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15 minutes of fameA very short time in the spotlight or brief flurry with fame, after which the person or subject involved is quickly forgotten.Rate it:

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a carpet-baggerA candidate for election who has no roots or interest in the constituency he wishes to represent. The original meaning was a Unionist financier or adventurer who exploited the cheap labour in the American South after the Civil War. The carpet bags carried by these adventurers were made of carpet material.Rate it:

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a casa caiuSaid after a particularly undesirable, harmful change of events; often, though not always, said of a criminal or illicit activity discovered by the authority.Rate it:

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a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as youRate it:

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a pyrrhic victoryAn apparent victory, but one which is no victory at all, due to the great cost incurred. The phrase comes from the victory won by King Pyrrhus at Asculum in 279BC which cost him many of his best men. After the battle Pyrrhus remarked: "One more such victory and we are finished."Rate it:

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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.Rate it:

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acquired tasteSomething that is appreciated only after having initially been regarded as unappealing or unpleasant; a person who is regarded as difficult or dislikable but of whom at least some have grown to approve.Rate it:

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acti labores iucundi (proverb.)rest after toil is sweet.Rate it:

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ad exemplum alicuius se conformareto shape one's conduct after another's model.Rate it:

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after allin spite of everythingRate it:

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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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after all is said and doneAlternative form of when all is said and doneRate it:

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after one's own heartOf a person: having the same ideas, opinions or behaviour as oneself.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayA phrase sometimes attributed to fundamentalist Muslims, implying that they wish to kill the Jews, whose sabbath is Saturday, and then the Christians, whose sabbath is Sunday.Rate it:

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after Saturday comes SundayUsed other than as an idiom: see after, Saturday, comes, Sunday.Rate it:

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after the factToo late; after something is finished or final.Rate it:

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after the jumpUsed to introduce an inline advertisement in a webpage etc.Rate it:

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after the Lord Mayor's showSaid of a disappointing or mundane event occurring straight after an exciting, magnificent, or triumphal event.Rate it:

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after youA gesture, usually polite, urging another person to take a turn at something ahead of the speaker.Rate it:

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after you, AlphonseAn exchange indicating excessive formality or effort at politeness, particularly where two people each refuse to go forward because each insists on allowing the other to go forward first.Rate it:

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and don't play one on TVA term often used after a person claims to have no expertise in a topic of discussion, but still wants to contribute a comment.Rate it:

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and shitUsed after a noun or list of nouns in place of "etc".Rate it:

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and thatAnd the others; used after a name to denote the friends or social group of that person.Rate it:

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anno peracto, circumacto, interiecto, intermissoafter a year has elapsed.Rate it:

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après la lettreLettered. "Épreuve, gravure après la lettre": a print made after the caption is addedRate it:

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après moi le délugeUsed to indicate indifference to events that will happen after one’s death, or to indicate one’s own importance in maintaining orderRate it:

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après nous le délugeA short life and a merry one; We need not bother about what will happen after we are gone.Rate it:

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après skiA place "after skiing". Typically a bar or pub where people go after a day on the slopes to ease off and meet other people.Rate it:

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après vousafter youRate it:

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après-skiA place "after skiing". Typically a bar or pub where people go after a day on the slopes to ease off and meet other people.Rate it:

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as soon asAt the moment when; immediately after.Rate it:

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as the saying goesUsed before or after saying an apt proverb, adage, cliché etc.Rate it:

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ask afterTo enquire about the health or progress (of someone).Rate it:

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ass-backwardsOriented backwards, particularly after a mishap.Rate it:

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at lastAfter a long time; eventually.Rate it:

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au bout du compteUpon the whole; After all.Rate it:

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auf einem Bein kann man nicht stehenused to encourage someone to have another drink after their firstRate it:

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auspicato (rem gerere, urbem condere)after having duly taken the auspices.Rate it:

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avoir mal aux cheveux (fam.)To have a head (i.e. a head-ache in the morning after a drinking bout.)Rate it:

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baby bluesPeriod and feeling of depressiveness after giving birth; a less severe form of postnatal depression.Rate it:

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back in harnessTo be restored to one's employment or office. Often said of someone returning to work after recovering from illness.Rate it:

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back to square oneLocated back at the start, as after a dead-end or failure.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to obtain.Rate it:

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be afterTo try to capture.Rate it:

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behind its timeShowing characteristics of the past; present in one's work after later advances in the field; coming later than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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belly up to the barTo commit oneself to a challenge or task; to accept a responsibility; to acknowledge a fact.Rate it:

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best-kept secretA significant fact or characteristic that is not well-known.Rate it:

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Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceTo face a difficult situation and remain in a tight spot one after another, Or face some difficulty in making the right decision that would deliver no harmRate it:

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bicho malo nunca muerethe devil looks after his ownRate it:

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bon chien chasse de raceLike sire, like son; Cat after kind.Rate it:

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