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neck and neckVery close in progress, as in a race or contest.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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pencil-neckAn insubstantial person; a weakling.Rate it:

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pain in the neckSomeone or something which is annoying, irritating or inconvenient.Rate it:

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albatross around one's neckSomething that one is associated with that keeps one from succeeding in what they want to achieve.Rate it:

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Albatross Around Your NeckA person or a thing you feel like a burden and you always want to avoid and get rid of, something bad you did and want to avoid discussing or someone else recall it againRate it:

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albatross round one's neckAlternative form of albatross around one's neck.Rate it:

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brass neckA person with gall.Rate it:

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brass neckGall, shamelessness, cheek.Rate it:

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brass-neckTo behave boldly or shamelessly.Rate it:

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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.Rate it:

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fall on someone's neckTo embrace someone affectionately or thankfully.Rate it:

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forget, when up to one's neck in alligators, that the mission is to drain the swampTo lose sight of one's initial objective, becoming caught up in subtasks or in tasks only tangentially/orthogonally related to the initial objective.Rate it:

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neck downTo alter by forcing it into a smaller calibre and size.Rate it:

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neck of the woodsA local neighbourhood or region.Rate it:

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neck of the woodsA certain part of the city, neighborhood, area, or country.Rate it:

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neck upto increase the size of a cartridge's chamber and calibre.Rate it:

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pencil-neckA person with a very thin neck.Rate it:

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stick one's neck outTo take a risk, putting oneself in a vulnerable position.Rate it:

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stick one's neck outGamble or venture when odds for success are slim! Step-up, speak up, while still a novitiate, inexperienced and possessing no 'savvy' in a particular venture.Rate it:

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Stick Your Neck OutTo willfully take up or invite criticism, to be bold enough to take risk or dangerRate it:

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up to one's neck in alligatorsExtremely busy; having many pressing obligations, distractions, etc consuming one's time.Rate it:

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when you're up to your neck in alligators, it's easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swampOnly because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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hackles risingAn emotional or mental reaction to an irritable situation or person which causes a physical response to ones patience and/or the hair on the back of the one's neck.Rate it:

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être dans la merde jusqu'au couTo be up to your neck in trouble, to be up shit creekRate it:

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il a été mis à la porte par les oreilles et les deux épaulesHe was turned out ignominiously, neck and crop.Rate it:

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pearl necklaceA sexual act whereby semen is ejaculated onto a partner's neck.Rate it:

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pencil-neckedHaving a very thin neck.Rate it:

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pencilneckA person with a very thin neck.Rate it:

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tête à claquespain in the neck, blighterRate it:

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