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it's a small worldUsed to express surprise at meeting an acquaintance or discovering a personal connection in a distant place or an unexpected context.Rate it:

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make the world go aroundTo play an essential role in causing the things in life to work as they should; to underlie the fulfillment of the needs of human existence.Rate it:

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make the world go roundto have a crucial role in keeping things working as they shouldRate it:

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mean the world toTo be loved or cared about a great deal by.Rate it:

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not for the worldAbsolutely not; under no circumstances. A defiant no. [from 18th c.]Rate it:

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not long for this worldUnlikely to remain for much time.Rate it:

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not the end of the worldIt's of minor importance, at least not as important as it first seemed.Rate it:

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out of this worldExceptionally high quality; wonderful; marvellous.Rate it:

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outside worldThe rest of the world outside of some closed, restricted, or remote environment.Rate it:

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outside worldThe world external to the human mind.Rate it:

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set the world on firehave sensational successRate it:

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she came in from the cold with her bold, brazen, out-spoken, take on the world positive attitude.Speaking her mind, daring to take on/face challenges, speaking up and speaking out, not staying shut to anyone, ready/willing to face whatever life/anyone dishes out to her.Rate it:

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the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the worldAlternative form of the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.Rate it:

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the hand that rocks the cradle rules the worldWomen, particularly mothers, have a decisive influence on the future direction of society because they raise and nurture the next generation.Rate it:

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the whole world and his dogEverybody; too many people; a huge crowd.Rate it:

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the world is one's lobster(UK, humorous) intentional misrendering of the proverb "the world is one's oyster"Rate it:

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the world is one's oysterAll opportunities are open to someone, the world is theirs.Rate it:

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the world is one's oysterIn order to achieve something in this world, one has to grab the opportunity.Rate it:

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the world overAll over the world; globally; throughout the world.Rate it:

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think the world ofTo have a good opinion; to esteem; to admire.Rate it:

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too good for this worldOut of this world; of exceptionally high quality; wonderful; marvelous.Rate it:

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weight of the worldThe distressing combined burden of the problems, doubts, imperfections, and responsibilities associated with human existence.Rate it:

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welcome to my worldIndicates that the speaker is very experienced with a situation that is new to the interlocutor.Rate it:

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what color is the sun in your worldRhetorical question used to imply that the party addressed is out of touch with realityRate it:

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what the world ?What in the world is going on here?Rate it:

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window on the worldSomething which provides information about or interaction with a variety of people, places, events, or things outside of one's immediate sphere of experience.Rate it:

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workers of the world, uniteLaborers are encouraged to unionize or otherwise engage in collective action on a global scale in order to use the strength of their numbers to obtain better conditions.Rate it:

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worldA great amount.Rate it:

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worldA planet,especially one which is inhabited or inhabitable.Rate it:

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worldAn individual or group perspective or social setting.Rate it:

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worldHuman collective existence; existence in general.Rate it:

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worldThe earth.Rate it:

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worldThe Universe.Rate it:

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world-beaterSomeone or something superior to all others of its sort.Rate it:

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baby-killera Vietnam veteran returning to the United States, used by war opponentsRate it:

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from china to peruall over the worldRate it:

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google itUse the Google search engine to obtain information on something or somebody on the World Wide WebRate it:

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proverbs run in pairsEvery proverb seems to be contradicted by another proverb with an opposed message, such as "too many cooks spoil the broth" and "many hands make light work."1863, Sir Richard Burton, Abeokuta and the Camaroons Mountains, vol. 1, Tinsley (London), p. 309:Moreover, all the world over, proverbs run in pairs, and pull both ways: for the most part one neutralizes, by contradiction, the other.Rate it:

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vale of tearsA symbolic "valley of tears"; meaning the world and the sorrows felt through life. Similar to the Old Testament Psalm 23's reference to the "valley of the shadow of death", the phrase implies that sadness is part of the physical world (i.e. part of human experience).Rate it:

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God's green earthThe world.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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Santa's workshopThe mythical structure, usually envisioned as located at the North Pole, where Santa Claus and a large number of capable elves work tirelessly and gladly year-round to produce all of the toys and other gifts to be delivered throughout the world on Christmas Day.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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alarums and excursionsAll the sounds and activities of preparations for war.Rate it:

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aluminum showerAn event at which people give household items made of aluminum to the war effort.Rate it:

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battle crySomething the troops yell out when going to war or battle.Rate it:

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black babiesThird world charities, the missions.Rate it:

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boots on the groundThe ground forces actually fighting in a war or conflict, rather than troops not engaged or other military action such as air strikes.Rate it:

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Bury the HatchetTo end up the war or conflicts and become friends again,Rate it:

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ce jeune homme ira loinThat young man will make his way in the world, has a future before him.Rate it:

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