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longe, alte (longius, altius) repetere (either absolute or ab aliqua re)to go a long way back (in narrative).Rate it:

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board upTo block doors or windows with boards, either to prevent access or as protection from storms, etc.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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square peg in a round holeSomething or someone that does not fit well or at all; something that will not succeed as attempted, except possibly with much force and effort, or alteration of either the peg or the hole or both beyond recognition.Rate it:

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tip outAn amount or percentage of a server's tips that the server shares, either voluntarily or as mandated in a tip sharing or tip pooling agreement, with other employees such as bussers, bartenders, back waiters and host/hostesses whose job duties indirectly assist the server.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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face offEither an actual or a figurative face to face confrontation, especially a bitter one.Rate it:

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empty promiseA promise that is either not going to be carried out, worthless or meaningless.Rate it:

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chip shotA shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal.Rate it:

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a boon or a baneSomething that can be either a benefit or an affliction.Rate it:

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break offTo end abruptly, either temporarily or permanently.Rate it:

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old schoolCharacteristic of a style, outlook, or method employed in a former era, remembered either as inferior to the current style, or alternately, remembered nostalgically as superior or preferable to the new style, the older denoting something that would be considered out of date or out of fashion to some, but as such, is considered by others as cool and hip.Rate it:

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red face testA hypothetical test of a person's embarrassment, that is either passed or failed. Saying one passes the red face test means one would not blush and thus would not be embarrassed by disclosing something to others or doing something, and saying one fails the red face test means a situation would cause them discernible embarrassment.Rate it:

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tip the scaleTo change the fortunes, either positively or negatively.Rate it:

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better dead than redIt is preferable to be deceased rather than to be either a Communist or ruled by Communists.Rate it:

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go to the matTo continue to struggle or fight until either victorious or defeated.Rate it:

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have one's head up one's assTo be oblivious to the real state of things, from either stupidity or stubbornness.Rate it:

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well, i'll be dipped (in a barrell of beer!)When one is completely taken aback by the facts at hand. Can be expressed in both elation and/or frustration. Also, depending on the level of either of the forementioned emotions, the phrase goes from the simple short version of, "(Well), I'll Be Dipped.(!) to the extended version of, "(Well), I'll be Dipped In A Barrell of Beer.(!)Rate it:

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das duas, umaeither one or the otherRate it:

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twinkle in one's father's eyeA notional look of anticipation or hope (either for sex or a child) in one's father's eyes at or around the time of one's conception.Rate it:

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'nuff saidUsed in various situations to either end a discussion, or to imply that further discussion is not needed.Rate it:

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atomic cocktailA drinkable liquid containing a radioactive substance, used in health care either as a diagnostic aid or as a treatment, especially for cancer of the thyroid.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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beg for mercyThis can be taken quite literally and simply means to plead for kindness - either to be spared or at least killed as quickly and painlessly as possible. Particularly when you are in a helpless position.Rate it:

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boon or baneSomething that can be either a benefit or an affliction.Rate it:

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box offTo turn the head of a vessel either way by bracing the headyards aback.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterA saying specifically used to ward off bad luck when separating hands to walk either side of a treeRate it:

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c'est tout un ou tout autreIt is either one thing or the other.Rate it:

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cop outTo avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner.Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo clear a broad track through a grassland, woodland, geographical region, or other area, either by natural means or by human action.Rate it:

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dog and catA team comprised of one male and one female, who are either working as associates or where one is the second in command to the other.Rate it:

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donner raison à quelqu'unTo say any one is right; To give satisfaction to any one (either legally or by a duel).Rate it:

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era só o que me faltavaliterally: “ was the only missing piece for me/ was just what I was missing.” either expresses impatience towards yet another misfortune or expresses disbelief towards an absurd statement: “give me a break!”Rate it:

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être marqué au bTo be either hump-backed, one-eyed, lame, or a stutterer.Rate it:

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exponere aliquid or de aliqua reto give an account of a thing (either orally or in writing).Rate it:

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fall between two stoolsTo attempt two tasks and fail at both, when either one could have been accomplished singly.Rate it:

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Feast or FamineEither you have too much of something or too little of it, something which is surplus sometimes and sometimes you have its shortageRate it:

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feast or famineA situation in which something is always either extremely abundant or in extremely short supply.Rate it:

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fink outTo avoid or shirk, either by failing to perform, or by performing in a grossly insufficient, negligent, or superficial manner.Rate it:

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Fish or Cut BaitEither do something or let others do without delaying, to finally make a choiceRate it:

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fresh meatA person or group of people who arouse one's interest, either as a new target for deception, humiliation or ridicule, or as a potential love interest or one night stand.Rate it:

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game overThe end of some ongoing situation due to either failure or success.Rate it:

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get someone's back upTo annoy a person either deliberately or inadvertently.Rate it:

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go down onTo perform oral sex upon (either sex).Rate it:

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how's the weather up thereAsked to tall people or someone that is at a high vantage point, either literally or metaphorically.Rate it:

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I see what you did thereAn expression used to point out that another person's joke has been understood, either to praise its cleverness or to clearly communicate a lack of amusement at it.Rate it:

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ils auront à se dégourdir ou à déguerpirThey will either have to wake up or to clear out.Rate it:

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in nullam partem disputareto say nothing either for or against an argument.Rate it:

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inside jobA crime or other illicit action committed by or with the help of someone either employed by the victim or entrusted with access to the victim's affairs and premises.Rate it:

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joe jobAn act of e-mail spamming where the sender's identity and address are those of an innocent third party, intended either to tarnish that person's reputation or to flood that person's e-mail with bounces.Rate it:

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