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close enough for government workIt is not worth investing additional time on perfecting this thing.Rate it:

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banana republicA small country, especially one in Central America, that is dependent on a single export commodity (traditionally bananas) and that has a corrupt, dictatorial government.Rate it:

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birds of the feather flock togetherPeople who are alike physically tend to congregate and socialize together, despite government efforts at forced integration.Rate it:

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chase one's tailTo busily try to perform many tasks or to repeatedly revise one's plans, especially with inefficient use of one's time and limited results.Rate it:

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make doTo put solution to a matter precariously (limited or inadequate means available).Rate it:

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painting rocksPointless or futile work organised by the government, supposedly to increase employment but in fact merely disguising the unemployment level.Rate it:

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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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the manThe oppressive powers that be, including the government and corporations; the system, as coordinated outside of one’s control..Rate it:

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to a certain extenta phrase to indicate a statement is true to a limited degree; partly true but not completely trueRate it:

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if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nailWith limited tools, single-minded people apply them inappropriately or indiscriminatelyIf a person is familiar with a certain, single subject/has with them a certain, single instrument, they may have a confirmation bias to believe that it is the answer to/involved in everything.Rate it:

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ugly AmericanAn American government representative, tourist, or businessperson who, in dealing with people of other nations, is haughty, rude, meddlesome, or jingoistic.Rate it:

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man of partsA man that is talented in multiple areas of life. This includes but is not limited to the area of seduction. He puts very little emphasis on memorized scripts or "peacocking" and instead relies on individualized ways to charm a woman.Rate it:

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mill aroundTo move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.Rate it:

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three rsThe basic education any child can expect to receive, but not necessarily limited to reading, writing and arithmetic.Rate it:

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throw a bone toTo provide support or assistance to, especially in one particular way or to a limited extent; to make a concession to.Rate it:

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tide overTo support or sustain someone, especially financially, for a limited period.Rate it:

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uncle samthe us governmentRate it:

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yellow lightLimited approval or permission to proceed.Rate it:

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soft as a grapesomeone who is limited in their abilityRate it:

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pronunciamientoA military uprising or coup in Spain or the Spanish American republics, particularly in the 19th century. They received this designation because coups were usually accompanied by a statement declaring the existing government null and void.Rate it:

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public enemy number oneA person who ranks highest on the federal government's prioritized list of wanted criminal fugitives.Rate it:

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10 Downing StreetThe government of the United Kingdom.Rate it:

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ad gubernacula (metaph. only in plur.) rei publicae sedereto hold the reins of government.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in X, no one can hear you YIndicates a threat of imminent danger. X is often limited to words having something to do with space. Y is a sound made by humans, especially 'scream'.Rate it:

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aux frais de la princesseAt another’s expense (chiefly of the State Government).Rate it:

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beggars can't be choosers(proverb) When resources are limited, one must accept even substandard gifts.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo disclose information to the public or to appropriate authorities concerning the illegal or socially harmful actions of a person or group, especially a corporation or government agency.Rate it:

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borganismSome forms of government.Rate it:

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borrowed timeA period of time whose precise duration is not known but which can be expected to be quite limited, and at the end of which one's situation, benefits, or opportunities will be entirely terminated.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe government of Manitoba.Rate it:

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bulk billTo invoice the government or insurer, and not the patient, for medical expenses incurred at a general practitioner or other medical service provider.Rate it:

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bulk billingThe process whereby a general practitioner or other medical service provider charges the government for medical expenses incurred by a patient.Rate it:

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civitas, quae optimatium arbitrio regituraristocracy (as a form of government).Rate it:

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clavum rei publicae tenereto hold the reins of government.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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controlled substanceExcept for very limited professional testing purposes.Rate it:

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corporate welfare bumA business corporation or business executive receiving significant financial assistance from government sources.Rate it:

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could be written on the back of a postage stampIs very small or limited.Rate it:

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crony capitalismA form of economy in which success in business depends on close relationships with government officials, often implying favouritism.Rate it:

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diplomatic fluAn illness feigned by one or more government officials or other public figures as an excuse for an absence really based on political reasons.Rate it:

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Downing Streetthe British governmentRate it:

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faceless bureaucratA stereotypical anonymous, interchangeable and unaccountable government official.Rate it:

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feeding frenzyA voracious competition among would-be purchasers, etc. for limited resources.Rate it:

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grease paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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gubernacula rei publicae tractareto hold the reins of government.Rate it:

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in the line of dutyAs part of or while performing official duties, usually of the military or police personnel, or of government officials.Rate it:

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lubrication paymentA bribe or extorted money, usually relatively small in amount, provided to a low-level government official or business person, in order to expedite a business decision, shipment, or other transaction, especially in a country where such payments are not unusual.Rate it:

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mill aboutTo move or circulate in a confused or disorderly manner within a limited area.Rate it:

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multitudinis dominatus or imperiumgovernment by the mob.Rate it:

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nine day wonderSomething that generates interest for a limited time and is then abandoned.Rate it:

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