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X's and O'stic-tac-toeRate it:

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a hundred and ten percentThe exertion of more than seems possible, hence 110%, not 100%, the usual maximum amount possible.Rate it:

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a short drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death by hanging.Rate it:

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take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselvesAlternative form of take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:

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arm and a legA relatively high price for an item or service; an exorbitant price.Rate it:

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heart and soulThe core of a thing; the most essential or important part.Rate it:

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heart and soulWith the utmost earnestness.Rate it:

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heave to and splice the main brace'Heave to and splice the main brace!' An old salt's invitation to shipmates in a shore side pub to drink-up and be merry!Rate it:

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kit and kaboodleEverything; the lot.Rate it:

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over and overRepeatedly; again and again; many times.Rate it:

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over the hills and far awayfar away, not near.Rate it:

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peaches-and-creamOf facial complexion, smooth, with attractive yellow-pink coloring.Rate it:

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sticks and stonesEvocative of the saying "sticks and stones may (or will) break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt (or harm) me".1957, Brendan Gill, The Day the Money StoppedRate it:

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vim and vigorenergetic spirit, zeal, vitalityRate it:

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yes and noUsed other than as an idiom: see yes, and, no.Rate it:

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at sixes and sevensIn a state of dispute or disagreement.Rate it:

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share and share alikeFor members of a group, equal portions of or equal access to tangible or intangible goods, entitlements, or obligations-i.e., each person's share like each of the other shares.Rate it:

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a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:

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always late and a penny shortSomeone who is late with a birthday or anniversary wishRate it:

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at one's beck and callIn servitude to; at one’s command.Rate it:

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birds and beesInformal sex education, especially describing the sexual activity of animals rather than that of people.Rate it:

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black and whiteThe police, a police officer.Rate it:

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black-and-whiteAlternative form of black and whiteRate it:

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bright-eyed and bushy-tailedEager, alert, enthusiastic, and lively.Rate it:

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cat and dog lifeUnhappy married life.Rate it:

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Cost an Arm and a LegSomething very expensive and not worth the cost in few casesRate it:

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cross my heart and hope to dieadded to a promise or a statement to show how serious one was about being honest in what one saidRate it:

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Eat You Out of House and HomeTo eat and spend everything that other person has in his houseRate it:

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heave to and splice the main braceMarlinspike Era sailors expression: relative to his upcoming Liberty Ashore and His Activity; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . He Proclaimed.Rate it:

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hold with the hare and run with the houndsTo oppose an action or behavior and yet engage in the same action or behavior; to be a hypocrite.Rate it:

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I have to love you and leave youUsed as an affectionate way of saying goodbyeRate it:

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it is raining cats and dogsThe cats and dogs are the rainRate it:

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kicking and screamingWith extreme reluctance.Rate it:

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nearest and dearestClosest, most intimate.Rate it:

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quick-and-dirtyDone or constructed in a hasty, approximate, temporarily adequate manner, but not exact, fully formed, or reliable for a long period of time.Rate it:

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speak softly and carry a big stickDo not boast or utter verbal threats, but do make others aware that you are prepared to use physical force if necessary.Rate it:

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spic and spanPerfectly clean.Rate it:

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summer and winterTo spend extended periods of time with; to test.Rate it:

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the three components of art are : 1. mere catharsis and cathexis, 2. (etc. )Cathexis : 2 major definitions, one being psychoanalytic in nature. Very rarely used in speech or in it's written form. Cathexis : what a fascinating word. Even the sound of it is unusual.Rate it:

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time and tide wait for no manaction is necessary without delayRate it:

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tooth and nailViciously; with all one’s strength or power; without holding back..Rate it:

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tried and trueWell-established and tested; known to work or succeed based on extensive experience.Rate it:

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wouldn't give two hoots n a holler / ... two hoots and a hollerdefinition: it isn't worth much, or I wouldn't put much stock in it - it is not believable, or wouldn't pay attention to it.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentA level of effort exceeding one's sustained capacity, possibly risking injury.Rate it:

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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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a scholar and a gentlemanAn admirable person.Rate it:

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above and beyondMore than is expected or required.Rate it:

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adamasse aliquem (only in Perf. and Plup.) (Nep. Dion 2. 3)to become devoted to some one.Rate it:

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