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A reassuring pat on the knee

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We came hastily to our feet

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He put his arm across my shoulders

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Opening up yet another fragment of the frontier beauty

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It is just as well he went because if I had got hold of him I would have biffed him over the head with a saucepan or something similar, he said

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By the time he got back, they were gone, which was just as well because much of the rage and derision was directed at him

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News travel fast

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Copious intake of water afterwards is advisable

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The tablet will not cause gastric irritation

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The tablet can quickly relieve cold and flu, hay fever and allergic rhinitis symptoms including fever, running nose, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy eyes, nasal congestion, headache, muscular aches and sore throat

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King Moshoeshoe I was left with a mountainous, infertile kingdom when most of his arable land was annexed to the Orange Free State in the 1860s

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In this area, Hong Kong has a strong leading edge

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Black gold politics

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From the feet up

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Loyalties depend on personal relationships with tribal chiefs, sheiks or warlords, rather than allegiance to the nation

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He is a power-drunk

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He is drunk with power

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He swept me off my feet

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Put him in early grave

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Uncle Sam, a personification of the federal government or citizens of the US

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It is a terrible thing to say, but

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You write for a lot of different publications - do you have to put on a different head, so to speak, for each one?

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The rabbit is out of the hat, so to speak, and no government, never mind a mere bookmaking company, can put it back in

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So to speak, used to highlight the fact that one is describing something in an unusual or metaphorical way

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Do time. in prison

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In other cases, women answered advertisements by foreign tour operators or employment agencies looking for au pairs, models, housekeepers and waitresses

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That is all well and good, but what happens when it fancies a midnight snack and it starts coming after me

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The midnight hours

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It was a black so dark that it shone midnight blue in places the light reached and it ended half way down his back

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A midnight feast was demanded and provided, in an exasperated but tolerant manner

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His mom, sister, and brother ambled about, along with his dad, walking with a cane and wearing a hearing aid

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The long-awaited smoking gun of the trial failed to surface

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Yes, I think ultimately the White House is going to have to show some concrete evidence, a smoking gun

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Each new revelation was the smoking gun that was going to end his presidency

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He claims that he used to be a nerd, and he mugs for the camera in that doofy smiley way

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His wacky personality seems anything but morbid in the film, where he mugs for the camera and tells funny stories about his life

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Some guys brown nose their way to success

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Bruno earns brownie points by offering to help the manager

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When Erik criticizes my family, I just brush it off and walk away

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A close brush with death

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The seminude dancer was bumping and grinding under red lights

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Be sure to bundle up if you go skating on the lake. It is cold!

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He cannot return to the company. He has burned his bridges

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By its very nature

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News of his birth traveled by word of mouth

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Cabin fever

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I bought the pizza; you bought the beer. Let us call it square

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Call off the dogs

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You cannot have it both ways

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Will you try to find my glove? I cannot see for looking

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I am so involved in teaching that I have lost my view of education. I cannot see the forest for the trees

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The reporter never squealed, but he never went to jail, either

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We need one more volunteer. If you can come it will carry the day

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A case in point is

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The ad stated the terms of the sale: cash and carry

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Cash on the barrelhead: pay cash to the owner at the time of purchase

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This is a strong beer. You catch a buzz from drinking one bottle

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When we get to Hawaii, we can catch some rays

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Percy was caught cheating - caught with his pants down

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You tried and you failed. Chalk it up to experience. Learn from it

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Good shot! I will chalk one up for you

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That condo changed hands three times in a year

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What did they say about him? It was mainly gossip and character assassination

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Charley horse, soreness in a muscle, cramp in a calf muscle, pull a muscle

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Do not worry about a few dollars for books. It is chicken feed

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We soon discover that lies return to their owner, just as chickens come home to roost

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When you talked about Carla, your claws were showing. Do you dislike her?

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A clean bill of health

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Vi knows how to close a deal. She is a good closer

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Colin acts so superior! Tell him to get off his high horse

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There was nearly a riot, but cooler heads prevailed

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Japanese automakers are trying to corner the luxury car market

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I bet that cost a pretty money

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Sean passed that exam without cracking a book

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Hey, crank up the radio. That is a great song

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They crashed our party. They came uninvited

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Only the cream of the crop will be invited to the interviews

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I will pay you back on Friday, cross my heart and hope to die

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Cruising for a bruising

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Uncle Bert is too old to drive the car. That's the crux of the matter

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On a cold and rainy day she likes to curl up with a good book

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Jane was in her twenties. She cut a fine figure in this fur jacket

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The choice is cut and dried

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If we cut corners, we will produce a low-quality product

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George please, cut to the chase. We are tired of the story already

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The machete stabbed and slashed, cutting his shirt to ribbons

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The exit poll showed that

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After an outcry from the military brass and heavy attacks in the media, he reversed himself two days later

