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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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when you're up to your neck in alligators, it's easy to forget that the initial objective was to drain the swampOnly because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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forget, when up to one's neck in alligators, that the mission is to drain the swampTo lose sight of one's initial objective, becoming caught up in subtasks or in tasks only tangentially/orthogonally related to the initial objective.Rate it:

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black and whiteA type of giant cookie with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.Rate it:

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black and whiteA police patrol car.Rate it:

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white holeA theoretically possible but physically highly unlikely singularity which would emit matter and energy; the antithesis of a black hole.Rate it:

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White ElephantA useless object, an expensive but useless possessionRate it:

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white sheepUsed other than as an idiom: see white, sheep.Rate it:

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white magicMagic derived from good or benign forces, as distinct from evil or malevolent forces; or magic performed with the intention of doing good or giving aid.Rate it:

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in black and whiteHaving it displayed using shades of gray/gray rather than colour/color .Rate it:

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like white on riceInseparable; in very close proximity; following closely.Rate it:

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white elephantAn ornament etc that is unwanted or is a financial burden; an unprofitable investment.Rate it:

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white lieA deliberate, untrue statement which does no harm or is intended to produce a favorable result.Rate it:

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white saviorAn embedded reflex by those from unquestioned privilege to outline the solution to Black social struggles and systemic racism.Rate it:

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in black and whiteExplicitly, in writing, clearly and without doubt or misunderstanding, without any grey areas.Rate it:

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white on riceA descriptive analogy of closeness. See like white on rice.Rate it:

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wave the white flagTo indicate to an opposing force that one is surrendering.Rate it:

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white coat hypertensionElevated blood pressure measured by a medical practitioner and deemed to result from the patient's emotional response to the medical environment.Rate it:

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black and whiteThe police, a police officer.Rate it:

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black-and-whiteAlternative form of black and whiteRate it:

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white elephantAn albino elephant.Rate it:

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white manA Caucasian man; a European.Rate it:

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white spiritsolventRate it:

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"only those who dream in color can change a black and white world."DreamRate it:

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as white as a sheetVery neat and cleanRate it:

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black-and-whiteOf a television or monitor, displaying images in shades of grey/gray rather than colour/color.Rate it:

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black-and-whiteOf art, a photograph or photography, using shades of grey/gray rather than colour/color.Rate it:

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black-and-whiteClassifying people, objects or concepts as two polar opposites, especially "right" and "wrong"; dichotomous and inflexible.Rate it:

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egg whitealbumenRate it:

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free, white, and twenty-onebeholden to no one; master of one's own destiny.Rate it:

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in black and whiteUsing shades of grey/gray rather than colour/color.Rate it:

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like white on riceInseparably; in very close proximity.Rate it:

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wave the white flagTo yield, give up, or quit.Rate it:

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white as a sheetVery white or pale, as if suffering from shock.Rate it:

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white as driven snowextremely white; totally white (of a color).Rate it:

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white as snowVery white.Rate it:

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white elephantSomething you have but uselessRate it:

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white goodsfridges, washing machines, etcRate it:

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white hatA white hat hacker.Rate it:

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White HouseThe official home and workplace of the President of the United States of America.Rate it:

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White HouseThe US presidency and its administration.Rate it:

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white lieAn lie that is said for not hurting others with a clean mindRate it:

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White Lightnin,Illegally Brewed, High-Percentage/Grain Alcohol Spirits, Whiskey, Moonshine Liquor, Surrepticously Distributed by 'BootleggersRate it:

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white manUsed other than as an idiom: see white, man.Rate it:

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white manWhite people collectively; White culture.Rate it:

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white marriageAn unconsummated marriage.Rate it:

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white outTo hide an error or other material on a surface by covering it with correcting fluid.Rate it:

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white rideranother name for "Conquest/Pestilence", one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.Rate it:

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white sheepa disliked person; one who is disfavoredRate it:

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white sheepa conformist; an unusual or conventional personRate it:

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