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Throw a Monkey Wrench into the WorksInterfering or disturbing an operation that was going in a smooth manner; destabilizing the progression of somethingRate it:

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Throw Your Hat into the RingAn individual announcing his or her candidacy for the office elections; or to get you indulged into a challengeRate it:

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to get into hot waterTo get into troubleRate it:

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tuck intoTo eat, especially with gusto.Rate it:

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turn into a pumpkinUsed to indicate a curfew, or the time by which one must depart.Rate it:

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walk intomeet with unwittinglyRate it:

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walk intoTo collide with.Rate it:

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walk intoTo fall into .Rate it:

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a little knowledge is a dangerous thingThe proverb 'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing' expresses the idea that a small amount of knowledge can mislead people into thinking that they are more expert than they really are, which can lead to mistakes being made.Rate 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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aliquem (tertium) ad (in) amicitiam ascribereto admit another into the circle of one's intimates.Rate it:

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AOBAway on break.Rate it:

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bell outTo open out into a bell shape.Rate it:

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blaze a trailTo set precedent or do something novel; to break new ground.Rate it:

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brass ringOne and one half inch diameter iron rings were offered riders on a Carousel by a dispensing device alongside: A Brass Ring was inserted into the dispenser at random. The Carousel Rider who succeeded in snatching the Brass Ring was rewarded A Free Ride upon return to the Operator of the Brass Ring:Rate it:

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burn the midnight oilTo work studiously, especially late into the night.Rate it:

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come apartto break, separate.Rate it:

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couple upTo get into pairs.Rate it:

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cut a cheese?To Break Wind:Rate it:

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debris fieldAny area, non-dependent of locale, space, or contour, that contains the debris of wreckage, impact, sinking, or other material that once constituted a complete object. Debris fields can be found at the site of air crashes, water vessel sinking, explosions of buildings, collapses, and other events that render a whole entity into components, pieces, or other non-whole items.Rate it:

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dyed-in-the-woolDyed before being formed into cloth.Rate it:

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fall off a truckOf an item of merchandise, to come into a person's possession without having been paid for; to be acquired illegally.Rate it:

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fall to piecesTo feel emotionally devastated; to break down.Rate it:

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fish or cut baitTo choose between taking action now, or forgoing the opportunity and putting that energy into another endeavor; to decide.Rate it:

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male-to-femaleThat changes a male end (with pins, usually a plug) of a connection into a female one (usually a socket).Rate it:

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pull someone's legTo tease someone; to lead someone on; to goad someone into overreacting. It usually implies teasing or goading by jokingly lying.Rate it:

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rise from the ashesTo make a comeback after a long hiatus. To come back into common use or practice. To come back into popularity. To come back to being a thing of today.Rate it:

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stack upTo put into a stackRate it:

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unavailable energyEnergy that is converted by an irreversible process into a form that is unavailable to do workRate it:

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you made your bed, now sleep in itA moralizing rejection said to someone looking for an easy out, especially of a situation they put themselves into.Rate it:

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zonk outTo fall suddenly into a very deep sleep.Rate it:

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split upCease to be together, break apart from the group.Rate it:

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bring forthTo create, generate, bring into existence.Rate it:

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allow forTo take into account when making plans.Rate it:

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at all hoursLate into the night or early morning; when people ought to be sleeping.Rate it:

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back inTo reverse a vehicle into a space.Rate it:

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ball upTo crush into a ball shape.Rate it:

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bash inTo break or dent badly by hitting violently.Rate it:

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buzz upTo allow entrance into a building from a higher floor by triggering an electronic lock.Rate it:

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carry awayTo break under sudden pressure of violent wind.Rate it:

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change of tackThe act of tacking, turning into the wind so the sail moves to the opposite side.Rate it:

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cut upTo cut into smaller pieces.Rate it:

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Ehre, wem Ehre gebührtcredit where credit's due; used to justly praise someone, or to break the solemnity of praisingRate it:

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fall apartTo break into pieces through being in a dilapidated state.Rate it:

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jack inTo insert an electronic coupling into a receptacle; to connect to something, whether involving a physical medium or not.Rate it:

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like a bull at a gatecharging into some task without much thought, taking action hastilyRate it:

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parcel outTo divide into portions or chunks; to ration.Rate it:

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spill overTo enter into another zone by way of accident or overcrowding; to overflow.Rate it:

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stand upTo bring something up and set it into a standing position.Rate it:

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take a breatherTo take a break; to pause or relax briefly.Rate it:

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