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see the lightTo gain an understanding of something previously not understood, especially in a sudden insight.Rate it:

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turn the tablesTo reverse a situation, such that the advantage has shifted to the party which was previously disadvantaged.Rate it:

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or somethingOr something like that. Used to indicate the possibility that previously mentioned word may not be exactly correct in its applicability.Rate it:

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lame jokeAn attempt at humor which is perceived to have been used previously to the point of being cliche, or was never funny to begin with.Rate it:

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final nail in the coffinSomething that is ultimately responsible for a previously prospective demise or failure.Rate it:

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beg offTo avoid, or cancel some event that one has previously arranged with someone.Rate it:

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cry offTo cancel something that one has previously arranged with someone.Rate it:

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Nothing New Under the SunEverything is almost the same as seen before, everything happening now has happened previouslyRate it:

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on steroidsTo a greater degree, exaggerating the characteristics of the previously named object.Rate it:

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back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.Rate it:

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so crazy it just might workPossibly feasible though unconventional; plausible and previously unconsidered as a course of action.Rate it:

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ISHYGDDTInitialism of I seriously hope you guys don't do this.; used to indicate that the speaker does not approve of something previously mentionedRate it:

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pick up stitchesStitches to the knitting needle that were previously bound off, or that belong to the selvage, during the process of knitting or entrelac.Rate it:

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and countingUsed to show that the number previously mentioned is continuously changing, i.e. increasing or decreasing.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/that's X for youUsed to point out that a previously described behavior is typical of something, usually someone or a class of persons.Rate it:

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as true as a toucherUsed as a proverb to affirm that some evidence previously given earlier was trueRate it:

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avant la lettreBefore the term was coined. The term being a word or phrase used just previously in an anachronistic way.Rate it:

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big breakA breakthrough, especially the first big hit of a previously unknown performer or performers in the entertainment industry.Rate it:

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climb downTo abandon, withdraw from, or soften a previously expressed opinion, argument, etc.Rate it:

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climb downAn abandonment, withdrawal from, or softening of a previously expressed opinion, policy, argument, etc.Rate it:

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come out of the closetTo tell others about homosexuality, bisexuality or any minority or disapproved-of belief, preference, etc., where previously this had been kept secret.Rate it:

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dark horseA candidate who is nominated unexpectedly, without previously having been discussed or considered as a likely choice.Rate it:

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don't cross your bridge until you arrive at the river!Your reminder George, was very wise: You advised that I not count my money regarding sale of wheelbarrows until we were down to ten count out of the one hundred previously in the stockroomLRate it:

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donde dije digo, digo DiegoA phrase used by the speaker when rectifying something they had previously said, claiming it was mispronounced or misinterpretedRate it:

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get back on the horse that bucked oneto return to something that previously caused harm.Rate it:

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get back on the horse that bucked youto return to something that previously caused harm.Rate it:

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get through one's headTo come to terms with a fact, a state of affairs, etc. that one was previously unable or refusing to accept.Rate it:

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he who laughs last laughs bestsuccess is better after having previously endured ridicule.Rate it:

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log inTo gain access to a computer system, usually by providing a previously agreed upon username and password.Rate it:

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não deu outraPhrase used when a situation previously expected as undesirable actually occurs.Rate it:

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now you're talkingA phrase indicating agreement with a previously stated suggestion to change a course of action.Rate it:

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pick up onTo continue or build upon (for example, a task, analysis, or narrative), beginning from a point at which someone has previously stopped.Rate it:

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play the same tapeTo repeat exactly what one previously said or did.Rate it:

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please say that againUsed as request for the interlocutor to repeat what he or she said previously.Rate it:

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put one's cards on the tableTo reveal one's true intentions, beliefs, feelings, or other previously concealed facts about one's situation; to speak frankly.Rate it:

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rediscover fireTo relearn fundamental concepts, principles or practices that had been previously well known and widely practiced at a prior time in human society.Rate it:

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scrub outTo leave a surgical operating theater where one has previously scrubbed inRate it:

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show one's cardsTo reveal something known to oneself but previously concealed from others.Rate it:

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so farUntil now; previously; yet.Rate it:

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spill the beansRelate all the facts of a controversial incident previously held in strict secrecy.Rate it:

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take the red pillTo understand the world in its previously unknown reality.Rate it:

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taste of one's own medicineHarsh treatment inflicted on one who previously inflicted similar or equivalent treatment on others.Rate it:

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that and a dollar will get you a cup of coffeecomment used to imply that previously stated information, ability, or item, is of no value.Rate it:

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the shoe is on the other footThe roles of people in a situation have been reversed, such the advantage has shifted to a party which was previously disadvantaged.Rate it:

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throw good money after badTo waste money in a fruitless attempt to recoup losses previously incurred.Rate it:

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to say the leastUsed to suggest that what was previously stated was an understatement.Rate it:

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worm turnsCircumstances change so that a previously disadvantaged party gains the advantage, or vice-versa.Rate it:

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יבדל לחייםUsed before or after a reference to a male person live or deceased, to mark him as such in contradistinction to a previously mentioned person who is, respectively, deceased or live.Rate it:

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