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the ball is in (one's) court

expression

  • the next step in some process is the other person's to take.

    Last edited on Jul 25 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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the bigger they are the harder they fall.

expression

  • the bigger a person's or organization's stature, the larger their failure will be.

    Last edited on Nov 14 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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the cat's out of the bag

interjection

  • "the secret has been released."
                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                       

    Citation from "Son of Stan", American Dad (TV), Season 6 Episode 2 (2010) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 14 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 14 2011.

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the crickets

  • Receiving no response to a particular message or action.

    "I sent my boss an email asking about the raise and all I got was crickets."

    Last edited on May 16 2018. Submitted by Anonymous on May 16 2018.

expression

  • an awkward silence or feeling one gets in odd social situations.

    "My boss is always saying sexist things. It is giving me the crickets."

    Last edited on Sep 09 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 09 2014.

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the daylights out of

adverb

  • severely, as in "beat the living daylights out of (one)", "knock the living daylights out of (one)", "scare the daylights out of (one)", etc.

    Last edited on Oct 26 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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the fuck you say

expression

  • Not knowing whats going on. Someone might say it to you when your saying something that is dumb.
    Your going to pull my eara during oral sex"? " The fuck you say!

    Last edited on May 14 2015. Submitted by Jess Sanchez on May 14 2015.

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the heck

interjection

  • intensifier, usually expressing confusion or displeasure. Also "in heck", "in the heck".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Stan Knows Best", American Dad (TV), Season 1 Episode 3 (2005) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                  

                                                                    

    Citation from "Best Little Horror House in Langley Falls", American Dad (TV), Season 6 Episode 3 (2010) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 03 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 03 2011.

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