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at the best of timesAt most.Rate it:

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behind the timesOut of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.Rate it:

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let the good times rollTo have fun or live fully; may imply letting things that are going well proceed.Rate it:

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sign of the timesA symbol of an era; a zeitgeist.Rate it:

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desperate times call for desperate measuresIn adverse circumstances actions that might have been rejected under other circumstances may become the best choice.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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a million timesby a factor of a millionRate it:

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at timesOn occasion, sometimes.Rate it:

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desperate times require desperate measuresAlternative form of desperate times call for desperate measures.Rate it:

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for old times' sakeAn appeal to the nostalgia of prior experiences to convince someone to do something.Rate it:

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for old times' sakesAlternative form of for old times' sake.Rate it:

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get with the timesto become cognizant of modern trends, words or ideasRate it:

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shaky timesThe expression reflects negative influences of many categories, including financing, government interference and changes in the firm's leadership.Rate it:

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shaky timesThe expression reflects negative influences of many categories, including financing, government interference and changes in a firm's leadership.Rate it:

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best regardsUsed as a polite closing of a letter.Rate it:

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best-kept secretA significant fact or characteristic that is not well-known.Rate it:

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

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revenge is a dish best served coldAn expression that emotional detachment is ideal when taking revenge, as one is righting the wrongs that have been done to the doer.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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laughter is the best medicineIt is healthy to laugh.Rate it:

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as best one canIn the best possible way, given the circumstances.Rate it:

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at bestIn the most favorable of conditions; at the most.Rate it:

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attack is the best form of defenceIn a battle, attacking the opposition first is better than waiting for them to attack.Rate it:

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best betThe best proposal or plan.Rate it:

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best laid plansA proverbial expression used to signify the futility of making detailed plans when the outcome is uncertain.Rate it:

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best of both worldsA combination of two seemingly contradictory benefits.Rate it:

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best of luckUsed to express hopes that someone does well in a new endeavor.Rate it:

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best of the bunchThe best or most preferred person or item within a group.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced breadAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best thing since sliced panAlternative form of greatest thing since sliced bread.Rate it:

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best-kept secretSomething interesting or important but not well-known.Rate it:

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diamonds are a girl's best friendA statement that suggests, while love is a luxury, material wealth (particularly jewellery) is more valuable in the long run.Rate it:

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experience is the best teacherLessons learned from experience are the most lasting.Rate it:

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first in, best dressedThose who arrive or get in sooner will receive a more desirable outcome.Rate it:

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give it one's best shotTo make one's best effort or attempt; to try as hard as possible.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.Rate it:

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honesty is the best policyHonesty is the most honorable and fulfilling way to live one's life.Rate it:

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hunger is the best sauceBeing hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.Rate it:

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level bestThe very best that one can do.Rate it:

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put one's best foot forwardTo show oneself in the best or most positive way possible; to make a favorable impression.Rate it:

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Put Your Best Foot ForwardTo leave the perfect first impression, to try your best to do somethingRate it:

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six of the bestSix strokes with a cane, a traditional school punishment.Rate it:

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Sunday bestA person's finest clothing, especially the clothes one reserves to wear to church on Sunday.Rate it:

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to the best of one's knowledgeAlternative form of to one's knowledgeRate it:

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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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hurler on the ditchAn opinionated person who offers (unsolicited and often unwanted) advice on the best way to handle a situation.Rate it:

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needs a swift kick in the slats!Depression Expression; Threats and assertions of physical violence toward certain individuals during 'hard times' was common. Circa 1929-1939.Rate it:

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rub salt in someone's woundsTo make a painful situation even worse (even with the best of intentions).Rate it:

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what's done is doneEvents that have already taken place cannot be changed and actions that have already been committed cannot be undone, so it is best not to dwell on them.Rate it:

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