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X's and O'sThe basic delineation of roles in a project.Rate it:

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X's and O'skisses and hugs.Rate it:

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early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wiseplatitude from Benjamin Franklin under the pseudonym Poor Richard.Rate it:

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name and shameSo as to single them out for individual blame and censure.Rate it:

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Play Cat and MouseTo make someone fool by playing tricks, to annoy or tease someoneRate it:

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rained cats and dogspouredRate it:

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safe and soundHaving come to no harm, especially after being exposed to danger.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortAction that was taken too late and too feeble to be of any use.Rate it:

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and be done with itUsed to terminate discussion or delay with a call to actionRate it:

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bells and whistlesExtra features added for show rather than function; fancy additions or features.Rate it:

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by and largeMostly, generally; with few exceptions.Rate it:

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cakes and aleThe simple material pleasures of life.Rate it:

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do the best and live the restFirst do your work with your 100% dont think about the resultRate it:

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every nook and crannyEverywhere.Rate it:

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everybody and his motherA large assortment of people.Rate it:

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hammer and sickleA depiction of a sickle crossed with a hammer, used as a symbol of communism and the Soviet Union.Rate it:

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hell and half of georgiaA very large region; everywhere.Rate it:

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kiss and make upTo settle one's differences and forgive.Rate it:

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ladies and gentlemenUsed to address an audience.Rate it:

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leave somebody high and dryTo abandon somebody; to stop providing assistance at a crucial moment.Rate it:

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nobody loves me, everybody hates me, i think i'm going to go and eat wormsFeeling sorry for one's self.Rate it:

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odd and curiousOn the Isle of Man, the common or general man.Rate it:

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peanut butter and a punch in the bellyChild's aggressive behavior.Rate it:

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that's for me to know and you to find outA phrase used to reply to a question whose answer the speaker doesn't want to reveal.Rate it:

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whips and jinglesa state of torturous delirium, particularly delirium tremensRate it:

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shave and a haircutA 7-note riff played at the end of a song for comic effect.Rate it:

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bow and scrapeTo behave in a servile, obsequious, or excessively polite manner.Rate it:

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bread-and-butterRelating to basic sustenance or the requirements for everyday living for the masses.Rate it:

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nuts and boltsThe basic, inner workings of something; the fundamentals or basics; that which makes something operate, on a basic level.Rate it:

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take a licking and keep on tickingTo be tough; to have endurance; to have the capacity to absorb stress or damage, but still be able to function.Rate it:

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to and froTo go back and forth; to alternate.Rate it:

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you're damned if you do and you're damned if you don'tAlternative form of damned if you do, damned if you don'tRate it:

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a gentleman and a scholarAn admirable person.Rate it:

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wake up and smell the coffeeTo face reality and stop deluding oneself.Rate it:

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you get more with a kind word and a gun than you do with a kind word aloneIt is advantageous not to rely solely on being nice.Rate it:

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between scylla and charybdisSimilar in meaning to between a rock and a hard place.Rate it:

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dog and pony showAny presentation or display that is overly contrived or intricate.Rate it:

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have someone by the short and curliesto exercise total control over someone.Rate it:

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hem and hawTo discuss, deliberate, or contemplate rather than taking action.Rate it:

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let go and let godTo consciously surrender one's free will to the will of God.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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out of house and homeGlobal Checkup: How Healthy is Earth?, Science NOW.Rate it:

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said and doneAgreed to and accomplished or finished.Rate it:

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shave and a haircutUsed other than as an idiom: see shave, haircut.Rate it:

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stop an eight-day clock and throw it into reverseBefore batteries and household electricity were used to power clocks, most clocks had to be wound by hand to keep operating. Eight-day clocks were designed so they only had to be wound every eighth day and the movement only turned in a clockwise direction. Therefore, someone with an appearance objectionable enough to stop the clock and send the movement spinning in the wrong and opposite direction would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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there's many a slip twixt cup and lipIn any situation, however well planned, something can always go wrong.Rate it:

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

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