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grace periodA length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.Rate it:

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silly seasonA period of time, as during a holiday season or a political campaign, in which the behavior of an individual or group tends to become uncharacteristically frivolous, mirthful, or eccentric.Rate it:

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valley of deathDeath; or a place or period where death is impending.Rate it:

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wrap around one's little fingerTo successfully control or exert influence over, especially for a sustained period of time.Rate it:

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drink offTo drink the entirety of in a short period; originally and especially, in a single gulp.Rate it:

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catch sight ofto see for a brief period; to get a glimpse ofRate it:

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close upTo shut a building or a business for a period of time.Rate it:

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rainy dayA difficult period of need, when things do not go right.Rate it:

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

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be there forTo be available to provide comfort and support for someone, especially in a period of difficulty.Rate it:

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baby bluesPeriod and feeling of depressiveness after giving birth; a less severe form of postnatal depression.Rate it:

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pull oneself togetherTo become mentally focused after a period of being unfocused.Rate it:

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half hourperiod of 30 minutesRate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.Rate it:

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flog a dead horseTo attempt to get extra work out of a ship's crew during the dead horse period.Rate it:

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quick-and-dirtyDone or constructed in a hasty, approximate, temporarily adequate manner, but not exact, fully formed, or reliable for a long period of time.Rate it:

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slip under the radarTo go unnoticed, especially for a long period of time.Rate it:

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twist in the windTo wait for an uncomfortably long period of time.Rate it:

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'tis the seasonIndicating that it is the time of year around Christmas, and that things associated with that time period are happening or likely to happen.Rate it:

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aetas heroica (Tusc. 5. 3. 7)the mythical period, the heroic age.Rate it:

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all the whileAt the same time as, usually over an extended period.Rate it:

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ambitus, circuitus, comprehensio, continuatio (verborum, orationis), also simply periodusthe period.Rate it:

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ancient historyA period of history generally seen as occurring before the Middle Ages, that is, before the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X called, they want their Y backSaid about something that is outdated and can be traced to a certain period in time, usually a decade.Rate it:

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april showers bring may flowersApril, traditionally a rainy period, gives way to May, when flowers will bloom because of the water provided to them by the April rains.By extension, that a period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness.Rate it:

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as long asWhile; for some period of time.Rate it:

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bankers' hoursThe period between 10am and 3pm.Rate it:

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be thereTo be available to provide comfort and support for someone, especially in a period of difficulty.Rate it:

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blink of an eyeA very short period of time; quickly.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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calm before the stormA period of peace before a disturbance or crisis; an unnatural or false calm before a storm.Rate it:

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Catch You LaterTo say farewell to someone for a short time-period or just a simple good byeRate it:

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clock outTo end work; to officially record a time when one terminates a period of work.Rate it:

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cold snapA period of exceptionally cold weather.Rate it:

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collect dustTo remain untouched and unused for a long period of time.Rate it:

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come in fromTo change to a new side in a conflict; to return from a period of exclusion; to accept after a history of not accepting.Rate it:

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come onTo get one's period, start menstruating.Rate it:

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cop off withTo successfully engage the company of someone for a period of time.Rate it:

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culture heroA mythical character or real person who is renowned as the exemplar of the values or achievements of a society, group, or time period.Rate it:

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day and ageA time period of years or more.Rate it:

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daylightThe period of time between sunrise and sunset.Rate it:

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die offTo become extinct (if a group of plants, animals, or people dies off, all of that group dies over a period of time).Rate it:

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down on one's luckUnlucky or undergoing a period of bad luck, especially with respect to financial matters.Rate it:

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drop roundto visit somewhere for a short period.Rate it:

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end of the lineFinal cessation or discontinuance of a process, institution, or person, especially one which has existed for a considerable period of time; death.Rate it:

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find another gearTo suddenly achieve an extra burst of athletic performance, especially after a sustained period of competitive exertion.Rate it:

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finest hourA point in time or a relatively brief period of time when an especially distinguished, admirable, or effective set of actions is performed.Rate it:

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fly under the radarTo go unnoticed, especially for a long period of time.Rate it:

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Forty WinksTo take some sleep for shorter period of time, a brief napRate it:

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front loadSomething assigned to the early period of a project or a program, especially something burdensome.Rate it:

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