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computer says noA popular phrase for an attitude in customer service in which the default response is to check with information stored or generated electronically and then make decisions based on that, apparently without using common sense, and showing a level of unhelpfulness whereby more could be done to reach a mutually satisfactory outcome, but is not.Rate it:

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as the fella saysas the saying goes; as someone once said, invoking the wisdom of the common man on the streetRate it:

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the doc says im going blind but i could never see anywayLess hurtRate it:

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hesiod says: even a fool after suffering gets him knowledge; the italians: can scotato da l’acqua calda ha paura poi della freddaA dog burnt by hot water afterwards fears cold.]Rate it:

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it does exactly what it says on the tinWhat is described or what one would expect with no further explanation needed.Rate it:

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says meI say so; on my authority.Rate it:

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says whoWho says so; on whose authority?Rate it:

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what it says on the tinExactly what is described or what one would expect from the name.Rate it:

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a penny saved is a penny earnedA maxim for thrift that says that money not spent may be spent later, or may earn interest in the meantimeRate it:

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boot upTo start a computer using its bootstrap procedure.Rate it:

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in silicoalluding to the mass use of silicon for semiconductor computer chips, is an expression used to mean "performed on computer or via computer simulation."Rate it:

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check outTo obtain computer source code from a repository.Rate it:

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log outTo exit an account in a computer system so that it doesn't recognize you until you log in again.Rate it:

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fall overOf a computer program, to crash.Rate it:

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mouse potatoA person who spends excessive amounts of time using a computer.Rate it:

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no brainerSomething that supposedly doesn’t take much intellectual thought. Whoever says that something is a no brainer is usually the one with no brains.Rate it:

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zip upTo convert a computer file into a smaller package.Rate it:

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elle dit qu’elle a vingt ans.—et les mois de nourrice! (fam.)She says she is twenty.—And the rest!Rate 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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you're rightIndicates that what the interlocutor said/says is correct.Rate it:

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as the fella saidAlternative form of as the fella saysRate it:

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au dire de tout le mondeAccording to what everybody says; According to the general opinion.Rate it:

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bestes Wissen und Gewissenthe best of one's knowledge; good faith; roughly combining the senses of both English idioms, namely that one does or says something in the honest conviction of its correctness but under the condition of the fallibility of one’s knowledge and competencesRate it:

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bridgeA device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.Rate it:

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ce qu’il dit coule de sourceWhat he says comes from the heart, comes fluently from his lips.Rate it:

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close outTo terminate a computer program.Rate it:

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dial intoTo join a computer network.Rate it:

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dial upto connect a computer to a modemRate it:

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eye catchingTwo words which may have evolved from the marketing and advertising entities, The phrase says and sees it all, appeals only to the sighted.Rate it:

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fencepost problemIn computer programming, a problem dealing with how to treat the initial or boundary values of a discrete problem.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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game overA message usually signaling that the player failed a computer or video game, for example by losing all of their lives, although the phrase sometimes follows the score after successful completion of a game.Rate it:

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HALa homicidal computer, an artificial intelligence that acts similarly to the HAL 9000 featured in 2001: A Space Odyssey.Rate it:

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I'll see you and raise youMore generally, used when someone produces or reveals something. One says this to announce they will answer by producing or revealing something of their own, usually greater in significance.Rate it:

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il a le cœur sur les lèvres1. He always says what he thinks (and this is always something good and kind); He is open-hearted. 2. He feels sick.Rate it:

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il le dit à tout proposHe says it on every occasion, at every turn.Rate it:

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il n’y entend pas malice1. He does not mean any harm; He means no more than he says. 2. He takes it innocently.Rate it:

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il se vante d’en venir à boutHe says he is sure to succeed.Rate it:

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je ne puis ajouter foi à ce qu’il ditI cannot believe what he says.Rate it:

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kitchen table softwareEspecially in the early years of personal computers, a set of computer programs developed by an entrepreneurial advanced amateur or self-employed professional computer programmer in his or her own home; software developed by a small business using the services of such programmers.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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log inTo gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password.Rate it:

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mark upTo add coding to text so that it will display properly on a computer.Rate it:

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MINASWANInitialism of Matz is nice and so we are nice : a motto of the Ruby programming language community, in reference to the demeanor of Yukihiro Matsumoto, the Japanese computer scientist who designed the language.Rate it:

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mouse overTo move a computer mouse pointer over.Rate it:

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PEBCACProblem Exists Between Chair And Computer. Used by technical support helpdesk staff to indicate that the problem with a user’s computer or experience is due to user error.Rate it:

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pick up what someone is putting downTo understand, pay attention to, or learn from what someone says or does.Rate it:

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PICNICAcronym of problem in chair, not in computer; states that the problem was not in the computer but was instead caused by the user operating it.Rate it:

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please repeat after meA request for the interlocutor to repeat what the speaker says next. Often used in language training.Rate it:

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punch outTo extract data from a computer by the use of a keyboard.Rate it:

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