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high cottonThe best of times; a time of well being.Rate it:

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holla atTo call on a telephone; to contact or maintain contact with.Rate it:

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il lui obéit au doigt et à l’œilHe is at his beck and call.Rate it:

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in the moneyFor an option, having a strike price which makes it profitable to exercise. For a call this is a strike below the market price, or for a put a strike above the market price.Rate it:

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is anyone here a doctorAsked to call upon a doctor to come forth from a group of people.Rate it:

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it's not the whistle that pulls the trainBoasting and loud talk should not be mistaken for the work that produces real achievements; bravado is no proof of action.1956, James Reston, "Washington: It's Not the Whistle that Pulls the Train," New York Times, 1 July, p. E8:Rate it:

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je ne mâche pas mes motsI don’t mince matters; I call a spade a spade.Rate it:

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j’ai appelé mon domestique à plusieurs reprisesI called my servant several times.Rate it:

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j’appelle un chat un chatI call a spade a spade. Rate it:

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knock some sense into his headDepression Expression: During the Depression, there was little empathy for the unemployed. Pundits identified the loafer, the hobo, the bum, the specified lazy-boy, the uninspired, those lacking ambition as needing a wakeup Call.Rate it:

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last postmilitary bugle callRate it:

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les jeux sont faitsIn roulette, the call made by the croupier as the wheel is set in motion.Rate it:

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les jeux sont faitsIn roulette, the call made by the croupier as the wheel is set in motion.Rate it:

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less is moreThat which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated; simplicity is preferable to complexity; brevity in communication is more effective than verbosity.1855, Robert Browning, "Men and Women":Well, less is more, Lucrezia: I am judged.1954, "'Less Is More'," Time, 14 Jun.:The essence of Mies's architectural philosophy is in his famous and sometimes derided phrase, "Less is more." This means, he says, having "the greatest effect with the least means."2007, Gia Kourlas, "Dance Review: An Ordered World Defined With Soothing Spareness," New York Times, 3 Mar. (retrieved 22 Oct. 2008):The program, which features two premieresRate it:

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make a big thing out ofTo call attention to or publicize.Rate it:

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merci mille foisthank you a thousand timesRate it:

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merci mille foisThanks a great many timesRate it:

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mettre en questionTo call in question; To doubt.Rate it:

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olly olly oxen freeA call in a children's game to say that players in hiding are free to come out.Rate it:

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on a first-name basisHaving enough familiarity with another person to call them by their first name, as opposed to their surnameRate it:

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once or twiceA small, indefinite number of times.Rate it:

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one more time for the sweet souvenirfor old times' sakeRate it:

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order outTo call a place of service and order food, or other goods, delivered to one's own location.Rate it:

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over and over againRepeatedly; again and again; many times.Rate it:

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par le temps qui courtNowadays; As times go.Rate it:

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phone inTo make a telephone call to a broadcasting station, especially to participate in a program being aired.Rate it:

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pocket dialA situation in which one's cellphone makes a call from one's back pocket when its buttons are inadvertently pressed.Rate it:

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put downTo replace the telephone receiver and terminate a call. To hang up.Rate it:

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put the cat among the pigeonsProfessor Stephen Hawking put the cat among the pigeons last week with his cheery remarks about comet Machholz-2, which some astronomers believe could be heading our way. — The Times, 19 September 1994.Rate it:

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Queer StreetHard times; a difficult circumstance, especially financially.Rate it:

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rake over the coalsTo call to task or to reprimand severely.Rate it:

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Rally Round the FlagGetting together to express support and backing, particularly during the bad timesRate it:

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reality checkA wake-up call, reminder.Rate it:

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ring aroundTo call a number of people by phone, usually a circle of friends, to organise something.Rate it:

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ring outTo make a phone call from an internal phone system to a general telephone network number.Rate it:

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roll upUsed to call the attention of potential purchasers.Rate it:

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royal bumpsA ritual of two or more persons holding another person by the arms and legs, face up, while bumping them repeatedly on the floor. In modern times it is a lighthearted affair, generally performed only on a young person's birthday with the number of bumps corresponding to the person's age in years. Historically it was a hazing.Rate it:

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rush hourThe times of the day when traffic jams are commonplace, due mainly to people commuting to or from work.Rate it:

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shower withTo give to someone an abundance of; to give someone something many times in quick succession.Rate it:

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side effectA change in state caused by a function call (typically "side-effect").Rate it:

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sing outTo call out.Rate it:

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singin' the bluesAn individual who seems to dwell too much on the negative aspects of daily life and times:Rate it:

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smear campaignAn effort to damage or call into question someone's reputation, by propounding negative propaganda.Rate it:

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sound outTo speak or sing loudly, to call out.Rate it:

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stay togetherTo remain loyal in times of stress or difficulty; to avoid separation despite pressure to do so.Rate it:

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stop at nothingTo take any measures to do or achieve something, especially if it involves great risk or danger; to do everything in one's power.Rate it:

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sword and sandalOf or pertaining to a genre of books or films relating fantasy-adventure tales involving heroic exploits in ancient or biblical times.Rate it:

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taillable et corvéable à merciexploitable endlessly; at the beck and call of; at one's biddingRate it:

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telephone tagA situation in which a person unsuccessfully attempts to contact another person by telephone and leaves a message instead, and in which the second person then unsuccessfully attempts to return the initial call and leaves a message for the first person, and so on as if the two are playing a game of tag in which the most recent person to have been left with a message is now designated as "it" (i.e. as the player now obliged to chase the other and to attempt anew to make contact).Rate it:

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thick and thinBoth good and bad times.Rate it:

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