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do-or-dieRequiring a determined or desperate effort to avoid the consequences of failure.Rate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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the die is castThe future is determined; there are no more options; events will proceed in an irreversible manner.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm here to X A and Y B, and I'm all out of ASaid before doing something, usually with a determined, resolute tone.Rate it:

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bent onCompletely determined; obstinate.Rate it:

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Burn Your Bridges behind YouTo make unchangeable commitment, to be determined on any decisionRate it:

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Carved in StoneUnchangeable, permanently determined on opinion or decision,Rate it:

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certum (mihi) estI am determined.Rate it:

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dig in one's heelsTo act in a determined manner by firmly maintaining one's beliefs, demands, situation, etc. in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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give it the old college tryAn American Expression'; Give It The Traditional College Student's Focused, Determined Attempt Toward Achieving The Goal!Rate it:

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hardwiredIn humans and animals, genetically determined, instinctive behavior, as opposed to learned behavior.Rate it:

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have another think comingTo be deluded, to be mistaken; to need to rethink something one has determined; to need to reconsider one's plans or expectations.Rate it:

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hit the books!Launch a determined review or study of appropriate material and subjects by hitting the books in preparation for a stringent examination/knowledge test in a pre-employment interview.Rate it:

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if it's the last thing I doAt any cost; for certain; indicates the speaker is determined, resolute in doing something.Rate it:

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Ill Do My Damnedest!Purposeful, Determined, Driven, Striven 'Depression Daze Expression' of 'Performance', 'Accomplishment',Rate it:

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it is easy to find a stick to beat a dog(rare or obsolete, proverb) If a person is determined to punish someone, they will find a way to do so.1596 Rate it:

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keep your eye on the ballRemain Focused, Determined, AlertRate it:

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knock the wind out of your sailsTo make you feel less confident or determined.Rate it:

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know one's own mindTo clearly understand one's own feelings, intentions, preferences, etc; to know precisely what one wants; to be decisive or determined.Rate it:

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made of sterner stuffstrong and determined (especially more so than someone else, to whom one is being compared).Rate it:

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on the face of itApparently; as far as can be seen or determined.Rate it:

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play to winTo make a special, determined effort to achieve general success or a particular goal, in life, in one's career, in negotiation, etc.Rate it:

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run afterTo make a determined effort to win someone's affections.Rate it:

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set in one's waysDriven by habit; inclined or determined to continue according to one's custom or established preferences.Rate it:

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spell offIn a spelling bee, of two or more participants, to spell words one after the other until a champion is determined. Usually refers to a series of rounds of spelling in which no spellers are eliminated.Rate it:

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steely-eyedHaving a hard, strong, and determined look about oneself.Rate it:

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steely-eyedHaving a hard, strong, and determined mindset / mentality.Rate it:

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steely-nervedHaving a hard, strong, and determined mindset / mentality. Very steady nerves; great patience and courage.Rate it:

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steely-nervedHaving a hard, strong, and determined mindset, with very steady nerves; great patience and courage.Rate it:

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steely-spinedHaving a hard, strong, and determined mindset / mentality.Rate it:

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Stick to Your GunsTo be firm and determined in your statement in front of opposition, to take stand for your right regardless of troublesRate it:

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TBDInitialism of to be determined.Rate it:

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tough as nailsHaving a hard, strong, and determined mindset / mentality.Rate it:

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Up in the Air!Reference to situation, outlook, results as being; Uncertain, Questionable, Doubtful, Yet to be Determined, Resolved, Decided, Stated, Planned, Known, Ruled/ 'Go or No Go'!Rate it:

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