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red letter dayUsually very positive, sometimes very negative.Rate it:

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poison-pen letterA missive which is malicious, insulting, and/or defamatory toward a person, organization, or point of view, especially one which is unsigned.Rate it:

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french letterA condom.Rate it:

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Red Letter DayA day of great happinessRate it:

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to the letterLiterally, exactly, to follow the rules as they're written.Rate it:

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black-on-blackA reference to interactions between black people.Rate it:

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black-on-blackSomething that is invisible or intentionally obfuscated, such as warnings or fine print.Rate it:

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black-on-blackA description of the colors of an automobile .Rate it:

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black-on-blackA description of the colors of an automobile.Rate it:

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black-on-blackInteractions that occur between black people, notably crime that is perpetrated by one black person against another.Rate it:

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black-on-blackA reference to interactions between black people .Rate it:

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common lawcommon law (law developed by judges)Rate it:

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the law is an assThe law, as created by legislators or as administered by the justice system, cannot be relied upon to be sensible or fair.Rate it:

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above the lawExempt from the laws that apply to everyone else.Rate it:

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against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:

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against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:

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break a lawTo violate a law.Rate it:

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common lawUsed other than as an idiom: see common, law.Rate it:

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).Rate it:

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in lawrelations by marriageRate it:

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law LatinBarbarous Latin.Rate it:

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law of the jungleThe survival of the fittest, strongest or most cunning.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo promulgate law.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo authoritatively or dogmatically assert what is permitted or not permitted.Rate it:

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lemon lawA law dealing with defective items, especially automobiles, and consumers' rights.Rate it:

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let go an anchor to the windward of the lawTo keep within the letter of the law.Rate it:

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long arm of the lawThe influence or effectiveness of law enforcement institutions; law enforcement officers collectively.Rate it:

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necessity knows no lawSomeone who is desperate cannot be expected to obey the rules, or keep the law.Rate it:

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one's word is lawRequests or orders of (a person) should definitely be fulfilled.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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sign into lawTo sign as a mark of official approval.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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the law is a assAlternative form of the law is an ass.Rate it:

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the long arm of the lawThe body of law enforcement officers.Rate it:

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there ought to be a lawIndicates disapproval of a situation.Rate it:

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there oughta be a lawEye dialect spelling of there ought to be a law.Rate it:

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there oughtta be a lawEye dialect spelling of there ought to be a law.Rate it:

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black and whiteA type of giant cookie with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.Rate it:

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black and whiteA police patrol car.Rate it:

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black beetleUsed other than as an idiom: see black, beetle.Rate it:

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black don't crackPeople of African descent tend to wrinkle less with age than people with fairer skin.Rate it:

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black tieUsed other than as an idiom: see black, tie.Rate it:

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black widowvenomous spiderRate it:

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blackWithout light.Rate it:

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black ballStall, close ranks, make it impossible to make a break throughRate it:

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black gumA tree native to eastern North America, Nyssa sylvatica.Rate it:

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black manA (male) member of an ethnic group having dark pigmentation of the skin, typically of sub-Saharan African descent.Rate it:

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