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escape fireA fuel-free safe spot, consisting of burning grass as a method of defense against a forest fire.Rate it:

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escape fireAn unconventional or counter intuitive solution to a difficult problem.Rate it:

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fire escapeemergency exitRate it:

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break outTo escape, especially forcefully or defiantly.Rate it:

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stand from underTo escape something falling or being thrown from above.Rate it:

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break outprison escapeRate it:

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bust outto escape (from); break outRate it:

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Catch-22A difficult situation from which there is no escape because it involves mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.Rate it:

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chickens coming home to roostConsequences visited upon someone who originally had appeared to escape them.Rate it:

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Chips are DownA certain situation is getting serious and required immediate attention to escape any major issue or problemRate it:

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Close ShaveTo escape a dangerous situation very closely or to avoid some errors with a slight marginRate it:

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crab mentalityA way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs in which one tries to escape over the side, but is relentlessly pulled down by the others in the pot.Rate it:

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crash diveAn emergency maneuver by a submarine in which it suddenly descends, especially to considerable depth, usually in order to escape an attack or to avoid a collision.Rate it:

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deathbed conversionAn abrupt, last-minute change in one's professed beliefs, principles, or point of view in order to escape a serious threat or to increase one's chances of success.Rate it:

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do a bunkTo escape or flee under incriminating circumstances.Rate it:

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dodge a bulletTo have a narrow escape; to avoid injury or disaster.Rate it:

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duck outTo move or act so as to achieve avoidance, escape, or evasion.Rate it:

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fall through the cracksTo be missed; to escape the necessary notice or attention.Rate it:

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fly the coopTo depart hastily or unannounced; to escape or flee.Rate it:

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fly the coopTo escape from a pen or similar enclosure.Rate it:

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Fly the CoopTo move or leave secretly from a place or situation, to run away or get way or escapeRate it:

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get awayescapeRate it:

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get awaymake an escapeRate it:

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get outTo leave or escapeRate it:

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get outTo come out of a situation ; to escape a fateRate it:

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give somebody the slipTo evade, escape, or get away from somebody.Rate it:

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give someone the slipTo evade, escape, or get away from somebody.Rate it:

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go over someone's headTo escape someone's comprehension.Rate it:

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go to groundTo escape into a burrow, hole, etc. when being hunted.Rate it:

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je le retrouverai bienHe will not escape me.Rate it:

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let slipallow to escapeRate it:

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light outTo seek to escape pursuit by fleeing.Rate it:

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make a break for itTo attempt to escape; to flee; to run away.Rate it:

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make a run for itTo attempt to escape; to flee; to run away.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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play possumTo feign death; to remain quiet and still to escape attention or remain undetected; to lay low.Rate it:

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pour le coup il ne m’échappera pasThis time he will not escape me.Rate it:

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run a mileTo escape, flee or leave a situation or relationship, usually as a result of a shocking or sudden announcement or revelation.Rate it:

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run awayescapeRate it:

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run for one's lifeTo attempt to escape an extremely bad situationRate it:

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run for one's moneyA reasonable opportunity to succeed, perform acceptably, or escape harm, especially in a difficult situation.Rate it:

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se changer les idéesto start a new activity in order to change one's state of mind, to take a break from doing something boring or to escape from a displeasing situation.Rate it:

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shell outTo use a program's "shell escape" function to execute an unrelated command or to invoke a subsidiary, interactive shell.Rate it:

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show a clean pair of heelsto run away quickly; to make an escape quickly; to outpaceRate it:

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sit outTo escape a hold while face-down by swinging one's legs around into the sitting position.Rate it:

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slip someone's mindTo be forgotten; to escape one's memory.Rate it:

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slip through the cracksTo escape notice or lack sufficient attention.Rate it:

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spring outTo break out; to escape.Rate it:

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under lock and keyImprisoned with little or no chance of escape.Rate it:

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vous l’avez échappé belleYou have had a narrow escape (or, shave).Rate it:

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