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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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behind the eight ballAt a disadvantage.Rate it:

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Behind the Eight BallGetting into trouble or difficult situation due to bad luck, a situation through which, one might not get out easilyRate it:

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behind the eight-ballIn a difficult situation or tight spot.Rate it:

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Ballpark FigureTo give a rough estimate or an idea of anythingRate it:

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to cut a sorry figureFeeling sad for someoneRate it:

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figure outTo come to understand; to discover or find a solution; to deduce.Rate it:

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ballpark figureAn educated guess or estimation within acceptable bounds.Rate it:

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cut a figureTo present an image; to make an impression.Rate it:

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figure of speechA word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.Rate it:

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figure upTo add; to reckon; to compute the amount of.Rate it:

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go figureExpresses perplexity, confusion, surprise, or puzzlement.Rate it:

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historical figureA fictional or fabricated person who was was given historical importance in legends and myth.Rate it:

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historical figureA person who lived long ago, usually of some historical note or importance.Rate it:

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sa figure me revientI like his face.Rate it:

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se voir comme le nez au milieu de la figureC’est très visible.Rate it:

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ballpark estimateA ballpark figure, a very rough approximation.Rate it:

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big cheeseA very important figure, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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put two and two togetherTo figure out; to deduce or discern.Rate it:

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let the cat out of the bagA figure of speech relative to someone revealing an important event or secret to the world thereby spoiling the entire thrust of a surprise.Rate it:

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be on toTo figure out; to realize the truth.Rate it:

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catch-as-catch-canA. 1681, John Fryer, Richard Chiswell, Robert Roberts, Robert White, A New Account of East-India and Persia, in Eight Letters, Being Nine Years Travels, Begun 1672 and Finished 1681.Rate it:

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snowmanA humanoid figure made with large snowballs stacked on each other. Human traits like a face and arms may be fashioned with sticks, a carrot, and stones or coal.Rate it:

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東黨棟督同黨洞獨A meaningless phrase used to memorise the eight tones in Min Nan.Rate it:

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abstract ideaAn idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.Rate it:

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allez savoirgo figure!Rate it:

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aunt sallya figure drawing criticism or ridicule; a straw man.Rate it:

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average upto calculate an average or rough figure.Rate it:

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bozo eruptionA remark-usually unscripted-by a politician or other public figure which is especially ill-considered and foolish, and which has negative repercussions for that individual and for his or her affiliated group.Rate it:

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character assassinationa malicious verbal assault designed to damage the reputation of a public figureRate it:

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crunch numbersTo figure; to do the math.Rate it:

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dope outto figure out, to find out, find, decipherRate it:

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elle est faite au tour (or, moule)She has a splendid figure.Rate it:

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get a leg-upFigure of speech. To gain control, manage, acquire, dominate, infinitely analyze.Rate it:

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gross upTo convert into a gross figure; to total.Rate it:

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household nameA very well-known public figure.Rate it:

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if you snooze, you loseA figure of speech, relative to remaining alert in any agenda, active project, or important action.Rate it:

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kiss and cry The publicly viewable enclosure in which figure skaters sit immediately after a performance, while they await and receive the judging results.Rate it:

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poisson d'avrilFigure d’un poisson que l’on colle sur le dos de quelqu’un le premier avril.Rate it:

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puzzle outTo figure out; to discover or find a solution to.Rate it:

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quand les mouettes ont pied, il est temps de virerSe dit quand l'évidence recommande un changement de cap, au sens propre ou au sens figuré.Rate it:

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run intoTo reach a large figure.Rate it:

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snowmanA playing card with the rank of eight.Rate it:

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snowmanA score of eight on a single hole.Rate it:

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wasp curvedOf Woman. To have a beautiful figureRate it:

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wing itTo improvise; to make things up or figure things out as one goes; or to perform with little or no preparation.Rate it:

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君滾棍骨裙滾郡滑A meaningless phrase used to memorise the eight tones in Min Nan.Rate it:

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獅虎豹鱉猴狗象鹿A list of eight animals used to memorise the eight tones in Min Nan.Rate it:

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衫短褲闊人矮鼻直A phrase used to memorise the eight tones in Min Nan. the clothes short, the pants broad, the person short, the nose straight.Rate it:

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