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Appendix:Snowclones/first rule of X: do not talk about XSaid of something that must be kept confidential.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm an X, not a YClarifies that one is X, while dissociating oneself from Y. X and Y are usually professions or beliefs, and significantly different from one another.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if that's not X, I don't know what isUsed to point at something that is obvious, clearly seen from the context.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/not the X-est in the YStupid; dimwitted.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X is not going to Y itselfSaid to urge someone to do something to something.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/don't X meUsed as a reply, it means "don't say X to me", where X is something that the interlocutor just said.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/few X short of a Ystrange; insane; dementedRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/have X, will travelIndicates that the speaker is ready for everything, provided they have X.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I am X, hear me YUsed to draw attention to what one has to say. X can be anything; Y is usually "roar", but can be some other noise that X habitually makes.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I find your lack of X disturbingIndicates disapproval at someone lacking X.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm going to build my own X with blackjack and hookers! In fact, forget the XIndicates that the speaker is not interested in joining others in a certain group or activity, and instead the speaker is going to form their own.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm here to X A and Y B, and I'm all out of ASaid before doing something, usually with a determined, resolute tone.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if Eskimos have N words for snow, X have Y words for ZUsed to suggest by analogy that Y has frequent interaction with Z or spends substantial time thinking about Z. Often used with other language, country or region stereotypes.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/if I had an X for every time I YUsed to state that Y has happened a lot to the speakerRate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in Soviet Russia, Y Xs youThe Russian reversal, a joke in which the subject and the statement are reversed, usually to reference the propaganda of an enemy that is the exact opposite of the interlocutor. It is usually told in broken English, without articles.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in X, no one can hear you YIndicates a threat of imminent danger. X is often limited to words having something to do with space. Y is a sound made by humans, especially 'scream'.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/nem X, nem Y, muito pelo contrárioExpresses disagreement with two options.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/pense em X, é YIndicates that Y is X to a high extent.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/that's X for youUsed to point out that a previously described behavior is typical of something, usually someone or a class of persons.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/with great X, comes great YStates a causation in which Y follows X. Often, this phrase is used in a solemn tone, employed sarcastically for minor things that are not nearly as serious as suggested.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X among XsSaid of something that is exceptional.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X and Y and Z, oh my!Expresses awe at three things.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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Appendix:Snowclones/X is the new YUsed to state that Y is being replaced by X.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X me and call me YIndicates awe, amazement.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X Y is XUsed to point out an obvious characteristic.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, thy name is YUsed to say that something or somebody embodies a particular quality, usually a negative one. This phrase is said using this format: "X, thy name is Y", where X is the quality and Y is the person or thing with that quality.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/X, Y, and Z—pick any twoIntroduces three desirable qualities or resources that a person, company or project can not have simultaneously; they will lack one of the three options.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/you can't spell XYZ without YImplies a correlation between two items, where the second one is spelled with letters from the first one.Rate it:

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first come, first servedPeople will be dealt with in the order they arrive.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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talk the talkSpeak like an expert, claim to be knowledgeable about something.Rate it:

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not if I see you firstUsed as a reply to see you, see you later, see you soon etc., implying that if the speaker sees the interlocutor first then the speaker will avoid the interlocutor.Rate it:

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not one's first rodeoNot the first time one has been in a particular situation; used to indicate past experience.Rate it:

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waste not, want notIf one is not wasteful then one will not be needy.Rate it:

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do not pass go, do not collect $200A phrase telling someone to pursue a path directly without deviations.Rate it:

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do not pass Go, do not collect two hundred dollarsAlternative spelling of do not pass go, do not collect $200Rate it:

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do not pass go, do not collect £200A phrase telling someone to pursue a path directly without deviations.Rate it:

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if you're not Dutch, you're not muchThe Dutch culture is vastly superior to all other cultures in existence.Rate it:

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not my circus, not my monkeysIt's none of my business; indicates that one is not responsible for controlling or changing a volatile or delicate situation.Rate it:

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not your circus, not your monkeysIt's none of your business; an exhortation to stay out of a volatile or delicate situation.Rate it:

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rule with an iron fistTo rule with absolute authority or to the detriment of the people. To rule tyrannically.Rate it:

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rule outTo cross an item out by drawing a straight line through it, as with a ruler.Rate it:

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rule outTo make something impossible.Rate it:

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every rule has an exceptionAlternative form of there is an exception to every rule.Rate it:

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rule the schoolTo substantially control a school administratively, financially, or to control a school's curriculum.Rate it:

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as a rulenormallyRate it:

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as a ruleIn general; most often.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clear-cut, easy to make decision.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.Rate it:

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