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Come Out of Your ShellTo become friendly, stop being shy or get socialRate it:

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shell shockA psychiatric condition characterized by fatigue caused by battle.Rate it:

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break out of your shellWhen someone is a little shy.Rate it:

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come out of one's shellTo become a naturist. To convert to naturism.Rate it:

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come out of one's shellTo reveal one's true self.Rate it:

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go into one's shellTo hide or retreat; to act defensivelyRate it:

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go into one's shellTo act defensively.Rate it:

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shell outTo use a program's "shell escape" function to execute an unrelated command or to invoke a subsidiary, interactive shell.Rate it:

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shell outTo pay money; especially, to pay a great deal of money.Rate it:

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shell shockUsed other than as an idiom: see shell, shock.Rate it:

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shell shockA stunning shock.Rate it:

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shell shockA person with the condition.Rate it:

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shell shockTo stun or debilitate as by a shock.Rate it:

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bring (one's) a-gamerefers to bringing maximum effort, focus and undeniable commitment; an encouragement to do your best with no excuses; giving it your allRate it:

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fair gameAn goal or object that may legitimately be sought.Rate it:

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game outTo run through scenarios to determine what will happen given certain decisions; to play out possibilities; to examine several ideas to come up with their likeliest end results.Rate it:

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name of the gameThe essential element (needed to reach the principal goal or objective); the overall purpose.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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game outTo play games to such an excessive degree that one is unwilling to play more.Rate it:

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long gameThe portion of the game, played with driver clubs, in which the ball is advanced down the fairway to the putting green.Rate it:

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skin in the gameA stake; something at risk.Rate it:

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two can play that gameThe tactics and/or strategies of an enemy can be used against him.Rate it:

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fuck this for a game of soldiersAlternative form of sod this for a game of soldiersRate it:

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ahead of the gameHaving completed a task before it is due; ready, prepared, or anticipating.Rate it:

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away gameAn athletic contest played in the opposing team's geographic area.Rate it:

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back in the gameHaving recovered from a disadvantageous position.Rate it:

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back in the game In sports, when a losing team regains chances for winningRate it:

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back in the game To return to a particular industry or disciplineRate it:

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beat someone at their own gameto win against someone who is good, better or best at something (not necessarily a literal game) or in their fieldRate it:

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blame gameA situation in which people attempt to blame others rather than trying to resolve a problem.Rate it:

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change the gameTo revolutionize a field of endeavor.Rate it:

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fair gameA game that is fair, that does not involve cheating etc.Rate it:

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fair gameActions permissible by the rules.Rate it:

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game faceThe expression of one who is prepared for or is facing a lot of difficult and/or undesirable work, especially when it is imminent.Rate it:

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game overA message usually signaling that the player failed a computer or video game, for example by losing all of their lives, although the phrase sometimes follows the score after successful completion of a game.Rate it:

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game overThe end of some ongoing situation due to either failure or success.Rate it:

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game planAny strategy devised to reach a given objective.Rate it:

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game, set and matchAlternative form of game, set, matchRate it:

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game, set, and matchAlternative form of game, set, matchRate it:

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game, set, matchAn expression commonly used at the conclusion of a tennis match to indicate that a competitor has won.Rate it:

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game, set, matchAn expression indicating finality, announcing that a series of events—usually involving some form of rivalry—has reached a conclusion.Rate it:

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home gameAn athletic contest played in a team's own geographic area.Rate it:

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in the gameUsed other than as an idiom: in the game.Rate it:

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in the gamecompeting in a game, with a chance of winning.Rate it:

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it's a game-changerA crucial change in the state of affairs.Rate it:

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long gameThe aspect of the game in which the strategy is to advance downfield by throwing the ball to a receiving player; the passing game.Rate it:

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long gameA long-term strategy or endeavor.Rate it:

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make game ofTo ridicule; to jest.Rate it:

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mug's gameA foolish, profitless, or hopeless undertaking.Rate it:

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off one's gamePerforming in any activity below one's usual level; behaving in an irregular, inept, or awkward manner; feeling unwell.Rate it:

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