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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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Catch-22A difficult situation from which there is no escape because it involves mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.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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center fieldThe part of a baseball field which is beyond the infield and straight ahead left if you stand on home plate and face the pitcher.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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chalkfaceA musical concept or genre in which music is completely improvised and never played twice. Most often mixing elements of hip-hop, metal, punk and avant-garde jazz.Rate it:

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champagne taste on a beer budgetExpensive wants or preferences which one lacks the finances to fulfill satisfactorily.Rate it:

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charmed lifeA life in which one is always lucky and safe from danger.Rate it:

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Chickens Come Home to RoostCertain words or actions, which carry evil intentions, always haunt a person - who uses them or carries them outRate it:

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China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.Rate it:

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China syndromeA rare disease, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but which has somewhat different characteristics and occurs in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.Rate it:

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Chinese overtimeAny form of overtime in which increasing the hours worked reduces the hourly rate.Rate it:

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chip shotAn approach shot made from a location a short distance from the golf green in which the ball is launched into the air with only low or moderate force, so that it will land on the green and roll toward the hole.Rate it:

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chopped liverA person or object which is not worthy of being noticed; someone or something insignificant.Rate it:

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Christmas tree billA bill consisting of many riders that attracts many, often unrelated, floor amendments, which may provide special benefits to various groups or interests.Rate it:

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chrome domeA haircut in which the hair is clipped extremely close to the scalp.Rate it:

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claim to fameThat for which one has bragging rights; one's reason for being well-known or famous.Rate it:

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close to the windIn a direction almost opposite to that from which the wind is blowingRate it:

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come here to meIntroduces a topic which is grave or sensitive; listen up; I wanted to tell/ask youRate it:

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come to a headTo suddenly make mature or perfected that which was inchoate or imperfectly formed.Rate it:

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come to a headTo suddenly reveal that which has lain latent for a time.Rate it:

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come up rosesTo enter into a condition or situation which is favorable; to develop in a pleasing or advantageous manner.Rate it:

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