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beg offTo avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone.Rate it:

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bring downTo make something flying fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.Rate it:

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call outTo arrange for a professional to call at your home for some purpose.Rate it:

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cream of the cropThe best or most desirable among some selection.Rate it:

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farm outTo subcontract some task to another; to outsource.Rate it:

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get the ball rollingTo begin; to start some action; to set in motion.Rate it:

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hit someone for sixBe affected in a devastating way by some unexpected news.Rate it:

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round downTo the greatest integer that is not greater than it, or to some other lower value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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scrape togetherTo collect, assemble or gather small amounts , from various sources, with some difficulty.Rate it:

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strap on a pairTo be brave; to show some courage, especially in a situation where one has so far failed to do so.Rate it:

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suck upTo adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:

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a lie comes back sooner or laterYou can't run from a lie, it will return to you at some point.Rate it:

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get the hang ofTo learn to handle something with some skill, through practice or diligence, which can lead to an almost unconscious performance thereof.Rate it:

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grow a pairTo be brave; to show some courage, especially in a situation in which one has so far failed to do so.Rate it:

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pissing contestAn immature dispute over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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read outTo read some data and inform the person using the device.Rate it:

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a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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

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acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:

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act inActing in or as something. committing into some work.Rate it:

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AFFORDABLE UTILITY VEHICLEHatch back (two box) vehicle with 'utility vehicle' appearance/some features; 'donut tires', e.g. Ford Ecosport. Who Sez?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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all well and goodBasically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.Rate it:

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along aboutApproximately; at around some time.Rate it:

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and changeAnd some quantity, but less than the increment to the next round number.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I am X, hear me YUsed to draw attention to what one has to say. X can be anything; Y is usually "roar", but can be some other noise that X habitually makes.Rate it:

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are you feeling betterAsked to find out whether someone has recovered to some degree from past illness or unwellness.Rate it:

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as long asDepending upon some condition or requirement; provided that; if, assuming; so long as.Rate it:

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

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at placesIn some, possibly rare places.Rate it:

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back burnerA section of a stove used to keep some pots warm while one focuses on others.Rate it:

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balls-upSomething which becomes muddled or botched in some way.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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be on the edge of one's seatTo be in suspense; to wait eagerly or anxiously for some resolution.Rate it:

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beat upTo cause by some other means, injuries comparable to the result of being beaten up.Rate it:

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believe inTo ascribe some powers or other attributes to.Rate it:

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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:

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biblicalIn accordance with the teachings of the Bible (according to some interpretation of the later)Rate it:

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big enchiladaSome item of high value, especially a top prize or reward.Rate it:

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blow one's chancesTo forfeit opportunities to achieve some goal.Rate it:

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border onTo be almost like some other thing.Rate it:

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borganismSome forms of government.Rate it:

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brain crampA temporary mental lapse, such as an inability to remember something, to focus one's attention, to understand something, or to perform some other mental task of which one would ordinarily be capable.Rate it:

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break the back ofTo achieve the greater part of some project.Rate it:

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buff outTo remove paint or light scratches from the surface by friction, wearing it out by polishing or blasting with sand or by employing some similar method.Rate it:

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camel's noseA metaphor for a situation where the permitting of some small act will lead consequently to a larger undesirable act or circumstance.Rate it:

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center fieldA central role in some activity that requires speed.Rate it:

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charm offensiveA campaign of deliberately using charm and flattery in order to achieve some goal, especially in a political or diplomatic field.Rate it:

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