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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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ancient historyThat which happened a long time ago and not worth discussing any more.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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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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not a hair out of placeThe appearance, condition, presence of a subject which is ideal, almost perfectRate it:

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take aimTo position oneself and/or one's weapon so as to be aimed specifically at a chosen mark or target (which is indicated after 'at')Rate it:

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damn by associationDiscredit or condemn a position, person, or thing by attacking those things with which he/she/it is associated.Rate it:

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Behind the Eight BallGetting into trouble or difficult situation due to bad luck, a situation through which, one might not get out easilyRate it:

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body blowA serious setback; a traumatizing event which prevents or hinders continuation of an activity.Rate it:

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BroadwayThe wide road which runs diagonally through Manhattan, New York City.Rate it:

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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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fudge the issueAdopt a solution to a specific problem which does not address the larger, more general problem of which the specific problem is an instance.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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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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side issueAn issue or topic which is not of direct significance to a primary concern.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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à chemin battu il ne croît pas d’herbe(fig.) There is no profit in an affair in which many are engaged.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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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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