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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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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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food chainThe feeding relationships between species in a biotic community.Rate 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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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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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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every dog has its dayEveryone has a time of success and satisfaction.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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in its infancyStill in an early stage.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 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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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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worth its weight in goldHighly valuable.Rate 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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beauty is only skin deepWhat matters is a person's character, rather than his/her appearance.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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hope only lasts when you need it.When you need hope it will come.Rate it:

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I only work hereAlternative form of I just work hereRate it:

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

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one and onlyunique, one of a kindRate it:

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one and onlyonly love, sole sweetheart.Rate it:

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