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managerial inbreedingBad management, caused by managers making poor selection choices in recruitment, rewards, and promotions of the staff that report to them, leading to another generation of managers who lack the necessary skill sets to reward and promote the most effective staff.Rate it:

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no great shakesUnexceptional; not special or noteworthy; not very effective.Rate it:

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actions speak louder than wordsIt is more effective to act directly than to speak of action.Rate it:

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Appendix:Star Wars/may the Force be with youA wish for luck, implying effective use of the Force.Rate it:

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cooking with gasNow doing something in an effective way.Rate it:

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cut itTo suffice; to be effective or successful.Rate it:

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cut the mustardTo suffice; to be good or effective enough.Rate it:

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finest hourA point in time or a relatively brief period of time when an especially distinguished, admirable, or effective set of actions is performed.Rate it:

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get one's ass in gearTo exert effective effort; to get going; to get moving; to start producing.Rate it:

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have seen one's dayTo be at the point in a life cycle or career of no longer being useful or effective; to be worn-out.Rate it:

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heavy hitterIn any sport, a strong, physical player who is particularly effective.Rate it:

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in Krafteffective, in forceRate it:

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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieresRate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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make the weatherTo be extraordinarily effective, especially when in a position of authority.Rate it:

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no screaming hellSomething that is not particularly effective or impressive; something that is below expectations.Rate it:

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stuffed shirtOne who is overly official or officious; somebody in charge but not necessarily in power or effective.Rate it:

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take effectTo become active; to become effective.Rate it:

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trick of the tradeA shortcut or other quick, or very effective way of doing things, that professional workers learn from experience.Rate it:

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