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again and again

adverb (1)

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(Entry 1 of 20)

many times
  • as she's gotten older, Grandma has tended to ask the same things again and again

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alarums and excursions

plural noun (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of alarums and excursions (Entry 2 of 20)

a state of noisy, confused activity
  • the city is preparing for the alarums and excursions that inevitably accompany a presidential visit

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back-and-forth

noun (1)

Synonyms of back-and-forth (Entry 3 of 20)

1 a giving or taking of one thing of value in return for another
  • after the usual back-and-forth of official gifts, the two leaders entered into a serious discussion

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2 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue
  • the others listened with relish to the back-and-forth between the two noted professors

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bat (around or back and forth)

verb

Synonyms of bat (around or back and forth) (Entry 4 of 20)

to talk about (an issue) usually from various points of view and for the purpose of arriving at a decision or opinion
  • the issue's been batted around, but nothing's ever been done

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beer and skittles

plural noun (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of beer and skittles (Entry 5 of 20)

a situation or state of carefree comfort
  • a job at a beach resort isn't all beer and skittles—it's still work

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blood-and-guts

adjective (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of blood-and-guts (Entry 6 of 20)

by-and-by

noun (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of by-and-by (Entry 7 of 20)

time that is to come
  • we shall meet again in the by-and-by

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by and by

adverb (2)

Synonyms of by and by (Entry 8 of 20)

at or within a short time
  • we'll get under way by and by

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by and large

adverb (3)

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care and feeding

noun (3)

Synonyms & Antonyms of care and feeding (Entry 10 of 20)

the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition
  • devotes too much time to the care and feeding of her buggy computer

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cut-and-dried

adjective (2)
variants: also cut-and-dry

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dollars-and-cents

adjective (3)

Synonyms & Antonyms of dollars-and-cents (Entry 12 of 20)

of or relating to money, banking, or investments
  • a dollars-and-cents analysis of the situation

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down and dirty

adjective (4)

Synonyms & Antonyms of down and dirty (Entry 13 of 20)

made or done without previous thought or preparation
  • hoisting aloft the down and dirty sign that we had just made, we joined the protest

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down-and-out

adjective (5)

Synonyms & Antonyms of down-and-out (Entry 14 of 20)

2 lacking money or material possessions
  • a soup kitchen where the down-and-out daily line up for a hot meal

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far and away

adverb (4)

Synonyms & Antonyms of far and away (Entry 15 of 20)

by a considerable margin
  • that Mexican restaurant is far and away the best in the area

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far and wide

adverb (5)

Synonyms & Antonyms of far and wide (Entry 16 of 20)

in every place or in all places
  • we searched far and wide for a surgeon who could perform that delicate operation

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fun and games

plural noun (3)

Synonyms & Antonyms of fun and games (Entry 17 of 20)

1 a situation or state of carefree comfort
  • soon found out that owning and maintaining a yacht wasn't all fun and games

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2 activity engaged in to amuse oneself
  • it's not all fun and games at the summer music camp, where students are expected to take their studies seriously

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get-up-and-go

noun (4)

Synonyms & Antonyms of get-up-and-go (Entry 18 of 20)

give-and-take

noun (5)

Synonyms of give-and-take (Entry 19 of 20)

1 an exchange of views for the purpose of exploring a subject or deciding an issue
  • a give-and-take about what we should do Saturday night

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2 the act or practice of each side giving up something in order to reach an agreement
  • negotiating the terms of the deal will require some give-and-take on both sides

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3 good-natured teasing or exchanging of clever remarks
  • enjoyed the flirty give-and-take between the two romantic lead characters

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hammer-and-tongs

adjective (6)

Synonyms & Antonyms of hammer-and-tongs (Entry 20 of 20)

marked by bursts of destructive force or intense activity
  • the scuffle escalated into a hammer-and-tongs fight

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“Again and again.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/and. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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