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across-the-board

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belonging or relating to the whole

  • an across-the-board reduction in the state's budget because of declining revenues
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behind-the-scenes

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2 undertaken or done so as to escape being observed or known by others

  • behind-the-scenes negotiations that resulted in the hostages being released unharmed
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bred-in-the-bone

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1 being such by habit and not likely to change

  • a bred-in-the-bone Democrat who always votes a straight ticket
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2 firmly established over time

  • bred-in-the-bone honesty earned him the nickname of "Honest Abe"
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down-at-the-heels

variants: or down-at-heel also down-at-the-heel or down-at-heels

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showing signs of advanced wear and tear and neglect

  • the stately mansion where he lives now is a far cry from the down-at-the-heels triple-decker in which he grew up
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gone to seed

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down in the mouth

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feeling unhappiness

  • after a disastrous date like that, anyone would be down in the mouth
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down-the-line

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down-to-the-wire

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showing little difference in the standing of the competitors

  • a down-to-the-wire contest for the pennant
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dyed-in-the-wool

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being such by habit and not likely to change

  • as a dyed-in-the-wool skeptic, I give these "confirmed" UFO sightings as much credence as I do the tooth fairy
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middle-of-the-road

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avoiding major social change or extreme political ideas

  • a candidate with middle-of-the-road views on most hot-button issues
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middle-of-the-roader

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a person who holds moderate views

  • since the party's middle-of-the-roaders often lack verve, the activists inevitably nominate some extremist who can't win in the general election
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off-the-cuff

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made or done without previous thought or preparation

  • having gotten into hot water with some unfortunate off-the-cuff remarks, the candidate now limits himself to his carefully prepared campaign speech
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off-the-peg

adjective , chiefly British

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made beforehand in large numbers

  • accustomed to bespoke suits, he would never condescend to wear an off-the-peg smoking jacket
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off-the-rack

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made beforehand in large numbers

  • the fashionistas were aghast that the actress would wear an off-the-rack dress to the Oscars
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off-the-shelf

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made beforehand in large numbers

  • she chose to have her computer designed to her specifications rather than buying an off-the-shelf machine
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out-of-the-way

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2 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced

  • there was nothing out-of-the-way about the hitchhiker's appearance that might arouse suspicion
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over-the-hill

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being of advanced years and especially past middle age

  • the overwhelming majority of that rock band's fans are over-the-hill baby boomers on a nostalgia trip
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long in the tooth, of a certain age

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run-of-the-mill

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1 being of the type that is encountered in the normal course of events

  • just another run-of-the-mill suburb with its shopping malls and fast-food restaurants
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par for the course

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spur-of-the-moment

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made or done without previous thought or preparation

  • a spur-of-the-moment trip to the zoo
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