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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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dummy upTo make a mock-up or prototype version of something, without some or all off its intended functionality.Rate it:

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eat an elephant one bite at a timeTo do something one step at a time; to do something in steps rather than all at once.Rate it:

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envers et contre tousdespite all oppositionRate it:

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esto es chino para míIt's all Greek to me; I don't understand any of this.Rate it:

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et hoc genus omneAnd all this kind.Rate it:

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every which wayAll over; in every direction.Rate it:

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every which wayIn all sorts of ways or manners.Rate it:

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everybody who is anybodyAll of the people who are well-known or important, especially those who have prominent social standing.Rate it:

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everything happens for a reasonAll events are purposeful.Everything happens for a reason, so there is no such thing as failure. Mary-Kate OlsenPeople like to say "everything happens for a reason." If you repeat that in your head long enough that starts to sound like "anything can happen with a razor." Laura KightlingerI believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how we learn. Drew BarrymoreRate 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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express elevatorA high-speed elevator that does not serve all floorsRate it:

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eye catchingTwo words which may have evolved from the marketing and advertising entities, The phrase says and sees it all, appeals only to the sighted.Rate it:

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factotumJack of all trades.Rate it:

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Fanny AdamsNothing (sanitized version of fuck all).Rate it:

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feed a cold, starve a feverEating more will cure the common cold, and eating less will cure a fever.1887, J. H. Whelan, "The Treatment of Colds.", The Practitioner, vol. 38, pg. 180:"Feed a cold, starve a fever." There is a deal of wisdom in the first part of this advice. A person with a catarrh should take an abundance of light nutritious food, and some light wine, but avoid spirits, and above all tobacco.1968, Katinka Loeser, The Archers at Home, publ. Atheneum, New York, pg. 60:I have a cold. 'Feed a cold, starve a fever.' You certainly know that.2009, Shelly Reuben, Tabula Rasa, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN 015101079X, pg. 60:They say feed a cold, starve a fever, but they don't tell you what to do when you got both, so I figured scrambled eggs, tea, and toast.Rate it:

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field dayTop-to-bottom all-hands cleaning.Rate it:

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finish withTo put aside, break all relations with, or reject finally.Rate it:

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free, white, and twenty-onebeholden to no one; master of one's own destiny.Rate it:

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from here to sundayEverywhere; all over the place.Rate it:

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full of fuzzy logicAssertions, proclamations, white papers, theses, replete with wide ranging extrapolations, speculations, all lacking the crispness and contrast of 'black and white' logic.Rate it:

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full of himself/herselfThe self-centered individual awash with a smattering of ego expresses an all-knowing, all familiar, par excellence in the extreme.Rate it:

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full of himself/herself:The self-centered individual awash with a smattering of 'ego' expresses an 'all-knowing', 'all familiar', par excellence in the extreme:Rate it:

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full-fledgedHaving all its feathers; able to fly.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 out of dodgeTo leave; in particular to leave a difficult or dangerous environment with all possible haste.Rate it:

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get out while the getting's goodTo sell all or part of one's holdings in stocks, real estate, a business, etc. while conditions are good, particularly in anticipation of a drop in prices.Rate it:

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go out on the townTo party all night long.Rate it:

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go to the wallTo make an all-out effort.Rate it:

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God does not play dice with the universeThe course of all events is predetermined.Rate it:

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God's gift to manSomeone irresistible to men, someone whom all men find attractive.Rate it:

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God's gift to womenSomeone irresistible to women, someone whom all women find attractive.Rate it:

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gong showAn event that was a disaster, often in a way that is fun or memorable. (e.g. "Last night, we all went drinking, and the whole thing turned into a total gong show.") Or, an initially serious event that went completely out of control (e.g. "That biology class was a gong show")Rate it:

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goose is cookedAll hope is gone; there is no possibility of success.Rate it:

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grimm keeperMaster of deathRate it:

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half a loaf is better than no breadAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than no loafAlternative form of half a loaf is better than none.Rate it:

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have a handle on itUnderstand all the minute details, the goal, the dangers, the possible glitches, the possible adversarial action.Rate it:

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have eyes in the back of one's headTo be particularly, especially uncannily, observant; a perceived ability to see in all directions at once.Rate it:

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have had itTo have endured all that one can.Rate it:

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have it madeTo have accomplished all there is to do; to have no further work or difficulty; to have achieved a lifestyle characterized by good fortune and comfort.Rate it:

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have something down patTo know something or be able to do something perfectly. Be perfect master of something.Rate it:

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hit one out of the ballparkTo hit a fair ball so well that the ball flies over all of the spectators' seats and lands outside the stadium.Rate it:

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i'll say amen to that!Amen offers a verbal agreement, an end-all to a prayer, a statement, an agreement in progress.Rate it:

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i'm livin' the dreamI am living, experiencing in my reality my dream of excellence, beauty, success, and all uplifting emotional, actual pleasantries one might only expect in a dream stage: The opposite; I'm living the 'nightmare'!Rate it:

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if the shoe fitsIf it has all of the characteristics of a thing, it probably is that thing.Rate it:

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if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullWhen you don't have all the facts or have a brilliant explanation, you can often convince people or win an argument by using bullshit.Rate it:

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if you're not Dutch, you're not muchThe Dutch culture is vastly superior to all other cultures in existence.Rate it:

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il n'y a pas de quoidon't mention it, not at all, think nothing of it, you're welcomeRate it:

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il resto del carlinoAll that is implied but not spoken aboutRate it:

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