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  • As near as dammit
  • As one door closes, another one opens
  • As thick as a brick
  • As thick as thieves
  • As thick as two short planks
  • Ask around
  • At a loose end
  • At close quarters
  • At the end of a gun
  • At the end of the day
  • At the end of your rope
  • At the end of your tether
  • At your wits' end
  • Bat the idea around
  • Been around the block a few times
  • Behind closed doors
  • Better luck next time
  • Bosom buddies
  • Bosom pals
  • Boy next door
  • Breathing down your neck
  • Bridesmaid syndrome
  • Brilliant cleaning starts with Finish ( Finish Detergent advertising slogan )
  • Bring to an end
  • Business end
  • By the seat of your pants
  • By the skin of your teeth ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Can't see beyond the end of your nose
  • Case closed
  • Chasing nickels around dollar bills
  • Cheek by jowl
  • Cheer up, it's not the end of the world
  • Chucking out time
  • Clam up
  • Clamp down on
  • Cleanliness is next to Godliness ( Pears' Soap advertising slogan )
  • Cleanliness is next to godliness
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind ( Richard Dreyfuss movie )
  • Close call
  • Close enough for government work
  • Close enough for jazz
  • Close friends
  • Close of play
  • Close proximity
  • Close quarters ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Close ranks
  • Close shave
  • Close the books
  • Close to home
  • Close to the bone
  • Close to the mark
  • Close your eyes and think of England ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Close, but no cigar ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Closed book
  • Closed season
  • Closing price
  • Come down to the line
  • Come to a sticky end
  • Come within an ace
  • Coming to a screen near you
  • Companion plant ( a plant grown near to another species to enhance its growth )
  • Cut and shut
  • Dance around the problem
  • Dangerous Liaisons ( Glenn Close movie )
  • Dead end
  • Dick around
  • Don't Stand So Close To Me ( Police song )
  • Don't close your eyes for a minute
  • Don't you people have homes to go to?
  • Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom
  • Down to the wire
  • Drag ass around
  • Draw to a close
  • Echo Around the World ( Edison Records advertising slogan )
  • Elbow to elbow
  • End in itself
  • End of a perfect day
  • End of an era
  • End of story
  • End of the ball game
  • End of the line
  • End product
  • End up at
  • Eyes Wide Shut ( Stanley Kubrick movie )
  • Far better for being near to you ( The Chesham Building Society advertising slogan )
  • Fart around
  • Fatal Attraction ( Glenn Close / Michael Douglas movie )
  • Fool around
  • Foregone conclusion ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Get around to it
  • Get hold of the wrong end of the stick
  • Get shut of
  • Get to the end of your tether
  • Get your end away
  • Get your head around something
  • Girl next door
  • Give someone a thick ear
  • Go around in circles
  • Go around with
  • Go down to the wire
  • Go off the deep end
  • Goof around
  • Green around the gills
  • Grid lock
  • Hair's breadth
  • Hang around with
  • Hard on the heels of
  • Have your hair stand on end
  • Holding your cards close to your chest
  • Horse around
  • Horsing around
  • I Get Around ( Beach Boys song )
  • I've started so I'll finish ( A catchphrase from Mastermind )
  • In the thick of things
  • It will all end in tears
  • It's The End Of The World As We Know It ( R.E.M. song )
  • Jerk around
  • Jig around
  • Joke around
  • Journey's end
  • Jump to the wrong conclusion
  • Just around the corner
  • Keep your end up
  • Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer ( proverbial saying )
  • Keep your mouth shut
  • Keep your trap shut
  • Kick the gong around
  • Kidding around
  • Knock into the middle of next week
  • Knock on the door
  • Know which end is up
  • Light at the end of the tunnel
  • Living is easy with eyes closed ( Beatles song lyric )
  • Lock and load
  • Lock him up and throw away the key
  • Lock horns with
  • Lock stock and barrel
  • Lock up your daughters
  • Makes your hair stands on end
  • Mess around
  • Monkey around
  • Mooching around
  • Narrow escape
  • Near and dear to my heart
  • Near death experience
  • Near miss
  • Near sighted
  • Near the knuckle
  • Near to one's heart
  • Neck and neck
  • Never hear the end of it
  • Next generation
  • Next in line to the throne
  • Next to myself, I like BVD best ( BVD Underwear advertising slogan )
  • Next to nothing
  • Nice guys finish last
  • Ninth inning ( A baseball expression meaning an event or process is near the end )
  • Nip and tuck
  • No end of
  • Nose around
  • Not a hundred miles away
  • Not the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning
  • On deck ( A baseball expression meaning next in line )
  • On lock down
  • On the bubble
  • On the receiving end
  • Open mouth: closed mind
  • Photo finish
  • Play around
  • Plug and play
  • Plug the gap
  • Point blank range
  • Pull the plug
  • Pussyfoot around
  • Put an end to
  • Put up or shut up
  • Ring around the collar ( Wisk detergent advertising slogan )
  • Ring down the curtain
  • Rock Around The Clock ( Bill Haley song )
  • Rough around the edges
  • Run rings around
  • Sail close to the wind
  • Scratch around
  • Screw around
  • Scrub around it
  • Seal of approval
  • Seal the deal
  • Seal your fate
  • Secure in the knowledge
  • Shallow end
  • Shit ( or short ) end of the stick
  • Shop Around ( Smokey Robinson song )
  • Shop around
  • Short end of the stick
  • Shut it ( A catchphrase from The Office )
  • Shut that door ( A catchphrase from Larry Grayson )
  • Shut up and take my money ( A catchphrase from Futurama )
  • Shut up shop
  • Shut up, fool. ( A catchphrase from The A-Team )
  • Shut your cake hole
  • Shut your face
  • Shut your pie hole
  • Shut your trap
  • Sitting next to Nellie
  • Sleep around
  • Smoke around the campfire
  • So creamy it's almost fattening ( Burma Shave Shaving Cream advertising slogan )
  • Stone's throw ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Strong in the arm and thick in the head
  • Take it to the next level
  • The Blue End State ( Nickname of the US state of Delaware )
  • The End Of The World ( Nickname of Anchorage Alaska )
  • The Next America ( Nickname of Columbia Maryland )
  • The Rape Of The Lock ( Alexander Pope book )
  • The balcony is closed ( A catchphrase from Siskel And Ebert )
  • The be all and end all
  • The beginning of the end
  • The bitter end
  • The deep end
  • The end of civilization as we know it
  • The end of the road
  • The end of the world is nigh
  • The light at the end of the tunnel may just be a train coming the other way
  • The means to an end
  • The next president of the United States
  • The next small thing
  • The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
  • The shit end of the stick
  • The short end of the stick
  • The shot heard around the world
  • The thick end of
  • The war to end wars
  • The world around one
  • There's not much in it
  • Thick and fast
  • Thick ear
  • Thin end of the wedge
  • This neck of the woods
  • This position closed
  • This time next year we will be millionaires ( A catchphrase from Only Fools And Horses )
  • Through thick and thin
  • Throw your money around
  • Thrown in at the deep end
  • Till the end of time
  • Too close for comfort
  • Too close to call
  • Tool around
  • Toward this end
  • Twist around your little finger
  • Under lock and key
  • Under the wire
  • Up close and personal
  • We make things that bring people closer ( Western Electrics advertising slogan )
  • What goes around comes around
  • Win by a head
  • Win by a neck
  • Win by a nose
  • Within an ace
  • Within spitting distance
  • Within striking distance
  • World without end
  • Wrapped around your little finger
  • You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore
  • Your next car ( Chrysler advertising slogan )

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