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A little long winded, but the speech was punctuated with a lot of applause, which suggested that a lot of the military brass in attendance support him

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Commando work required as much brain as brawn

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No more monkey work

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A finicky eater

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He will have to offer higher levels of service than he has used to, catering to finicky women who often demand multiple alterations

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A wave of hands suddenly rose high in the air as each one moved about in erratic and unpredictable movements, each as unique as the personality of the children

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Rapid eye movement sleep is characterized by a highly erratic breathing pattern and could not be simulated with current technology

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Despite his life going downhill, he was still described by people who knew him as a gentle, placid, easy-going, amiable man

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His placid nature and sense of humour instilled confidence in patients seeking counselling

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The clock hands said six

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The examination system has long been a serious bone of contention

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His resignation was greeted with joy in some quarters at the university

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His article was greeted with outrage by the scientific establishment

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How he made the leap from scissors to buying a British football club was hard to explain

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In an amazing stroke of luck for the sick patient, all three people who came to his rescue were health workers

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Shatter their dreams

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The studio released this film with great fanfare but no commercial success

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106

Press the flush button by the door to open the gull-wing doors, which have hydraulics powerful enough to lift the doors automatically

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The YCC has a personalised driving position, autopark for easy parking and gull-wing doors for easier access and improved visibility

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108

Visit the DeLorean Owners Association for more information on his best-known legacy, the gull-winged stainless steel sports car that lumbered along and had far more success in the movies than on the road

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Honey trap

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Dash off a note or letter

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Knowing the song dates you. It was popular in the 1950s

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It was a dead-cat bounce. Stocks remain low

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When you criticize the manager, are you digging your own grave?

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There is a point at which discretion is the better part of valour with respect to legal disputes

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Kevin dodged a bullet. He got a "D" on the final exam

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Do not count your chickens before they hatch

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Do not give me any of your lip

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Do not give me that line or story

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I cannot fix a transmission. I do not know the first thing about it

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You do not know which side your bread is buttered on

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Do not push your luck

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Draft dodger, a person who runs away from military service

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I drew a blank when the professor questioned me

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He has not drawn a sober breath since his son was killed

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If we go to the cafe, it is dubs. We each pay for our own treat

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Lefty loosey, righty tighty

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It has an alcohol content of 8.5 percent

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Every once in a while you hear someone talk about

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George does not expressly deny staring at Lindgren, or giving him a "if looks could kill" stare at the beginning of the meeting

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He utters not a syllable, but darting at her a glance that, if looks could kill, would have annihilated her on the spot

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It was a show they had virtually washed their hands of and abandoned, but one which they did not actually realise was, in itself, a sensation

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By this time the American representatives of the governing body had washed their hands of all responsibility and even stopped attending board meetings

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They were breaking with the status quo, upsetting the apple cart, taking part in a 60s style rebellion against the establishment

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Once upon a time, books were meant to upset the apple cart, to make politicians nervous, threaten the status quo, shake up our expectations, make us question things anew

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I am reluctant to count any chickens before they are hatched, so I will make no predictions, but I will let you all know as soon as anything happens

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Your training goals are not written in stone; changes should be made as necessary to work toward a common goal

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However, an RFL spokesman said ten teams per division was a minimum, not a fixed figure, while the new format was not yet set in stone

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The thought is too hard to bear

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The rays of the sun slanted through the window and spilled into the room

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I want to be in Stockholm, when the cool morning light slants off the roofs of Gamla Stan

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After the U.S. government fell millions of dollars behind in arrears in the late 1990s, the United States almost lost its voting rights in the General Assembly

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He said the report would lead to an improvement plan, which would bolster the mediation service offered in neighbour disputes, and get tougher on tenants in arrears

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A chivalrous guy who is tall, dark and handsome (yes, the good old TDH) stands tall in his social circle

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A chivalrous chap, Randall gives the girl a shoulder to cry on, although Hopkirk feels that his corporeal colleague is being perhaps a little too attentive

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The chilling methods used by tobacco companies to market cigarettes were laid bare today as thousands of previously confidential papers were published on the internet

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It left me exposed, like my heart was laid bare before him

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But transforming teacher jobs from moderately paid union sinecures to highly paid professional positions sounds like a good first step

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Political sinecures for the supporters of ministers

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Why do they cross sword?

