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must have killed a ChinamanA jocular explanation for bad luck.Rate it:

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smoke and mirrorsA deceptive, fraudulent, or unconvincing explanation or description.Rate it:

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do something with mirrorsTo jokingly pretend that one did something using magic mirrors, that one is a magician; a joking explanation of the fantastic or the unexplained.Rate it:

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all earsAwaiting an explanation.Rate it:

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artificio et via tradere aliquidto give a scientific explanation of a thing.Rate it:

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Bee in Your BonnetAn idea, which is thought to be crazy or exciting, someone’s obsession with a certain idea or explanationRate it:

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do with mirrorsTo jokingly pretend that one did something using magic mirrors, that one is a magician; a joking explanation of the fantastic or the unexplained.Rate it:

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drive-by mediaMedia that provides broad or misleading statements in quick succession without context or explanation.Rate it:

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explain awayTo dismiss or minimize by explanation.Rate it:

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go off on oneTo launch into an animated diatribe, or passionate description or explanation of something.Rate it:

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here's the thingPrecedes the key point of an explanation.Rate it:

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if you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullWhen you don't have all the facts or have a brilliant explanation, you can often convince people or win an argument by using bullshit.Rate it:

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in other wordsStated or interpreted another way; introduces an explanation.Rate it:

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it does exactly what it says on the tinWhat is described or what one would expect with no further explanation needed.Rate it:

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maintenant, à nous deux!Now I will settle with you; Now is the time for a private explanation; Now to business.Rate it:

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nomina enodare or verborum origines quaerere, indagareto give the etymological explanation of words.Rate it:

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Nuremberg defenseAn explanation offered as an intended excuse for behaving in a criminal or wrongful manner, claiming that one behaved in that manner because one was ordered by others to do so.Rate it:

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see a man about a horseA message signaling one needs to go missing for a short while, for any reason, without giving a real explanation.Rate it:

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soft shoeA speech, explanation, sales pitch, or other set of remarks delivered in a restrained or conciliatory manner in order to persuade, distract, or otherwise influence someone.Rate it:

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that dog won't huntThat idea will not work; that is an inadequate explanation or proposition.Rate it:

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the long and short of itThe most reasonable explanation, closest to the real facts in the matter.Rate it:

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what's going onExpression of concern, asking for an explanationRate it:

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who shot johnA long and involved explanation; a thing of which an explanation would be long and involved.Rate it:

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woulda, coulda, shouldaAn expression of dismissiveness or disappointment concerning a statement, question, explanation, course of action, or occurrence involving hypothetical possibilities, uncertain facts, or missed opportunities.Rate it:

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you lost meYou left me out in left field, You did not explain clearly. Your explanation was to me enigmatic, and requires another meeting of the minds.Rate it:

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