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être sur le tapisTo be the subject of general conversation; To be broached.Rate it:

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fabula cadita piece is a failure, falls flat.Rate it:

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fabula, ludus scaenicusthe piece; the play.Rate it:

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fabulam docere (διδάσκειν) (of the writer) (opp. fabulam discereto study a piece, of the actor)Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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foras efferri, palam fieri, percrebrescere, divulgari, in medium proferri, exire, emanareto become known, become a topic of common conversation (used of things).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 a word in edgewiseTo break into or participate in a conversation.Rate it:

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get bentUsed to dismiss a person or what they are saying, and end the conversation.Rate it:

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get offTo stop using a piece of equipment.Rate it:

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hatchet jobA treatment which serves primarily to disparage its subject; a piece of criticism which aims to destroy a reputation.Rate it:

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have one's cake and eat it tooTo seek to have two things which are mutually incompatible (such as eating a piece of cake and yet still possessing that piece for future use).Rate it:

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hay ropa tendidasomeone is within earshot; someone might be listening in to the conversationRate it:

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heart to heartA sincere, serious, or personal conversation.Rate it:

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hinc sermo ductus estthe conversation began in this way.Rate it:

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hold that thoughtTo pause in a conversation for an interruption.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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ice cubeAny small piece of ice used for cooling drinks, larger than crushed ice, regardless of their shape.Rate it:

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in eum sermonem incidere, qui tum fere multis erat in oreto talk of a subject which was then the common topic of conversation.Rate it:

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in sermonem ingredito begin a conversation.Rate it:

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je lui ai parlé de la bonne sorteI gave it him soundly; I gave him a piece of my mind.Rate it:

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je lui dirai ma façon de penserI’ll give him a piece of my mind.Rate it:

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jumpTo employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.Rate it:

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j’ai ditS’emploie quelquefois, dans la conversation, pour marquer qu’on ne veut plus rien dire.Rate it:

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kidding asideUsed to attempt to make a serious point in a jocular conversation.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.Rate it:

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Little Pitchers Have Big EarsSometimes little children who listen to old people’s conversation hear and perceive things a lot than people expect them toRate it:

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log offTo depart from conversation; to say goodbye.Rate it:

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lost in the shuffle!'Lost in the shuffle' 0ccurs when the conversation, the discussion becomes so 'hot 'N heavy', so disjointed, so agitated that the original theme is 'lost in the SHUFFLE' !Rate it:

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l’argent n’a point de maîtreRien ne fait connaître à qui appartient une pièce de monnaie perdue.Rate it:

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ma parole d’honneurSe dit dans la conversation pour affirmer fortement que les promesses seront tenues.Rate it:

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make a moveTo initiate a conversation or perform an action intended to engage the willing attention of a person in whom one has a romantic or sexual interest.Rate it:

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meantime, back at the ranchA reminder during conversation, things are alright back at the ranch/home/headquarters, business-place, office et al.Rate it:

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medium sermonem abrumpere (Verg. Aen. 4. 388)to break off in the middle of the conversation.Rate it:

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mettre la main à la pâteTo put one’s shoulder to the wheel; To set to (a special piece of) work oneself.Rate it:

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mince wordsTo restrain oneself in a conversation by withholding some comments or using euphemisms.Rate it:

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mud monkeya piece of faecesRate it:

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multus sermoa long conversation.Rate it:

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one word leads to anotherSaid of a conversation which suddenly develops in a way that was not planned or anticipated by any of the people involved, sometimes in a positive context, but especially of an escalating argument.Rate it:

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opus omnibus numeris absolutuma master-piece of classical work.Rate it:

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opus summo artificio factuma master-piece of classical work.Rate it:

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over and outUsed to signal the end of a conversation, especially one conducted by CB radio or the like.Rate it:

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part and parcelAn integral or essential piece; that which must be done or accepted as part of something else.Rate it:

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parting shotAn insult or barbed comment issued as the speaker departs or the conversation comes to an end.Rate it:

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pea patchA small piece of land planted with peas.Rate it:

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pearl of wisdomA succinct, insightful saying, piece of advice, or moral precept.Rate it:

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pillow talkconversation shared by bedmatesRate it:

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pope's noseThe tail end piece of a cooked chicken.Rate it:

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pound outTo type on a keyboard by writing quickly; to write quickly or compose a finished piece of writing quickly.Rate it:

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pull throughA length of cord about a metre long with a narrow cylindrical weight at one end and loops at the other. Used for cleaning rifle barrels, by pulling through a piece of cloth.Rate it:

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