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silly seasonA period of time, as during a holiday season or a political campaign, in which the behavior of an individual or group tends to become uncharacteristically frivolous, mirthful, or eccentric.Rate it:

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six of one, half a dozen of the otherThe two alternatives are equivalent or indifferent; it doesn't matter which one we choose.Rate it:

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take out of contextTo interpret something in a manner in which it was not intended to be understood, often deliberately.Rate it:

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tempus fugittime flies (used as an alternative to this phrase)."Meanwhile, the irreplaceable time escapes", expressing concern that one's limited time is being consumed by something which may have little intrinsic substance or importance at that moment.Rate it:

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

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trial by mediaThe process by which media coverage affects a person's reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt or innocence, often before, or after, a verdict in a court of law.Rate it:

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wall of silenceStrict secretiveness maintained by the members of a group with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable actions by members of the group.Rate it:

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water over the damAn event or set of events which has already happened and cannot be changed.Rate it:

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widow's walkA roof-top walkway or balcony associated with the homes of early sea captains from which the wife could see far out to sea and hope to catch a glimpse of her returning husband's ship...or not. Sailing in wooden ships and/or whaling was a hazardous business.Rate it:

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widow-makerSomething which or someone who takes the lives of men; a hazard that affects mostly men or is specific for some trade, occupied mostly by men.Rate it:

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что и требовалось доказатьquod erat demonstrandum, which was to be proved; which was to be demonstrated, abbreviation: ч.т.д.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a wall or similar vertical surface to which it is fixed.Rate it:

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a bright futureAn uplifting, reassuring, self fulfilling, confident outlook relative to a major change, opportunity, circumstance, windfall, inheritance, promotion which provides all elemental criteria for a bright future.Rate it:

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odd one outA visual puzzle where the guesser has to choose which word/picture/symbol etc. does not fit with the others.Rate it:

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sail close to the windTo sail in a direction close to that from which the wind is blowing, but still making headwayRate it:

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white holeA theoretically possible but physically highly unlikely singularity which would emit matter and energy; the antithesis of a black hole.Rate it:

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lame jokeAn attempt at humor which is perceived to have been used previously to the point of being cliche, or was never funny to begin with.Rate it:

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widow-makerSomething which or someone who takes the lives of men; a lethal hazard that affects mostly men or is specific to a primarily male trade.Rate it:

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a bad workman always blames his toolsIt is not the tools we use which make us good, but rather how we employ them.Rate it:

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a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.Rate it:

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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:

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busman's holidayA holiday or vacation during which you do the same thing that you do for your usual work.Rate it:

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fade inA type of transition used in visual media, in which the transition is at first black, fading to a visual image.Rate it:

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fools rush in where angels fear to treadA person who does not plan ahead and think matters through becomes involved in risky or unfavorable situations which prudent people avoid.Rate it:

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hackles risingAn emotional or mental reaction to an irritable situation or person which causes a physical response to ones patience and/or the hair on the back of the one's neck.Rate it:

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have I got news for youUsed to announce a fact of which the addressee was, or appeared to be, ignorant.Rate it:

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moral compassAn inner sense which distinguishes what is right from what is wrong, functioning as a guide (like the needle of a compass) for morally appropriate behavior.Rate it:

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nervous hitA production which receives generally favorably notice, but is not assured of success.Rate it:

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pot calling the kettle blackA situation in which somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares.Rate it:

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quantum mechanicsThe branch of physics which studies matter and energy at the level of atoms and other elementary particles, and substitutes probabilistic mechanisms for classical Newtonian ones.Rate it:

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reckon withoutTo ignore that which cannot readily be ignored.Rate it:

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standard fareSomething which is normal, routine, or unexceptional; something which is commonly provided or encountered.Rate it:

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take upThat which takes up or tightens; specifically, a device in a sewing machine for drawing up the slack thread as the needle rises, in completing a stitch.Rate it:

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tell againstTo serve as evidence which casts doubt upon.Rate it:

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TS girlUsed other than as an idiom: see TS, girl. (A girl who has a medical condition, such as Turner syndrome or Tourette syndrome, which is initialized "TS".)Rate it:

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wwwwwAbbreviation of which was what we/was wanted.Rate it:

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X factorThe proportionality constant which converts CO emission line brightness to molecular hydrogen mass.Rate it:

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yellow journalistA journalist who writes material which is sensationalistic and of questionable accuracy and taste.Rate it:

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the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get(vulgar) The sexual satisfactions that one receives from a spouse or romantic partner are not sufficient to compensate for the significant periods of bad faith and unpleasant treatment which such relationships routinely involve.1971, Allen Churchill, The Literary Decade, ISBN 9780135375228:Years later she expressed her disillusionment with sex by saying, "The fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."1999, Ben Sonnenberg, Lost Property: Memoirs and Confessions of a Bad Boy, ISBN 9781582430454, p. 93:Maitland got drunk at his parties and threw his arm around you and pulled you over to his wife and made you look down her dress, saying, "The trouble with marriage is that the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."2008, Joseph Heywood, Blue Wolf In Green Fire, ISBN 9781599213590, p. 63:"I can't believe a little pussy got me into dis mess." "Shit happens," Service said. "Sometimes the fucking you get isn't worth the fucking you get."Rate it:

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blue wall of silenceStrict secretiveness maintained by the members of a police force with respect to information which might be contrary to their interests, especially information concerning questionable police actions.Rate it:

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nuts and boltsThe basic, inner workings of something; the fundamentals or basics; that which makes something operate, on a basic level.Rate it:

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strip awayTo ignore a factor which obscures the reality.Rate it:

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sweetness and lightThat which is good, pure, pleasant, etc.Rate it:

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a fresh fucked fox in a forest fireSomething which is extremely hot, in any sense. Hot weather, sexual arousal, one who is wanted by the police, etc. are all described as "hotter than..." or "as hot as a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire",Rate it:

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a force to reckon withA competition or entity which is strong with experiences, trained personnel, good reputation, hundreds of successful projects.Rate it:

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about turnAn about face; a military command to a formation of soldiers to reverse the direction in which they are facing.Rate it:

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ancient historyThat which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.Rate it:

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beyond wordsIn recalling an incident, in observing an accident, any or all of which can be disastrous and shocking. A destructive fire and explosion may leave one awestruck and beyond words to describe.Rate it:

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common nameThe name by which a species is known to the general public, rather than its taxonomic or scientific name.Rate it:

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concrete jungleAn urban or other populated area containing a high density of buildings constructed of concrete or similar materials, especially one which lacks greenery and which seems unattractive, harsh, or unsafe.Rate it:

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