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gain groundto become farther from another traveling the same course.Rate it:

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gain onTo encroach on.Rate it:

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gain onTo obtain influence with.Rate it:

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gain onTo win ground upon; to move faster than, as in a race or contest.Rate it:

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gain onTo get the better of; to have the advantage of.Rate it:

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il a eu gain de causeHe gained the day.Rate it:

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no pain, no gainOne must be willing to endure some inconvenience or discomfort in order to achieve worthwhile goals.Rate it:

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come in from the coldTo gain widespread acceptance in a group or society, especially where there was not any before.Rate it:

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make groundgain ground; make progress.Rate it:

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shook ya droorsa trick, a quick move around an unexpected opponent, or person to gain ground.Rate it:

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break evenTo neither gain nor lose money.Rate it:

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butter upTo flatter, especially with the intent of personal gain.Rate it:

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hack intoTo gain unauthorized entry to, particularly by exploiting little-known weaknesses.Rate it:

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come to oneselfto gain consciousness or self-controlRate it:

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ad alicuius amicitiam se conferre, se applicareto gain some one's friendship; to become intimate with.Rate it:

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aliquid ab aliquo impetrareto gain one's point with any one.Rate it:

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arm candyAn attractive, seemingly romantic companion who accompanies a person in public simply so that one or both of the individuals can gain attention, enhance social status, or create an impression of sexual appeal.Rate it:

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auctoritatem or dignitatem sibi conciliare, parareto gain dignity; to make oneself a person of consequence.Rate it:

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avoir le vent en poupeto gain popularity, to enjoy increasing successRate it:

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back-cloth starAn actor who stands upstage, forcing the other actors to face him and turn their backs to the audience, in order to gain more attention to himself.Rate it:

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bear offTo gain; to carry off, as a prize.Rate it:

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bluewashTo tout a business or organization's commitment to social responsibility, and to use this perception for public relations and economic gain; to present a humanitarian front in this manner.Rate it:

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break throughTo gain popularity.Rate it:

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bulk upTo gain weight.Rate it:

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burn some rubberAn expression of intent to drive ruthlessly, speedily, wildly, illegally: Express the intention to perform tasks, agendas in wild abandon, in order to impress, gain an advantage, recover lost time or missed opportunity:Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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Catch More Flies With Honey than VinegarYou can gain positive accomplishments by acting well and giving your best. If, you are going to be disgraceful and disagreeable, your achievements will amount to nothingRate it:

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causam inferiorem dicendo reddere superiorem (λόγον κρείττω ποιειν) (Brut. 8. 30)to gain a weak case by clever pleading.Rate it:

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centuriam, tribum ferre (Planc. 49)to gain the vote of a century or tribe.Rate it:

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cheaters never prosperOne does not gain from cheating.Rate it:

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crescere ex invidia senatoriato profit by the unpopularity of the senate to gain influence oneself.Rate it:

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Crocodile TearsFalse grief or fake tears to gain attentionRate it:

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cry over spilled milkBecome needlessly upset over trivial reverses or losses, express resentment when others gain incidental items or are chosen instead of your being favored.Rate it:

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cui bonoThe principle that the ultimate initiator of an action is likely the person who stands to gain from the action.Rate it:

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curry favorTo seek to gain favor by flattery or attention.Rate it:

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cut one's teethTo begin; to gain early experience.Rate it:

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daylightTo gain exposure to the open.Rate it:

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divide and conquerA combination of political, military and economic strategies that aim to gain and maintain power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into chunks that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.(computing) Applied to various algorithms, such as quicksort, that solve a problem by splitting it recursively into smaller problems until all of the remaining problems are trivial.(as imperative, proverb) In order to rule securely, don't allow alliances of your enemies.Rate it:

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dog in the huntSomething to gain depending on the outcome; a position for which to campaign or cheer..Rate it:

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faire danser l’anse (or, le manche) du panierTo make dishonest profits on marketing (of servants); To gain a market-penny.Rate it:

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famam crudelitatis subire (Catil. 4. 6. 12)to gain the reputation of cruelty.Rate it:

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fatten upTo cause to gain weight by means of feeding.Rate it:

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fiddle withTo manipulate in order to gain something for oneself.Rate it:

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get a leg upTo gain some advantage; to get a head start.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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get atgain access toRate it:

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get inTo enter a place; to gain access.Rate it:

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get in onTo gain participation in an activity, especially an attractive one.Rate it:

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get one's foot in the doorTo initiate contact or a relationship; to gain access, especially to an entry-level job.Rate it:

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