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He was gored to death by a charging bull

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Rocketing to his feet, then swaying as his head lurched, Kaerin staggered over to the long full size mirror

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There was a loudish bang and her car lurched forward with the impact

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The house is infested with cockroaches

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Shark-infested waters

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Fleas infest the animal (rats, but other rodents as well), and these fleas move freely over to human hosts

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His McGill ghetto apartment is infested with mice and, try as he might, he cannot seem to get rid of them

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His lisp was a natural speech impediment, but I think the producers were concerned over how it would be received, he says

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In fact he had a curiously dry - albeit pleasant - soft spoken voice that was more soothing than intimidating, and he even had a slight lisp

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159

She sipped some of the flat champagne

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Some people make a big fuss about this stuff, which tastes like flat soda pop to me

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Melvin waved hello to her, as he sat at the table with Bill, eating cold pizza and drinking flat soda

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Its finely pearled effervescence is long lasting in the glass

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A helicopter pad

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The effervescence of sparkling wine

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Often called the bends, decompression sickness causes nitrogen bubbles in the tissues of the body of a diver when he attempts to surface too rapidly

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Loss of blood volume is initially counteracted by intravenous saline and later by typed and cross-matched blood transfusion

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It strikes fear into your heart

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We do not have that luxury of time

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I uttered a strangled yelp of sheer terror, as the unidentified floating object moved jerkily toward me

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As he moved jerkily towards the water, Slocum thought to herself: He resembles a frog

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If the people are not violent brutes then they are passive victims

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Rub a load of heat balm onto it

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I saw the car coming at a hundred miles per hour and then suddenly, wham!

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There was smoke all over the place, then, all of a sudden - wham!

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Those of you looking for adventure can shoot the rapids

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We could not see the other side and we had no boats that could brave the river rapids

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Water splashed into my mouth as the wild river rapids threw me this way and that

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Eddies of controversy swirled around his theories

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A strong flow in the middle of the channel breaks into whirlpools and back eddies along both sides

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We made a hasty exit back up to the beach and, before long, the water was once again a maelstrom of ever-widening rips, eddies and whirlpools

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The memory was so painful that he obliterated it from his mind

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Every single one had to be vanquished, killed, destroyed, obliterated, and dead

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With their destroyer obliterated the pirates fled in all directions and then regrouped back together to resume their attack

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The setting is a breathtaking reminder of the wondrous beauty of our province

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Start at the top end of town for the sheer breathtaking spectacle, if nothing else

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He kicked and wriggled but he held her firmly

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The baby wriggled, all limbs kicking and waving happily

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They had sliced the worm in two and the worm was still wriggling

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Gone is the person who would engage in a sport or activity as a pastime rather than a profession

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At the sound of the door squeaking slowly open, both of us rose and turned to face it

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The floors had stopped squeaking, and there was the sound of someone walking on the boards that didn't squeak

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The very thought of exams brought her out in a cold sweat

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He worked himself into an early grave

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The early death of the brother of the poet haunts the book, and there is an elegy for him, and more than one portrait of him as a delinquent headed for an early grave

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In classical ballet pirouettes are executed on pointe, as are arabesques

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Laurie, in her ecstatic state, executed a pirouette, and began to sing in earnest

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Considered a deserter by the Red Army, he was convicted of treason

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Elsewhere, it may be acceptable for shop assistants to flatter and cajole you into buying anything, irrespective of whether it suits you

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Despite the fact he was only thirteen, it seemed the young prince was already a Casanova in the making, an expert at coaxing and cajoling girls

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Housing associations and the government use many misleading arguments to persuade and cajole council tenants into agreeing to stock transfers

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Do it with a sense of urgency

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The straw that breaks the back of a camel

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The last or final straw

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I will not go easy on you

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There were still some remains of her make-up from the day before, smudged mascara underneath her eyes, a thin line of eyeliner all making her look exhausted and almost haggard

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Where Jim was a lean, flexible, athletic type, this old man before me was an enormous old geezer who would have had the good sense to glue his fat lips shut every morning

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He dances to her tunes

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Publishing on-line without proofreading is probably not the greatest of sins, but for a grammar pedant such as I, it is pretty transgressive nonetheless

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For years, pedantic scholars have crowed about the debt rock owes the blues

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He is a rotten rat

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My knight in shining armour

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It is going to a bumpy ride in coming months

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Giant hailstones pounded parts of Hong Kong last night as thunderstorms echoed around the city

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Once I had wrung my clothes out, mopped the walls and soaked up as much as I could from the carpet it did not look too bad

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She mopped the floor and cleaned out two cupboards

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Rush hour traffic slowed to a crawl

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It takes one finger to mend a dam

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A defiant holdout against a commercial culture

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The problem is that in theory, in any given situation when someone refuses to sell we cannot tell whether it is because of strategic holdout or subjective value

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Count me as among the last holdouts on this issue

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Activity in China factory sector edged up slightly last month, a government survey showed, though the figure is unlikely to dispel concerns that the second-largest economy in the world slowed more than expected

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In this case, as it appears that there is a substantial question of domicile to be decided, and as it cannot be determined for several months, the wife is entitled to alimony

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After a fruitless one-year search, I commissioned the design and production of smile pins

