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booby prizeA prize or status, often unwelcome, awarded as a joke or disincentive to the loser of a contest or for poor performance.Rate it:

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eyes on the prizeConcentration on one's goal; mindfulness of the desired outcome.Rate it:

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no prize for guessingUsed to form expressions emphasizing the unsurprising nature of what follows.Rate it:

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prize fighterboxerRate it:

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account ofTo esteem; to prize; to value.Rate it:

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land a windfallTo win a valuable prize, become an heir to a cash legacy, experience a valuable one of a kind item dropped in your lap.Rate it:

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brass ringFiguratively, a prize or goal. Often used with respect to employment goals e.g. promotion, better job, etc.Rate it:

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a whopper-dooperPrize Winning, Top Banana, First Rate, First Class, Winner, Great, Glorious, Grand, Super Duper. Superlative.Rate it:

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lucky dipA game in which prizes are covered up and mixed together in a container, so that contestants can dip their hand into the container and randomly pull out a prize.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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bear offTo gain; to carry off, as a prize.Rate it:

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big enchiladaSome item of high value, especially a top prize or reward.Rate it:

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Olympia vincere (Ολύμπια νικαν)to win a prize at the Olympian games.Rate it:

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palmam deferre, dare alicuito award the prize to...Rate it:

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palmam ferre, auferreto win the prize.Rate it:

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praemium ponereto offer a prize (for the winner).Rate it:

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Take the CakeDeserving the best prize or highest awardRate it:

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turkey shootA hunt or hunting competition, using rifles or shotguns, in which wild turkeys are the prey; a marksmanship contest in which a turkey is the prize.Rate it:

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wooden spoonAn ironic prize for finishing last in a competition.Rate it:

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