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correlation does not imply causation(statistics) The observed correlation between two parameters, say, the growth of a market and the growth of a neighbor's child may, in fact, have nothing to do with each other's causation.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a summer makeOne sighting or instance of an event does not necessarily indicate a trend.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the stemAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the trunkAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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does not computeThat does not make sense.Rate it:

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God does not play dice with the universeThe course of all events is predetermined.Rate it:

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one swallow does not a spring makeAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow does not make a springAlternative form of one swallow does not a summer make.Rate it:

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one swallow does not make a summerA sign is not proof Rate it:

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the apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.Rate it:

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the nut does not fall far fron the tree!The human demeanor, conduct, mannerisms, appearances, tendencies, genes, in many instances often closely resemble those of the immediate forbears.Rate it:

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the whistle does not pull the trainAlternative form of it's not the whistle that pulls the train.Rate it:

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waste not, want notIf one is not wasteful then one will not be needy.Rate it:

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do not pass go, do not collect $200A phrase telling someone to pursue a path directly without deviations.Rate it:

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do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollarsAlternative spelling of do not pass go, do not collect $200Rate it:

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do not pass go, do not collect £200A phrase telling someone to pursue a path directly without deviations.Rate it:

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if you're not Dutch, you're not muchThe Dutch culture is vastly superior to all other cultures in existence.Rate it:

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not my circus, not my monkeysIt's none of my business; indicates that one is not responsible for controlling or changing a volatile or delicate situation.Rate it:

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not your circus, not your monkeysIt's none of your business; an exhortation to stay out of a volatile or delicate situation.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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does the Pope shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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easy does itRelax; do something gently, lightly or carefully; slow down; calm down.Rate it:

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does a bear shit in the woodsRhetorical question in response to a question where the answer is an emphatic yes.Rate it:

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what does that have to do with the price of tea in ChinaA comment used to indicate that a previous comment is irrelevant or unimportant.Rate it:

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as one doesUsed to indicate an unusual or unexpected situation.Rate it:

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does a bear defecate in the woods?The answer is clearly, without reservation, true and accurate.Rate it:

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does anyone here speak EnglishDoes anyone here speak English?Rate it:

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does Dolly Parton sleep on her backSynonym of is the Pope CatholicRate it:

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does macy's tell gimbel's(US, dated, colloquial, rhetorical question) A rhetorical question with the implied answer being that competitors do not share business secrets with one another.Rate it:

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does someone look likeUsed if the interlocutor seems to believe something inaccurate about; this question serves to free someone of a misconception.Rate it:

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handsome is as handsome doesA person's good actions, rather than his outward appeal, define his handsomeness in the eyes of others.Rate it:

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how much does it costWhat is its price?, How much money do you want for it?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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stupid is as stupid doesA person's intelligence may be judged by the wisdom of his or her actions.Rate it:

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that does itExpression of annoyance or frustration; indicates that one has reached the limit of one's patience or temper.Rate it:

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what does that have to do with the price of cornA comment used to indicate that a previous comment is irrelevant or unimportant.Rate it:

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what does XX meanUsed to ask the meaning of a word.Rate it:

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where does it hurtAsked to find out where a wounded or ill person is feeling pain.Rate it:

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where does this bus goUsed to ask where the bus is going.Rate it:

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where does this train goUsed to ask where the train is going.Rate it:

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'fraid notAlternative form of I'm afraid notRate it:

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believe it or notYou may not believe the following, but it is true.Rate it:

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it's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dogdetermination and perseverance will win out in the long run.Rate it:

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not a minute too soonat the last possible moment; just in timeRate it:

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not evenNot going to happen; noRate it:

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not give someone the time of dayTo ignore someone deliberately; to refuse to talk or pay attention to someone.Rate it:

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not to rewrite other people's wordsThe act of compromising to limiting ones word usage.Rate it:

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last but not leastAn expression to start the last item of a list, emphasising that while it is listed last, it is just as important as the rest of the items.Rate it:

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not give a monkey'sNot to have the slightest interest or concern.Rate it:

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