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anything goesNo restrictions, guidelines, rules, expectations, parameters, requirements, dress codes etc.Rate it:

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anything goesThere are no rules or restrictions.Rate it:

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are you doing anything tomorrowAsks if someone is busy tomorrow, possibly to invite them to do something if they are available.Rate it:

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don't do anything I wouldn't doA phrase, often used jocularly, to give vague advice upon parting.Rate it:

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I don't want to buy anythingI don't want to buy anythingRate it:

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if anythingUsed to suggest or state tentatively that something may be the case.Rate it:

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if anythingUsed in questions when the speaker does not know for sure if the listener will have an answer.Rate it:

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not much of anythingVery little; not a lot.Rate it:

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not that there's anything wrong with thatA signal phrase that one does not wish to offend when discussing a potentially contentious issue involving personal beliefs.Rate it:

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make it up as one goes alongTo improvise continuously.Rate it:

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no good deed goes unpunishedUsed to express the idea that beneficial actions often go unappreciated or are met with outright hostility.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundWhat encompasses ones ideal thought makes a return to an original meaning once more.Rate it:

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as the saying goesUsed before or after saying an apt proverb, adage, cliché etc.Rate it:

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balloon goes upSomething exciting or dangerous begins.Rate it:

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boom goes the dynamiteIndicating that something spectacular has happened, particularly where a plan or an effort has successfully culminated.Rate it:

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here goes nothingIndicates a lack of confidence or certainty about the activity about to be tried.Rate it:

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how goes itAn informal greeting roughly equivalent to how are you.Rate it:

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it goes to showA phrase used to say that: this recent fact or result confirms what we always thought.Rate it:

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Nixon goes to Chinathe ability of a politician with an unassailable reputation among his or her supporters for representing and defending their values to take actions that would draw their criticism and even opposition if taken by someone without those credentials.Rate it:

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no good deed ever goes unpunishedUsed to express the idea that beneficial actions often go unappreciated or are met with outright hostility.Rate it:

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pride goes before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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steady as she goesA cry to a helmsman to keep on the current course.Rate it:

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steady-as-she-goessteady; careful; avoiding sudden changeRate it:

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the dogs bark, but the caravan goes onLife goes on, even if some will try to stop or talk against progress.Rate it:

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the story goesThe story is usually depicted as follows.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundThe status eventually returns to its original value after completing some sort of cycle.A person's actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person.Rate it:

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who goes thereA sentry's challenge to an intruder.Rate it:

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a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.Rate it:

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as the fella saysas the saying goes; as someone once said, invoking the wisdom of the common man on the streetRate it:

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damp squibAnything that doesn’t work properly, or fails to come up to expectations..Rate it:

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hunger is the best spiceWhen one is hungry, anything will taste good.Rate it:

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night owlOne who stays up late at night or goes to bed late.Rate it:

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no frillsBasic or simple; providing only what is necessary, without anything extra or fancy.Rate it:

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strip offTo remove anything by stripping, e.g. items of clothing or paint from the side of a ship.Rate it:

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talk to the handUsed usually sarcastically to dismiss another person's argument by indicating that the speaker (or writer) is not prepared to hear (or read) anything further that the other person has to say (or write). It is often used while simultaneously holding up the hand with the palm facing the speaker.Rate it:

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water is exceeding up the headwhen every thing goes wrong and nothing is controlableRate it:

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a golden key can open any doorSufficient money can accomplish anything.Rate it:

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keep a watchful eye!Expect someone or something or anything:Rate it:

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speak now or forever hold your peaceSay something now or don't say anything at all.Rate it:

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wipe the slate clean!Remove anything negative or any record of indebtedness or disfavor and begin anew.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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break the InternetTo overwhelm a web server through organic user-driven demand, such that the server goes offline or is in danger of doing so.Rate it:

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quarter-pounderUsed other than as an idiom: see quarter, pounder: Anything weighing a quarter of a pound.Rate it:

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Afraid of Your Own ShadowTo get easily frightened of even minor things or anything unknownRate it:

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all very wellTrue, as far as it goes.Rate it:

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any old thinganything at allRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I am X, hear me YUsed to draw attention to what one has to say. X can be anything; Y is usually "roar", but can be some other noise that X habitually makes.Rate it:

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apropos of nothingWithout reference to anything.Rate it:

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argent emprunté porte tristesseHe who goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.Rate it:

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avoir la berlue (fam.)To see things which do not exist; To have a wrong idea of anything.Rate it:

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