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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat and mouse gameTwo individuals and/or groups repeatedly keeping check on each other in a suspicious or self-protective way, often with the goal of one or both parties trying to gain a malicious advantage over the other.Rate it:

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ce qui est fait est faitIt is no good crying over spilt milk.Rate it:

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checks and balancesA system for multiple parties wherein each has some control over the actions of each of the others.Rate it:

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chicks before dicksA woman should prioritize her female friends over her boyfriend or husband.Rate it:

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companyAs he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.Rate it:

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company townA town, city, or other municipality in which a single large business has a controlling influence over the economy and, sometimes, over the societal structure and local government.Rate it:

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considerare in, cum animo, secum aliquidto think over, consider a thing.Rate it:

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crab mentalityA way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs in which one tries to escape over the side, but is relentlessly pulled down by the others in the pot.Rate it:

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criblé de dettesOver head and ears in debt.Rate it:

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Cross that Bridge when You Come to ItDon’t worry about unnecessary things, don’t over-think a problem, deal with the difficulty when it arrives, don’t predict problems in your headRate it:

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cut acrossTo take a shortcut over or through.Rate it:

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cut the umbilical cordTo end a child's over-dependence on or over-attachment to their parents.Rate it:

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c’est bien luiThat’s he all over.Rate it:

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c’est le refrain de la balladeIt is the old story over again.Rate it:

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c’est une bonne bête (or, la bête du bon dieu)He is a good-natured fellow (not over-clever).Rate it:

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daylightThe intensity distribution of light over the visible spectrum generated by the Sun under various conditions or by other light sources intended to simulate natural daylight.Rate it:

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DiamondIn Railroad Parlance, the especially designed, critically installed rail-section in place at 'Cross-Over' point. Special Switch-Tower With Special Switch-Point Equipment operated 24/7 by Experts:Rate it:

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dicksize warA pointless competition, dispute or conflict, often over some trivial matter.Rate it:

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die a thousand deathsTo die many times over.Rate it:

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die offTo become extinct (if a group of plants, animals, or people dies off, all of that group dies over a period of time).Rate it:

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dominari in aliquemto have unlimited power over a person.Rate it:

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don't make a big production out of this!Over emphasized, blown out of proportion, made it into a big deal, made it appear as a movie!Rate it:

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drain awayTo diminish over time; to disappear or leak out gradually.Rate it:

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drive the porcelain busTo vomit, especially while drunk or hung over.Rate it:

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dump outTo empty a container by turning its contents out over a surface.Rate it:

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element of surpriseThe strategic advantage one has over one's opposition due to the supposed ignorance of the other party.Rate it:

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elle a quarante ans bien sonnésShe is over forty.Rate it:

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elle lui a jeté un sortShe cast a spell over him; He is infatuated with her.Rate it:

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être au four et au moulinTo be all over the place; be in two places at once.Rate it:

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être entre deux vinsTo be half seas over (pop.).Rate it:

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every which wayAll over; in every direction.Rate it:

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faire peau neuveTo turn over a new leaf.Rate it:

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fall aroundto fall over continuouslyRate it:

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far and wideOver a great distance, or large area; nearly everywhere.Rate it:

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fear engulfed him like a blanketfear was taking over himRate it:

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federal caseAny over-exaggerated ordeal.Rate it:

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fim de jogogame overRate it:

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first things firstDeal with matters of highest priority first; deal with matters in logical sequence.1922, H. G. Wells, The Secret Places of the Heart, ch.4,"First things first," said Sir Richmond. If we set about getting fuel sanely, if we do it as the deliberate, co-operative act of the whole species, then it follows that we shall look very closely into the use that is being made of it.1999, Frank Pellegrini, "House Republicans Quell Mutiny Over Tax Bounty," Time, 23 Jul.,Judging by the pollsRate it:

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flumen extra ripas diffluitthe river is over its banks, is in flood.Rate it:

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flumen ponte iungereto build a bridge over a river.Rate it:

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flumen super ripas effunditurthe river is over its banks, is in flood.Rate it:

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fork outTo pay out, to hand overRate it:

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Four Corners of the EarthFrom all across the world, from all over the placeRate it:

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from here to sundayEverywhere; all over the place.Rate it:

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from stem to sternOver the full length of a ship or boat, from the front end of the vessel to the back end.Rate it:

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geschehen ist geschehenno use crying over spilt milk.Rate it:

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get a bit worked up!To become excited, alarmed, frightened over a situation, conversation, scenario.Rate it:

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get acrossTo make an idea evident; to successfully explain a thought or feeling; put over.Rate it:

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get one's claws intoHave a controlling influence over.Rate it:

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