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opposite numberA person who holds a position in an organization that corresponds to that held by another person in an other organization; a counterpart.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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Number TenAlternative form of 10 Downing Street.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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a number ofSeveral of.Rate it:

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diem festum celebrare (of a larger number)to keep, celebrate a festival.Rate it:

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do a number onTo damage; to treat harshly; to produce ill effects.Rate it:

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have one's number on itTe be destined for someone.Rate it:

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have someone's numberTo understand a person's character, capabilities, or situation.Rate it:

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look out for number oneTo act in one's own interests; to act in a manner advantageous primarily to oneself.Rate it:

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lose the number of one's messTo die, to perish.Rate it:

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Number 10Alternative form of 10 Downing Street.Rate it:

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Number 11Synonym of 11 Downing StreetRate it:

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Number ElevenSynonym of 11 Downing StreetRate it:

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number gamesA numbers game: the use of inappropriate statistics (numbers) to reflect a desired result (usually misleading).Rate it:

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number gamesplural form of number game: lotteries, numbers games.Rate it:

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number oneFirst; foremost; best.Rate it:

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number one with a bulletSuperlative; impossible to beat.Rate it:

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public enemy number oneA person, organization, or other object considered to be particularly menacing, harmful, or loathsome.Rate it:

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random numberUsed other than as an idiom: see random, number.Rate it:

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random numberA number allotted randomly using suitable generator (electronic machine or as simple "generator" as die).Rate it:

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random numberA number selected based on a uniform distribution, typically using a suitable generator (for example, rolling a die).Rate it:

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random numberA pseudorandom number.Rate it:

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take a numberRecognize that many others are in the same situation; recognize that one's concerns are not of high priority; be prepared to wait.Rate it:

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what is your phone numberAlternative form of what's your phone number?Rate it:

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what's your phone numberAsks the interlocutor to give his or her phone number for subsequent communication.Rate it:

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wrong numberAn incorrect notion or understanding concerning a person or situation.Rate it:

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wrong telephone numberA telephone call received from an unfamiliar caller, due to a mistake in the number dialled.Rate it:

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dress to killTo dress up so as to impress others (especially of the opposite sex).Rate it:

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give meform of words used as a request by a telephone-user to be connected with a specified person, number, etc.Rate it:

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man of the hourA man who has recently caught the attention of, or is being admired or honoured by, a large number of people.Rate it:

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three score and tenA life span. The number 70 (= 60 + 10).Rate it:

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дай мне свой телефонwhat's your phone number?Rate it:

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round upTo the smallest integer that is not less than it, or to some other greater value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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beginner's luckrefers to the supposed phenomenon of novices experiencing disproportionate frequency of success or succeeding against an expert in a given activity. One would expect experts to outperform novices - when the opposite happens it is counter-intuitive, hence the need for a term to describe this phenomenon.Rate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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drop backOf a quarterback or other player in the backfield, to take a number of steps back from the line of scrimmage immediately after the snap or hike of the ball, to avoid defenders.Rate it:

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mercuryA silvery-colored metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, with atomic number 80 and symbol Hg.Rate it:

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put outThe statistic of the number of outs a defensive player directly caused.Rate it:

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ring roundTo call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.Rate it:

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i'm livin' the dreamI am living, experiencing in my reality my dream of excellence, beauty, success, and all uplifting emotional, actual pleasantries one might only expect in a dream stage: The opposite; I'm living the 'nightmare'!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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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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on the riserising; becoming greater in number.Rate it:

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round downTo the greatest integer that is not greater than it, or to some other lower value, especially a whole number of hundreds, thousands, etc.Rate it:

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stop upTo increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera.Rate it:

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arse about faceSomething that is placed or arranged the opposite way to the way it should be.Rate it:

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cattle callAn audition which is open to the public and thus draws a large number of applicants, many of whom are inexperienced.Rate it:

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Santa's workshopThe mythical structure, usually envisioned as located at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and a large number of capable elves work tirelessly and gladly year-round to produce all of the toys and other gifts to be delivered throughout the world on Christmas Day.Rate it:

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20The cardinal number twenty.Rate it:

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