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close to the windUsed other than as an idiom: see close to, the, wind.Rate it:

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sail close to the windTo sail in a direction close to that from which the wind is blowing, but still making headwayRate it:

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close in onTo enclose around; to tighten or shrink; to collapse.Rate it:

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close in onTo near a goal or completion.Rate it:

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close offTo seal or block the entrance to a road, an area, or a building so that people cannot enter.Rate it:

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close upTo move people closer together.Rate it:

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close upTo shut a building or a business for a period of time.Rate it:

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close upTo heal a cut or other wound.Rate it:

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keep one's cards close to one's chestTo avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.Rate it:

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sail close to the windTo behave in a manner that is on the verge of being dangerous, improper or illegalRate it:

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fly too close to the sunTo become overly ambitious or greedy.Rate it:

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keep a close watch onTo pay careful attention to a situation or a thing, so that you can deal with any changes or problems.Rate it:

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close downTo stop trading as a business.Rate it:

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hits pretty close to homehaving a direct personal effect on you.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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close the faceTo turn the face of the bat inwards, in order to hit the ball to the leg side.Rate it:

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close enough for government workIt is not worth investing additional time on perfecting this thing.Rate it:

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as close as an oysterSecretive; reluctant to give information.Rate it:

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bouche close (cousue)!Not a word, mind! “Mum’s the word.”Rate it:

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close as waxMiserly.Rate it:

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close downTo surround someone, as to impede their movement.Rate it:

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close fistedstingyRate it:

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close inTo enclose, lock up inside something.Rate it:

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close in onTo catch up with in a chase; to near the end of a pursuit.Rate it:

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close of playThe end of a day's playRate it:

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close of playThe end of the final game (not to be confused with set or match) during a day at the All England Tennis Championships (Wimbledon)Rate it:

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close of playThe end of the working dayRate it:

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close one's eyesTo ignore.Rate it:

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close one's eyes and think of EnglandTo accept (rather than fight)-and distract oneself so as to be able to endure-bad or unwanted sex, or by extension any unpleasant but inevitable experience.Rate it:

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close outto terminate; to call the end of.Rate it:

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close outOf a wave, to break all at once, instead of progressively along its length.Rate it:

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close outTo terminate a computer program.Rate it:

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close outExclude by blocking all opportunities to enter or join.Rate it:

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close ranksto regroup forces, especially when this involves overlooking differences in order to face a challenge or adverse situation. Often implies making a show of unity, especially to the public.Rate it:

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Close ShaveTo escape a dangerous situation very closely or to avoid some errors with a slight marginRate it:

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close shaveA near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident.Rate it:

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close shaveA shave that is very short or near the skin.Rate it:

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close the stable door after the horse has boltedTo attempt to prevent a problem only to find it has already happened.Rate it:

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close to homeAffecting people close to, or within, ones family circle.Rate it:

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close to the windIn a direction almost opposite to that from which the wind is blowingRate it:

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close up shopTo shut down a shop; to end a business activity.Rate it:

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close, but no cigarThat's almost correct, but not quite.Rate it:

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come to a closeTo draw toward a conclusion; to end.Rate it:

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cut it closeTo judge or finish something close to its limit.Rate it:

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keep a close watchto pay careful attention to a situation or a thing, so that you can deal with any changes or problems.Rate it:

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keep your friends close, and your enemies closerOne should be on their toes and alert of their surroundings if malicious people are around, to ensure such people can't wreak havoc in one's life.Rate it:

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eagle eyeA close attention to detail.Rate it:

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hand-to-mouthInvolving immediate consumption with no provision for the future; having barely enough to survive, being close to povertyRate it:

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keep at arm's lengthAvoid a close relationship.Rate it:

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knocking on heaven's doorDying, close to death.Rate it:

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