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(2) cavere (in iure) (Off. 2. 65)to point out what precautions, what formal steps must be taken to insure immunity.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 cat may look at a kingEven a purported inferior has certain abilities, even in the presence of a purported superiorRate it:

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a cauliflower earAn ear that has been permanently swollen and disfigured as a result of being repeatedly struck. Often a feature of a veteran boxer or rugby player.Rate it:

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à chacun son tourEvery dog has his day; Now it is my turn.Rate it:

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a fair seasonA right timeRate it:

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a fila andathat ship has sailedRate it:

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a goose has wandered onto one’s midsection.To experience a warm and fuzzy feeling inside ones chest; to feel content and happy.Rate it:

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à la bonne heure!Well done!; That’s right!; Capital!; That is something like!Rate it:

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a lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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à l’heure qu’il est il doit savoir la nouvelleBy this time no doubt he has heard the news.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA polite refusal by someone who has just done a magic trick to reveal how it works.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 mão esquerda não sabe o que faz a direitathe left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doingRate it:

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a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.Rate it:

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à parti pris pas de conseilAdvice is useless to one who has made up his mind.Rate it:

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à père avare, enfant prodigueA miserly father has a spendthrift son.Rate it:

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a real knock out!A very attractive woman. So deemed because her attractiveness is so stunning that it can (figuratively) knock you out.Rate it:

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a rey muerto, rey puestoout with the old, in with the newRate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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a stopped clock is right twice a dayA normally unreliable person or instrument can occasionally provide correct information, even if only by accident.Rate it:

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abire ex oculis, e conspectu alicuiusto go out of sight, disappear.Rate it:

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about timeClose to the right time.Rate it:

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above one's bendOut of one's control or power.Rate it:

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above waterOut of difficulty, especially financial.Rate it:

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absque hocThe technical words of denial used in denying what has been alleged.Rate it:

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ac (sed) de ... satis dixi, dictum estso much for this subject...; enough has been said on...Rate it:

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ace outTo defeat others in a contest; to do better than others in a competition.Rate it:

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ace outTo have a lucky streak; to experience a stroke of good fortune.Rate it:

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acquired tasteA taste which is not natural or innate, but which has developed through habit or learning.Rate it:

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act outTo express one's feelings through disruptive actions.Rate it:

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act outTo go through the process of a scene from a play, a charade or a pointless exercise.Rate it:

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actors more & stages fewA situation where more are in demand but lacking enough provisions or when right options are scanty or less.Rate it:

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ad denarios L in singulos modios annona perveneratcorn had gone up to 50 denarii the bushel.Rate it:

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ad Romam proficiscito set out for Rome.Rate it:

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add-onsomething that has been or can be added to an existing object or arrangement.Rate it:

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adding machineA pocket calculator that has very few functions.Rate it:

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adopt outTo expel a child from a family by placing them for adoption; to put a child up for adoption privately, without going through an adoption agency.Rate it:

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adopt outTo send a son or daughter away to live in another country..Rate it:

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aere alieno liberarito get out of debt.Rate it:

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AFAICMOInitialism of as far as I can make out.Rate 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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against the clockRunning out of time.Rate it:

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age outUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see age,‎ out.Rate it:

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age outTo become too old for an activity, program or institution; to become too mature for a behavior.Rate it:

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Aha-ErlebnisAn "aha experience". An experience which gives a sudden insight, solution or answer to a problem that has troubled someone for some time.Rate it:

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air outTo discuss in the open.Rate it:

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air outTo expose to air; to leave open or spread out, as to allow odor or moisture to dissipate.Rate it:

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alicui Syria (sorte) obvēnit, obtigitthe province of Syria has fallen to some one's lot.Rate it:

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aliquem in integrum (vid. sect. V. 4, note The proper...) restituereto reinstate a person in his right.Rate it:

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