intoxication, even after consuming a significant amount of alcohol.Rate it:

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hop to it!A welcome to someone's verve and their confidence. Suggest to another to go after it.Rate it:

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hunt outTo track down; to find after searching for a whileRate it:

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I approve this messagea phrase said after or before one makes a declaration to attach a mock solemnity to a strongly held beliefRate it:

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I can't find my ...Said after losing something.Rate it:

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I hope you're happySaid to scold someone who did something wrong, after seeing the consequences.Rate it:

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I see, said the blind manSaid to express confusion. Also used to express understanding after an initial period of confusion, i.e., "I see, said the blind man."Rate it:

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if it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it downIn order to save water, only flush the toilet after defecation, not after urination.Rate it:

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in the long runAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.Rate it:

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in the long termAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.Rate it:

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in the worldExpletive used for emphasis, for example after an interrogative word.Rate it:

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it was deliciousSaid to compliment a meal after eating it.Rate it:

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it's a pleasurePolite reaction after receiving thanks.Rate it:

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it's nothingUsed as a polite reply after being thankedRate it:

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it's too late for sorryAn expression of anger or disgust uttered toward someone who offers an apology after causing great harm.Rate it:

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keep inTo require a pupil to stay after school as a punishment.Rate it:

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kiss and cry The publicly viewable enclosure in which figure skaters sit immediately after a performance, while they await and receive the judging results.Rate it:

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knock-on effectThe continued running of an engine after the ignition has been turned off; dieseling.Rate it:

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l'esprit de l'escalierThe experience of thinking of a devastating rejoinder only after leaving the scene of the debate.Rate it:

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light at the end of the tunnelA better situation after long hardship.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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make peaceTo initiate or resume a cordial relationship after a period of animosity.Rate it:

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me threeUsed to express agreement, after someone has already said "me too".Rate it:

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mend fencesTo repair damage to a friendship or relationship after a disagreement or other mishap.Rate it:

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monday bluesLazy mood in monday, after the weekend.Rate it:

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more at elevenUsed after a statement that is typical or should be obvious.Rate it:

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music to one's earSome unexpected good news; a favorable outcome after some initial confusion or delay.Rate it:

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no plan survives contact with the enemyIt is a reality of conflict that, after a plan against an enemy is begun, there will always be unexpected elements resulting from opposition that require improvisation and deviation from the original plan.Rate it:

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ODTAAone damn thing after anotherRate it:

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on one's feetBeing well again after a bout of illness.Rate it:

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on second thoughtAfter reconsidering; on further consideration.Rate it:

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on tenterhookstense in anticipation of something. The phrase originated in the wool industry where fleeces were stretched on a frame between hooks to dry after washing the fleeces.Rate it:

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on the back ofas a result of; after; subsequent to.Rate it:

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on the heels ofClosely following; in succession immediately after.Rate it:

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on the other side ofAfterRate it:

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on the trotsuccessively, in succession; one after the other.Rate it:

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one's left nutA very high price to be willing to pay for something; usually used after the verb give.Rate it:

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one-hit wonderA recording artist known for only one hit song, especially after failing at subsequent attempts at success.Rate it:

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one-hit wonderA musical performer or musical group known for a single hit song, especially after failing at later attempts at success.Rate it:

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pay offTo become worthwhile after a lapse.Rate it:

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pelt of the dogAn immoderate, excessive quantity of alcohol drunk the morning after whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms or a hangover, which goes beyond alleviating the complaint to causing drunkenness; cf. hair of the dog.Rate it:

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penalty boxThat is assessed after an infraction.Rate it:

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penny for your thoughtsUsed to inquire into the thoughts and feelings of another, especially when the person appears pensive or conflicted.Rate it:

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pick up the piecesTo restore one's life (or a given situation etc.) to a normal state, after a calamity, shock etc.Rate it:

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play onto let the game continue after a foul has been committed, because the situation is advantageous to the team who would be awarded a foul.Rate it:

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propose a toastAn introductory phrase, preceding a brief accolade to someone or something, after which all present ceremonially sip their champagne (or dump their beverage on the floor to express disagreement.)Rate it:

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pull a trainTo have sex with several men one after the other.Rate it:

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push one's luckTo take an excessive risk or to attempt some task unlikely to succeed, especially after having already been unexpectedly lucky.Rate it:

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push pastTo force a conversation or situation to continue after an awkward interruption.Rate it:

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