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birds of the feather flock togetherPeople who are alike physically tend to congregate and socialize together, despite government efforts at forced integration.Rate it:

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bear downTo intensify one's efforts.Rate it:

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Leave No Stone UnturnedMake all efforts to accomplish any task or somethingRate it:

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wind it upClose the discussion, adjourn the meeting, cease the efforts and labor.Rate it:

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class warfareThe efforts of levelers promoting a greater financial contribution from the rich for the general benefit of the massesRate it:

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that's the way life isThat is the way things happenCertain things cannot be changed, helped or improved; struggle and objection are pointless.1935, Louis Bromfield, The Man Who Had Everything, page 279:That's the way life is, and there's no use trying to go against it.1979, Jay Edward Abrams, A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption, ISBN 0310511011, page 45:There are no standards, no values; that's the way life is. Learn to accept it and slide with it. Stop fighting it.2002, B. Eugene Ellison, Rings of the Templars, ISBN 059524050X, page 337:Shit happens; that's the way life is. In fact, I want you to take an additional thousand for your efforts.Rate it:

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Bark Up the Wrong TreeTo have a wrong guess or idea about someone or some situation, efforts and attentions being diverted in a wrong directionRate it:

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Beat Your Swords into PlowsharesTo abandon any sort of fights and divert attention and efforts towards some peaceful activitiesRate it:

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blow one's wadTo expend all of one's resources or efforts; to express all the arguments or ideas which one has.Rate it:

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ça ne mange pas de painÇa ne nécessite pas de grande dépense ou de grands efforts, cela ne peut nuire ou cela ne fait pas prendre de grands risques.Rate it:

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être gros jean comme devantTo be no better off than one was before, in spite of all one’s efforts.Rate it:

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faire des frais(lit.) To go to expense; (fig.) To make efforts to please.Rate it:

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full marksTo exclaim complete satisfaction with someone's efforts.Rate it:

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la perfection n’est pas de ce mondeQuels que soient les efforts que l’on fait, toute chose demeure perfectible.Rate it:

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le mal est faitPour souligner l’ampleur d’une situation malheureuse, en dépit des efforts pour y remédier.Rate it:

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l’union fait la forceOn réussit à réaliser une œuvre de grande envergure grâce aux efforts individuels et collectifs.Rate it:

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Necessity is the Mother of InventionDifficulty always inspires some solutions, a need or difficulty encourages the efforts towards the solutionRate it:

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not win for losingTo repeatedly fail in one's gambles or efforts.Rate it:

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pull one's socks upTo start making an effort; to renew or redouble one's efforts.Rate it:

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shoot one's wadTo expend all of one's resources or efforts; to express all the arguments or ideas which one has.Rate it:

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try as one mayhowever hard one tries; despite one's best effortsRate it:

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two for twoSuccessful at both of two efforts.Rate it:

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