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controlled substanceExcept for very limited professional testing purposes.Rate it:

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take the shadow for the substanceTo be easily deceived, credulous, superficial.Rate it:

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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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all fur coat and no knickersOf superficial appearance and with no real substance beneath.Rate it:

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all hat and no cattleFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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deer in the headlightsA mental state of high arousal caused by anxiety fear, panic, surpriseand/or confusion, or substance abuse. The behavioral signs are like a deer subjected to a car's headlights, such as widely opened eyes and a lack of motor reactions.Rate it:

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all over but the shoutingThe substance of the contest is complete, leaving only the cheering.Rate it:

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all bark and no biteFull of big talk but lacking action, power, or substance; pretentious.Rate it:

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all mouth and no trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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all mouth and trousersSuperficial, engaging in empty, boastful talk, but not of real substance.Rate it:

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atomic cocktailA drinkable liquid containing a radioactive substance, used in health care either as a diagnostic aid or as a treatment, especially for cancer of the thyroid.Rate it:

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beef upto strengthen or reinforce; to add substance toRate it:

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bulk outTo cause to be more substantial; to add substance to.Rate it:

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chalk and cheeseSaid of things that are superficially alike but very different in substance.Rate it:

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chase the dragonTo chase after the promise of a continually fulfilling high from an addictive substance.Rate it:

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clayA mineral substance made up of small crystals of silica and alumina, that is ductile when moist; the material of pre-fired ceramics.Rate it:

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cold turkeyThe sudden and complete withdrawal of a dependent substance, especially of a drug.Rate it:

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different as chalk and cheeseTwo things which are superficially alike but very different in substance.Rate it:

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drug of choiceSubstance that a suspect is addicted to.Rate it:

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poisonA substance that is harmful or lethal to a living organism.Rate it:

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press outObtain from a substance, as by mechanical action.Rate it:

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saran (fiber) (us) a term used to describe manufactured fibersSaran (fibre) (US) A Term Used To Describe Manufactured Fibers In Which The Fibre-forming Substance Is Any Long-chain Synthetic Polymer Composed Of At Least 80% By Weight Of 1,1-dichloroethene (vinylidene Chloride) Units. The Iso Generic Name Is ChlorofibreRate it:

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stuffThe tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.Rate it:

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stuffAbstract substance or character.Rate it:

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tamp downTo compact a substance until it is flat.Rate it:

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the long and shortThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features.Rate it:

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the long and short of itThe gist; the essence or substance; the most important or salient features; said of a summary or digest.Rate it:

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