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honey trapThe use of a seductive woman to entice a man into revealing secret information.Rate it:

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shut one's trapTo stop talking; to be quiet.Rate it:

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well ain't that the catfish in the trapA sentence commonly spoken in the Southern United States. It can often be used in place of "well, I'll be damned". Used to express surprise.Rate it:

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"wisdom is faster than speed."WisdomRate it:

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full speed aheadA command, especially on military vessels, to move forward at maximum speed.Rate it:

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speed upTo accelerate, to increase speed.Rate it:

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full speed aheadMaximum effort without reservations or delay.Rate it:

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more haste, less speedWhen we are in a hurry, we often end up completing our task slower.Rate it:

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pick up speedaccelerateRate it:

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speed freakAlternative spelling of speedfreak.Rate it:

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speed freakA person who enjoys driving, riding motorcycles, etc. at high speeds.Rate it:

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speed merchantSomeone who runs, drives or moves in a given way very fast.Rate it:

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speed queen The feminine form of speed freak; a drug addict, that abuses stimulants/uppers in particular.Rate it:

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up to speedFully informed; current.Rate it:

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balls-outAt the fastest possible speed.Rate it:

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floor itto move (run, ride etc.) at full speedRate it:

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lightning chessA form of chess in which each player must move much faster than normal. Time is controlled by a clock or a buzzer. If a player fails to make the time control he or she forfeits the game. Also known as speed chess.Rate it:

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Nantucket sleigh rideAn obsolete and dangerous method of whale hunting in which a small boat manned by rowers and a harpooner, or a series of small boats tied together, would be attached to a whale by means of a harpoon and would then be towed by the creature at high speed across the water's surface, until the whale eventually became exhausted.Rate it:

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at full tiltAt full speed; very quickly.Rate it:

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bomb aroundThe drive around at speed for pleasure.Rate it:

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rev upTo increase the speed of an engine, especially that of a stationary motor car.Rate it:

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step upTo increase speed or rate.Rate it:

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balls to the wallFull throttle; (at) maximum speed. [since the 1960s]Rate it:

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gain momentumpick up speed and strengthRate it:

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three-on-the-treeOn an automobile, describing the gearshift lever of a steering column-mounted three-speed manual transmission.Rate it:

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3-on-the-treeOn an automobile, a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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3-on-the-treeOn an automobile (especially those produced from 1939 through the mid-1970s), a three-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted on the steering column.Rate it:

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à fond de trainAt full speed.Rate it:

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à franc étrierAt full speed. Rate it:

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brûler le pavéTo dash along at full speed, to “scorch.”Rate it:

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center fieldA central role in some activity that requires speed.Rate it:

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cerrar el picoto shut up; shut one's trapRate it:

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change upTo throw a pitch at a much slower than expected speed.Rate it:

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comme un nigaud, j'ai donné dedansLike a goose, I fell into the trap.Rate it:

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courir à fond de trainTo run at the top of one’s speed.Rate it:

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donner dans le panneauTo fall into the trap.Rate it:

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dos d'ânespeed bump; sleeping policemanRate it:

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ease upTo reduce the speedRate it:

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equum in aliquem concitareride against any one at full speed; charge a person.Rate it:

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express elevatorA high-speed elevator that does not serve all floorsRate it:

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faiseur de boniment (pop.)A cheap-jack, clap-trap speaker.Rate it:

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fall forTo be fooled; to walk into a trap or respond to a scam or trick.Rate it:

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flat chatAt maximum capability or speed.Rate it:

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flat outAt top speed.Rate it:

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four-on-the-floorRelating to a vehicle with a four-speed manual transmission mounted beside the driver on the floor of the vehicle.Rate it:

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four-on-the-floorA four-speed manual transmission whose gearshift lever is mounted beside the driver on the floor of the vehicle.Rate it:

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gather wayTo begin to move; to move with increasing speed.Rate it:

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go largeTo have the wind at such an angle to the sail that the vessel gains its highest speed.Rate it:

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grand bruit, petite besogneThe more hurry, the less speed; Great cry, little wool.Rate it:

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gun itTo accelerate or speed up quickly or suddenly.Rate it:

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