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state of disrepairSomething in need of repair. Typically referring to a mechanical object or system (like a car or home) that has broken down or doesn't work anymore.Rate it:

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state of affairsA specific situation; a set of circumstances.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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yellow stateA state of the United States where the Libertarian Party is influential.Rate it:

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end stateUsed other than as an idiom: Any ending state..Rate it:

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end stateThe specified situation at the successful completion of the final phase of a military operation.Rate it:

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green stateA state that is, or is perceived as, environmentally friendly.Rate it:

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in a stateAgitated and anxious.Rate it:

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in statewith pomp and ceremony.Rate it:

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purple stateSomewhat whimsical synonym for swing state. (In the modern United States) a state that may support the Democratic or Republican Party (purple states, states that vote for Democratic or Republican Party in general, being red states in some given elections and blue states in other given elections).Rate it:

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

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something is rotten in the state of DenmarkSomething is not right, seriously amiss, especially when leading to suspicion of motive.Rate it:

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state of the unionAddress given by US president annually in January to explain to the country the current status of the US government, and how it relates to the worldRate it:

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swing stateA state which may vote Democratic or Republican, in a given election or generally; a purple state.Rate it:

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go to groundTo escape into a burrow, hole, etc. when being hunted.Rate it:

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ground ball with eyesA weakly hit ground ball that barely evades the infielders.Rate it:

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ground rulesThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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make groundgain ground; make progress.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThis smacks of a military jargon. Troops deployed to confront enemy. Modern warfare can be conducted from helicopters, drones, bombers with remote directed missiles, rockets and missiles from ships.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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run into the groundTo mismanage to the point of ruin.Rate it:

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plant your feet firmly on the ground!Assume a firm stand, become resolute, reject intimidation.Rate it:

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ear to the groundThe practice or characteristic of carefully gathering information; a state or mindset of attentiveness.Rate it:

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facts on the groundSome aspects of the situation in a particular location.Rate it:

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middle groundA compromise position between extremes.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo maintain or stick by an opinion or position; to remain resolute in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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break new groundTo begin excavating and levelling earth for a new building, or, originally, for cultivation.Rate it:

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

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high groundA position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.Rate it:

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break groundTo lift off the sea bottom when being weighed.Rate it:

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break groundTo initiate a new venture, or to advance beyond previous achievements.Rate it:

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break groundTo begin digging in the earth at the start of a new construction, or, originally, for cultivation.Rate it:

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break new groundBy extension, to initiate a new venture.Rate it:

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common groundA characteristic or interest shared by multiple people or systems.Rate it:

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ear to the groundPursuing the practice or having the characteristic of carefully gathering information; well-informed.Rate it:

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feet on the groundIn a manner characteristic of a practical person; sensibly.Rate it:

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from the ground upFrom the beginning; starting with the basics, foundation, or fundamentals.Rate it:

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Get in on the Ground FloorTo get associated with an important or major business and project at its startRate it:

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get off the groundTo succeed or begin to succeed.Rate it:

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go to groundTo hide from public view or sequester oneself, especially when authorities, members of the news media, or others are looking for one.Rate it:

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ground outTo become out by hitting a ground ball which is fielded and leads to a force or tag of a runner.Rate it:

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ground outTo provide proper grounding for a circuit.Rate it:

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ground ruleA rule regarding play on a specific field, course, or court.Rate it:

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ground ruleThe basic rules or standards; whatever someone must know before proceeding.Rate it:

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ground-breakinginnovative, different than other things of its type.Rate it:

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high groundA location which is at a relatively high elevation, especially in comparison to the immediate surrounding area.Rate it:

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hit the ground runningTo begin an activity immediately and with full commitment.Rate it:

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in the grounddead & buriedRate it:

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