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Letter: g

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Gagging for it

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gagging for it
1. (UK, slang, idiomatic) Having a strong desire for sex.


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Gain ground

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gain ground
1. (idiomatic) to become farther from another traveling the same course.


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Gallows humor

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gallows humor (uncountable)
1. (US, idiomatic) Comedy that still manages to be funny in the face of, and in response to, a horrible, deathly, tragic, dramatic, perfectly hopeless situation.


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Game face

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game face (plural game faces)
1. (idiomatic) The expression of one who is prepared for or is facing a lot of difficult and/or undesirable work, especially when it is imminent.
? The editor told his star reporter to put his game face on, because he was going to cover a potentially hours-long city council meeting where they were going to discuss the controversial issue and tempe


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Game plan

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game plan (plural game plans)
1. (idiomatic) Any strategy devised to reach a given objective.
? So what is the game plan? We need to get everyone out of this alive, and I am clueless.


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Gandy dancer

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gandy dancer (plural gandy dancers)
1. (chiefly US, idiomatic) A railway laborer, especially a member of a crew which carries rails and affixes them to ties.


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Gang up

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gang up (third-person singular simple present gangs up, present participle ganging up, simple past and past participle ganged up)
1. (idiomatic) To join together, as a gang.


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Gang up on

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gang up on (third-person singular simple present gangs up on, present participle ganging up on, simple past and past participle ganged up on)
1. (transitive, idiomatic) To join together in a group in order to overpower someone else.


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Gapers' block

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gapers' block (plural gapers' blocks)
1. (chiefly US and Canada, idiomatic) A traffic jam resulting from motorists slowing to look at a motor vehicle collision or other roadside distraction.


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Garden path

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garden path (plural garden paths)
1. Used other than as an idiom: see garden,‎ path.
2. Short for garden path sentence.


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Garden variety

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garden variety (not comparable)
1. (idiomatic) Ordinary, common, or unexceptional.
? I can usually recover from a garden variety cold with rest and fluids.


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Gary glitter

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Gary Glitter (plural Gary Glitters)
1. (UK, vulgar, slang, idiomatic) The anus, especially when used in anal sex.


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Gatecrash

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If someone gatecrashes, they attend a private social event without being invited.


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We need volunteers to keep an eye out for gatecrashers tonight.




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Gather dust

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gather dust (third-person singular simple present gathers dust, present participle gathering dust, simple past and past participle gathered dust)
1. (idiomatic) to remain unused for a long period of time
? Since he bought the book, it's just been sitting on the bookshelf and gathering dust.


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Gear up

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gear up (third-person singular simple present gears up, present participle gearing up, simple past and past participle geared up)
1. (idiomatic) To prepare for an activity.
? The hardware store is gearing up for spring in February with garden supplies and seeds.


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Gender bender

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gender bender (plural gender benders)
1. (idiomatic, colloquial) A person who dresses in the clothes of another sex, or in clothes which make their gender identity ambiguous.


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Genetic modification

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genetic modification (uncountable)
1. Used other than as an idiom.
2. The deliberate modification of the genetic structure of an organism.


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Genie is out of the bottle

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genie is out of the bottle
1. (idiomatic) Information has been released that will have ongoing consequences.
? It's been widely rumored the network was planning to cancel the show, but now the genie is out of the bottle and fans are furious.
2. (idiomatic) Something has been brought into reality that cannot be eliminated or undone.
? I don't think there's any hope of repealing this city's sil


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Gentleman of the back door

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gentleman of the back door (plural gentlemen of the back door)
1. (idiomatic, obsolete, slang) A person, chiefly a homosexual, who has anal sex.


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Gentleman's agreement

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When an agreement is neither written nor signed, because the two parties trust each other completely, it is called a gentleman's agreement.


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It was a gentleman's agreement. I can't change my mind now!




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German goitre

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German goitre (plural German goitres)
1. (idiomatic, humorous) A protruding stomach, especially one supposed to be indicative of excessive consumption of beer.


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German virgin

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German virgin (plural German virgins)
1. (idiomatic, poker) The name of a poker hand in the game of Texas hold 'em, when a player is dealt two nine cards.


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German wheel

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German wheel (plural German wheels)
1. Used other than as an idiom: see German,‎ wheel.
2. (circus arts) An apparatus made up of two large, usually steel rings joined together by a set of parallel steel bars.


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Get a charge out of

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get a charge out of
1. (idiomatic) To derive excitement, entertainment, or pleasure from.


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Get a fix

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get a fix
1. (idiomatic) To obtain something necessary, especially a dose of an addictive drug or anything else compulsively sought after.


