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occasionem praetermittere, amittere (through carelessness), omittere (deliberately), dimittere (through indifference)to lose, let slip an opportunity.Rate it:

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charm offensiveA campaign of deliberately using charm and flattery in order to achieve some goal, especially in a political or diplomatic field.Rate it:

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do someone dirtyTo deliberately treat someone in an unfair or harmful manner.Rate 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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take out of contextTo interpret something in a manner in which it was not intended to be understood, often deliberately.Rate it:

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touch-move ruleIn chess, a rule that states any piece touched deliberately by a player, when it is their turn to move, must be moved if a legal move is possible.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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keep someone in the darkTo deliberately not tell someone details about somethingRate it:

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turn a blind eyeTo ignore or deliberately overlook, especially with respect to something unpleasant or improper.Rate it:

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whisper campaignA method of persuasion in which damaging rumors or innuendo are deliberately spread concerning a person or other target, while the source of the rumors tries to avoid detection.Rate it:

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roll one's eyesTo deliberately turn one's eyes upwards, usually to indicate disapproval, indifference or frustration.Rate it:

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blow someone's coverTo reveal that someone's behavior, situation, or identity has been fabricated or deliberately misrepresented for an ulterior motive.Rate it:

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blow someone's coverTo reveal that one has fabricated or deliberately misrepresented one's own behavior, situation, or identity for an ulterior motive.Rate it:

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break the InternetTo deliberately overwhelm a web server through a cyberattack such as a DDOS, such that the server goes offline or is in danger of doing so.Rate it:

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bury one's head in the sandTo deliberately ignore the reality of a situation; to pretend a problem does not exist.Rate it:

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casu consultoAccidentally on purpose: something done deliberately, though apparently accidentally.Rate it:

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de parti prisDeliberately.Rate it:

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faire exprèsto do deliberately; to do on purposeRate it:

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get someone's back upTo annoy a person either deliberately or inadvertently.Rate it:

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gun downTo kill by means of a firearm, especially deliberately and in a brutal manner.Rate it:

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have onTo trick or deceive deliberately; to play a prank on.Rate it:

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look the other wayDeliberately overlook something, especially something of an illicit nature. For example, They're not really entitled to a discount but the sales manager decided to look the other way .Rate it:

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make a virtue of necessityTo make the best of a difficult situation; to recast or portray an action or situation in which one has no alternatives as an action or situation which was deliberately chosen on its merits.Rate it:

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on purposePurposefully; with intention; deliberately.Rate it:

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on the cutting room floorNot included in the finalized version of something; deliberately rejected or unintentionally overlooked.Rate it:

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put someone's back upTo annoy someone deliberately.Rate it:

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rumor campaignA method of persuasion in which damaging rumors or innuendo are deliberately spread concerning a person or other target, while the source of the rumors tries to avoid detection.Rate it:

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shoot oneself in the footTo deliberately sabotage an activity in order to avoid obligation, though it causes personal suffering. Origins in first world war trench warfare.Rate it:

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slack offTo be deliberately unproductive in one's work or study.Rate it:

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stick the knife inTo say or do something deliberately and unnecessarily malicious.Rate it:

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stir shitto deliberately cause troubleRate it:

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there's a grain of truth in every jokeWhenever a person is joking, he/she is actually disguising thoughts and emotions, either subconsciously or deliberately.Rate it:

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twist the knifeTo deliberately do or say something to worsen a difficult situation or increase a person's distress, irritation, or anger.Rate it:

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