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round upTo the smallest integer that is not less than it, or to some other greater value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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drill downTo examine information at another level or in greater detail; especially in a database, to navigate to a more detailed level or record.Rate it:

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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on steroidsTo a greater degree, exaggerating the characteristics of the previously named object.Rate it:

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round downTo the greatest integer that is not greater than it, or to some other lower value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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get one's money's worthIn a transaction, to receive a good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended.Rate it:

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pie in the skyA belief that one's wildest dreams shall come true. A devotee, of pie in the sky is prone to believe the most impossible possibility. The taller the tale you can spin, the greater chance he'll buy into it!Rate it:

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make a mountain out of a molehillTo treat a problem as greater than it is; to blow something out of proportion; to exaggerate the importance of something trivial.Rate it:

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à grande montée grande descenteThe higher the rise, the greater the fall; He who climbs too high is near a fall.Rate it:

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at allIndicating degree, quantity or frequency greater than zero; to the slightest degree, in any way, somewhat, rather.Rate it:

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barrelA round vessel or cask, of greater length than breadth, and bulging in the middle, made of staves bound with hoops, and having flat ends or heads. Sometimes applied to a similar cylindrical container made of metal, usually called a drum.Rate it:

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blood in the waterIn a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).Rate it:

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break the back ofTo achieve the greater part of some project.Rate it:

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canary in a coal mineSomething whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.Rate it:

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class warfareThe efforts of levelers promoting a greater financial contribution from the rich for the general benefit of the massesRate it:

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come beforeto be of greater importanceRate it:

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enlarge upon1. Expend; 2. To make larger; 3. add to; 4. To give greater scope to;Rate it:

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fire at willFire when ready. A command that allows troops to use weapons at their discretion and choose their own targets, allowing the individual soldier a greater freedom of timing the shot with target movement and similar.Rate it:

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go downTo decrease; to change from a greater value to a lesser one.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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il a reculé pour mieux sauter1. He waited for something better. 2. (ironic.) He avoided a small evil to fall into a greater.Rate it:

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in the blackHaving positive net income; having greater income than expenses; making a profit.Rate it:

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it's better to ask forgiveness than permissionThe value of acting promptly and making a mistake requiring forgiveness is greater than value of delaying to get permission.Rate it:

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je ne demande pas mieuxNothing would give me greater pleasure.Rate it:

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jumped-upDescribes a person who thinks or acts as if he/she is superior in some way that the speaker disagrees with. For instance, pretending to be of a higher class or having greater authority than he/she has in reality.Rate it:

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king of the castleAn individual who assumes a position of greater importance, authority, or prominence than others.Rate it:

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larger than lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:

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larger-than-lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:

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lighter than airReference; Aircraft which maintain 'lift' because of 'gasses', 'hot vapors', 'heated air'; e.g. Blimps, Dirigibles, 'Hot-Air' Balloons: Able to lift objects, beings with weight greater than the Aircraft itself:Rate it:

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loosen the apron stringsTo allow greater freedom (to someone); to relax control of (someone)Rate it:

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money's worthA good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended for it.Rate it:

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on like Donkey KongAn intensifier used in the same contexts as it's on, go on, and other expressions using the word on, but to express greater emphasis.Rate it:

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on the riserising; becoming greater in number.Rate it:

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on the uprising; becoming greater in number or magnitude.Rate it:

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open the floodgatesTo allow some action to proceed more swiftly or to a greater extentRate it:

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run rings aroundTo demonstrate superiority, or greater skill than another person, team or group of people.Rate it:

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scale upTo change a process in order to allow for greater quantitiesRate it:

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sum of its partsA concept in holism. Related to the idea that the total effectiveness of a group of things each interacting with one another is different or greater than their effectiveness when acting in isolation from one another.Rate it:

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that's saying somethingSaid of something that has an even greater impact or effect than what is readily apparent, considering the context.Rate it:

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there's more where that came fromA greater number of similar things can be provided in the future.Rate it:

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too muchTo a greater extent than is wanted or required; excessively.Rate it:

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