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1

Lick her wounds

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2

We were playing house, making steak

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3

You have a jagged chin now

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4

There is a fine line between humour and inappropriateness

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5

The president has been treading a fine line on immigration

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6

In Riyadh, the absolute monarchy of Saudi Arabia walks a fine line to maintain power

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7

Show signs of gathering pace

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8

Leaving a gratuity is de rigueur when dining out because pay for restaurant servers is so low

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9

Corporate data governance is in the process of moving from de rigueur to de facto to de jure

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10

Plenty of musicians have their own blogs and online tour diaries become de rigueur

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11

Tipping is not required nor expected

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12

A downside of the no-tipping policy is the shock that patrons may sometimes suffer when perusing menus that have tips already factored into the prices

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13

Folding tips into the meal tab has the benefit of protecting waiters from being short-changed by the occasional tight-fisted diner

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14

A particularly mean-spirited remark from her stepmother finally estranged Maggie from her family, and she has not been home since

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15

After a two-year hiatus, Avon Old Farms Inn restaurant has brought back its a la carte menus for lunch and dinner, and has resurrected its Sunday brunch

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16

This is our A La Carte menu: you can select as many items as you need

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17

To circumvent national currency controls

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18

The satirical structure and style of the novel are suggested by an epigraph from the travel book of Mark Twain

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19

Each of the twelve poems in the third section of the book sports an epigraph from a Emerson essay

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20

The epigraph, a quotation from Dante, further obscures the atmosphere

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21

Along with dangerous health struggles, Luna finds herself contending with the legacy of shame and secrecy that surround issues of sexuality in the Latino community

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22

Factions within the government were contending for the succession to the presidency

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23

As for his constituency neglect rebuke, Francis contends that his claims still stand

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24

The power of the chairman will not go unchecked

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25

The chapter seems more like a review than a synthesis, and I found myself more than once wishing for a more crisp, synoptic summary of the primary arguments of the schools and of the chapter

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26

The final volume includes a directory of the 1400 contributors, a synoptic outline of contents, and a 61-page index

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27

They argue that the problem does not exist, or has been grossly exaggerated, and they call the reformers alarmists, fanatics, scaremongers, prophets of doom and so on

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28

Most oddly, while implacably committed to family duties and the bringing up of children, the novel succeeds in portraying both as a burden almost beyond human bearing

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29

Prom King and Prom Queen

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30

Some people say a man is made out of mud

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31

A good man is made of muscle and blood

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32

And mine that is weak and the back that is strong

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33

You load 16 tons and what do you get? Another day older, and deeper in debt

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34

Heliocentrism was opposed to geocentrism, which placed the Earth at the centre

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35

His ideas contradicted the then-prevailing understanding of the Bible

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36

Travelzoo eyes 200 million Chinese travellers

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37

Even though she was so gregarious and loved to chat, she also liked to listen

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38

He is naturally gregarious, and the work obviously suits him

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39

Fake it til you make it

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40

Under the hot sun, it is a war of attrition

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41

He was trying to goad her into a fight

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42

When I used to meet him regularly outside the Brompton Oratory after his Sunday devotions, it took little prompting to goad him into a diatribe against his latest enemy

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43

I did not realise that people would attempt to goad us into aggression at regular intervals

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44

Be a bit fuzzy around the edges

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45

They seek to kick out the centre from its campus when the deal is up, saying the institutes came with too many political strings attached

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46

The dubious practice has compromised the academic integrity of the university

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47

They need a foot in the door to learn the skill

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48

To set his mind at ease

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49

Come from humble background

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50

Blow/throw a kiss

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51

French kiss vs Platonic kiss

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52

Kiss of peace

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53

Snatch/steal a kiss

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54

She kissed away his pain

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55

Hong Kong is losing ground against regional rivals

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56

Politicians are quick to blame the declining competitiveness and its whinging youth

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57

You just need to be confident and stay relevant in a rapidly developing Asian economy

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58

A grudging apology

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59

They are often in jobs for which they were overqualified and grudgingly underpaid

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60

He was not even gracious enough to apologise and did not do so until some time later when it became expedient, in terms of his public image, to offer a grudging and less than grovelling apology

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61

The First Minister eventually decided to go to Normandy, but his decision to do so, and the accompanying apology, was seen as grudging and petulant

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62

This is a global phenomenon, for the impact of technology in destroying and deskilling even very highly paid jobs has been pervasive

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63

They have merely added supply to the revolving-door job market

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64

The unemployment rate of Hong Kong is the envy of the world at 3.1 percent. And yet there is something not quite right

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65

Employment dissatisfaction is a global phenomenon made obvious by the surge in fringe and extreme politics

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66

Ordinary people globally are hacked off because, no matter how hard they work, the owners of capital always seem many steps ahead

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67

In China, the leaders have their fingers firmly on this global movement

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68

A great wave of change is likely to bring parties to power that will pander to populism

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69

Stock markets will find a headwind in every policy

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70

This is not ardent left-wing political policy but strictly business

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71

The business of politicians is to stay in power under the influence of raw economics that inexorably moves the balance from one side to another, leaving winners and losers in its wake

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72

Very tellingly

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73

On health ground

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74

A breeze snuffed out the candle

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75

My candle was snuffed out and I knew it would never relight again

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76

But solid Warrior defence snuffs out the early threat

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77

He came back on the offensive but still the York side tackled hard to snuff out scoring chances

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78

I am a citizen of Caucasian origin, having grown up in a bourgeois middle class environment in New Orleans, but I had long become alienated from that segment of the population

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79

Always put your baby in her cot when falling asleep at night, so that she can learn to associate it with bedtime

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80

Sleeping between five and seven, some have futons for spare beds, cots for babies and can accommodate pets

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81

The dance floor was crowded with revellers

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82

In the center of the small bedroom is a double bed draped with handmade quilts, and the small group of women crowds the narrow spaces surrounding it

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83

Two-hourly reminders to void may control many incontinent people, especially in the nursing home

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84

This covers the initial error and later events, when I went into retention a third time, lost the sensation of urination, and was doubly incontinent with diminished sensation in the genital region

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85

Jack heaved himself from the well-worn seat of a golf buggy that had seen better years and grinned as his tanned wrist reached for a trusty 9-iron

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86

The nail of their coffins is the lack of air

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87

The authorities swung into action

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88

An uncanny resemblance

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89

The stories take on its momentum

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90

We really have to go the extra mile

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91

for the overextended borrowers, the chickens have come home to roost

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92

Migrating martins and swallows were settling to roost

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93

High concentrations of the organism can be found in bird roosts, caves inhabited by bats, school yards, areas with rotten or decaying wood, and chicken coops

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94

That leaves us scratching our heads

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95

They looked at the scanty, unsavoury portions of food doled out to them

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96

Skittish investors withdrew their money from equity markets

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97

A skittish chestnut mare

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98

I think they are generally skittish and ill-tempered animals

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99

The notion seems to be that the mere look, the urbanity, the smirking of blue staters appalls the skittish people of the heartland

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100

Frivolous ribbons and lacy frills

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