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get one's ducks in a row exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.

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n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
v.
watch multiple episodes of a television program such as a series in a row
On the pattern of 'binge-eat' or 'binge-drink', the term 'binge' meaning an excessive indulgence in something. Ex: As I became bored, I decided to binge-watch the entire season of my favorite series
n.
watch a great number of episodes from the same television series in a row
portmanteau word: binge (excessive consumption of something) + watching
n.
Abandoning something that one has intimate knowledge of for something unknown and probably highly risky to one's well-being.
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
exp.
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
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ducks

  

      pl n   clothing made of duck, esp. white trousers for sports  


ducks and drakes  
      n   functioning as sing  
1    a game in which a flat stone is bounced across the surface of water  
2    make ducks and drakes of or play (at) ducks and drakes with   to use recklessly; squander or waste  
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