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Christmas presentUsed other than as an idiom: see Christmas, present.Rate it:

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Christmas presentA contemporary Christmas.Rate it:

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no time like the presentA shortened form of there's no time like the presentRate it:

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present company exceptedThese negative remarks do not pertain to anyone who is currently listening to them (including the speaker).Rate it:

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present company excludedAlternative form of present company exceptedRate it:

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present daycurrentRate it:

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there's no time like the presentNow (i.e., the present time) is an appropriate time to take a particular action.Rate it:

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a million timesby a factor of a millionRate it:

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for old times' sakeAn appeal to the nostalgia of prior experiences to convince someone to do something.Rate it:

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behind the timesOut of date; old-fashioned; obsolete; outmoded; outdated.Rate it:

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let the good times rollTo have fun or live fully; may imply letting things that are going well proceed.Rate it:

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sign of the timesA symbol of an era; a zeitgeist.Rate it:

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desperate times call for desperate measuresIn adverse circumstances actions that might have been rejected under other circumstances may become the best choice.Rate it:

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nine times out of tenvery often, mostly, most of the timeRate it:

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nine times out of tenUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see nine,‎ times,‎ out of,‎ ten.Rate it:

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at the best of timesAt most.Rate it:

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at timesOn occasion, sometimes.Rate it:

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desperate times require desperate measuresAlternative form of desperate times call for desperate measures.Rate it:

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for old times' sakesAlternative form of for old times' sake.Rate it:

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get with the timesto become cognizant of modern trends, words or ideasRate it:

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shaky timesThe expression reflects negative influences of many categories, including financing, government interference and changes in the firm's leadership.Rate it:

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shaky timesThe expression reflects negative influences of many categories, including financing, government interference and changes in a firm's leadership.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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c'était le bon tempsPhrase utilisé pour parler d'une époque révolue, souvent que le locuteur a connue lui-même, avec nostalgie, souvent pour indiquer que le temps présent est moins agréable que cette époque.Rate it:

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carpe diemEmploi moderne de cette locution : invitation à l'insouciance et au plaisir sans arrière-pensée. Profite de l’instant présent.Rate it:

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in evidenceVisibly present; noticeable.Rate it:

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jam todayAvailability of a resource at the present date.Rate it:

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needs a swift kick in the slats!Depression Expression; Threats and assertions of physical violence toward certain individuals during 'hard times' was common. Circa 1929-1939.Rate it:

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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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Rally Round the FlagGetting together to express support and backing, particularly during the bad timesRate it:

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you had to be thereUsed to indicate to the interlocutor that the situation being talked about could only be properly understood if that person had been present.Rate it:

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balls upThird-person singular simple present indicative form of ball up.Rate it:

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account forTo explain by relating circumstances; to show that some one, thing or members of a group are present or have been processed.Rate it:

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cheese downTo coil the tail of a rope on deck so as to present a neat appearance.Rate it:

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a bad penny always turns upA person or thing which is unpleasant, dishonorable, or unwanted tends to appear (or reappear), especially at inopportune times.Rate it:

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are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:

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carpe diemseize the day, make the most of today, enjoy the presentRate it:

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civitatem alicui dare, tribuere, impertireto present a person with the freedom of the city.Rate it:

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fire awayTo begin to talk or present information quickly.Rate it:

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get ahead of oneselfTo focus excessively on one's plans or on prospective future events without paying adequate attention to the present.Rate it:

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have one's head in the cloudsTo daydream; to think about matters other than the present reality.Rate it:

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put upTo present, especially in "put up a fight".Rate it:

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seize the dayTo enjoy the present and not worry about the future; to live for the moment.Rate it:

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sufficient unto the day is the evil thereofNo need to worry about the future; the present provides enough to worry about.Rate it:

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YOLOyou only live once, i.e. expressing the view that one should make the most of the present moment.Rate it:

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be offTo be working against a present or former addiction to.Rate it:

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dress upTo present in a favorable light.Rate it:

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rush hourThe times of the day when traffic jams are commonplace, due mainly to people commuting to or from work.Rate it:

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garbage in, garbage out(computing, information technology) If input data is not complete, accurate, and timely, then the resulting output is unreliable and of no useful value.1963, Raymond Crowley, "Robot Tax Collector Seeks Indications of 'Fudging'," Times Daily (Alabama, USA), 1 April (retrieved 26 July 2010):Officials explained that the quality of the computer's work depends on the quality of the data fed into it. Neil Hoke, administrative assistant to Stewart, quoted an adage of computer men: "Garbage in, garbage out."2008, Roger K. Lewis, "'In Architectural Design, Brains and Talent Trump the Best Software," Washington Post, 19 July (retrieved 26 July 2010):The old caveat "GIGO"Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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