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east angliaenglish regionRate it:

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from the East German judgeUsed for comedic effect with an imaginary score in a competition because of the reputation of East German judges for giving low scores to non-East Germans.Rate it:

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east sussexenglish countyRate it:

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middle of nowhereNowhere; any place lacking population, interesting things, or defining characteristics.Rate it:

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diddle for middleAlternative form of middle for diddleRate it:

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middle for diddleThe throw of a dart to decide who has first throw in a game darts: nearest the bullseye has first throw.Rate it:

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middle groundA compromise position between extremes.Rate it:

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middle groundThe middle distance.Rate it:

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middle of the roadHaving a centrist attitude or philosophy; not extreme, especially politically.Rate it:

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middle of the roadOf a type of melodic popular music that has wide appeal.Rate it:

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Play Both Ends Against the MiddleTo take advantage by causing two opposing groups stand against each other, dishonestly misusing two forces for the sake of attaining ones selfish purposeRate it:

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play both sides against the middleTo manipulate opponents or competitors in a manner which benefits the manipulator.Rate it:

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ancient historyA period of history generally seen as occurring before the Middle Ages, that is, before the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.Rate it:

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bamboo ceilingEspecially in America, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for a person of East Asian ethnicity.Rate it:

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bamboo ceilingIn East Asia, a social barrier to further promotion or progression, in employment and elsewhere, for women.Rate it:

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barrelA round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.Rate it:

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BumfuckAn imaginary place in the middle of nowhereRate it:

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Bumfuck, EgyptThe middle of nowhere.Rate it:

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catch-as-catch-canA. 1681, John Fryer, Richard Chiswell, Robert Roberts, Robert White, A New Account of East-India and Persia, in Eight Letters, Being Nine Years Travels, Begun 1672 and Finished 1681.Rate it:

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center fieldThe defensive position in the outfield in the middle, typically played by a player that can run fast.Rate it:

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curveballA forespin pitch thrown by rotating the index and middle fingers down and resulting in motion down "curve".Rate it:

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dead of nightMiddle of the night.Rate it:

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dirty old manAn adult male - usually middle-aged or elderly - who acts in a lecherous or lewd manner.Rate it:

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épater le bourgeoisTo scandalize, provoke the middle class.Rate it:

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épater le bourgeoisto shake middle-class attitudesRate it:

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EuropeThe portion of Eurasia west of the Urals, traditionally considered a continent in its own right, located north of Africa, west of Asia and east of the Atlantic Ocean.Rate it:

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flick offTo insult by showing them the back of one's fist with the middle finger extended.Rate it:

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flip the birdTo make a rude or obscene gesture; particularly, to extend the middle finger.Rate it:

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high noonExactly noon; midday; the middle of the day.Rate it:

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in the thick ofIn the middle of (something difficult).Rate it:

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long fingerMiddle finger.Rate it:

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made in chinaCheaply manufactured in East Asia.Rate it:

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made in japanCheaply manufactured in East Asia.Rate it:

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plum blossomThe blossom of the Prunus mume, the Japanese apricot or Chinese plum, a tree native to East Asia bearing an apricot-like fruit.Rate it:

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rice queenA non-Asian man who is mostly attracted to East Asian men.Rate it:

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shuffleA rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.Rate it:

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stake outTo end the game by hitting the stake peg in the middle of the court.Rate it:

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the fingerAn obscene gesture, typically consisting of extending the middle finger at somebody.Rate it:

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think on one's feetWhen one is in the middle of a process, activity, or conversation, to adjust rapidly, effectively, and intelligently to new developments or changing circumstances.Rate it:

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to bootSome variations in usage remain archaic. Old English, Middle English: to help, in addition.Rate it:

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trou normandEau-de-vie, especially calvados, served as a middle course in a large meal.Rate it:

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tug of wara game or competition in which two teams pull or tug on opposite ends of a rope trying to force the other team over the line which initially marked the middle between the two teams.Rate it:

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wits' endA. 1911, John Muir, in John Muir and Michael P. Branch, John Muir's Last Journey: South to the Amazon and East to Africa, 2002, page 138.Rate it:

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