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American DreamA widespread determination by Americans to provide their children with a better upbringing than their parents were able to provide for them.Rate it:

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American DreamA philosophy that with hard work, courage and determination, anyone can prosper and achieve success.Rate it:

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ugly AmericanAn American government representative, tourist, or businessperson who, in dealing with people of other nations, is haughty, rude, meddlesome, or jingoistic.Rate it:

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American as apple pieHaving characteristics considered quintessential to American life; very American.Rate it:

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do you accept American dollarsUsed to ask whether or not products or services may be paid for in American dollars.Rate it:

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i'm livin' the dreamI am living, experiencing in my reality my dream of excellence, beauty, success, and all uplifting emotional, actual pleasantries one might only expect in a dream stage: The opposite; I'm living the 'nightmare'!Rate it:

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dream onTo continue dreaming.Rate it:

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dream upTo have an imaginative, unusual or foolish idea, to invent something unreal.Rate it:

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live the dreamTo experience the achievement of every success that one has aspired to achieve, especially from a career.Rate it:

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pipe dreamA plan, desire, or idea that will not likely work; a near impossibility.Rate it:

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pipe dreamfanciful hopeRate it:

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to be the impossible dream.To be a fancy which will never become reality.Rate it:

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wet dreamAn ejaculation or orgasm while asleep, often accompanying an erotic dream.Rate it:

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wet dreamAn exciting fantasy; a very appealing, ideal thing, person, or state-of-affairs.Rate it:

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work like a dreamTo function very efficiently and effectively, with few or no problems.Rate it:

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build castles in the airTo imagine visionary projects or schemes; to daydream; to have an idle fancy, a pipe dream or any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be realized.Rate it:

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wonder of wondersA happening, an event, a pleasing circumstance, results beyond one's wildest dream or expectation:Rate it:

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Yankee go homeUnited States people go back to your country; used to express anger or opposition at American presence in a foreign land.Rate it:

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e pluribus unumA national motto of the United States of America, meaning "From many, one", or "out of many, one", referring to the integration of 13 independent colonies into one country, and that has taken an additional meaning, giving the pluralistic nature of American society from immigration.Rate it:

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greenbackGreenback is a slang term for money. Usually for american dollars.Rate it:

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bald eagleamerican birdRate it:

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potluckQuaint {American ?} social gathering, mayhaps hosted by an entity. Attendees bring 'dish to pass'; {Luck of Pot} 'Purpose'; Good Food, Goodwill, Good-Gab:Rate it:

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iron eagleAn American military officer who has attained the rank of colonel but will not be promoted to the rank of general.Rate it:

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pronunciamientoA military uprising or coup in Spain or the Spanish American republics, particularly in the 19th century. They received this designation because coups were usually accompanied by a statement declaring the existing government null and void.Rate it:

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oat operaA, film, or novel depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.Rate it:

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play old harryBlenkiron and I have been moving in the best circles as skilled American engineers who are going to play Old Harry with the British on the Tigris. — John Buchan, "Greenmantle", 1916..Rate it:

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BroadwayThe American theater industry.Rate it:

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castle in the airA visionary project or scheme; a day-dream; an idle fancy; a pipe dream; any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be ever realized; a near impossibility.Rate it:

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cat's clawAny of several species of plant having parts resembling the claw of a cat.Acacia greggii, a tree species native to the southwestern United States and northern MexicoAcacia plumosa, a medicinal plant species native to BrazilCarpobrotus edulis, or uña de gato (Spanish: "cat's claw"), a plant species in the Aizoaceae familyDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae familyGrevillea alpina, a shrub species native to AustraliaMartynia annua, a plant species endemic to BrazilMimosa nuttallii (formerly Schrankia nuttalli), a plant native to the Midwestern United StatesUncaria guianensis, a plant species found in GuyanaUncaria rhynchophylla, a plant species used in traditional Chinese medicineUncaria tomentosa, a plant species found in the tropical jungles of South and Central AmericaRate it:

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cat's clawDolichandra unguis-cati, or cat's claw creeper, a Central American climbing vine of the Bignoniaceae familyRate it:

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dot or featherUsed to inquire as to the difference between the two possibilities of the word Indian, namely Native American or Asian sub-continentRate it:

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edible frogLithobates clamitans, a North American frog.Rate it:

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genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspirationThis is a famous quote attributed to Thomas Edison, a famous and prolific American inventor. The idea that hard work is the most important aspect of new inventions existed before Edison gave his quote, however.Rate it:

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give it the old college tryAn American Expression'; Give It The Traditional College Student's Focused, Determined Attempt Toward Achieving The Goal!Rate it:

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horse operaA theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.Rate it:

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in somnis videre aliquid or speciemto see something in a dream.Rate it:

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Kilroy was hereInserted in the manner of graffiti in many remote and difficult-to-access locations to mark the presence of American workers or military personnel.Rate it:

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live outto fulfil or act out a dream or fantasy or aspirationRate it:

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noblesse obligeThe honourable obligation that is the responsibility of those of high rank; in American English this often includes the expectation of benevolent actions such as helping those less fortunate.Rate it:

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per quietem, in quietein a dream.Rate it:

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per somnum, in somnisin a dream.Rate it:

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pie-in-the-skyOf a dream unlikely to ever come true; impractical, unrealizable.Rate it:

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play in PeoriaTo receive widespread acceptance among members of the general American public.Rate it:

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red manAn American Indian, a Native American.Rate it:

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snake oilA type of 19th century patent medicine sold in the United States that claimed to contain snake fat, supposedly a Native American remedy for various ailments.Rate it:

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somniare de aliquoto dream of a person.Rate it:

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somnium interpretarito explain a dream.Rate it:

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somnium verum evādit (Div. 2. 53. 108)my dream is coming true.Rate it:

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spaghetti westernNickname for a motion picture produced by an Italian-based company and filmed in Europe, depicting a tale of cowboys and desperadoes set in the American Old West.Rate it:

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toss-upnessThe quality of being a toss-up, usually used in reference to a toss-up state in American presidential elections.Rate it:

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