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returns to scalea function describing how returns scale when production increases in the long runRate it:

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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his follyFoolish people repeatedly do foolish things.Rate it:

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diminishing returnsA condition in which additional inputs into an organization, project or process produce progressively fewer or lower-quality additional outputs, and may, in extreme cases, cause the total quantity or quality of outputs to decrease.Rate it:

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many happy returnsA greeting, usually for birthdays, in reference to the passing year; Happy birthday!.Rate it:

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scale backTo make a reduction in the amount, extent, etc. of something.Rate it:

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scale downTo reduce the size of something whilst maintaining proportion.Rate it:

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scale downTo reduce the cost of a process, or the amount spent on something.Rate it:

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scale offTo peel offRate it:

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scale outTo scale up by adding more servers or nodes.Rate it:

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scale upTo increase the size of something whilst maintaining proportionRate it:

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scale upTo change a process in order to allow for greater quantitiesRate it:

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thumb on the scaleAn act of bias or a tactic for cheating which creates a situation that unfairly benefits one party involved in an interaction.Rate it:

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tip the scaleTo change the fortunes, either positively or negatively.Rate it:

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tip the scaleTo weigh (have a certain weight).Rate it:

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turn the scaleTo turn to one side a balanced situation.Rate it:

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S/RSAbbreviation of staff returns.Rate it:

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a different ballparkSomething totally unrelated or of a vastly different scale or scope.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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à grande échelleon a large scaleRate it:

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à grande échellelarge-scaleRate it:

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autant prendre la lune avec les dentsYou might just as well try and scale the moon.Rate it:

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blue noteNotes added to the major scale for expressive quality in jazz and blues music, particularly the flatted third, fifth and seventh.Rate it:

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bubble underto be successful on a modest scale, without yet being fully establishedRate it:

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en petitOn a small scale.Rate it:

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faire la courte échelle à quelqu’unTo allow some one to climb on one’s shoulders to scale a height; To give a lift to some one.Rate it:

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faire pencher la balanceTo turn the scale.Rate it:

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faire quelque chose en grandTo do something on a large scale.Rate it:

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jds/RSAbbreviation of joined by staff returns.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.Rate it:

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latch-key childA child who returns home from school to an empty house and therefore must unlock/unlatch the exterior door with a key, especially a child of working or absent parent(s).Rate it:

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latch-key childA child who returns home from school to an empty house and therefore must unlock/unlatch the exterior door with a key, especially a child of working or absent parent.Rate it:

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laughing all the way to the bankA person who has achieved success on a monetary scale when others doubted him.Rate it:

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nickel and dimeSmall time; operating on a small scale; involving small amounts of money; petty or cheap.Rate it:

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on revient toujours à ses premières amoursOne always returns to one’s first love; Who loves well, forgets ill.Rate it:

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pencil outOf an investment, to make sense financially or to be expected to generate the desired returnsRate it:

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pencil outTo roughly calculate the expected returns of an investmentRate it:

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phase downTo gradually reduce the size or scale ofRate it:

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pitched battleA hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat.Rate it:

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pocket-sizedsmall-scale, downsizedRate it:

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read offTo read from a scale or measure.Rate it:

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sing upto sing higher, to sing an ascending scaleRate it:

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what goes around comes aroundThe status eventually returns to its original value after completing some sort of cycle.A person's actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person.Rate it:

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workers of the world, uniteLaborers are encouraged to unionize or otherwise engage in collective action on a global scale in order to use the strength of their numbers to obtain better conditions.Rate it:

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writ largeMagnified; on a large scale.Rate it:

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