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set the wheels in motionto initiate a chain of events necessary to help one achieve a goal (more quickly)Rate it:

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poetry in motionGraceful, fluid movement.Rate it:

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put in motionto trigger movement, to get goingRate it:

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set in motionto trigger movement, to get goingRate it:

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slow motionEfecto de lentitud de movimiento que se obtiene al proyectar o rodar una película a mayor velocidad de la normal.Rate it:

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stop motionUna técnica de animación que consiste en aparentar el movimiento de objetos estáticos por medio de una serie de imágenes fijas sucesivas.Rate it:

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a lifeboata saving grace, a financial assist, assistance from an apparent unsolvable situation.Rate it:

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elbow greaseEffort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.Rate it:

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more than meets the eyeMore than is apparent or readily noticeable.Rate it:

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see starsTo experience apparent flashing lights in one's field of vision, especially after receiving a blow to the head.Rate it:

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under one's noseObvious or apparent.Rate it:

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get the ball rollingTo begin; to start some action; to set in motion.Rate it:

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scrounge upTo seek or find despite a lack of apparent resources or availability.Rate it:

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go without sayingTo be obvious, apparent or clear, or already established.Rate it:

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make one's markTo make, or leave, a lasting impression, especially to achieve apparent success.Rate it:

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abstract verbA verb of motion whose motion is multidirectional (as opposed to unidirectional) or indirect, or whose action is repeated or in a series (iterative), instead of being a single, completed action. Abstract verbs are always imperfective in aspect, even with prefixes that are normally associated with the perfective aspect.Rate it:

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agmen agereto set the army in motion.Rate it:

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apropos of nothingWithout any apparent reason or purpose.Rate it:

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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).Rate it:

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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.Rate it:

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box-office bombA motion picture that generates relatively low revenue at the box office, especially that which is less than the budget for the motion picture.Rate it:

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brush downUsed other than as an idiom: see brush, down. To remove something with a brush, or ones hands using a downward brushing motion.Rate it:

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chicken filletA piece of rubber or silicone placed in a woman's bra under the breast to increase apparent size and/or create more cleavage.Rate it:

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curveballA forespin pitch thrown by rotating the index and middle fingers down and resulting in motion down "curve".Rate it:

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dead giveawayObvious, easily apparent.Rate it:

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dead heatA close race or contest in which no winner is apparent.Rate it:

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death spiralThe downward, corkscrew-motion of a disabled aircraft which is unrecoverably headed for a crash.Rate it:

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discedere (pedibus), ire in alicuius sententiam (Liv. 23. 10)to vote for some one's motion.Rate it:

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don't think twice!In general; A strongly worded. forcefully delivered non-military admonishment to another individual of equal or unequal rank for immediate unquestionable immediate physical action, acceptance of proposal, signature of instant acceptance, 'second the motion'! 'jump the gap', 'sever the line', 'jump overboard'!, "BAIL-OUT!",Rate it:

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ex quo intellegitur or intellegi potest, debetfrom this it appears, is apparent.Rate it:

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ex quo perspicuum estfrom this it appears, is apparent.Rate it:

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get out of bed on the wrong sideTo start the day in a bad mood for no apparent reason.Rate it:

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gift horseAn apparent gift, that has substantial associated costs.Rate it:

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god works in mysterious waysExpressing confidence that a conundrum has a solution despite it not being apparent.Expressing that a seemingly unfortunate or unfavourable situation or change may be beneficial later or in the long run.Person A: It seems that I'm about to be fired from my job.Person B: Well, God works in mysterious ways - maybe it'll be the kick you need to apply to university...Rate it:

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grasp at strawsTo guess randomly at or pursue any apparent option, as due to lack of options or information.Rate it:

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head-onOf a collision, from the front or in the direction of motion.Rate it:

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in front of one's nosePlain; clearly apparent; obvious.Rate it:

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inde patet, appāretfrom this it appears, is apparent.Rate it:

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inside baseballTechnical matters concerning baseball not apparent to spectators.Rate it:

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it is what it isAnother way to say you cannot change what is apparent, but accept it.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.Rate it:

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lead up toTo set in motion; to act as a causal or preparatory event or sequence of events.Rate it:

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les jeux sont faitsIn roulette, the call made by the croupier as the wheel is set in motion.Rate it:

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les jeux sont faitsIn roulette, the call made by the croupier as the wheel is set in motion.Rate it:

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look offTo mislead by directing one's apparent attention away from one's true object of intent.Rate it:

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moment of truthA deciding instant; the time when a test determines or makes it apparent whether something will succeed.Rate it:

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More than Meets the EyeSome hidden values which are not apparentRate it:

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oil burnerA device whose operation causes apparent combustion of lubricating oil.Rate it:

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pinch offTo separate from something else, using a pinching motion.Rate it:

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plant the seedsTo start something in motion; to begin an idea; to catalyze an action.Rate it:

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