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Phrases related to: vicious cycle

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break the cycleTo act so as to end a repeating pattern of harmful or otherwise negative behavior.Rate it:

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come full circleTo complete a cycle of transition, returning to the point of origin.Rate it:

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no holds barredWithout reserve; in an especially ruthless or vicious manner.Rate it:

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been to the rodeoN.d., Alan Neff, Precious Tribes, Vicious Lies, page 72.Rate it:

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full circleThrough a cycle of transition, returning to where one started after gaining experience or exploring other things.Rate it:

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have seen one's dayTo be at the point in a life cycle or career of no longer being useful or effective; to be worn-out.Rate it:

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holeA chordless cycle in a graph.Rate it:

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pissing warAn often vicious conflict in which combatants contend for dominance over certain territory.Rate it:

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revolving door syndromeA situation in which a person or group repeats a cycle of behaviors or experiences, usually with unsuccessful or undesirable results.Rate it:

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take a tiger by the tailLatch-on, accost, challenge, confront someone or something which is dangerous, threatening, vicious, harmful, explosive, oppressive, vindictive.Rate it:

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tooth-and-nailvicious; violent; full of strength and powerRate it:

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turn overTo produce, complete, or cycle through.Rate it:

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what goes around comes aroundThe status eventually returns to its original value after completing some sort of cycle.A person's actions, whether good or bad, will often have consequences for that person.Rate it:

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wolf in sheep's clothingGrammar school stories told of the Wily wolf wearing a sheepskin costume as he stealthily circles the grazing sheep seeking to snatch a helpless little lamb in his sharp-toothed and drooling vicious jaws!Rate it:

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