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limp inBefore the flop, to call as opposed to raising.Rate it:

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new schoolA style, way of thinking, or method for accomplishing a task that is typical of the current era, as opposed to former eras.Rate it:

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show one's true colorsTo reveal how one really is, as opposed to how one has been portrayed.Rate it:

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proverbs run in pairsEvery proverb seems to be contradicted by another proverb with an opposed message, such as "too many cooks spoil the broth" and "many hands make light work."1863, Sir Richard Burton, Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains, vol. 1, Tinsley (London), p. 309:Moreover, all the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.Rate it:

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home teamThe team that's playing in the usual area that they play in, as opposed to the visitor team.Rate it:

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one at a timeIndividually, as opposed to collectively; slowly or methodically, figuratively.Rate it:

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abstract verbA verb of motion whose motion is multidirectional (as opposed to unidirectional) or indirect, or whose action is repeated or in a series (iterative), instead of being a single, completed action. Abstract verbs are always imperfective in aspect, even with prefixes that are normally associated with the perfective aspect.Rate it:

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as the crow fliesIn a straight line distance between two locations, as opposed to the road distance or over land distance.Rate it:

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big shopA large, regular purchase of groceries; as opposed to ad hoc or impulse purchases.Rate it:

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daylightThe light from the Sun, as opposed to that from any other source.Rate it:

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dead set againstCompletely opposed, with no possibility of a change of mind.Rate it:

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get to the pointTo state (something) directly; as opposed to in a long-winded way.Rate it:

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hardballIn baseball, a type of ball and baseball game, as opposed to softball.Rate it:

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hardwiredIn humans and animals, genetically determined, instinctive behavior, as opposed to learned behavior.Rate it:

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old moneyThe imperial system of measurement, as opposed to the metric system.Rate it:

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on a first-name basisHaving enough familiarity with another person to call them by their first name, as opposed to their surnameRate it:

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on specShort form of "on speculation": Creating a work with the hope of selling it, as opposed to creating a work "on commission" for hire.Rate it:

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open seasonA situation in which someone is endangered, blamed, harassed, or opposed in a sustained manner by a number of others; a situation in which something is endangered or otherwise opposed.Rate it:

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senatus consultum fit (Att. 2. 24. 3)a resolution of the senate (not opposed by a tribunicial veto) was made.Rate it:

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split the differenceTo choose an option or take a position roughly midway between two opposed alternatives; to compromise.Rate it:

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university of lifeThe real world as a source of instruction, as opposed to a formal education.Rate it:

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war of nervesA situation in which opposed parties refrain from direct conflict but maintain a tense, contentious relationship in which each uses annoyances or intimidating psychological tactics to attempt to dishearten and unnerve the other.Rate it:

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worst of both worldsA solution or scenario which combines the disadvantages of two opposed prior solutions, often having been intended to combine their benefits instead.Rate it:

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