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nemesis theoryTheory of animal extinction, suggesting that a sister star to the sun caused extinction of groups of animals such as dinosaurs. The theory holds that the movement of this as yet undiscovered star disrupts the Oort cloud of comets every 26 million years, resulting in the Earth suffering an increased bombardment from comets at these times.Rate it:

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quantity theory of moneyEconomic theory claiming that an increase in the amount of money in circulation causes a proportionate increase in prices. The theory dates from the 17th century and was elaborated by the US economist Irving Fisher (1867-1947).Rate it:

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step up to the plateTo initiate action; to assume a responsibility.Rate it:

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battre quelqu'un à plate coutureTo beat some one hollow.Rate it:

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fashion plateA person who dresses in especially stylish fashions.Rate it:

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fashion plateA picture, usually an advertisement, showing the latest fashion in clothing.Rate it:

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gold plateUsed other than as an idiom. a plate made of, or coloured goldRate it:

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gold platea thin layer of gold applied to the surface of an object, often by an electrolytic methodRate it:

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gold plateto apply gold plate to an object, to plate with goldRate it:

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gold plateto incorporate costly or otherwise excessive features or refinements unnecessarily, to over engineerRate it:

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gold plateto embellish, to extend beyond its intended scope, especially so as to become stifling, or rigid and inflexibleRate it:

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hand on a plateThis term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.Rate it:

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ils étaient battus à plate coutureThey were beaten hollow.Rate it:

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on a plateacquired without troubleRate it:

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silver plateA thin layer of silver applied to the surface of an object made of another metal.Rate it:

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step up to the plateTo contribute; take your turn to do something.Rate it:

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your plate is going to be in the mail boxDad to son....if you f*ck up one more time...then, Your plate is in the mail box....you just got tossed out of your parents home !Rate it:

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argentum (factum) (Verr. 5. 25. 63)silver plate.Rate it:

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have eyes bigger than one's stomachTo take more food on one's plate than one can eat; to be greedy.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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hard-nosedGuided by practical experience and observation rather than by theory.Rate it:

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center fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and straight ahead left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.Rate it:

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ad artem, ad rationem revocare aliquid (De Or. 2. 11. 44)to reduce a thing to its theoretical principles; to apply theory to a thing.Rate it:

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break a sweatJanuary 2008, The Age - Walkovers blaze a trail for women's equal-pay theory.Rate it:

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chestnutA round or oval horny plate found on the inner side of the leg of a horse or other animal, similar to a birthmark on a human.Rate it:

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doctrinam ad usum adiungereto combine theory with practice.Rate it:

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dust off a batterfor a pitcher to throw a pitch at or near the batter, typically to frighten the batter or to have him stand farther away from home plate.Rate it:

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fifth wheelA type of trailer hitch, which consists of a horseshoe-shaped plate on a multi-directional pivot, with a locking pin to couple with the kingpin of a truck trailer.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates the theory that the planet Earth is flat.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates an outlandish, discredited theory; a person who refuses to acknowledge the truth despite overwhelming evidence.Rate it:

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flat-eartherA person who believes or advocates the theory that the earth is flat.Rate it:

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hard-nosedguided by practical experience and observation rather than by theoryRate it:

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have eyes bigger than one's bellyTo take more food on one's plate than one can eat; to be greedy.Rate it:

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hoover upQuickly, especially by taking it into the mouth directly from the plate rather than using cutlery.Rate it:

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in the here and nowIn present practice rather than in theory; with the priority of palpably and actually existing.Rate it:

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left fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and to your left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.Rate it:

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on paperBased on debatable inference; in theory.Rate it:

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pick offTo throw out a runner by tagging them whilst they are not in contact with any of the three bases or home plate.Rate it:

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put into practiceTo take a theory and make it a practical reality.Rate it:

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shroudOne of the two annular plates at the periphery of a water wheel, which form the sides of the buckets; a shroud plate.Rate it:

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