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drawing nearapproachingRate it:

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near missnarrowly avoided accidentRate it:

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Back to Drawing BoardTo start some work again from the basics to eliminate the errors that made the earlier plan failRate it:

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back to the drawing boardBack to the beginning following an unsuccessful attempt.Rate it:

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drawing cardsomething that grabs attentionRate it:

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go back to the drawing boardTo start again; to scrap a previous idea or plan and try again from the beginning.Rate it:

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near postThe goalpost nearest from where a cross is made.Rate it:

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near the knuckleRisqué, sexual, suggestive of impropriety..Rate it:

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almost doesn't countNear success (or correctness) is not deemed success (or correctness).Rate it:

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in the woodsIn critical condition; near death's door.Rate it:

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nine livesDurability; near immunity to damage.Rate it:

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cherry pickTo position oneself near the opponent's goal to attempt to receive an errant or intentional pass for an easy score, as in basketball or versions of soccer where offsides are not enforced.Rate it:

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reach an early graveTo resign near the start for good.Rate it:

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rule outTo cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.Rate it:

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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:

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close in onTo near a goal or completion.Rate it:

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come byTo come near to; to pass.Rate it:

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strike throughPartly obliterate text by drawing a continuous line through the centre thereof, usually to indicate the deletion of an error or obsolete information.Rate it:

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nearly never bulled a cow(Irish) Near enough is not good enough.Rate it:

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à grande montée grande descenteThe higher the rise, the greater the fall; He who climbs too high is near a fall.Rate it:

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at handNear; soon; approaching; imminent.Rate it:

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at the feet ofUsed other than as an idiom: Situated near the feet of.Rate it:

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aunt sallya figure drawing criticism or ridicule; a straw man.Rate it:

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bank nightAn event where patrons are enticed to buy entry tickets into some venue, for example a movie theater, with the anticipation that they will be entered into a drawing to win an amount of money if their ticket is drawn and they are on-site at the time of the winning.Rate it:

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box inTo enclose by drawing a box aroundRate it:

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Bull in a China ShopAn awkward person who actually does not care about the delicate situation, a rough person who comes near the brittle things, an insensitive person who makes people angry with his/her deeds and words to create disturbance in their work or plansRate it:

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castle in the airA visionary project or scheme; a day-dream; an idle fancy; a pipe dream; any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be ever realized; a near impossibility.Rate it:

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close in onTo catch up with in a chase; to near the end of a pursuit.Rate it:

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close shaveA near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident.Rate it:

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close shaveA shave that is very short or near the skin.Rate it:

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close to the windNear a limit of feasibility or compliance with law or morality.Rate it:

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color inTo add colors to a black-and-white drawing, using colored drawing equipment.Rate it:

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colour inTo colourise; to add colours to a black-and-white drawing, using coloured drawing equipment.Rate it:

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cough upTo lose a competition by one's own mistakes, usually near the end of the contest.Rate it:

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daylightTo allow light in, as by drawing drapes.Rate it:

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draw the short strawTo select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.Rate it:

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dust off a batterfor a pitcher to throw a pitch at or near the batter, typically to frighten the batter or to have him stand farther away from home plate.Rate it:

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evil twinA rogue wireless access point installed near a legitimate one for purposes of eavesdropping or phishing.Rate it:

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fall at the last hurdleTo fail near the end of something.Rate it:

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have the biscuitTo be of no further use; to be near death.Rate it:

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head scratcherJuly 2002, Fox News - Attorney: Williams' Kids Near Compromise About Father's Remains.Rate it:

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i'm a lone wolfA meek and humble warrior who hunts down the enemy, and at his own peril by not drawing the sword from it's sheath. This allows opportunity for the enemy to relent "both hands up." But once the sword is drawn from it's sheath, probation is over and swift judgement is at hand.Rate it:

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il brode bienHe is good at drawing the long bow.Rate it:

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in the offingNearby, soon to come, in the near future.Rate it:

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is anyone sitting hereUsed to ask whether a seat near the interlocutor is currently occupied.Rate it:

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keep aroundto keep something near one.Rate it:

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leave me alonestop talking to me, stop being near me, stop interfering with my lifeRate it:

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Mexican standoffA near-collision between two trains, an averted cornfield meet.Rate it:

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mind the gapBe careful of the gap between the vehicle and the platform it is near, in boarding or alighting.Rate it:

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off the radarUnlikely to happen, or be important in the near future or tending to escape detection or attention.Rate it:

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