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golden yearsOld age, especially the years after one has retired from employment.Rate it:

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golden yearsThe period during which someone or something flourishes.Rate it:

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donkey's yearsA long time.Rate it:

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four score and seven years agoAs an opener, a sometimes sarcastic indicator to indicate a past event being mentioned is particularly important.Rate it:

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roll back the yearsTo produce a sense of nostalgiaRate it:

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salad yearsThe inexperienced, youthful prime of an individual, group, organization or entity.Rate it:

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never in a million yearsAbsolutely not.Rate it:

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I am twenty years oldAlternative form of I'm twenty years oldRate it:

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be a hundred years too earlyTo be so immature and unprepared as to be hopelessly unable to achieve something.Rate it:

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four score and seven years ago87 years prior to today.Rate it:

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I'm twenty years oldIndicates that the speaker is aged twenty.Rate it:

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not in a million yearsAlternative form of never in a million years.Rate it:

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on in yearsOld; advanced in age.Rate it:

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twilight yearsOld age.Rate it:

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golden anniversarymarried 50 yearsRate it:

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golden helloA payment offered to an employee as an inducement to join, especially if currently working for a competitor.Rate it:

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a golden key can open any doorSufficient money can accomplish anything.Rate it:

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golden opportunityIdeal moment to do something.Rate it:

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golden touchAn ability to be successful at anything endeavored.Rate it:

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golden ruleA fundamental rule or principle.Rate it:

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golden duckThe score of zero runs after getting out on the first ball faced.Rate it:

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deep golden spellTo laugh, to a gag.Rate it:

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golden babyA baby born after a rainbow babyRate it:

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golden gooseSomething that generates much profit or gives great advantages.Rate it:

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golden handcuffsAny arrangement or agreement designed to provide extremely favorable benefits or pay, so as to discourage participant from wanting to leave, especially to retain a choice employee.Rate it:

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golden handshakeA generous severance payment, especially as an inducement to leave employment.Rate it:

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golden parachuteAn agreement between a company and an employee, usually an executive, specifying that the employee will receive certain significant benefits if employment is terminated.Rate it:

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golden ruleThe principle that one should treat other people in the manner in which one would want to be treated by them.Rate it:

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golden showerThe flowering plant Cassia fistulaRate it:

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golden showerThe act of a person urinating on another, usually for sexual stimulation of one or both persons.Rate it:

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golden syruplight treacleRate it:

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golden ticketA philosophy that a quick fix can be achieved.Rate it:

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golden ticketA qualification, person or thing that can provide lucrative opportunities.Rate it:

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Kill the Goose that Lays the Golden EggsTo spoil something good with one’s absurd actions, intolerance and greedRate it:

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kill the goose that lays the golden eggsTo seek short term gain at the sacrifice of long term profit.Rate it:

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silence is goldenPeace and quiet have immense value.Often the best choice is to say nothing.Rate it:

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do unto others as you would have them do unto youOne should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself; an expression of the golden rule.Rate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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nemesis theoryTheory of animal extinction, suggesting that a sister star to the sun caused extinction of groups of animals such as dinosaurs. The theory holds that the movement of this as yet undiscovered star disrupts the Oort cloud of comets every 26 million years, resulting in the Earth suffering an increased bombardment from comets at these times.Rate it:

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there may be snow on the rooftop but there is fire in the furnaceEven if a person is in his or her senior years, with gray hair, he or she can still have ambition and energy, especially sexual energy.Rate it:

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velvet handcuffsGolden handcuffs: any arrangement designed to provide favorable benefits or pay so as to discourage a participant from wanting to leave it.Rate it:

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when pigs flyA way of informing that it will never happen -- never in a million years.Rate it:

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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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abhinc (ante) viginti annos or viginti his annistwenty years ago.Rate it:

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Homerus fuit multis annis ante Romam conditamHomer lived many years before the foundation of Rome.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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boys will be boysIt is hard, often fruitless, to attempt to curb the natural playfulness and tendency to mischief of most growing boys.1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13But just then there was a slight altercation between Master Tommy and Master Jacky. Boys will be boys and our two twins were no exception to this golden rule.Even grown men usually remain somewhat boyish in heart"Boys will be boys", grinned grandpa while he joined his adult son playing with the fancy train-set he gave his grandson for Christmas while the kid was in school.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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accessio paucorum annorumthe addition of a few years.Rate it:

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