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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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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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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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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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chip shotA shot in which the ball is kicked from underneath with accuracy but with less than maximum force, to launch it high into the air in order either to pass it over the heads of opponents or to score a goal.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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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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accident of birthReference to the fact that various benefits or detriments to the life of a person arise from the circumstances into which that person was born, these being entirely beyond his control.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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believe one's eyesTo believe that something which one directly sees is truly the case.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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Bolt from the BlueSome situation or condition, which is quite shocking, unexpected or happens all of a suddenRate 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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force someone's handBring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely.Rate it:

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hair-splittingThe act of finding exceedingly small differences which are probably neither important nor noticeable to most people.Rate it:

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happens once in a blue moonAn astronomical event which occurs quite infrequently and observable from the earth.Rate it:

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hard nut to crackA situation, person, group, etc. which is difficult to overcome or deal with.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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make someone's blood boilTo cause a person to feel angry or very annoyed, especially in situation in which one cannot fully display that feeling to others.Rate it:

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moral compassThe full range of virtues, vices, or actions which may affect others and which are available as choices (like the directions on the face of a compass) to a person, to a group, or to people in general.Rate it:

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pain in the neckSomeone or something which is annoying, irritating or inconvenient.Rate it:

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poisoned chaliceA scheme or instrument for causing death or harm, especially one which eventually brings about the downfall of its creator; something which is initially regarded as advantageous but which is later recognized to be disadvantageous or harmful.Rate it:

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shoot the moonTo take a risk which may result in great rewards; to succeed after taking such a risk.Rate it:

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white lieA deliberate, untrue statement which does no harm or is intended to produce a favorable result.Rate it:

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kangaroo courtA judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding, or a group which conducts such proceedings, which is without proper authority, abusive, or otherwise unjust.Rate it:

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yak shavingAny apparently useless activity which, by allowing you to overcome intermediate difficulties, allows you to solve a larger problem.Rate it:

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cash cowSomeone or something which is a dependable source of appreciable amounts of money; a moneymaker.Rate it:

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grace periodA length of time during which rules or penalties do not take effect or are withheld.Rate it:

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mad moneyA sum of money kept in reserve or to insulate oneself financially in the event of the sudden breakdown of a relationship in which one is economically dependent.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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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, composed of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.Rate it:

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down to the short strokesIn the final steps or decisive phase of an undertaking, especially one which has been lengthy or laborious.Rate it:

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Easy as PieVery easy; an effortless task in which no effort is requiredRate it:

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get one's money's worthIn a transaction, to receive a good or service which is considered to be of a value equal to or greater than the amount of money expended.Rate it:

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Hallmark momentA memorable moment or event, one which would make a poignant greeting card.Rate it:

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hiding to nothingA situation in which victory has little or no value, but defeat has a huge cost.Rate it:

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il sait son pain mangerHe knows on which side his bread is buttered.Rate it:

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in living memoryIn recent history, in recorded history amongst the lifespan of extant people; events or situations which can be remembered by people that are still aliveRate it:

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not a hair out of placeThe appearance, condition, presence of a subject which is ideal, almost perfectRate it:

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