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cattle callAn audition which is open to the public and thus draws a large number of applicants, many of whom are inexperienced.Rate it:

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cross-purposeA conversational game, in which questions and answers are made so as to involve ludicrous combinations of ideas.Rate it:

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get the hang ofTo learn to handle something with some skill, through practice or diligence, which can lead to an almost unconscious performance thereof.Rate it:

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grow a pairTo be brave; to show some courage, especially in a situation in which one has so far failed to do so.Rate it:

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like gangbustersVigorously, rapidly, zealously, or forcibly; in a manner which has considerable impact.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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native soilThe country or geographical region where one was born or which one considers to be one's true homeland.Rate it:

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one thousandUsed in a common chronometric counting scheme, in which each iteration is sequentially numbered and supposed to be approximately one second in length.Rate it:

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poison-pen letterA missive which is malicious, insulting, and/or defamatory toward a person, organization, or point of view, especially one which is unsigned.Rate it:

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soft touchA comfortable situation; an easy task or undemanding occupation, especially one which is comfortably remunerative.Rate it:

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you can't take it with youIt is not possible to take one's material wealth to whatever world may await one after death.1900, E. Phillips Oppenheim, A Millionaire of Yesterday, ch. 6:"The clause whichRate it:

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11th commandmentA well-known convention which supposedly can not or should not be broken.Rate it:

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a lot of malarkeyStatements, results, appearances which are unproven, present myriad shortfalls, do not appear within plausible parameters.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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Aaron's beardA common name for several plants, which have tufts of stamens.[First attested in the late 19 century.]Cymbalaria muralis (ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy)Hypericum calycinum (great St. John's-wort, Jerusalem star)Saxifraga stolonifera (creeping saxifrage, strawberry geranium)Opuntia leucotricha (arborescent prickly pear, Aaron's beard cactus)Rate it:

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ABCA type of poem in which the lines start with the letters of the alphabet in order.Rate it:

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abstract ideaAn idea separated from a complex object, or from other ideas which naturally accompany it; as the solidity of marble when contemplated apart from its color or figure.Rate it:

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abstract nonsenseDetails which involve diagram chasing.Rate it:

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accident waiting to happenA thing or situation which is almost certain to eventually lead to an accident.Rate it:

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

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acquired tasteA taste which is not natural or innate, but which has developed through habit or learning.Rate it:

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acte manquéa mistake which was unconsciously deliberate; accidentally on purpose; a Freudian slipRate it:

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aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:

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Aha-ErlebnisAn "aha experience". An experience which gives a sudden insight, solution or answer to a problem that has troubled someone for some time.Rate it:

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al que le quepa el sayoif the shoe fitsRate it:

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all dressed up and nowhere to goElaborately attired or otherwise fully prepared for an anticipated situation or activity which, nevertheless, fails to occur.Rate it:

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all nationsA composition of all the different spirits sold in a dram-shop, collected in a vessel into which the drainings of the bottles and quartern pots are emptied.Rate it:

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all sixes and ninesIn a state of confusion in which everything takes on an opposite meaningRate it:

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all sizzle and no steakA thing or person which fails to measure up to its description or advanced promotion.Rate it:

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all students take calculusA mnemonic for the sign values of all the trigonometric functions in the two-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system. The initial letters ASTC — for all, sine, tangent, cosine — signify which of the functions are positive, in the order of the quadrants, starting at the top right and moving counterclockwise.Rate it:

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aluminum showerA party or similar event at which aluminum household items are given, as for a wedding.Rate it:

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aluminum showerAn event at which people give household items made of aluminum to the war effort.Rate it:

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amateur hourA situation or activity in which the participants show a lack of skill, sound judgment, or professionalism.Rate it:

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anaconda mortgageA loan arrangement in which all of the money borrowed from a lender, for whatever purpose, is secured by one's home, land, and other property.Rate it:

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another nail in one's coffinOne in a series of factors which lead, or purport to lead, to downfall.Rate it:

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any port in a stormAn unfavourable option which might well be avoided in good times but which nevertheless looks better than the alternatives at the current time.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/in Soviet Russia, Y Xs youThe Russian reversal, a joke in which the subject and the statement are reversed, usually to reference the propaganda of an enemy that is the exact opposite of the interlocutor. It is usually told in broken English, without articles.Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/with great X, comes great YStates a causation in which Y follows X. Often, this phrase is used in a solemn tone, employed sarcastically for minor things that are not nearly as serious as suggested.Rate it:

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arse aboutThe wrong way round; exactly opposite to that which is desirable; contrary; conceptually inverted; wrong.Rate it:

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as they sayA vague invocation of popular convention when introducing a phrase or expression, which may be accompanied by attribution to a source or locale in which the phrase or expression is used.Rate it:

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autumn romanceA romantic relationship which occurs in a later stage of life.Rate it:

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awesome sauceSomething which is awesome, cool or spectacular.Rate it:

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back in the dayIn the past; at one time, especially a time which is fondly remembered.Rate it:

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Back to Square OneA situation in which, one has to return to an earlier state due to certain drawbacks or failuresRate it:

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backhanded complimentan insult disguised as a compliment; a compliment which can be interpreted as an insult.Rate it:

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backwaterA rowing stroke in which the oar is pushed forward to stop the boat; see back waterRate it:

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bad formBehaviour which is contrary to social expectations, which is inappropriate or rude.Rate it:

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bad pennyA person or thing which is unpleasant, disreputable, or otherwise unwanted, especially one which repeatedly appears at inopportune times.Rate it:

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ball-breakerA person or task which is excessively demanding or punishing.Rate it:

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balls-upSomething which becomes muddled or botched in some way.Rate it:

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