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Polish parliamentThe Sejm of the Republic of Poland.Rate it:

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Polish parliamentA deliberative body institutionally unable to reach a decision.Rate it:

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people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stonesDo not criticize others if you have weaknesses yourself.Rate it:

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go around the housesDo something circuitously.Rate it:

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safe as housesVery secure.Rate it:

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cross the floorTo vote against one's own political party in parliament.Rate it:

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ejusdem generisA canon of construction holding that when a general term follows a list of particular terms, the general term only applies to things similar to the particular terms. For example, in the list "sun, moon, and other large objects", the phrase "other large objects" only includes celestial bodies, not houses and elephants.Rate it:

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passer à pleines voiles à travers les mailles de la justiceTo drive a coach-and-four through an Act of Parliament.Rate it:

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put him in to get him outAn election poster catchphrase, and rallying cry, for imprisoned Republicans to be elected to parliament.Rate it:

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celui qui sème le vent récolte la tempêteHe who sows the wind reaps the whirlwind; Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.Rate it:

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cross the aisleOf a member of a parliament, to resign from one's political party and join another party, resulting in moving from one's currently assigned desk or seat in the legislative chamber to a new desk or seat physically located with the other members of one's new party.Rate it:

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cross the floorOf a member of a parliament, to resign from one's political party and join another party, resulting in moving from one's currently assigned desk or seat in the legislative chamber to a new desk or seat physically located with the other members of one's new party.Rate it:

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every cloud has a silver liningIn every bad situation there is an element of good1881, National Academy of Code Administration (U.S.), Folio, page 417:Every cloud has a silver lining; but in the old-fashioned meeting-houses every cloud of hymnal melody generally had a nasal lining before the congregation...1887, Shakers, Religion, page 36:that "a little reserve and thou'lt fail surely," will prove to be true in our experience. Every cloud has a silver lining and so has every sorrow,1918, George Jean Nathan, Performing Arts, page 222:But the most popular attitude toward what we may call "sad" plays is the peculiar one of believing that, since every cloud has a silver lining,Rate it:

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ignem tectis inferre, subicereto set fire to houses.Rate it:

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vineas agere (B. G. 3. 21)to advance pent-houses, mantlets.Rate it:

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