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bleeding-edgeOf or pertaining to something, such as technology, which is too new and untested to be reliable or to have any assurance of safety; that represents the latest developments in something.Rate it:

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blessed eventAn occurrence or occasion which is particularly noteworthy and enjoyable.Rate it:

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blind side someoneTo injure, reveal shared private information or cause financial or personal loss through disloyalty or actions which hurt or disappoint.Rate it:

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blow one's wadTo expend all of one's resources or efforts; to express all the arguments or ideas which one has.Rate it:

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blow the whistleTo make a piercing sound which signals a referee's action or the end of a game.Rate it:

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boiling pointThe temperature at which a liquid boils, with the vapor pressure equal to the given external pressure.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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bone of contentionSomething that continues to be disputed; something on which no agreement can be reached.Rate it:

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booze canA nightclub or bar, especially one which operates illegally or is otherwise disreputable.Rate it:

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borrowed timeA period of time whose precise duration is not known but which can be expected to be quite limited, and at the end of which one's situation, benefits, or opportunities will be entirely terminated.Rate it:

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bottom fishingFishing with bait, lines, and other gear used to catch aquatic creatures which inhabit the lowest regions of a body of water, including a seabed or riverbed.Rate it:

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bounce off the wallsTo be overly active relative to the enclosed space in which one is.Rate it:

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bound toIndicates something which cannot be avoided.Rate it:

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box-office bombA motion picture that generates relatively low revenue at the box office, especially that which is less than the budget for the motion picture.Rate it:

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bozo eruptionA remark-usually unscripted-by a politician or other public figure which is especially ill-considered and foolish, and which has negative repercussions for that individual and for his or her affiliated group.Rate it:

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brain candyA narrative, commentary, etc. which amuses and holds one's attention, but which lacks intellectual depth or importance.Rate it:

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brain crampA temporary mental lapse, such as an inability to remember something, to focus one's attention, to understand something, or to perform some other mental task of which one would ordinarily be capable.Rate it:

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bread and butterThat which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone.Rate it:

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break the sealWhen consuming alcohol, to urinate for the first time, which leads to needing to urinate more and more often.Rate it:

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Breath of Fresh AirSomething new which is refreshing, invigorating or simulating is a good senseRate it:

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brick and mortarBuildings and property for the conduct of business, particularly in the sale of retail goods to the general public. (Used to contrast an Internet-based sales operation that lacks customer-oriented store fronts and a "traditional" one for which most capital investment might be in the building infrastructure.) [since the mid-1990s]Rate it:

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bridgeA device which connects two or more computer buses, typically in a transparent manner.Rate it:

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bridgeA system which connects two or more local area networks at layer 2.Rate it:

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bridgeAn edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.Rate it:

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bridgeAn elevated platform above the upper deck of a mechanically propelled ship from which it is navigated and from which all activities on deck can be seen and controlled by the captain, etc; smaller ships have a wheelhouse, and sailing ships were controlled from a quarterdeck.Rate it:

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bright-line ruleA clearly defined rule or standard, comprised of objective factors, which leaves little or no room for varying interpretation.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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BroadwayA place name for a settlement which grew up around such a road. For example, Broadway, Worcestershire, Broadway, Somerset.Rate it:

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broom closetThe metaphorical place in which a Wiccan's religious identity is hidden.Rate it:

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bump in the roadA setback or obstacle, especially one which is relatively minor.Rate it:

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bun fightA formal party or other social gathering, especially one at which food is served.Rate it:

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bun fightAn altercation, especially one which is chaotic, not terribly serious, or outright ridiculous.Rate it:

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buried treasureSomething, having been concealed for a long time, which later is found and is profitable.Rate it:

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business endThe part of a tool or other similar item, that is physically used for its operation, rather than the part which is held.Rate it:

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busted flushA potential flush which ultimately was not filled.Rate it:

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busted flushAnything which ends up worthless despite great potential.Rate it:

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by the bookIn a manner which adheres strictly to rules, legal requirements, or official procedures.Rate it:

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cake walkFrom the mid 1900s, a game at a fair or party in which people walk around a numbered circle along to music. When the music is stopped, the caller draws a number from a jar and whoever is standing on or closest to that number that number wins a cake.Rate it:

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cakewalkA contest in which cake was offered for the best dancers.Rate it:

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calling cardA small printed card which identifies the bearer, traditionally presented for introduction when making a social visit to a home or when attending a formal social event or business meeting.Rate it:

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calling cardAn attribute, object, or behavior which is distinctly characteristic of someone or something.Rate it:

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canary in a coal mineSomething whose sensitivity to adverse conditions makes it a useful early indicator of such conditions; something which warns of the coming of greater danger or trouble by a deterioration in its health or welfare.Rate it:

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carry oneselfTo move, especially emphasising the manner in which one moves.Rate it:

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casting couchA sofa on which a jobseeker is expected to perform sexual acts in return for a part in a film or other job.Rate it:

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cat and mouseA relationship in which two parties closely monitor and challenge one another in a suspicious or self-protective manner, often because each party is attempting to gain an advantage over the other.Rate it:

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cat's cradleAny complicated structure which appears to be without purpose.Rate it:

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catch of the dayA type of fish or other seafood which has been caught and brought to market within more-or-less the last 24 hours.Rate it:

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caucus raceThe competitive process in which a political party selects their candidate, esp. presidential; a primary election via caucus.Rate it:

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caveat emptorA provision of Roman law which gave the seller of a house the legal right to keep quiet about any defects of the house.Rate it:

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chain reactionA nuclear reaction in which particles produced by the fission of one atom trigger fissions of other atoms.Rate it:

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