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en fait de meubles possession vaut titrePossession is nine points of the law.Rate it:

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possession is nine points of the lawDated form of possession is nine-tenths of the law.Rate it:

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possession is nine-tenths of the lawOne who has possession of a thing has some right to it; a popular statement of the doctrine of adverse possession.Rate it:

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Bite Off More Than You Can ChewTo take on something more than of its actual capacity, a person, who tries to accomplish too much, or is greedy by nature, or overconfident or too much motivated, taking more responsibility or task that a person can manageRate it:

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efecto invernaderoFenómeno por el que determinados gases componentes de una atmósfera planetaria retienen parte de la energía que el suelo emite por haber sido calentado por la radiación solar. Afecta a todos los cuerpos planetarios dotados de atmósfera. De acuerdo con el actual consenso científico, el efecto invernadero se está viendo acentuado en la Tierra por la emisión de ciertos gases, como el dióxido de carbono y el metano, debida a la actividad económica humana. Este fenómeno evita que la energía recibida constantemente del Sol por la Tierra vuelva inmediatamente al espacio.Rate it:

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fall into the wrong handsTo become the possession of, or be discovered by, an unfriendly third party.Rate it:

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fall off a truckOf an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to be acquired illegally.Rate it:

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home away from homeA place in which one is as comfortable as one's actual home.Rate it:

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never a dull momenta reflective sigh, lament relative to possible or actual undesirable conditions or developmentsRate it:

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no harm, no foulEncapsulation of the idea that although technically a breach of some code or law may have occurred there is no need for punishment, apology or retribution if no actual damage occurred.Rate it:

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your objection is simply 'a smoke screen':Your response does not in any manner address the subject of the discussion, rather presents language designed to 'cover-up', disguise, deny existence of the problem, insert dissimilar subject matter to defer focus on the actual subject at hand!Rate it:

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half a loaf is better than nonePossession or attainment of a partial object, achievement, result, etc is preferable to having no object, achievement, or result at all.Rate it:

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assault and battery. This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.Rate it:

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face offEither an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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Get to the Bottom of SomethingTo discover the root cause of something, to find out and investigate the actual cause of matterRate 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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take backTo regain possession of something.Rate it:

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White ElephantA useless object, an expensive but useless possessionRate it:

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i'm livin' the dreamI am living, experiencing in my reality my dream of excellence, beauty, success, and all uplifting emotional, actual pleasantries one might only expect in a dream stage: The opposite; I'm living the 'nightmare'!Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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mieux vaut tenir que courirMieux vaut la possession immédiate d’un bien quelconque que la recherche d’un bien plus considérable.Rate it:

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neighbour's envy, owner's prideA possession envied by neighbours but bringing you pride.Rate it:

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hand overTo relinquish control or possession of something to someone.Rate it:

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voice in the wildernessA person, publication, or other source of assertions that expresses an opinion, doctrine, or point of view which is ignored or rejected by almost all others; the actual utterance of an unpopular opinion, doctrine, or point of view.Rate it:

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a continuaciónQue sucede espacial o temporalmente al sujeto o momento actual.Rate it:

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ad se redireto regain one's self-possession.Rate it:

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al corrienteCon la información más reciente o actual sobre algo.Rate it:

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al díaCon la información más reciente o actual sobre algo.Rate it:

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aliquem consilio (et re) iuvareto give a person the advantage of one's advice (and actual support).Rate it:

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as it isIn the actual circumstances (and often contrary to expectations).Rate it:

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bet one's bootsTo be absolutely sure of something; to be certain enough to wager an essential possession.Rate it:

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bragging rightsThe prerogative to praise oneself for an accomplishment or for possession of a superior characteristic.Rate it:

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calm before the stormA time of peace before any storm or disaster--either an actual storm or hurricane or figuratively to mean any calm before anything bad happensRate it:

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cash outTo exchange possession of any commodity or idea for cash.Rate it:

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China syndromeA behavior, policy, or situation characteristic of or involving China; an actual or potential catastrophe, especially one involving China.Rate it:

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corner the marketTo have exclusive possession; to possess something to a high or excessive degree.Rate it:

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crown jewelsA prized possession or asset.Rate it:

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easy streetA carefree situation or lifestyle, especially as resulting from possession of wealth.Rate it:

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epistulam deprehendereto take forcible possession of a letter.Rate it:

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fall off the back of a lorryOf an item of merchandise, to come into a perons's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fall off the back of a truckOf an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to have been acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fearA strong, uncontrollable, unpleasant emotion caused by actual or perceived danger or threat.Rate it:

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fit the moldPossession of a variety of necessary and appropriate attributes and aptitudes can reveal an individual as fitting the mold for a specific difficult challenge.Rate it:

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force outTo create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the groundRate it:

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hari-kari (hara-kiri, harry carry)suicide; to commit suicide; a less common spelling of hara-kiri; to slice oneself open with a ritual sword (a gross simplification of the actual Japanese expression)Rate it:

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Have Your Cake and Eat It TooTo have something both ways, to have something in possession and be able to exploit or use itRate it:

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hereditatem adire, cernereto take possession of an inheritance.Rate it:

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hold-up playA play where an attacker retains possession of the ball, while the teammates can move up the field.Rate it:

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in one's dreamsUsed to express the speaker's belief that a preceding statement expressed a desired rather than an actual state of affairs.Rate it:

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