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fudge the issueAdopt a solution to a specific problem which does not address the larger, more general problem of which the specific problem is an instance.Rate it:

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side issueAn issue or topic which is not of direct significance to a primary concern.Rate it:

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a hot potatoa controversial issue or situation that is awkward or unpleasant to deal with.Rate it:

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assume the mantleTo take on a specific role or position, along with any associated responsibilites.Rate it:

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baby elephant in the roomAn obvious but mostly inconsequential issue.Rate it:

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elephant in the roomA problem or difficult issue that is very obvious, but is ignored for the convenience or comfort of those involved.Rate it:

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no laughing matterA very serious issue, topic, situation, or problem; nothing to joke aboutRate it:

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whole 'nother ball of waxAn entirely different matter altogether; a separate issue or sub-issue from the topic being discussed, usu. one that would take too long to explain properly; a matter to be dealt with at a later time.Rate it:

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поздно пить боржоми, когда почки отказалиbeing in a situation when nothing can be done to fix a problem, not necessarily a health-related issue late to drink borjomi when kidneys have failed")Rate it:

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not that there's anything wrong with thatA signal phrase that one does not wish to offend when discussing a potentially contentious issue involving personal beliefs.Rate it:

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paint with a broad brushTo describe a class of objects or a kind of phenomenon in general terms, without specific details and without attention to individual variations.Rate it:

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widow-makerSomething which or someone who takes the lives of men; a lethal hazard that affects mostly men or is specific to a primarily male trade.Rate it:

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beam upTo be teleported over a long distance by means of a specific imaginary technology, specifically from the surface of a planet to an orbiting starship.Rate it:

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get changedTo change one's clothing (usually for a specific purpose).Rate it:

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state of affairsA specific situation; a set of circumstances.Rate it:

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narrow downMake more specific.Rate it:

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big yearan informal competition among birdwatchers to see who can see or hear the largest number of species of birds within a single calendar year and within a specific geographical area.Rate it:

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bend the truthTo change or leave out certain facts of a story or situation, generally in order to elicit a specific response in the audience.Rate it:

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blame canadaA catch phrase for shifting attention away from a serious social issue by laying responsibility with Canada.Rate it:

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fishing expeditionA non-specific search for information, especially incriminating information.Rate it:

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kick into touchTo evade an issue.Rate it:

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on opposite sides of the barricadesOf starkly different, opposite views on an issue.Rate it:

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widow-makerSomething which or someone who takes the lives of men; a hazard that affects mostly men or is specific for some trade, occupied mostly by men.Rate it:

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take offlineDiscuss a sensitive or highly specific topic individually or in a small group away from a larger groupRate it:

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answer backTo issue echo characters, protocol responses, reflexive connection requests, etc.Rate it:

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devil is in the detailsThe specific provisions of, or particular steps for implementing, a general plan, policy, or contract may be complicated, controversial, or unworkable.Rate it:

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have an axe to grindTo have a dispute, resentment, or grudge, sometimes with a disposition to act on that resentment covertly; to have a bias; to take issue with something.Rate it:

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hot buttonA central issue, concern or characteristic, especially one that motivates people to make a choice.Rate it:

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tap upTo make a specific approach to a person considered to be suitable for a professional position.Rate it:

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a proposito aberrare, declinare, deflectere, digredi, egredito digress from the point at issue.Rate it:

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accusare aliquem maiestatisto accuse a person of high treason (more specific than the preceding).Rate it:

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ancipiti Marte pugnaturthe issue of the battle is undecided.Rate it:

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Beauty is in the Eye of the BeholderThere is no specific standard to measure beauty. So, if a person sees a beautiful thing it is not necessary that it is found beautiful by other too. They might have different opinions, as every person has his own ideas and approach.Rate it:

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bigger fish to fryA much more pressing issue to attend to.Rate it:

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bring up againstTo cause someone to have to solve a problem or deal with an issue.Rate it:

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brown breadBread with a brown colour as distinct from white bread, wholemeal, granary or other specific types of bread.Rate it:

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can of wormsA troublesome situation; an issue whose resolution is difficult or contentious, but not necessarily complex.Rate it:

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Chips are DownA certain situation is getting serious and required immediate attention to escape any major issue or problemRate it:

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cite chapter and verseTo provide specific references from an authoritative book, as the Bible or a book of statutes or rules, to support a statement.Rate it:

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come of ageTo reach a specific age where one is legally considered to be an adult.Rate it:

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come to gripsseize the day! grasp the meaning, act upon the challenge, address the issue, issue stringent directives, take command, show 'em who's boss!Rate it:

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cut throughto deal with an issue quicklyRate it:

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Derangement SyndromeThe acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal and balanced people triggered by the mention of a specific topic.Rate it:

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different strokesDifferent styles adapted to a specific situation.Rate it:

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diu anceps stetit pugnathe issue of the day was for a long time uncertain.Rate it:

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dope sheetA publication, updated very frequently and used by people who make horse racing wagers, which summarizes information about the horses running in specific races; a publication which provides background information and/or predictions used by people wagering on any sort of competition.Rate it:

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edicere, ut senatus frequens adsit (Fam. 11. 6. 2)to issue a proclamation calling on the senators to assemble in full force.Rate it:

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experiencing a percoonz momentHaving the ability to look beyond the present moment or issue.Rate it:

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explicitVery specific, clear, or detailed.Rate it:

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fit the moldPossession of a variety of necessary and appropriate attributes and aptitudes can reveal an individual as fitting the mold for a specific difficult challenge.Rate it:

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