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chew the fatTo chat idly or generally waste time talking.Rate it:

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every man for himself!Everyone has to fight for his or her own survival. This extraordinary admonition, generally applies during an extreme emergency, commercial or military wherein rescue assistance or other lifesaving help is unlikely.Rate it:

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fee fi fo fumFamous first line of a rhyme generally said by a giant, monster, or villainRate it:

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FortnightOilA Specially Refined Lantern-oil for the Switchman's Signal Lanterns used on the Grand Trunk Railroad. 'Topped-Off' Lanterns generally required refilling after a 'fortnight' of duty time. (Conjecture)Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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razor strappedThe violent WHIPPING of a recalcitrant, errant, disobedient grammar school boy with a two-inch wide by thirty inch long by one/quarter inch thick cowhide strap or belt. Punishment was generally for a misdemeanor and the beating was generally by the schoolmaster, school Principal, janitor or a person designated by the Principal to administer the 'thrashing': 'Crying out' or screaming by the school boy was met by harsher thrashing and Yelling' from the maddened 'THRASHER': The well 'WELTED'STRAPPED victims were forced to return to their classroomRate it:

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be in forTo be able to expect or anticipate; to be about to suffer, generally said of something unpleasant.Rate it:

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by and largeMostly, generally; with few exceptions.Rate it:

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carry a torch forTo harbor feelings of love despite not being in a relationship; generally unrequited or after a relationship has ended, and sometimes implying secret feelings. There is the implication of keeping hope alive.Rate it:

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fall in withTo accept a set of generally agreed rules, or a suggestion.Rate it:

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grain of saltA bit of common sense and skepticism. Generally used in some form of to take with a grain of salt.Rate it:

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nervous hitA production which receives generally favorably notice, but is not assured of success.Rate it:

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pull aTo emulate a behaviour generally attributed to the individual named.Rate it:

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set one's cap at. Or, more generally, to choose something as a goal.Rate it:

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with a grain of saltWith a bit of common sense and skepticism. Generally used in some form of to take with a grain of salt.Rate it:

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bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.Rate it:

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suck upTo adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour.Rate it:

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there but for the grace of god go iA recognition that others' misfortune could be one's own, if it weren't for the blessing/kindness/luck bestowed by fate or the Divine.Man's fate is in God's hands.More generally, our fate is not entirely in our own hands.Rate it:

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rag-chewingA phrase used by morse code operators for a longer than usual conversation, generally a conversation extending about 30 minutes.Rate it:

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accusare aliquem perduellionisto charge a person with treason (hostile conduct against the state generally).Rate it:

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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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ahead of the curveAbove average; generally performing well.Rate it:

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all in allGenerally; for the most part; mostly.Rate it:

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ancient historyA period of history generally seen as occurring before the Middle Ages, that is, before the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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below the beltUnfair; dirty; not according to the generally accepted rules.Rate it:

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boot campA short, intensive, quasi-military program generally aimed at young offenders as an alternative to a jail term.Rate it:

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carb upTo consume a large amount of carbohydrates, ostensibly for energy; generally a practice of athletes, especially runners and swimmers.Rate it:

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change horses in midstreamTo change plans or approaches at an inopportune time, such as when an effort is already underway, generally considered an inadvisable thing to do.Rate it:

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churn upTo make the ground uneven, generally unintentionally.Rate it:

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c’est un homme qui s’afficheHe is a man who tries to get talked about (generally in a disparaging sense).Rate it:

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des gens de même farinePersons of the same kidney (generally in a bad sense); People tarred with the same brush.Rate it:

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do aTo emulate the behavior/behaviour that is generally attributed to the individual named.Rate it:

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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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get away withTo do something which is prohibited, forbidden or generally not allowed, and not be punished for the action.Rate it:

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go forthTo be divulged or made generally known; to emanate.Rate it:

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good dayA somewhat formal greeting generally used between sunrise and sunset.Rate it:

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I'll see you and raise youMore generally, used when someone produces or reveals something. One says this to announce they will answer by producing or revealing something of their own, usually greater in significance.Rate it:

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idiot mittensMittens connected by yarn or string running through one sleeve, along the back and out the other sleeve of a coat, to prevent the mittens becoming lost. Generally worn by small children.Rate it:

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in the canAt a late stage of completion, generally when the actual work is done and some finalizing process must be undertaken.Rate it:

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in the long runAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.Rate it:

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in the long termAfter a very long time; eventually; over a long period of time; more generally.Rate it:

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jack offTo manually stimulate someone sexually, generally a male.Rate it:

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jolie laideunconventionally attractive. Literally it means "pretty and ugly" but is not generally used in reference to ugliness; a more accurate translation would be unusual, flawed or quirky good looks.Rate it:

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métro, boulot, dodometonymy for the everyday routine of a Parisian or more generally urban worker. Roughly, same old same old or also rat race.Rate it:

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not the brightest bulb in the chandelierThere are more intelligent (i.e. brighter) people in the room or in existence generally.Rate it:

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nugget of truthA small amount of truth in a generally untrue statement.Rate it:

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n’avoir que la cape et l’épéeTo be titled but penniless (generally used of young officers who have nothing but their pay).Rate it:

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on the wholegenerallyRate it:

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paperA written document, generally shorter than a book , in particular one written for the Government.Rate it:

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