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Miller commissioned the architect John Kinross to refurbish and extend his home in a manner appropriate to a member of the Edwardian nouveau riche

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We had a few hiccups getting the heating equipment commissioned

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He was commissioned into the US army just in time to see action in the final battles of the Mexican war

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In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of

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He died a pauper

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Disease spread rapidly among the half starved and half clothed paupers

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Drilling rigs

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His article was greeted with outrage by the scientific establishment

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The decision was greeted with enthusiasm and gratitude by their many stateside fans

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Hong Kong latest No.1 ranking was greeted with silence

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A flurry of self-congratulatory articles and a smug government statement

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Crony capitalism

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The complex of government-abetted cartels and monopolistic practices are not hard to identify

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They tend to pay extortionate amounts in rent

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The concentration of power is aided and abetted by the government's monopoly over land ownership

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We do not have hard information

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A dog-eared paperback book

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The yellowed pages were dog-eared and extremely battered, and I replaced it gingerly on the shelf as I went to answer the door

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It was a worn book, pages dog-eared, and edges faded

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Put someone on his tail

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He carries out random spot checks to keep everyone on their toes

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Instead, keep on your toes, and be ready to switch to a better deal every few years

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Often they are false clues, red herrings

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Most of the film is spent working very hard to build suspense and distract the audience with red herrings that stop being effective early on

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It is a quest for the truth that drops vital clues and red herrings along the way

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Unfortunately, he has let things slide; he has allowed the laws against immorality to become a dead letter, and the Viennese to do very much as they please

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As many of you know, they cannot let a snide comment slide; they cannot turn the other cheek and allow the lecture, talk, forum or film to progress

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Picnics are a time to kick back, relax and enjoy tasty, yet easy-to-prepare food with friends

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The method helps the cuckoo chick secure the food supply it needs to satisfy its voracious appetite

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Patients chosen for this group were all voracious readers and enjoyed reading either science fiction or fantasy novels

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Even on radio, their rhetorical style sounds windy, verbose, addicted to polysyllables for their own sake

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He cares and worries intensely about movies, and he is eloquent, loquacious, even verbose on the subject

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He sank his dagger into its belly

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All arts and humanities nourish the soul, but not all fatten the wallet

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He did not always make appropriate deductions from anticipated profits to make allowance for these factors

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The council has made no allowances for inflation

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A scheme to stop the park being used as a thoroughfare

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Although it could not be driven in a car, the route would steer cyclists off extremely busy roads and onto quiet thoroughfares and country lanes

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This week work was under way to re-open the path and residents are hoping it will be a thoroughfare again by the weekend

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However, he is fearful that the new clause may be delayed, unless the Department of Health pulls out all the stops to make sure the new legislation is written in time

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But when it counts, he really pulls out all the stops and that is why we have done so well

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I would give anything to be able to spend a week with my parents again, you do not know how lucky you are you stupid cow

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She is a shameless flirt and might I add, a stupid cow

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267

As the unattached singleton with married mates there is a tendency to lament the demise of your once action-packed social life

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268

The bedroom scenes with a playful and coquettish Cariola show the duchess and Antonio's fragile happiness and the sensuality of their love

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A coquettish grin

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Every other otaku can run on about their hobby endlessly

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Much of the media is currently smitten with the country's booming otaku culture

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He had described it as a gathering place for computer otaku, so I had a negative image about the place before seeing it

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Does it bother you?

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He was a young teenager, already cutting loose from his family

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275

With contemporary credit systems cut loose from both traditional inherent constraints and central bank controls, the analytical focus changes

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I cannot stomach the self-righteous attitude of some managers

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Ideologies that affirm a set of basic truths, such as feminism and classical or neo-Marxism, cannot stomach postmodernism

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Give me a boost

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It can be a pain in the ass

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Many people considered athletes dumb jocks, and I wanted to break loose from that barrier, he recalls

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Directly in front of me, a round lunch table was surrounded by a group of guys, all either athletes and jocks, or just popular boys

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It gives me a sense of purpose

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The only downside is

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What ingredients does it best pair with

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Color experts, interior designers and fashionistas all agree: right now, red is red hot in everything from home decor to evening wear to iMacs

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286

It may act as such, by suppressing ovulation, but it also works by making the lining of the womb hostile to the newly conceived embryo

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Being on the contraceptive pill does not reduce the chances of becoming pregnant later, and most women do conceive from one month to one year or so after discarding contraceptives, she says

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Instead I often see facilities and traffic controls that treat pedestrians as little more than annoying afterthoughts

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Sustainability, protection of wildlife, controlling agribusiness and pollution are first principles, not afterthoughts

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She was dying of AIDS, visibly wasting away

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A wasting disease

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For people wasting away from the side effects of chemotherapy, this could be a small bit of very good news, indeed

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