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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 one's elementIn a situation which is entirely appropriate or familiar.Rate it:

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In the Lap of LuxuryTo enjoy lavishness of wealth and comfort, getting all which money can buyRate 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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in the zoneIn a mental state of focused concentration on the performance of an activity, in which one dissociates oneself from distracting or irrelevant aspects of one's environment.Rate it:

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iron maidenA medieval torture device consisting of a chamber lined with spikes which encloses upon and impales the victim inside.Rate it:

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iter ingredi (pedibus, equo, terra)to begin a journey (on foot, on horseback, by land).Rate it:

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iter terrestre, pedestretravel by land, on foot.Rate it:

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ius ac fas omne delereto trample all law under foot.Rate it:

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je ne sais à quel saint me vouerI do not know which way to turn.Rate it:

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je ne sais si je suis dedans ou dehorsI do not know which side to take; I do not know whether I have made a profit or not.Rate it:

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Johnny-one-noteAn opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects which is frequently expressed by a person or organization.Rate it:

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jouer la belleTo play the rubber (or third game, to see which of the players is the conqueror).Rate it:

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jump ropeThe activity, game or exercise in which a person must jump, bounce or skip repeatedly while a length of rope is swung over and under, both ends held in the hands of the jumper, or alternately, held by two other participants. Often used for athletic training and among schoolchildren. Variations involve speed, chants, varied rope and jumper movement patterns, multiple jumpers and/or multiple ropes.Rate it:

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jump the sharkTo undergo a storyline development which is so ridiculous that previous quality is considered to have been lost.Rate it:

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junkyard dogAn aggressive dog which guards a scrapyard or junkyard.Rate it:

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k. u. k.which refers to the Court of the HabsburgsRate it:

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kaiserlich und königlichwhich refers to the Court of the HabsburgsRate it:

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keep one's head above waterTo survive or endure, especially in a situation in which one is struggling to avoid being overwhelmed by adverse financial circumstances.Rate it:

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kernel of truthA core accuracy at the heart of a claim or narrative which also contains dubious or fictitious elements.Rate it:

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kettle of fishA situation which is recognized as different from or as an alternative to some other situation, and which is not necessarily unfavorable.Rate it:

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keys to the kingdomA resource, usually information or knowledge, the possession of which gives the possessor access to power.Rate it:

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killThe result of killing; that which has been killed.Rate it:

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kill one's darlingsTo destroy, especially with conflicted motives, things or persons of which one is fond.Rate it:

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king of the castleA children's game in which one player is located on something elevated and other players attempt to take his or her place.Rate it:

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king of the hillA child's game in which one player stands on top of a hill or other location atop an incline, and attempts to repel other players whose goal is to capture his position.Rate it:

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kiss and cry The publicly viewable enclosure in which figure skaters sit immediately after a performance, while they await and receive the judging results.Rate it:

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knee slapperA joke, especially one which strikes the listener or reader as particularly humorous.Rate it:

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la fin justifie les moyensSuccess justifies the means by which it has been attained.Rate it:

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la royauté, place noyée de lumière où toute tache paraît une fange sordide“In that fierce light which beats upon a throne And blackens every blot.” [Tennyson , Idylls of the King, Dedication.]Rate it:

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ladies' loungeA room in a pub or hotel, separate from the main drinking area, in which drinks are served; originally a place for women to drink in when not welcome or not comfortable in the traditionally male-oriented public bar, and latterly a more genteel area than the public bar. Rate it:

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landing stripA cultivated pubic hair pattern in which much of the pubic hair is removed, leaving only a central vertical line or rectangle.Rate it:

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landing stripA runway for aircraft, especially one which is auxiliary or temporary.Rate it:

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lap of luxuryA position or situation in which one is spoiled and indulged.Rate it:

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Lard-OilAn oil from pork-fat-'LARD' whose viscosity was regulated according to environment in which it was utilized. The oil used in Railroad Switchman's signal-lanterns.Rate it:

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last strawA small addition to a burden which causes it to exceed the capacity.Rate it:

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lay an eggTo produce a failure or flop; to do something which is unsuccessful.Rate it:

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lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:

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lay oddsTo offer a bet in which one stands more to lose than the opponent; or a bet in some other way favourable to the opponent.Rate it:

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le pied m’a manquéMy foot slipped.Rate it:

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lead outA race tactic, used to set up a rider for a sprint finish, in which one rider on a team will ride at a very high rate of speed with a teammate following directly behind in his slipstream thus enabling the following rider to gain speed without expending as much energy as he normally would. See drafting.Rate it:

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left fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and to your left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.Rate it:

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left-handed complimentA complimentary remark which is ambiguous or ineptly worded, so that it may be interpreted as having an unflattering or dismissive sense.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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liber deperditusa book which has been entirely lost sight of.Rate it:

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liber perditusa lost book of which fragments (relliquiae, not fragmenta) remain.Rate it:

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liber qui fertur alicuiusa book which is attributed to some one.Rate it:

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lighter than airReference; Aircraft which maintain 'lift' because of 'gasses', 'hot vapors', 'heated air'; e.g. Blimps, Dirigibles, 'Hot-Air' Balloons: Able to lift objects, beings with weight greater than the Aircraft itself:Rate it:

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litterae hoc exemplo (Att. 9. 6. 3)a letter, the tenor of which is...Rate it:

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little emperorIn contemporary China, a child with no siblings who is regarded as overly protected and spoiled. (Seen as belonging to a generation which is a product of China's "one-child" policy.)Rate it:

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