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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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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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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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live a lieTo conceal something about oneself, without the knowledge of which others cannot know one's true character or perspective.Rate it:

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live and let liveTo be tolerant; to enjoy the pleasures and opportunities which life offers and to allow others to do the same.Rate it:

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live on the edgeTo have an adventurous or perilous lifestyle; to behave in a manner which creates risks for oneself.Rate it:

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live on the edgeTo be caught in an economic or societal situation which one did not choose, which threatens one's well-being or life, and which causes distress.Rate it:

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live oneA person, thing, or situation which is particularly interesting, noteworthy, or urgent.Rate it:

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live wireAn electrical wire through which there is a flow of electrical current.Rate it:

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living proofA real-life person or thing which demonstrates the validity of a hypothesis.Rate it:

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lock outAn event in which an employer bars employees from working as a tactic in negotiating terms of employment, particularly in response to a strike or threat to strike.Rate it:

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long gameThe aspect of the game in which the strategy is to advance downfield by throwing the ball to a receiving player; the passing game.Rate it:

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long gameThe portion of the game, played with driver clubs, in which the ball is advanced down the fairway to the putting green.Rate it:

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long goodbyeNickname for Alzheimer's disease, especially for the final phase of the disease, during which the patient suffers a progressive decline of cognitive and motor skills and gradually loses the ability to recognize and to communicate with family and friends; nickname for the relationship between a person suffering from Alzheimer's disease and that person's family or friends.Rate it:

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long shotA master shot, the primary wide shot of a scene into which the closeups will be edited later.Rate it:

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long shotSomething unlikely; something that has little chance of happening or working. The term arose from the accuracy of early ship guns, which were effective only at close range and unlikely to hit the mark at any great distance.Rate it:

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long tailSales made for less usual goods within a very large choice, which can return a profit through reduced marketing and distribution costs.Rate it:

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low roadA course of action which is undignified, wrongful, or otherwise unseemly.Rate it:

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lucky dipA game in which prizes are covered up and mixed together in a container, so that contestants can dip their hand into the container and randomly pull out a prize.Rate it:

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lunatics have taken over the asylumSaid of a situation in which those in charge are incapable of handling their responsibilities, and should rather be put under scrutiny themselves.Rate it:

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main sequenceThe area on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram in which the main sequence is located.Rate it:

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make a differenceTo carry out an action, the result of which is a significant change, or an altered circumstance.Rate it:

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make a silk purse of a sow's earTo produce something refined, admirable, or valuable from something which is unrefined, unpleasant, or of little or no value.Rate it:

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make a virtue of necessityTo make the best of a difficult situation; to recast or portray an action or situation in which one has no alternatives as an action or situation which was deliberately chosen on its merits.Rate it:

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make my dayA positive incident, development, sidebar success, which heavily solidifies, enhances plans in a particular thrust or agenda:Rate it:

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