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behind the timesOut of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.Rate it: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 the best of timesAt most.Rate 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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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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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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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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over and overRepeatedly; again and again; many times.Rate it:

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for old time's sakeAlternative form of for old times' sakeRate it:

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garbage in, garbage out(computing, information technology) If input data is not complete, accurate, and timely, then the resulting output is unreliable and of no useful value.1963, Raymond Crowley, "Robot Tax Collector Seeks Indications of 'Fudging'," Times Daily (Alabama, USA), 1 April (retrieved 26 July 2010):Officials explained that the quality of the computer's work depends on the quality of the data fed into it. Neil Hoke, administrative assistant to Stewart, quoted an adage of computer men: "Garbage in, garbage out."2008, Roger K. Lewis, "'In Architectural Design, Brains and Talent Trump the Best Software," Washington Post, 19 July (retrieved 26 July 2010):The old caveat "GIGO"Rate it:

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any port in a stormAn unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.Rate it:

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auld lang syneDays gone by; former times.Rate it:

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autres temps, autres mœursManners change with the times.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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be an open bookOne's life and times can be an open book by simply sharing, answering queries, being forthright, carrying no baggage or disagreements.Rate it:

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beer and skittlesFun times.Rate it:

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better to light a single candle than to curse the darknessIn the face of bad times or hopelessness, it is more worthwhile to do some good, however small, in response than to complain about the situation.Rate it:

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die a thousand deathsTo die many times over.Rate it:

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du temps que berthe filaitWhen Adam delved and Eve span; In the good old times.Rate it:

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Dunkirk spiritThe spirit of the British public pulling together to overcome times of adversity.Rate it:

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faire la navetteTo go to and fro between two places several times.Rate it:

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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."Rate it:

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high cottonThe best of times; a time of well being.Rate it:

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historicorum fide contestata memoriahistoric times.Rate it:

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it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:Rate it:

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j’ai appelé mon domestique à plusieurs reprisesI called my servant several times.Rate it:

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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieresRate it:

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memoria huius aetatis (horum temporum)the history of our own times; contemporary history.Rate it:

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merci mille foisthank you a thousand timesRate it:

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merci mille foisThanks a great many timesRate it:

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nostra memoria (Cael. 18. 43)the history of our own times; contemporary history.Rate it:

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once or twiceA small, indefinite number of times.Rate it:

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one more time for the sweet souvenirfor old times' sakeRate it:

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over and over againRepeatedly; again and again; many times.Rate it:

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par le temps qui courtNowadays; As times go.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsProfessor Stephen Hawking put the cat among the pigeons last week with his cheery remarks about comet Machholz-2, which some astronomers believe could be heading our way. — The Times, 19 September 1994.Rate it:

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Queer StreetHard times; a difficult circumstance, especially financially.Rate it:

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Rally Round the FlagGetting together to express support and backing, particularly during the bad timesRate it:

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royal bumpsA ritual of two or more persons holding another person by the arms and legs, face up, while bumping them repeatedly on the floor. In modern times it is a lighthearted affair, generally performed only on a young person's birthday with the number of bumps corresponding to the person's age in years. Historically it was a hazing.Rate it:

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