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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
    Please add.
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bada bing bada boom
just like that--just that fast; quickly, simply, easily, predictably the desired outcome is achieved; shortened version of bada bing, bada bang, bada boom; even shorter version is: bada bing
rise above your raisin's (raisings)
become better than how you were raised; "Rise above your raisin's" is how you pronounce the phrase because in southern expressions, the "g" sound in words ending in "ing" is usually not spoken); rise above your raisings
the rain in spain stays mainly in the plain
English people use this phrase to try to "correct" people's accents to speak what they like to call "proper" English by changing the way words in this sentence are pronounced.
a method to one’s madness
There is a reason, rational purpose, plan, or intention behind one’s seemingly crazy or absurd behavior
north star
Brightest star in the sky. Used for night-time direction. Also an analogy for a guiding force.


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