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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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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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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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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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Adam and Eve not Adam and SteveImplying that only heterosexual relations are normal.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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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 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 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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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm going to build my own X with blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the XIndicates that the speaker is not interested in joining others in a certain group or activity, and instead the speaker is going to form their own.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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bread-and-butterUsed other than as an idiom: see bread, and, butter.Rate 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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come and goTo repeatedly appear and disappear (said especially of a feeling or pain)Rate it:

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cut and driedSimple, straightforward, clear, or certain.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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don't be penny wise and pound foolishDon't be careful when it comes to spending small amounts of money, but careless when spending much larger amounts.Don't focus on minutiae and lose sight of the big picture; don't obsess over tiny inconsequential efficiencies while glaring inefficiencies are going on elsewhere.Rate it:

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Dot Your I's and Cross Your T'sTo do something very carefullyRate it:

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everybody and his cousinEverybody; a huge crowd; too many people.Rate it:

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