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given a basket to carry waterAssigned an impossible or ridiculous task.Rate it:

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given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallowGiven a large enough beta tester and codeveloper base, almost every problem will be characterized quickly and the fix will be obvious to someone.Rate it:

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are you allergic to any medicationsAsked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain medications should not be given to patients.Rate it:

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draw onTo sketch or mark with pencil, crayon, etc., on a given surface.Rate it:

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dress for the slide, not the rideWhen choosing clothing for riding a motorcycle, priority should be given to protective gear that helps one survive an accident.Rate it:

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game outTo run through scenarios to determine what will happen given certain decisions; to play out possibilities; to examine several ideas to come up with their likeliest end results.Rate it:

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pick up the piecesTo restore one's life (or a given situation etc.) to a normal state, after a calamity, shock etc.Rate it:

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save itA response given when a person believes that another person is lying or making excuses.Rate it:

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fish outTo deplete the supply of fish in a given body of water.Rate it:

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audi alteram partem"Hear both sides." A legal principle of fairness given to ensure that the accused has the chance to refute an accusation.Rate it:

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in light ofGiven, considering.Rate it:

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beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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grow some ballsTo act in a mature way to a given situation or problem.Rate it:

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same day last yearSame day last year is a time transformation used in business intelligence to show the value of a given number the same day, but last year.Rate it:

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are you taking any medications?Asked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.Rate it:

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blue stateA state of the United States voting Democratic in a given election, or tending to vote Democratic in general.Rate it:

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clout listA usually secret list containing the names of people who are to be given special access, benefits, or influence in a political or social situation, especially as a result of having personal, professional, or financial relationships with those in authority.Rate it:

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Don't Look a Gift Horse in the MouthDon’t complain if you get gift that is not as good as you expect; accept what you've been given without analyzing its valueRate it:

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in for an inch, in for a mileGiven that one is partly involved in or committed to a project, action, position, etc., there is no reason to refrain from becoming fully involved or fully committed.Rate it:

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three greena confirmation given by the pilots that the landing gear has gone down successfully and has locked.Rate it:

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chance'd be a fine thingGiven to indicate that an aforementioned thing would be desirable but unlikely. Comparable to if I should be so lucky.Rate it:

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go redOf states or counties, to be carried by a Republican candidate in a given U.S. election.Rate it:

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do the deedUsed other than as an idiom: to do a given deed.Rate it:

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go blueOf states and counties, to be carried by a Democratic candidate in a given U.S. election.Rate it:

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ad tempus adesseto be there at a given time.Rate it:

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aluminum showerA party or similar event at which aluminum household items are given, as for a wedding.Rate it:

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are you taking any medicationsAsked mostly by doctors and nurses to ascertain whether certain drugs should not be given to patients, as they may interact adversely with other medications.Rate it:

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as best one canIn the best possible way, given the circumstances.Rate it:

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ask me one on sporta sarcastic reply given when a person does not know the correct answer.Rate it:

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ask the questionUsed other than as an idiom: to ask a given question.Rate it:

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assume the positionOften used other than as an idiom: to assume a given position.Rate it:

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at itOccupied with a given activity; busy with something. [from 17th c.]Rate it:

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basket houseA cafe or similar establishment where musical performances are given and the performers are then paid with money placed in a basket by members of the audience.Rate it:

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Beware of Greeks Bearing GiftsBe careful when suspected people given some gifts unexpectedly, be aware of people who might be looking for some favors from you, by showing their kind side or some generosityRate it:

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boiling pointThe temperature at which a liquid boils, with the vapor pressure equal to the given external pressure.Rate it:

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brown bagA short presentation or seminar on a given subject, especially one given at lunchtime.Rate it:

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buy backto purchase something already sold, misplaced, destroyed or given awayRate it:

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cash outTo reconcile at the end of a shift; to compare receipts of items sold to records of credit card, check and cash placed into the drawer, verifying that correct change was given out by the clerk.Rate it:

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chicken feedFood given to poultry.Rate it:

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comedy equals tragedy plus timeA tragic subject can be made into a comedy, given the passage of enough time.Rate it:

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cracher dans la soupeto treat what's given to you or what's available to you with neglect and disdain, to bite the hand that feeds youRate it:

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diem dicere alicuito summon some one to appear on a given day; to accuse a person.Rate it:

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dynamite chargeInstructions given by the judge to a jury that has failed to reach a verdict, in the hope that they can do so after further deliberation.Rate it:

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excuses are a dime a dozenThe excuse given is not unique; everyone has an excuse for something.Rate it:

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fetch awayTo move off, come loose; to go off suddenly away a given position.Rate it:

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first and lastA person's combined given name and surname.Rate it:

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footnote in historySomething of great significance that is given little attention, i.e. is relegated to a footnote in a record of history.Rate it:

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game planAny strategy devised to reach a given objective.Rate it:

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get itTo possess a preferred outlook on a given issue or issues.Rate it:

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