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bunk offWe all bunked off school yesterday to watch the football.Rate it:

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button upTo fasten all the buttons on a coat, or similar item of clothing, to keep warm.Rate it:

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guarded rightsThose rights laid down by a constitution as being guaranteed to all individuals in the society; human rights.Rate it:

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handy as "pockets in your underwire"Means "not at all handy"Rate it:

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lay aboutTo strike blows in all directions.Rate it:

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lay offTo place all or part of a bet with another bookmaker in order to reduce risk.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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breadwinnerThe member of a household who earns all or most of the incomeRate it:

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balum rancumA hop or dance, where the women are all prostitutes. N. B. The company dance in their birthday suits.Rate it:

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from cover to coverAll the way to the last page.Rate it:

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to thine own self be trueThe easiest person to deceive is oneself."This above all:to thine own self be true,and it must follow, as the night the day,Thou canst not then be false to any man." -William ShakespeareRate it:

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a dark horseHaving Nothing To Do With The Color Of A Fantasy Horse, Rather An Expression Of A Winner, A Success Story, A Triumph Suddenly Developing, Revealing Itself All In A Positive Manner:Rate it:

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al fin y al cabowhen all is said and doneRate it:

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or elseGo now, or else you'll have to stay all night.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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stroke of workWith "do not do a", to do none of the assigned task at all.Rate it:

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tooth and nailViciously; with all one’s strength or power; without holding back..Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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a todo custoat all costs; whatever it takesRate it:

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across the boardPertaining to all categories or things.Rate it:

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adopt a positive agendaThousands of successful individuals maintain their goals have been achieved mainly because of their positive attitudes in all challenging projects and situations.Rate it:

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AKICIFInitialism of all knowledge is contained in fanzines : a humorous allusion to the tendency of irrelevant topics to be discussed in venues ostensibly devoted to fandom.Rate it:

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alarums and excursionsAll the sounds and activities of preparations for war.Rate it:

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anaconda mortgageA loan arrangement in which all of the money borrowed from a lender, for whatever purpose, is secured by one's home, land, and other property.Rate it:

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and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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APDTAInitialism of all people don't think alike.Rate it:

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APDTAInitialism of all praises due to Allah.Rate it:

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APDTAInitialism of all patriots don't trust America.Rate it:

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around robin hood's barnAll over the place.Rate it:

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around the clockAll the time or seemingly all the time; constantly.Rate it:

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as a wholeConsidered all togetherRate it:

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avast there!Attention all hands!Rate it:

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avoid like the plagueTo shun, or evade if at all possible.Rate it:

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AWALTInitialism of All Women Are Like ThatRate it:

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away with the fairiesNot with it, dreaming, not all there.Rate it:

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AYBABTUInitialism of all your base are belong to us.Rate it:

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bag and baggageAll one's possessions.Rate it:

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balance the booksTo add up all the debits and credits.Rate it:

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bang strawA nick name for a thresher, but applied to all the servants of a farmer.Rate it:

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be the way to goRepresent the best of all possible options or courses of action; pre-eminate over all other choices or alternatives.Rate it:

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bend over backwardsTo go all out for someone who fails to show appreciation.Rate it:

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better part ofalmost all of; most ofRate it:

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between the jigs and the reelsEventually, despite all the confusion.Rate it:

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beyond wordsIn recalling an incident, in observing an accident, any or all of which can be disastrous and shocking. A destructive fire and explosion may leave one awestruck and beyond words to describe.Rate it:

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big guyA term of endearment, usually addressed toward an all-around good male person.Rate it:

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birds of a feather flock togetner.all those of similar interests and objectives tend to congregate in the same group.Rate it:

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blackAbsorbing all light and reflecting none; dark and colourless.Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo spend all of one's money.Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo expend all of one's resources or efforts; to express all the arguments or ideas which one has.Rate it:

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