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the more things change, the more they stay the sameA proverb making the observation that turbulent changes do not affect reality on a deeper level other than to cement the status quo.Rate it:

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those who will not when they may, when they will they shall have nay(archaic) One should take immediate advantage of an opportunity that may not be available later.Rate it:

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"if i told a herd of oxen they are on the wrong path, would they believe me?"WrongRate it:

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the bigger they are, the harder they fallThe larger something is, the more disastrous and spectacular its downfallRate it:

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take things as they comeTo accept and deal with events as they occur, with a composed state of mind.Rate it:

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insanity starts when you do different things and the results are the same.InsanityRate it:

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same old same oldA familiar, uninteresting, or tedious situation, activity, narrative, or set of facts.Rate it:

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same, same, but differentIt's the same thing, but with some differences.Rate it:

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change sides, change signsA mnemonic indicating that when a value is moved to the opposite side of the equals sign, then the operator is changed also.Rate it:

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any more for any moreDoes anybody have, or want, any more?Rate it:

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Don't Count Your Chickens before They HatchTo warn someone to wait until the expected good thing has really happened till then avoid making further plansRate it:

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if they sold it to you, you paid too muchEven when you perceive a good deal, someone is making money off you.Rate it:

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you know what they sayUsed to introduce, or alluding to, an apt adageRate it:

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a bird may love a fish, but where will they build their home?It's too hard to make a relationship work when two people are so vastly different. Similar variations end by saying "...where will they build their nest?" and "...where will they build their home together?"Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X called, they want their Y backSaid about something that is outdated and can be traced to a certain period in time, usually a decade.Rate it:

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as they sayA vague invocation of popular convention when introducing a phrase or expression, which may be accompanied by attribution to a source or locale in which the phrase or expression is used.Rate it:

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don't count your chickens before they're hatchedYou should not count on something before it happens.Rate it:

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don't count your eggs before they hatchDon't get your hopes up before things actually happenRate it:

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if pigs had wings they would fly(colloquial) Expresses speakers skepticism toward a hypothetical argument by another.Rate it:

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kick someone when they are downTo make it worse for someone who is going through a difficult time.Rate it:

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Let the Chips Fall Where They MayTo do what seems right, just and proper to you without caring much about the consequencesRate it:

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let the chips fall where they mayTo allow events to unfold naturally; to accept what occurs without prejudice, worry, or regret.Rate it:

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little did [they] know/realize/imagineThey weren't aware of something ahead of time; they didn't know some important information before making a decision/acting.Rate it:

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the box they're going to bury it inA person or product that hastens the obsolescence of another person or product.Rate it:

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they ranged from fuzz-cheeked boys to gray-haired, balding gansers...from "A Crown of Swords," book 7 in Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time series of novels (Tor books 1996). This quote is found on page 64.Rate it:

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they saw the need to sproom onto the terraceThe need to leave quietly without being noticedRate it:

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they're only after one thingMen are only interested in sex.Rate it:

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all things being equalWithout considering or being affected by external factors.Rate it:

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if you don't want to slip up, stay out of slippery placesTo avoid temptation, triggers, Toxicity Or anything that doesn't do you any justice mentally or otherwise. To Stay away from if not to be tempted to repeat mistakes.Rate it:

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in the scheme of things it was a small victory.As with climate change the slow improvement of gas amounts discharged into the atmosphere comes too late. We are screwed Rate it:

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stay the distanceTo persist or continue, especially with regard to something difficult.Rate it:

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stay wokeFirst used by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter in a 1938 interview afterword of his song Scottsboro Boys-named for nine Black teenagers and young men falsely accused of raping two white women in Alabama in 1931. Lead Belly knew the Scottsboro boys, and urged Black listeners and Black persons traveling through that area in Alabama to "Stay Woke" (be vigilant, cautious, and alert) in the spoken afterword to the song. Lead Belly's direct relative, Global Activist and Equality Advocate Greshun De Bouse began the #STAYWOKELEADBELLY movement to acknowledge the phrase's origin, and redefine its present-day meaning as a more generalized, all-inclusive phrase admonishing all to be cognizant of past, present, and future world occurrences.Rate it:

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all things consideredDespite possible indications to the contrary.Rate it:

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all things come to those who wait(dated) A patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.Rate it:

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stay behindAlternative form of stay-behind.Rate it:

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stay upTo remain awake, to not go to bed.Rate it:

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good things come to those who waitA patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.Rate it:

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of all thingsEspecially; more than other things.Rate it:

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all things to all peopleSomeone or something that entirely satisfies the expectations of everyone, no matter how diverse and conflicting those expectations may be.Rate it:

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"if the human being doesn't use 100% of his brain, how can he be right in the things he does and speBrainRate it:

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"it's in the little things that we find great friends."FriendsRate it:

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all good things come to an endNothing lasts forever.Rate it:

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finer thingsThat which is considered of a high quality, expensive or tasteful.Rate it:

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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the pollsRate it:

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Get Into the Swing of ThingsTo get familiar of daily activitiesRate it:

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go ahead.....make me stay!!A comical spin on the original phrase expressed by Clint Eastwood in the film entitled "Dirty Harry";.i.e. "Go ahead....make my day!!"Rate it:

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hear thingsTo have auditory hallucinations.Rate it:

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here to staypresent, and set to remain permanently.Rate it:

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how's thingsAn informal greeting roughly equivalent to how are you?Rate it:

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liven things upAppropriate actions, music, decorations, singing, props, verbal directing, recitations can assist to liven things up at a party or celebration.Rate it:

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