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sub radicibus montis, in infimo monte, sub monteat the foot of the mountain.Rate it:

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suck and blowTo perform two incompatible actions; to hold views which are in contradiction.Rate it:

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sucker punchA disabling punch targeting a place which is not normally acceptable in a "fair fight", such as on the back of the head.Rate it:

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sweetheart dealA transaction, contract, or other agreement in which one party provides particularly favorable terms to the other, especially in suspicious circumstances.Rate it:

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swing for the fencesTo act in a way that might generate a very good result, but which also has a large chance of failing.Rate it:

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swing stateA state which may vote Democratic or Republican, in a given election or generally; a purple state.Rate it:

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sword and sorceryOf or pertaining to a genre of narratives—including short stories, novels, television shows, films, and computer games—which combines wizardry and other fantastical supernatural elements with violent combat using medieval weaponry..Rate it:

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tag upOf a baserunner, when a fly ball is hit, to put one's foot on the base one is currently at until the ball is caught. When the ball is caught, the baserunner may attempt to advance to the next base, at the risk of being tagged out.Rate it:

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take a tiger by the tailLatch-on, accost, challenge, confront someone or something which is dangerous, threatening, vicious, harmful, explosive, oppressive, vindictive.Rate it:

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talk is cheapIt is easy to make boastful or unrealistic statements which are not supported by actions or evidence.Rate it:

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talk out one's assTo speak authoritatively on a subject which one actually knows little about; to exaggerate.Rate it:

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tanto monta, monta tanto, Isabel como FernandoIt doesn't matter in which order things areRate it:

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telephone tagA situation in which a person unsuccessfully attempts to contact another person by telephone and leaves a message instead, and in which the second person then unsuccessfully attempts to return the initial call and leaves a message for the first person, and so on as if the two are playing a game of tag in which the most recent person to have been left with a message is now designated as "it" (i.e. as the player now obliged to chase the other and to attempt anew to make contact).Rate it:

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tentpole movieA major motion picture which is expensive to produce and which is expected to generate significant revenue for its producing studio and investors.Rate it:

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that's what she saidA joking retort, intended to draw attention to a previous statement which has the potential for a risqué double entendre.Rate it:

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thats the way the ball bouncesthe realization in life that one can expect occurrences which are as unpredictable as the manner in which a thrown ball bouncesRate it:

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the end all-be allSomething ultimate; the best part of something; the thing which solves all problems associated with something.Rate it:

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the rubber meets the roadA place or circumstance at which the implementation of a plan or intent is to be achieved.Rate it:

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the straw that broke the camel's backA small and seemingly insignificant addition to a burden that renders it too much to bear; the small thing which causes failure, or causes inability or unwillingness to endure any more of something.Rate it:

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the terrorists will have wonPhrase used following a description of an activity to indicate that if that activity is not continued or carried out, those who seek to disrupt normal activities through terror will have succeeded, an which is an unacceptable result.Rate it:

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thick of thingsA central or major role in a situation; a position in which one is surrounded by or very involved in complex, changing events.Rate it:

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think tankA group of which performs research and develops reports and recommendations on topics relating to strategic planning or public policy, and which is usually funded by corporations, interest groups, or government.Rate it:

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this is where we came inSaid of a situation which has become repetitive.Rate it:

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thread the needleA game in which children stand in a row, joining hands, and in which the outer one, still holding his neighbour, runs between the others.Rate it:

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three-martini lunchA leisurely, expensive, midday meal associated with drinking, which is tax-deductible because business is discussed.Rate it:

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three-martini lunchA leisurely, expensive midday meal associated with drinking, which is tax-deductible because business is discussed.Rate it:

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three-ring circusA large circus in which three separate performances, each within its own circular enclosure, are staged simultaneously before a single audience.Rate it:

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thumb on the scaleAn act of bias or a tactic for cheating which creates a situation that unfairly benefits one party involved in an interaction.Rate it:

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to be the impossible dream.To be a fancy which will never become reality.Rate it:

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to tell tales out of school.to reveal information which should have been kept privy to an organization.Rate it:

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toe inTo stand or carry the feet in such a way that the toes of each foot incline toward the other.Rate it:

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toe outTo have the toes of each foot, in standing or walking, incline from the other foot.Rate it:

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toss-upA decision in which neither choice is clearly favorable or unfavorable, or for which the outcome does not matter.Rate it:

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touch a nerveTo make a remark or perform a deed which produces a strong response, especially an emotional response such as anxiety or annoyance, because it calls to mind something which has been a source of concern or embarrassment.Rate it:

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tough callA choice or judgment which is difficult to make, especially one involving only two alternatives.Rate it:

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trial by fireA test in which a person is exposed to flames in order to assess his/her truthfulness, commitment, courage, etc.Rate it:

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trial by fireA situation in which a soldier or other combatant faces the discharge of opposing weapons, as a test of his or her fortitude.Rate it:

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trial by fireAny ordeal which tests one's strength, endurance, or resolve.Rate it:

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trick up one's sleeveA surprise advantage of which others are not aware.Rate it:

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trip to the woodshedAn occasion on which a reprimand or punishment is administered.Rate it:

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tug of wara game or competition in which two teams pull or tug on opposite ends of a rope trying to force the other team over the line which initially marked the middle between the two teams.Rate it:

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turd in the punchbowlSomething which ruins or spoils everything else; a nuisance or problem; an unpleasant or disagreeable detail.Rate it:

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turkey shootA hunt or hunting competition, using rifles or shotguns, in which wild turkeys are the prey; a marksmanship contest in which a turkey is the prize.Rate it:

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turkey shootA situation in which numerous weapons are discharged against prey, opponents, or victims who have little ability to protect or defend themselves.Rate it:

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turkey shootA unequal competitive situation in which one party easily defeats the other(s).Rate it:

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turn a phraseTo create a particular linguistic expression which is strikingly clear, appropriate, and memorable.Rate it:

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turn into a pumpkinUsed to indicate a curfew, or the time by which one must depart.Rate it:

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turn the tablesTo reverse a situation, such that the advantage has shifted to the party which was previously disadvantaged.Rate it:

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two-second ruleA rule of thumb for safe driving by which a driver must maintain a two-second distance from the vehicle in front.Rate it:

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two-way streetA street in which traffic is allowed to proceed in two directions.Rate it:

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