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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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split upsplit into smaller groups or to go in different directionsRate it:

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lump togetherTo put different items or groups together and treat them, or think of them as one single group.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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Christmas tree billA bill consisting of many riders that attracts many, often unrelated, floor amendments, which may provide special benefits to various groups or interests.Rate it:

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draw inTo attract (groups of people).Rate it:

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blanket termA word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary. Blanket terms often trade specificity for ease-of-use; in other words, a blanket term by itself gives little detail about the things that it describes or the relationships between them, but is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms often originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.Rate it:

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bush leagueA low-ranking or inferior level among groups, professions, organizations, etc.Rate it:

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DNAA biopolymer of deoxyribonucleic acid that has four different chemical groups, called bases: adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine.Rate it:

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et aliiAnd others; used of men or boys, or groups of mixed gender; masculine pluralRate it:

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go it aloneTo do something alone or independently, especially something that is normally or better done in groups.Rate it:

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misfortunes never come singlybad things or situations always come in groups, they never come in a single way.Rate it:

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neighbourhood watchIn Britain, a local crime-prevention scheme. Under police supervision, groups of residents agree to increase watchfulness in order to prevent crimes such as burglary and vandalism in their area.Rate it:

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onesie-twosieIndividually or in very small groups, rather in larger batches.Rate it:

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pair offTo separate into groups of two.Rate it:

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Play Both Ends Against the MiddleTo take advantage by causing two opposing groups stand against each other, dishonestly misusing two forces for the sake of attaining ones selfish purposeRate it:

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sort outTo organise or separate into groups, as a collection of items, so as to make tidy.Rate it:

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tag teamTwo or more people or groups acting alternately to accomplish some task.Rate it:

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think tankA group of which performs research and develops reports and recommendations on topics relating to strategic planning or public policy, and which is usually funded by corporations, interest groups, or government.Rate it:

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wolfpackDuring World War II, any of various marauding groups of submarines, especially German submarines that patrolled the North Atlantic and preyed upon merchant ships.Rate it:

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