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quiet the wavesA positive development, incident, action, minor miracle, change, reversal, retraction, in a situation and the possible positive effects.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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Cloak-and-DaggerA development that includes spying, mysterious movements, scheming and plotting, secret agents and any similar schemes Rate it:

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come into one's ownTo reach a stage of development or maturity where one has achieved strength and confidence, economic security, or respect and social acceptance.Rate it:

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Cutting EdgeAn important position or development in the field of science or technologyRate it:

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developmentsPlural form of development.Rate it:

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hang your hat on thatAssume or take credit for an idea, suggestion, phrase, development, creation, invention, proclamation, prediction, accomplishment, result, acceptance at large for your creation, art.performance et al:Rate it:

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hang your hat on that oneA startling result, an accomplishment, a hard won contest, an acclaimed development, something very stable, dependable, worthy of note, salutary.Rate it:

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hothouseAn environment in which growth or development is encouraged; a hotbed.Rate it:

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in the makingIn development; in the process of being made.Rate it:

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jump the sharkTo undergo a storyline development which is so ridiculous that previous quality is considered to have been lost.Rate it:

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living endThe most extreme form of something or the final and most impactful development in a series of events - whether favorable or unfavorableRate it:

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make my dayA positive incident, development, sidebar success, which heavily solidifies, enhances plans in a particular thrust or agenda:Rate it:

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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:

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pave the wayTo make future development easier.Rate it:

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pop the questionAsk your fiance to marry; Present any query which may clarify or act as a hinge in critical development or arriving at final decisions!Rate it:

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swaddling clothesAn early period in development, infancy, the beginnings of something; inception.Rate it:

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throw backto hinder the development of somethingRate it:

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throw backto revert to an earlier stage of developmentRate it:

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watch this spaceAn indication that a development will follow.Rate it:

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you saved my bacon:An action or development contributed by another which resulted in unexpected grand results to your benefit!Rate it:

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百花齊放,百家爭鳴classical philosophic schools of the Warring States period in 475 BC to 221 BC, but adopted as a policy by Mao Zedong to promote progress in the arts and sciences, and the development of a dynamic socialist cultureRate it:

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