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turn of eventsA deviation from the expected course of events.Rate it:

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chain reactionA series of events, each one causing the next.Rate it:

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debris fieldAny area, non-dependent of locale, space, or contour, that contains the debris of wreckage, impact, sinking, or other material that once constituted a complete object. Debris fields can be found at the site of air crashes, water vessel sinking, explosions of buildings, collapses, and other events that render a whole entity into components, pieces, or other non-whole items.Rate it:

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everything happens for a reasonAll events are purposeful.Everything happens for a reason, so there is no such thing as failure. Mary-Kate OlsenPeople like to say "everything happens for a reason." If you repeat that in your head long enough that starts to sound like "anything can happen with a razor." Laura KightlingerI believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how we learn. Drew BarrymoreRate it:

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fly by the seat of my pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan/rely on instinct rather than logic or knowledge.Rate it:

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fly by the seat of one's pantsTo use one's judgment, initiative, and perceptions as events unfold in order to improvise a course of action without a predetermined plan.Rate it:

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play it by earTo do something by guessing, intuition, or trial and error; to react to events as they occur.Rate it:

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round tableA television show segment in which pundits or reporters discuss current events.Rate it:

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water over the damAn event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.Rate it:

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what's done is doneEvents that have already taken place cannot be changed and actions that have already been committed cannot be undone, so it is best not to dwell on them.Rate it:

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Which Way the Wind BlowsThe direction of events happening, the possible situation of the matter in handRate it:

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fuck meAn expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration, or of dismay at undesired events happening to oneself.Rate it:

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get ahead of oneselfTo focus excessively on one's plans or on prospective future events without paying adequate attention to the present.Rate it:

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let nature take its courseTo permit events to proceed or a situation to develop without intervention or interference.Rate it:

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streak of good luckA series of lucky events.Rate it:

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look aheadTo consider the future, to anticipate future events.Rate it:

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set the wheels in motionto initiate a chain of events necessary to help one achieve a goal (more quickly)Rate it:

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that's the way the cookie crumbles!You can't control random events.Rate it:

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cast a shadowTo dampen future events.Rate it:

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the die is castThe future is determined; there are no more options; events will proceed in an irreversible manner.Rate it:

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at the end of the dayA colloquial expression of the twentieth/twenty first century referring as to a summary of events, degree of financial or business success, reference as to having a nice day, achieving preset goals, positive results.Rate it:

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in living memoryIn recent history, in recorded history amongst the lifespan of extant people; events or situations which can be remembered by people that are still aliveRate it:

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point of no returnThe point in any journey, process, or sequence of events when it is no longer possible to reverse course or stop the process.Rate it:

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three-ring circusA disorderly, complicated, rapidly changing situation or set of events, which is a source of bewilderment, amazement, or amusement.Rate it:

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Water over the DamEvents that are unchangeable, past eventsRate it:

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a casa caiuSaid after a particularly undesirable, harmful change of events; often, though not always, said of a criminal or illicit activity discovered by the authority.Rate it:

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à telle fin que de raisonAt all events; At any rate.Rate it:

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après moi le délugeUsed to indicate indifference to events that will happen after one’s death, or to indicate one’s own importance in maintaining orderRate it:

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art imitates lifeThe observation that a creative work was inspired by true events; based on a true story.Rate it:

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asking for a friendIronically referencing people involved in current events.Rate it:

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back-to-back-to-backsequential or consecutive, in the case of exactly three events.Rate it:

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backwaterA remote place; somewhere that remains unaffected by new events, progresses, ideas, etc.Rate it:

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bad newsNews of unpleasant, unfortunate or sad events.Rate it:

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believe it or notAn expression made famous by Ripley in his news column featuring difficult to believe facts, events, situations, people, truisms.Rate it:

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car boot salesselling eventsRate it:

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comedy of errorsA set of amusing or farcical events involving a series of awkward missteps or other mistakes.Rate it:

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cooler heads will prevailPeople who are calm and focused are the most likely to succeed or to have the greatest influence on events.Rate it:

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curveballAn unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.Rate it:

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don't cry over spilt milkIt is no use worrying about unfortunate events which have already happened and which cannot be changed.Rate it:

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double whammya twofold blow or setback; a series of two events that cause adverse effectsRate it:

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exit stage leftTo exit or disappear in a quiet, non-dramatic fashion, making way for more interesting events.Rate it:

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field dayA school day for athletic events; a sports day.Rate it:

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game, set, matchAn expression indicating finality, announcing that a series of events—usually involving some form of rivalry—has reached a conclusion.Rate it:

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God does not play dice with the universeThe course of all events is predetermined.Rate it:

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goodnight ViennaEvents have reached a state of completion; nothing more can be done.Rate it:

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horror showA horror movie or television show or other performance which depicts gruesome, horrible, or disgusting events, especially in a vividly visual manner.Rate it:

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horror showA horrifying, appalling, or sickening experience, set of events, or visual spectacle.Rate it:

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in the swimActively participating in the flow of events; very involved.Rate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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jour fixeA series of presentations and/or performances, discussions or similar events that happen on a fixed day every month. Used mainly by cultural and artistic organizations.Rate it:

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