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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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ab armis discedere (Phil. 11. 33)to lay down arms.Rate it:

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abire magistratuto give up, lay down office (usually at the end of one's term of office).Rate it:

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above the foldThe term "above the fold" refers to the part of a webpage that users can see without scrolling down.Rate it:

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aegritudine afflictum, debilitatum esse, iacēreto be bowed down, prostrated by grief.Rate it:

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aestu rursus minuentewhen the tide begins to go down.Rate it:

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agmen, exercitum demittere in...to march down on to...Rate it:

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alicui acceptum referre aliquid (Verr. 2. 70. 170)to put down to a man's credit.Rate it:

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alicui expensum ferre aliquidto put a thing down to a man's account.Rate it:

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aliquem ex altissimo dignitatis gradu praecipitare (Dom. 37. 98)to depose, bring down a person from his elevated position.Rate it:

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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.Rate it:

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animo esse humili, demisso (more strongly animo esse fracto, perculso et abiecto) (Att. 3. 2)to be cast down, discouraged, in despair.Rate it:

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annona laxatur, levatur, vilior fitthe price of corn is going down.Rate it:

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anything goesNo restrictions, guidelines, rules, expectations, parameters, requirements, dress codes etc.Rate it:

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applaudir un acteur à tout rompreTo applaud an actor so as to bring the house down (to lift the roof).Rate it:

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ardor animi resēdit, consedithis enthusiasm has abated, cooled down.Rate it:

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argue downUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see argue,‎ down.Rate it:

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argue downTo haggle with to reach a lower price.Rate it:

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argue downTo campaign against a proposition or vote.Rate it:

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argue downTo win an argument, verbal conflict or debate.Rate it:

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arse over tipTumbling or falling; upside-down.Rate it:

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arse over titTumbling; falling; upside-down; unstable or unbalanced.Rate it:

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arsy varseyTumbling upside down; head over heels.Rate it:

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arsy varsyTumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards.Rate it:

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arsy versyTumbling upside down; head over heels; backwards.Rate it:

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ass over teakettleTumbling upside down.Rate it:

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at heartIn spirit; according to one's beliefs, views or feelings; deep down, really, fundamentally.Rate it:

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back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.Rate it:

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back upFor the non-striker to take a few steps down the pitch, in preparation to taking a run, just as the bowler bowls the ball.Rate it:

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baisser le rideauTo close down, close shopRate it:

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batten downTo close or make watertight, referring to hatches and cargo.Rate it:

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Batten Down the HatchesTo prepare for any sort of emergency before time by taking proper measuresRate it:

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batten down the hatchesPrepare for trouble.Rate it:

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be still my heartCalm down, this situation is too exciting or overly distressing.Rate it:

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bear downTo approach another vessel from windward.Rate it:

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bear downTo press down on someone.Rate it:

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bear downTo intensify one's efforts.Rate it:

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bear downWhen giving birth, to push.Rate it:

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bear down onTo approach someone in a very determined way.Rate it:

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beat downTo strike with great force.Rate it:

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beat downTo haggle someone to sell at a lower price.Rate it:

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beat downTo severely beat someone up.Rate it:

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bed downTo lie down to sleep for the night, usually of livestock or machinery.Rate it:

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bed downTo put an animal to rest for the night.Rate it:

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bed downThe act of lying down, reclining, preparing for sleep by assuming a supine position/reclining/upon or in a quiet, comfortable venue.Rate it:

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bed them downTo ​lie down ​somewhere, usually ​somewhere different from where you usually ​sleep, in ​order to go to ​sleep.Rate it:

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bed them downAnimal husbandry term. Domesticated animals are treated in the USA with tender loving care. Caretakers of animals provide comfortable resting and sleeping places for the nighttime.Rate it:

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bend downTo bend one's legs while upright to get to a lower position.Rate it:

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bend overTo bend one's upper body forward and down while standing or kneeling.Rate it:

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bite downTo clench with one's teeth or to bite hard on something.Rate it:

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