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'tis the seasonIndicating that it is the time of year around Christmas, and that things associated with that time period are happening or likely to happen.Rate it:

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15 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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23 skidoo[c. 1908-1923] To leave, particularly quickly or at an advantageous time.Rate it:

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a cold day in JulyThe time of occurrence of an event that will never happen.Rate it:

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a pick-upA female whom frequents venues where males spend their spare time in billiards, drinking, lounging and where she seeks temporary companionship for ulterior motives.Rate it:

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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.Rate it:

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a stitch in time saves nineA little effort expended sooner to fix a small problem prevents it from becoming a larger problem requiring more effort to fix later; A little preparation can eliminate the need for repairs later; consistency (achieving a set rhythm) is better than trying to rush ahead.Rate it:

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a week from next TuesdaySome unspecified time in the future.Rate it:

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a week is a long time in politicsIn politics, a lot of change can happen in a short space of time.Rate it:

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about timeClose to the right time.Rate it:

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about timeFar past the desired time.Rate it:

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against the clockIn a time-restricted manner, to meet a deadline, hurriedly, timed.Rate it:

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Aha-ErlebnisAn "aha experience". An experience which gives a sudden insight, solution or answer to a problem that has troubled someone for some time.Rate it:

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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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all alongThe entire time; always.Rate it:

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all at onceAll at the same time; all together.Rate it:

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all the timeAlways; constantly; for the complete duration.Rate it:

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all the timeVery often; frequently.Rate it:

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all the whileAt the same time as, usually over an extended period.Rate it:

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all things come to those who wait(dated) A patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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along aboutApproximately; at around some time.Rate it:

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ancient historyThat which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.Rate it:

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answer backTo reply to a question at a later time.Rate it:

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any port in a stormAn unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.Rate it:

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any time nowvery soonRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if Eskimos have N words for snow, X have Y words for ZUsed to suggest by analogy that Y has frequent interaction with Z or spends substantial time thinking about Z. Often used with other language, country or region stereotypes.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if I had an X for every time I YUsed to state that Y has happened a lot to the speakerRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X called, they want their Y backSaid about something that is outdated and can be traced to a certain period in time, usually a decade.Rate it:

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

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as long asWhile; for some period of time.Rate it:

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as ofFrom, on or at a specified time.Rate it:

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as often as notMore or less half of the time; on many occasions but not always; frequently.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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at onceAt the same time; simultaneously; together.Rate it:

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at someone's disposalAvailable to be used at any time and in any way the user sees fit.Rate it:

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at this point in timeRight now.Rate it:

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aunt floColloquialism for the time of a month when a woman is menstruating.Rate it:

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back in the dayIn the past; at one time, especially a time which is fondly remembered.Rate it:

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bad old daysthe past, seen as a time when things were worse.Rate it:

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banged upSpending time in prison or jail.Rate it:

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bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:

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bat five hundredTo be successful half of the time, to have a success rate of 50%.Rate it:

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beat offTo waste time.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo perform a task or successfully complete an activity within a time limit.Rate it:

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beat the clockPerform a task quickly or within a fixed time limit.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.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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behind timeLate, arriving late.Rate it:

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