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physical breakA short break in a meeting or in a classroom setting, intended to improve attention.Rate it:

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sell one's bodyTo work as a prostitute.Rate it:

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body blowA serious setback; a traumatizing event which prevents or hinders continuation of an activity.Rate it:

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body blowA hard punch struck to the torso.Rate it:

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body EnglishA body motion made to coax an object already propelled go in a desired direction. For example, a nervous leaning or twisting movement while playing sports such as golf or bowling, to "persuade" the ball to go in a desired direction.Rate it:

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body of waterUsed other than as an idiom: see body, of, water.Rate it:

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body of waterAny significant accumulation of water, usually covering the Earth or another planet, such as a river, lake or a bay.Rate it:

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Keep Body and Soul TogetherTo have just reason to be alive, just surviving but not living in real senseRate it:

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move one's bodyTo dance.Rate it:

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my body is readyUsed to express preparation for and excitement over something, especially sex.Rate it:

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over my dead bodyUnder no circumstances; absolutely not.Rate it:

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warm bodyAny person who is present.Rate it:

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warm bodyUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see warm,‎ body.Rate it:

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elbow greaseEffort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.Rate it:

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go through the roofA dramatic physical or emotional reaction or tirade to any of these. A disappointment, a great omission or error, an unnecessary loss due to inattention or carelessness.Rate it:

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keep at arm's lengthStay at a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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ride with the punchesTo deflect the force of an opponent's punches by moving the body adroitlyRate it:

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rub up againstTo touch something with one's body.Rate it:

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that's the way it isconditions extant, situation at hand, current WX conditions, stock market report, physical condition, environmental conditions, bank account balances:Rate it:

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vale of tearsA symbolic "valley of tears"; meaning the world and the sorrows felt through life. Similar to the Old Testament Psalm 23's reference to the "valley of the shadow of death", the phrase implies that sadness is part of the physical world (i.e. part of human experience).Rate it:

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fish outTo deplete the supply of fish in a given body of water.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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ice overTo become covered in ice, usually of a body of water.Rate it:

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tone upTo strengthen and make the muscles of the body firmer by regular excercise.Rate it:

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verbal assaultOral or written speech that creates, or is intended to create, a fear of physical harmRate it:

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jack inTo insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not.Rate it:

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kick downTo break or demolish something by physical bodily force.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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in orderIn accordance with the procedural rules governing formal meetings of a deliberative body.Rate it:

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slave to fashionA person who is particularly concerned that his or her clothing and physical appearance conform to the current, accepted style.Rate it:

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wear downTo cause physical or mental fatigue.Rate it:

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all cats are grey in the darkIn the dark, physical appearance is unimportant.Rate it:

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Also-RanA Competitor, Activist, Advocate, 'Busy Body', 'Has-Been' {attempting to become an 'Is-Been'}Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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are you for real?Statements, actions. Body language, past history create an image of an individual in a particular situation.Rate it:

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at arm's lengthAt a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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bash upTo assault someone with the intention of causing physical injury.Rate it:

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be preparedTo always be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty (motto of the Boy Scouts and pioneers).Rate it:

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beat the daylights out ofTo defeat (someone) thoroughly and decisively, especially in a physical fight.Rate it:

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beat the pants offTo thoroughly and decisively defeat someone, either in a physical fight or, figuratively, in a competition.Rate it:

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beddable[...] feminine, great body great legs great taste, trained and beddable, Jesus, how beddable.Rate it:

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bend overTo bend one's upper body forward and down while standing or kneeling.Rate it:

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boot campIndoctrination, physical fitness training and basic instruction in service-related subjects for recruits in the Navy and Marine Corps.Rate it:

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bottom fishingFishing with bait, lines, and other gear used to catch aquatic creatures which inhabit the lowest regions of a body of water, including a seabed or riverbed.Rate it:

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broad-beamedWide across body parts such as the hips.Rate it:

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bulk upTo train the body with a high-calorie diet and intense weightlifting in order to increase the overall mass of the body, especially the muscles.Rate it:

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Burn the Candle at Both EndsTo work more than usual, to extraordinary work (mentally or physical) until you get tiredRate it:

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carry oneselfTo behave, especially with respect to how one's speech, body language, facial expressions, and grooming convey one's opinion concerning oneself.Rate it:

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chop upTo cause a body of water to become choppy.Rate it:

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clayThe material of the human body.Rate it:

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