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google itUse the Google search engine to obtain information on something or somebody on the World Wide WebRate it:

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run forTo try to obtain political position through the democratic voting process.Rate it:

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zoom inTo focus a zoom lens in order to obtain a larger image, or a closer view.Rate it:

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zoom outTo focus a zoom lens in order to obtain a smaller image, or a more distant view.Rate it:

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come byTo obtain; to get, now especially by chance or involuntarily.Rate it:

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latch ontoTo obtain, acquire or get and keep hold of something.Rate it:

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angle forTo try to obtain something by subtle indirect means. Political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to obtain.Rate it:

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check outTo obtain computer source code from a repository.Rate it:

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look upTo obtain information about something from a text source.Rate it:

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get one's wayTo obtain the circumstances one wishes for.Rate it:

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suck upTo adulate or flatter somebody excessively, generally to obtain some personal benefit or favour.Rate it:

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in the right place at the right timeAt a location where something good is about to happen at just the time of its occurrence; lucky; fortunate; able to obtain a benefit due to circumstances, rather than due to merit.Rate it:

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(ad colloquium) admitti (B. C. 3. 57)to obtain an audience of some one.Rate it:

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aliquid efficere, consequi in aliqua re (De Or. 1. 33. 152)to obtain a result in something.Rate it:

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ask fortry to obtain by requestingRate it:

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audientiam sibi (orationi) facereto obtain a hearing.Rate it:

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buck forTo strive for persistently; to try hard to obtain (a promotion, raise, etc.).Rate it:

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cherry-pickTo pick out the best, or most desirable items from a list or group, especially to obtain some advantage or to present something in the best possible light.Rate it:

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cry someone a riverTo try to obtain the sympathy of another person by complaining or sniveling.Rate it:

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cry the bluesTo complain, especially in order to obtain sympathy for one's own purportedly sad situation.Rate it:

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eke outTo obtain with difficulty or effort.Rate it:

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Faustian bargainAn agreement in which a person abandons his or her spiritual values or moral principles in order to obtain wealth or other benefits.Rate it:

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for kicksIn order to obtain pleasure or excitement; for fun.Rate it:

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gain onTo obtain influence with.Rate it:

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get a fixTo obtain something necessary, especially a dose of an addictive drug or anything else compulsively sought after.Rate it:

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get a rise out ofTo obtain a reaction from someone, especially one of annoyance.Rate it:

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get one's hands onTo get; to obtain; to secure.Rate it:

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get the drop onTo obtain an advantage over another person, by acting before that person.Rate it:

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have one's wayTo obtain the circumstances one wishes for; to do what one wishes to do, or to have others do what one wishes them to do.Rate it:

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hen's teethAnything very rare or impossible to obtain is said to be like finding hen’s teeth.Rate it:

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in congressum alicuius venireto obtain an audience of some one.Rate it:

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in the way ofIn or into a position of being likely to obtain, to attain, or to achieve.Rate 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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ius suum adipisci (Liv. 1. 32. 10)to obtain justice.Rate it:

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lay hands onTo find, obtain or procure.Rate it:

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lay hold ofTo obtain.Rate it:

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multa (pauca) puncta in centuria (tribu) aliqua ferreto obtain many (few) votes in a century or tribe.Rate it:

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par delictumThe par delictum rule prescribes that a party should not obtain satisfaction from a court of law with where his own conduct is wrongful.Rate it:

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play to the crowdTo appeal to the least sophisticated parts of an audience in order to obtain maximum approval.Rate it:

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play to the galleryTo appeal to the least sophisticated parts of an audience in order to obtain maximum approval.Rate it:

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press outObtain from a substance, as by mechanical action.Rate it:

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pull a rabbit out-of a hatSurprise everyone, 'obtain an almost impossible resultRate it:

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regnum adipiscito obtain the sovereignty, kingly office.Rate it:

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run pastTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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run something byTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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run something pastTo bring an idea or proposal to the attention of someone in order to obtain their opinion.Rate it:

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squeeze outTo obtain a difficult victory in a competitionRate it:

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stow awayto obtain passage by secreting oneself inside before departureRate it:

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sue outTo petition for and take out, or to apply for and obtain.Rate it:

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