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(3) agereto be energetic in the conduct of the case; to plead before the judge.Rate it:

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à grande montée grande descenteThe higher the rise, the greater the fall; He who climbs too high is near a fall.Rate it:

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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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a short drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death by hanging.Rate it:

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abdicare se magistratu (Div. 2. 35)to resign one's post (before the expiry of the term of office).Rate it:

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above the curveWith above average innovative performance or quality, especially a trailblazer developing advances before competitors.Rate it:

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ad pedes alicuius accidereto fall at some one's feet.Rate it:

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ad pedes alicuius iacēre, stratum esse (stratum iacēre)to prostrate oneself before a person.Rate it:

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ad senatum referre (Cic. Dom. 53. 136)to bring a question before the senate (of the presiding magistrate).Rate it:

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age before beautyA phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.Rate it:

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ahead of one's timeShowing characteristics of changes yet to be; present in one's work before later advances in the field; coming earlier than could be generally accepted.Rate it:

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ahead of the curveChanging before competitors.Rate it:

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ahead of the gameHaving completed a task before it is due; ready, prepared, or anticipating.Rate it:

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all bets are offIndicates that a future event appears uncertain, especially one that before seemed more certain.Rate it:

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ancient historyA period of history generally seen as occurring before the Middle Ages, that is, before the fall of the Roman Empire. Includes Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.Rate it:

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ante lucembefore daybreak.Rate it:

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ante oculos ponere aliquidto bring a thing vividly before the eyes.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/I'm here to X A and Y B, and I'm all out of ASaid before doing something, usually with a determined, resolute tone.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the stemAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the treeA child grows up to be very similar to its parents, both in behavior and in physical characteristics.1842, E. A. Freidlaender (translator), Frederika Bremer (author), The Neighbours, ch. 10:It is impossible to look at Madam Rhen, without at once making the conclusion that she is pleasantness, hospitality, and loquacity itself; nor can one look upon her daughter Renetta without thinking, "the apple does not fall far from the tree!"1978, Dr. Isador Rosenfeld, "Doctor Asks Patient Rate it:

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apple does not fall far from the trunkAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apple never falls far from the treeAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apprenti n’est pas maîtreOne must not expect from a beginner the talent of an old hand; You must spoil before you spin.Rate it:

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artus somnus aliquem complectitur (Rep. 6. 10)to fall fast asleep.Rate it:

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as the saying goesUsed before or after saying an apt proverb, adage, cliché etc.Rate it:

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au bout du fossé la culbuteAt the end of the run comes the fall.Rate it:

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au vu et au su de tout le villageOpenly, before the whole village.Rate it:

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auf keinen Fallunder no circumstancesRate it:

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avant la lettreAn example of a term before the term was coined. Describing a term used anachronistically.Rate it:

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avant la lettreBefore the term was coined. The term being a word or phrase used just previously in an anachronistic way.Rate it:

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avant la lettrebefore lettering, before letters; proof engraving, proof before lettersRate it:

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baptism by fireA trying ordeal that was not experienced before.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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beat somebody to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat someone to the punchTo do something before somebody else is able to.Rate it:

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beat the clockTo be used or become operational before a deadline or date of expiration.Rate it:

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beat the rushto get somewhere first, or before a lot of other people -- such as going somewhere early in the morning.Rate it:

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beauty sleepSleep before midnight, on the belief that early sleep hours conduce to health and beauty.Rate it:

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before it was coolBefore was popular, trendy, famous, or duly appreciated.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.Rate it:

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before you can say knifeVery quickly; quicker than one expects.Rate it:

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blind dateA romantic meeting between two people who have never met before.Rate it:

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boldly go where no man has gone beforeTo break new ground.Rate it:

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brag onTo speak with pride on behalf of; to boast of the accomplishments of.Rate it:

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break the buckFall below the value of one dollar per share.Rate it:

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bring downTo make something flying fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.Rate it:

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bros before hoes(US, informal) A man should prioritize his male friends over his girlfriend or wife.Rate it:

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bros before hosAlternative spelling of bros before hoes.Rate it:

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