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    I searched up phrases starting with “the fourth” and the answer was “the fourth estate” but that wasn’t an option
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eeny meeny miney moe
(short version) a way of choosing someone or something by counting off items one by one until the last word falls on a person or item to the full rhyme which is: eeny meany miney moe catch a tiger by the toe if he hollers let him go eeny meeny miney moe Whichever item falls on the last word "moe" that's the one that is chosen, for example to be "it" to start a game or to choose sides for teams. There are only four words per line that count. The last line "eeny meeny money moe" was later replaced by My mother said to pick the very best one and you are not it" (all words count for one as each person (item) is tapped.
e.t. phone home
famous line from the movie E.T. (Extra Terrestrial)
little engine that could (the)
a reference to a children's story about an engine that tried even when he didn't think he could succeed
pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again
don't quit. keep trying
if at first you don't succeed, try try again
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