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a chain is only as strong as its weakest linkAn organization (especially a process or a business) is only as strong or powerful as its weakest person. A group of associates is only as strong as its laziest member.Rate it:

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strong as an oxVery strong and powerfulRate it:

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link upto link or join togetherRate it:

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link upto become linked or joined togetherRate it:

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link whoreSomeone who goes to great lengths to get other people to link to his/her website or blog.Rate it:

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link whoringThe practice of going out of one's way to place links to one's website on someone else's webpage.Rate it:

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missing a linkTo be slow or dimwitted.Rate it:

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chain reactionA series of events, each one causing the next.Rate it:

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food chainThe feeding relationships between species in a biotic community.Rate it:

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yank someone's chainUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see yank,‎ chain.Rate it:

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food chainA hierarchy.Rate it:

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chain reactionA nuclear reaction in which particles produced by the fission of one atom trigger fissions of other atoms.Rate it:

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chain upTo put in chainsRate it:

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off the chainCrazy and exciting; delirious and wild. By analogy to a frenetic dog when unleashed.Rate it:

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off the chainFree from work or direct supervision. In reference to slave labor, where workers are chained, or to the figurative chain of workers of an assembly line.Rate it:

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yank someone's chainTo tease someone; to lead someone on; to goad someone into overreacting.Rate it:

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in its infancyStill in an early stage.Rate it:

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on its meritsConsidering only intrinsic good points and bad points, without prejudice or other considerations, such as procedural ones.Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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let nature take its courseTo permit events to proceed or a situation to develop without intervention or interference.Rate it:

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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.Rate it:

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worth its weight in goldHighly valuable.Rate it:

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run around like a chicken with its head cut offTo act in a haphazard or aimless way; to act frantically or without control.Rate it:

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a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.Rate it:

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an army marches on its stomachYou must eat properly if you want to perform tasks well.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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have its momentsTo experience brief periods of distinction, especially in contrast with the status quo.Rate it:

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Its a Goner! {gawner}It is Ruined, broken, dead, destroyed, lost, stolen, smashed,Rate it:

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like a chicken with its head cut offAlways on the move; in a frenzied manner; jumping around crazily in every direction.Rate it:

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like a chicken with its head cut offIn a frantic, disorganized manner.Rate it:

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put through its pacesTo test completely; to exercise the full range of abilities or functions.Rate it:

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run its courseTo come to a natural endRate it:

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stand on its ownTo be independent of others.Rate it:

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sum of its partsA concept in holism. Related to the idea that the total effectiveness of a group of things each interacting with one another is different or greater than their effectiveness when acting in isolation from one another.Rate it:

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take its tollTo affect, especially negatively; to damage or degrade; to cause destruction.Rate it:

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turn on its headTo completely change.Rate it:

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virtue is its own rewarda good deed is its own rewardRate it:

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you can't judge a book by its coverIt is not possible to make reliable judgments about things or people by considering external appearances alone.Rate it:

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you can't tell a book by its coverAlternative form of you can't judge a book by its cover.Rate it:

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if onlyI wish that; signifies a wish or desire.Rate it:

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We only admire Sun Rise and Sun Set, like humansWe only admire humans when they are born and about to leave the world.Rate it:

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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.Rate it:

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only the tip of the icebergTip of the iceberg speaks to the relative size of an Atlantic iceberg as the exposed tip above the seas' surface is only one eighth of the actual vertical size of the entire mass. Seven eighths of the ice is below the sea level.Rate it:

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ad gubernacula (metaph. only in plur.) rei publicae sedereto hold the reins of government.Rate it:

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adamasse aliquem (only in Perf. and Plup.) (Nep. Dion 2. 3)to become devoted to some one.Rate it:

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cervices (in Cic. only in plur.) frangere alicui or alicuiusto break a person's neck.Rate it:

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God only knowsAlternative form of God knows, in sense of something unknown to mortal men.Rate it:

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Goddess only knowsSynonym of God knowsRate it:

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heaven only knowsAlternative form of God knows, in sense of something unknown to mortal men.Rate it:

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hope only lasts when you need itWhen you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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