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do a falling leaf maneuverExecute a special maneuver in a small aircraft which mocks a natural phenomenon.Rate it:

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easy as falling off a logVery easy.Rate it:

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falling glassThe wall-hung mercury barometer utilized in the days of sail presented approximately thirty inches of height level of the mercury in it's glass tube in fair weather. When a vessel sailed into a barometric Low Pressure region, the mercury level became lower and tended to indicate the presence of oncoming thunderstorms, gales, or a possible hurricane.Rate it:

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falling outA disagreement; a major difference of opinion.Rate it:

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ride the short busTo have a need for a special education program, as because learning disabled.Rate it:

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short end of the stickA situation, opportunity, or outcome which is less favorable than situations, opportunities, or outcomes experienced by or available to others.Rate it:

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the long and short of itThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features; said of a summary or digest.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortAction that was taken too late and too feeble to be of any use.Rate it:

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come shortFail to meet (expectations or standards)Rate it:

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one brick short of a full loadNot mentally sound; insane.Rate it:

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short and sweetA direct and brief communication.Rate it:

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short-sheetTo play a prank by folding someone's bed sheets to make the space for lying in the bed unusably short.Rate it:

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a few sandwiches short of a picnicExhibiting disquiet or unsoundness of mind; not sane; mad.Rate it:

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a short drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death by hanging.Rate it:

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have someone by the short and curliesto exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:

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down to the short strokesIn the final steps or decisive phase of an undertaking, especially one which has been lengthy or laborious.Rate it:

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always late and a penny shortSomeone who is late with a birthday or anniversary wishRate it:

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a few bulbs short of a chandelierDim-witted, not too bright. The "of" is included optionally.Rate it:

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a pig might have a long tale but its tail is always short!A hypocrite always keeps giving excuses & making stories, but his/her supporter & power base are always short! So, if anyone earnestly try to get rid of that hypocrite's tyranny and torcher, that is very much feasible as history supports that hypocrites never win!Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/few X short of a Ystrange; insane; dementedRate it:

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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.Rate it:

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cut shortInterrupt and curtail before the planned end time.Rate it:

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draw the short strawTo select the shortest straw or other object while drawing straws.Rate it:

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fall shortTo be less satisfactory than expected; to be inadequate or insufficient.Rate it:

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few sandwiches short of a picnicExhibiting disquiet or unsoundness of mind; not sane; mad.Rate it:

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have someone by the short hairsTo have someone in a difficult situation in which he or she is without alternatives and can be controlled.Rate it:

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in shortbrieflyRate it:

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in the short runLasting only a short time, shortsightedly.Rate it:

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life is too shortDon't waste time on trivial issuesRate it:

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life's too shortAlternative form of life is too shortRate it:

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long story shortIntroducing a short version of, or simply the conclusion of, an involved story.Rate it:

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make short work ofTo make a task quicker or easier.Rate it:

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one brick short of a full loadStupid.Rate it:

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one candle short of a boxnot bright; stupidRate it:

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ride the short busTo participate in a special education program, such as for those with learning disabilities.Rate it:

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sell oneself shortTo belittle oneself in judgment; to underestimate oneself and one's abilities.Rate it:

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short and sweetEfficiently brief in duration, especially when referring to an unpleasant task.Rate it:

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short back and sidesman's haircutRate it:

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short circuitelectrical faultRate it:

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short codeUsed other than as an idiom: see short, code.Rate it:

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short codeA number of fewer digits than a telephone number, used as an abbreviated telephone number for use only when dialing from a cellular phone.Rate it:

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short cutquicker routeRate it:

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short fuseThe personality trait of being quick to anger.Rate it:

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short hairsPubic hair.Rate it:

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short leashForcing one to function within a strict set of rules, or under great scrutiny or oversight.Rate it:

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short ofExcept; without resorting to; up to the point of.Rate it:

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short ofLess than.Rate it:

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short ofInsufficiently equipped with.Rate it:

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short of a lengthOf a ball that pitches short of a good length; a ball that bounces closer to the bowler than the area of the pitch regarded as the best for dismissing or restricting the scoring of the batsman.Rate it:

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