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area of influenceUsed other than as an idiom: see area, influence.Rate it:

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area of influenceA geographical area wherein a commander is directly capable of influencing operations by maneuver or fire support systems normally under the commander's command or control.Rate it:

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under the influenceDrunk; intoxicated; affected by alcohol.Rate it:

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power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutelyThe corrupting influence of power is total when one's power is total.Lord Acton see: WikiquoteRate it:

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wrap around one's little fingerTo successfully control or exert influence over, especially for a sustained period of time.Rate it:

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cut no iceTo have no influence (on).Rate it:

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bear onTo influence, have an effect on.Rate it:

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clout listA usually secret list containing the names of people who are to be given special access, benefits, or influence in a political or social situation, especially as a result of having personal, professional, or financial relationships with those in authority.Rate it:

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lead astrayTo influence to have bad habits or to behave improperly or illegallyRate it:

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off one's titsHeavily intoxicated; under the influence of alcohol or drugs.Rate it:

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X factorAn unknown or hard-to-define influence; a factor with unknown or unforeseeable consequences.Rate it:

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a drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.Rate it:

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argle-bargle morble whooshExpressing confusion as if under the influence of LSD.Rate it:

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bad appleA person who is not wholesome, honest, or trustworthy, especially one who has an adverse influence on others.Rate it:

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bear uponTo influence, have an effect upon.Rate it:

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big boysThe people or bodies with the most influence and/or power.Rate it:

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big wheelA person with a great deal of power or influence, especially a high-ranking person in an organization.Rate it:

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blind with scienceTo overwhelm someone with details in order to influence or mislead them.Rate it:

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captain of industryA prominent business person who owns or is the highest-ranking executive of one or more major firms, especially one who has considerable wealth and influence.Rate it:

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company townA town, city, or other municipality in which a single large business has a controlling influence over the economy and, sometimes, over the societal structure and local government.Rate it:

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Cool Your HeelsTo wait for a long time due to some problem, influence or effectRate it:

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cooler heads will prevailPeople who are calm and focused are the most likely to succeed or to have the greatest influence on events.Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo behave in an expansive, flagrantly showy, or pushy manner, especially in public venues; to exert sweeping influence.Rate it:

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drop in the bucketAn effort or action having very little overall influence, especially as compared to a huge problem.Rate it:

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friends in high placesFriends who have authority or influence and who can ensure that one's interests will be protected or furthered.Rate it:

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gain onTo obtain influence with.Rate it:

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get one's claws intoHave a controlling influence over.Rate it:

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get the better ofTo overwhelm or overcome; to influence heavily; to tend to control or persuade.Rate it:

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go nativeTo adopt the lifestyle or outlook of local inhabitants, especially when dwelling in a colonial region; to become less refined under the influence of a less cultured, more primitive, or simpler social environment.Rate it:

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grass topsPeople in a position of power or influence at a local level.Rate it:

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grasstopsPeople in a position of power or influence at a local level.Rate it:

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grey powerThe collective political, economic, and social influence of senior citizens, especially when they are mobilized by a common interest.Rate it:

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have the world by the tailTo possess great influence and opportunity.Rate it:

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high and mightyA social or economic group wielding undue power, influence or economic clout.Rate it:

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high as a kiteVery much under the influence of drugs, extremely high.Rate it:

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higher than a kiteVery much under the influence of drugsRate it:

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hollow outTo reduce the power or influence of something.Rate it:

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in someone's pocketReceiving money from, and under the influence of, a person or group of people, with the expectation that a favour or advantage will be proffered in return.Rate it:

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in the drinkUnder the influence of an intoxicating beverage.Rate it:

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in vino veritasdrunken folks speak truth, one tells the truth under the influence of alcoholRate it:

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it's not what you know but who you knowFor success, and especially to obtain employment, one's knowledge and skills are less useful and less important than one's network of personal contacts.1951, G. P. Bush and L. H. Hattery, "Federal Recruitment of Junior Engineers," Science, vol. 114, no. 2966, p. 456:Eighty-four students referred to political influence as a disadvantage of federal employment with such remarks as: "There are too many political connections necessary . . . it's not what you know but who you knowRate it:

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jump the queueTo desire preferential treatment, undue influence; impatient.Rate it:

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kick upstairsTo promote (an employee considered troublesome) to a position of lesser influence, but of apparently higher status.Rate it:

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kiss of deathA kiss on the cheek that signifies the death of the receiver, as delivered by a mob boss or one with such influence.Rate it:

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loaded diceAn advantage obtained by manipulating rules or insider influence.Rate it:

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long armInfluence, far-reaching power.Rate it:

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long arm of the lawThe influence or effectiveness of law enforcement institutions; law enforcement officers collectively.Rate it:

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mover and shakerSomeone who has power and influence in some field or activity.Rate it:

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neither here nor thereNot important; having no significance or influence on the question at hand; not related; not relevant; not germane; not pertinent.Rate it:

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no parkingOn a traffic sign, indicates that parking is not allowed within the area of influence of the sign.Rate it:

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