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Get a foothold

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If you get a foothold somewhere, you secure a position for yourself in a business, profession or organisation.


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The contract got the firm a foothold in the local administration.




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Get a grip

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get a grip
1. (idiomatic) To relax; to calm down; to stop being angry; to come to one's senses or become more rational.
? He needs to get a grip if he's getting that angry over such a little thing.


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Get a grip on yourself

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If you get a grip on yourself, you try to control your feelings so as to be able to deal with a situation.


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After the initial shock, Lisa got a grip on herself a nd called an ambulance.




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Get a grip/hold of yourself!

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Sapâneste-te!

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Get a handle on

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get a handle on
1. (idiomatic) To build or acquire a basic level of understanding or control.
? After a week of poring over the manuals, I am just beginning to get a handle on the software.


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Get a jump on

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get a jump on
1. (idiomatic) To start early, especially before something begins or before others begin; to get a head start.
? If you'd like to get a jump on the holiday season, many craft stores already have holiday patterns out.


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Get a kick out of

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get a kick out of
1. (idiomatic) To be delighted by; to be amused by.
? I really got a kick out of that clown's juggling act.


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Get a leg up

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get a leg up
1. (idiomatic) To get a boost or a lift.
? I can climb over the fence if I get a leg up from you.
2. (idiomatic) To gain some advantage; to get a head start.
? He hopes that all the extra advertising will give him a leg up on the competition.


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Get a load of

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get a load of
1. (transitive, idiomatic) To experience someone or something, especially by looking or listening.


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Get a move on

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If someone tells you to get a move on, they are asking you to hurry up.


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You'd better get a move on or you'll miss the bus!




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Get a rise out of

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If you make someone react angrily by jokingly saying something that you know will irritate them, you get a rise out of them.
get a rise out of
1. (chiefly US, transitive, idiomatic) To obtain a reaction from someone, especially one of annoyance.


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He gets a rise out of his daughter by asking her about her latest diet.




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Get a room

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get a room
1. (idiomatic, slang, sometimes humorous) Commanding a couple to stop displaying affection in public.


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Get a second bite at the cherry

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This expression means that you get a second opportunity to do or try something.


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He was eliminated in the semi-finals, but he'll get a second bite at the cherry next year.




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Get a second bite/two bites at the cherry

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This expression means that you get a second opportunity to do or try something.


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He was eliminated in the semi-finals, but he'll get a second bite at the cherry next year.




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Get a wiggle on

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get a wiggle on
1. (idiomatic) To hurry up.


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Get a word in edgeways

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get a word in edgeways (British)
1. (idiomatic) Alternative form of get a word in edgewise.


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Get a word in edgewise

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get a word in edgewise (American)
1. (idiomatic, usually in negative form) To break into or participate in a conversation.
? Everyone was talking at once. I couldn't get a word in edgewise.


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Get ahead of oneself

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to get ahead of oneself
1. (idiomatic) To focus excessively on one's plans or on prospective future events without paying adequate attention to the present.
2. (idiomatic) To develop an opinion based on insufficient information or to take action prematurely.
3. (idiomatic) To speak or write in a manner in which one makes points out of logical or chronological sequence.


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Get along

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get along (third-person singular simple present gets along, present participle getting along, simple past and past participle got along)
1. (intransitive, idiomatic, often followed by with) To interact or coexist well, without argument or trouble.
? I wish the kids would get along better.
? She never did get


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Get around

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get around
1. Used other than as an idiom: see get,‎ around.
2. To move to the other side of an obstruction.
? It might be a while before we can get around from this traffic jam.
? There's no trail going through. We can't get around to the lake.
3. To come around something.
? Cross at the rocks when you get around the bend.
4. To avoi


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Get away with

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get away with
1. (idiomatic) To do something which is prohibited, forbidden or generally not allowed, and not be punished for the action
? Do you think we could get away with taking Dad’s car?
? Not many people have gotten away with stealing that much money.
? Our teacher’s so strict, he'd never let us get away with anything in class.
2. (idiomatic) To avoid doing s


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Get away with murder

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get away with murder
1. (idiomatic) To do something bad or illegal and not be punished.


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Get a foothold

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If you get a foothold somewhere, you secure a position for yourself in a business, profession or organisation.


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Get back at

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get back at
1. (idiomatic) To retaliate; to take revenge.
? She put toothpaste in his shoes to get back at him for the frog he left in her refrigerator.


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Get back on the horse that bucked one

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get back on the horse that bucked one
1. (idiomatic) to return to something that previously caused harm.


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