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under the rugSuch as to be hidden from plain view (and thus easily ignored or overlooked).Rate it:

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Región Metropolitana de SantiagoUna de las quince regiones en las que se encuentra dividido Chile. Limita al norte y al oeste con la Región de Valparaíso, al sur con la Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins y al este con la República Argentina.Rate it:

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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.Rate it:

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bring sand to the beachto take something that is plentiful at the destination, such as a date to a party with plenty of mixed company.Rate it:

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cough upto give up somethingRate it:

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dieFollowed by from. General use, though somewhat more common in medical or scientific contexts.Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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eat outTo dine at a restaurant or such public place.Rate it:

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abound withTo have something in great numbers or quantities; to possess in such abundance as to be characterized by.Rate it:

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beat upTo give a severe beating to.Rate it:

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break downTo give more detail.Rate it:

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bring outTo cause a visible symptom such as spots or a rash.Rate it:

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charge upTo recharge, to give electrical power to something.Rate it:

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come inOf a broadcast, such as radio or television, to have a strong enough signal to be able to be received well.Rate it:

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common nameThe name by which a species is known to the general public, rather than its taxonomic or scientific name.Rate it:

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deer in the headlightsA mental state of high arousal caused by anxiety fear, panic, surpriseand/or confusion, or substance abuse. The behavioral signs are like a deer subjected to a car's headlights, such as widely opened eyes and a lack of motor reactions.Rate it:

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ejusdem generisA canon of construction holding that when a general term follows a list of particular terms, the general term only applies to things similar to the particular terms. For example, in the list "sun, moon, and other large objects", the phrase "other large objects" only includes celestial bodies, not houses and elephants.Rate it:

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exhuastipatedToo tired to give a shitRate it:

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fly-by-nightBusinesses that appear and disappear rapidly, or that give an impression of transience.Rate it:

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middle of nowhereNowhere; any place lacking population, interesting things, or defining characteristics.Rate it:

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moral compassThe full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.Rate it:

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on steroidsTo a greater degree, exaggerating the characteristics of the previously named object.Rate it:

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run awayTo leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.Rate it:

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run backTo take someone home by car. Give someone a lift to their house.Rate it:

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sabre-rattlingAny threat, such as one company threatening another with a lawsuit.Rate it:

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take apartTo move someone away from others to be able to talk to, or give them something in private.Rate it:

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take downTo remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding.Rate it:

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kangaroo courtA judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding, or a group which conducts such proceedings, which is without proper authority, abusive, or otherwise unjust.Rate it:

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rule of thumbA general guideline, rather than a strict rule; an approximate measure or means of reckoning based on experience or common knowledge.Rate it:

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smack ofTo seem like; to appear or give an impression or feeling of; to arouse suspicion of.Rate it:

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come acrossTo give an appearance or impression; to project a certain image.Rate it:

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break the InternetTo overwhelm a web server through organic user-driven demand, such that the server goes offline or is in danger of doing so.Rate it:

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iron eagleAn American military officer who has attained the rank of colonel but will not be promoted to the rank of general.Rate it:

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put something into perspectiveTo compare with something similar to give a clearer, more accurate idea.Rate it:

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shit out of luckCompletely out of luck; in unfortunate circumstances such that all options for achieving one's goal are exhausted; unlucky; screwed.Rate it:

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reach an early graveTo be sentenced to death before the age of 18.Rate it:

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adrenaline junkieOne who is seemingly addicted to the sensation of exhilaration associated with risky behaviors or exciting situations, and who actively seeks such opportunities.Rate it:

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bean counterA person, such as an accountant or financial officer, who is concerned with quantification, especially to the exclusion of other matters.Rate it:

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fudge the issueAdopt a solution to a specific problem which does not address the larger, more general problem of which the specific problem is an instance.Rate it:

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lap dogA person who behaves in a servile manner, such as a sycophantic employee or a fawning lover.Rate it:

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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.Rate it:

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socialized medicineA politically charged term used to contrast such systems with free market alternatives and emphasize the perceived link to socialism.Rate it:

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(1) respondere (de iure or ius)to give a legal opinion, decision on points of law.Rate it:

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(de) sententia desistereto give up one's opinion.Rate it:

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à chacun son compteTo give every one his due.Rate it:

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à chacun son dûGive the devil his due; Every man is worth his hire.Rate it:

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a life of its ownAn independent existence with some characteristics of life.Rate it:

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a pristina consuetudine deflectereto give up old customs.Rate it:

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a sententia sua discedereto give up one's opinion.Rate it:

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a vetere consuetudine discedereto give up old customs.Rate it:

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