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

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adversante et repugnante natura or invitā Minervā (ut aiunt) aliquid facere (Off. 1. 31. 110)to do a thing which is not one's vocation, which goes against the grain.Rate 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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armé de pied en capArmed from head to foot, cap-à-pie.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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avoir la berlue (fam.)To see things which do not exist; To have a wrong idea of anything.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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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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bar sinisterA state or characteristic which is dishonorable or shameful; a stigma.Rate it:

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barrelA metallic tube, as of a gun, from which a projectile is discharged.Rate it:

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barrelThe quantity which constitutes a full barrel. This varies for different articles and also in different places for the same article, being regulated by custom or by law. A barrel of wine is 31 1/2 gallons; a barrel of flour is 196 pounds; of beer 31 gallons; of ale 32 gallons; of crude oil 42 gallons.Rate it:

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barrel of laughsThat which is enjoyable or entertaining.Rate it:

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barrel of laughsThat which is immature, embarrassing, or disgraceful.Rate it:

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bathtub ginGin or a similar alcoholic beverage which is of very poor quality, as if made by a homebrewer in a bathtub.Rate it:

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beat banaghanAn Irish saying of one who tells wonderful stories, or of something which is amazing and remarkable.Rate it:

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bed blockerAn elderly hospitalized person who is too infirm to return home but not sufficiently ill to necessitate continued hospitalization, creating a situation in which his or her hospital stay is prolonged while authorities or relatives search for a suitable placement amid the scarce resources of nursing homes or other long-term care facilities.Rate it:

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Bee in Your BonnetAn idea, which is thought to be crazy or exciting, someone’s obsession with a certain idea or explanationRate it:

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believe one's earsTo believe that something which one hears is truly the case.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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bien perdu bien connuThat which is well lost is well known, or what once was lost is prized.Rate it:

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big talkStatements which are boastful or exaggerated.Rate it:

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bite offTo accept or commit oneself to a task, project, notion, or responsibility, especially one which presents challenges.Rate it:

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bitter endThat part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor.Rate it:

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black tieEvening dress; a standard of dress which is less formal than white tie, consisting of black dinner jacket or tuxedo jacket, and matching trousers, white shirt and black bow tie or, possibly, military dress or national costume.Rate it:

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blame gameA situation in which people attempt to blame others rather than trying to resolve a problem.Rate it:

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blank canvasSomething with no content, upon which one can easily impose one's point of viewRate it:

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blast from the pastSomething or someone that a person has not seen for a long time and that which evokes nostalgic feelings.Rate it:

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