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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 cease-fire
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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 believer
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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-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-rack

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made beforehand in large numbers
  • an off-the-rack dress
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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 suspect's appearance.
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run-of-the-mill

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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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stick-in-the-mud

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a person with old-fashioned ideas
  • The committee is dominated by old stick-in-the-muds who have little interest in bringing new ideas to the table.
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top-of-the-line

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up-to-the-minute

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being or involving the latest methods, concepts, information, or styles
  • The company insists on having up-to-the-minute firewall and antivirus software.
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