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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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loci (τόποι) argumentorum (De Or. 2. 162)the points on which proofs are based; the grounds of proof.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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make one's bedTo make the bed in which one has slept.Rate it:

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market dayThe day of the week in which a market is held in some particular location.Rate it:

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marquer le pas(lit.) To mark time; (fig.) To wait for a post to which one has a right.Rate it:

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max outTo reach a maximum or a point at which no more growth or improvement is possible.Rate it:

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meae vitae rationes ab ineunte aetate susceptae (Imp. Pomp. 1. 1.)the principles which I have followed since I came to man's estate.Rate it:

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meeting of the mindsAn agreement, especially one resulting from a gathering in which discussion or negotiation took place.Rate it:

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Mexican standoffA confrontation between two or more armed parties, neither of which wants to attack first (fearing that the other could retaliate), but neither of which will disarm (for fear the other will attack).Rate it:

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mind's earThe mental faculty or inner sense with which one produces or reproduces imagined or recalled sounds solely within the mind; the supposed organ within the mind which experiences such sounds.Rate it:

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mine arse on a bandboxAn answer to the offer of any thing inadequate to the purpose for which it is proffered, like offering a bandbox for a seat.Rate it:

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mixed pictureA situation in which both negatives and positives are found.Rate it:

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modest proposalA idea which is especially extreme, unorthodox or distasteful, often put forward in jest.Rate it:

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moment in the sunA brief instance in which an otherwise obscure, unremarkable, or humble person draws attention.Rate it:

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money's worthA good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended for it.Rate it:

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Monopoly moneyBills of foreign currency which are brightly colored or printed on flimsy paper.Rate it:

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moral high groundA position or point of view which is ethically superior or more reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.Rate it:

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moral low groundA position or point of view which is unethical or less reputable, in comparison to others which are under consideration.Rate it:

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More than Meets the EyeSome hidden values which are not apparentRate it:

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mother lodeA large or rich vein of gold or of another precious mineral from which other branches extend.Rate it:

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music to someone's earsSome good news; a spoken expression or a sound which is pleasing; a welcome remark or information.Rate it:

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new waveThe style of the 1980's which included weird hair cuts, strange clothes, and unusual make-up.Rate it:

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no gosomething which should not or cannot be doneRate it:

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noarchShort for "no architecture". It is a term used mainly in package management systems to mark packages which are architecture independent. Such packages usually contain graphics, documentation or similar data that can be used on any architecture.Rate it:

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nodding acquaintanceA casual or partial familiarity; a relationship which is not close or fully developed; an inexact understanding (of something).Rate it:

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non-denial denialA statement which appears to deny that something is true, but which, when examined carefully, can be seen to have used diversion, bluster, or ambiguity to avoid making a clear, direct denial.Rate it:

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north fortyAny place which is remote.Rate it:

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not for love nor moneyA circumstance in which 'ONE' would NOT comply, join, perform, reciprocate, marry, participate, sign-up, subscribe, engage, launch, give one ounce of approval:Rate it:

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nuclear optionA procedure by which the United States Senate can decide any issue with a simple majority, rather than the usual supermajority.Rate it:

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