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as a whole when regarded in entirety.
at the drop of a hat without much provocation; easily.
B.A. abbreviation of "Bachelor of Arts," an undergraduate degree conferred on a person who has completed a curriculum in the liberal arts; A.B.
beyond the shadow of a doubt with absolute certainty; indeed.
birds of a feather persons having common interests, values, opinions, or backgrounds.
blind as a bat barely able to see.
born with a silver spoon in one's mouth born to wealthy parents.
bric-a-brac small miscellaneous decorative objects of value as antiques or curiosities.
build a better mousetrap to invent or make a better product, esp. better than an old familiar one.
build a fire under (informal) to urge to action, speed, or the like.
by a long shot by a considerable amount or distance.
call a spade a spade to speak plainly or straightforwardly; speak the truth.
call it a day to end the day's work.
cap-a-pie from head to foot; completely.
chock-a-block of a ship's hoisting tackle, drawn close together so that the blocks are touching. [2 definitions]
chuck-a-luck a gambling game in which players bet on the possible values of three rolled dice.
cock-a-doodle-doo a representation or imitation of the cry of a rooster.
come a cropper (informal) to suffer a failure or fiasco. [2 definitions]
cop a plea (informal) to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to avoid trial on the original charge.
cut a wide swath to attract considerable attention; make a big impression.