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bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to comeLet all past wrongs be forgotten, with a resumption of cordial relations.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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Adam and Eve not Adam and SteveImplying that only heterosexual relations are normal.Rate it:

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Blood is Thicker than WaterThere is no other replacement for blood relations. What a person from your family or relatives can do for you, will not be done by strangers in a good senseRate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.Rate it:

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build bridgesTo form links or friendly relations.Rate it:

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come atTo enter into sexual relations with.Rate it:

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finish withTo put aside, break all relations with, or reject finally.Rate it:

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have done withTo end relations with.Rate it:

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in lawrelations by marriageRate it:

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lie withto have sex, sexual relations with someoneRate it:

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on good termsbeing friendly; having good relations.Rate it:

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on good terms withFriendly towards; having good relations with.Rate it:

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polish the appleIt was common for children to bring a nice apple to their teacher to enhance their public relations status: "Polish It For Better Relations"Rate it:

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