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a hundred and ten percentThe exertion of more than seems possible, hence 110%, not 100%, the usual maximum amount possible.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentA level of effort exceeding one's sustained capacity, possibly risking injury.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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bat five hundredTo be successful half of the time, to have a success rate of 50%.Rate it:

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be a hundred years too earlyTo be so immature and unprepared as to be hopelessly unable to achieve something.Rate it:

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do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollarsAlternative spelling of do not pass go, do not collect $200Rate it:

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keep it one hundredTo be authentic, true to oneself.Rate it:

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oh dark hundredSome unspecified hour in the early morning.Rate it:

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three score and tenA life span. The number 70 (= 60 + 10).Rate it:

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ten-dollar wordA long and uncommon word used in place of a shorter and simpler one with the intent to appear sophisticated.Rate it:

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nine times out of tenvery often, mostly, most of the timeRate it:

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nine times out of tenUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see nine,‎ times,‎ out of,‎ ten.Rate it:

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Number TenAlternative form of 10 Downing Street.Rate it:

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five will get you tenI strongly believe.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce , The Fiend's Delight In conclusion, his respect for letter-writing ladies is so great that he would not touch one of them with a ten-foot pole.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleAmbrose Bierce, The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 8.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleFrancis Lynde, The Quickening.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleTo approach something or someone.Rate it:

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not touch something with a ten foot poleTo avoid something at all costs; to refuse to associate with something; signifies a strong aversion.Rate it:

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ten a pennySo common as to be practically worthless.Rate it:

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ten foot poleSee not touch something with a ten foot pole.Rate it:

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ten points to GryffindorUsed to praise someone for a statement or action viewed as commendable.Rate it:

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ten to oneVery likely to happenRate it:

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Touch Something with Ten-Foot PoleAvoiding something at every cost; staying away from problematic situationsRate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them.Rate it:

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give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetimeIt is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something, than to do something for them.Rate it:

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

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm here to X A and Y B, and I'm all out of ASaid before doing something, usually with a determined, resolute tone.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X and Y and Z, oh my!Expresses awe at three things.Rate it:

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a blessing and a curseSomething that is both a benefit and a burden, or that may seem initially beneficial but also brings unforeseen negative consequencesRate it:

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a boon and a baneSomething that is both a benefit and an affliction.Rate it:

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above and beyond the call of dutyExtremely heroic, more heroic that what is expected.Rate it:

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all piss and wind like a barber catAll talk and noise with no actionRate it:

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all the way to egery and backThe long way; a roundabout route; a long distance to travel.Rate it:

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and all thisUsed at the end of a statement to insinuate that there is more information that can be inferred from the preceding.Rate it:

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and then someUsed to confirm preceding utterance, while implying that what was said or asked is an understatement.Rate it:

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Banbury story of a cock and a bullA roundabout, nonsensical story.Rate it:

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bits and bobsA random assortment of things; small remaining pieces and things.Rate it:

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black and whiteA police patrol car.Rate it:

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black and whiteA type of giant cookie with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterUsed other than as an idiom: see bread, and, butter.Rate it:

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bright and earlyearly in the morningRate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedneatly attired, well dressed.Rate it:

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by leaps and boundsRapidly. Said of making progress.Rate it:

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by/in leaps and boundsvery quickly, in large amountsRate it:

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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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caught between the devil and the deep blue seaHaving a choice between two alternatives, both undesirable.Rate it:

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chalk and cheeseSaid of things that are superficially alike but very different in substance.Rate it:

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check and balanceProvide mutual oversight and limitation by independent organizations in order to prevent abuses of power.Rate it:

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come and goTo repeatedly appear and disappear (said especially of a feeling or pain)Rate it:

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