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  • A means to an end
  • A poor relation
  • A poor workman blames his tools
  • Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Are your friends living beyond your means? ( Chivas Regal Scotch advertising slogan )
  • As cold as charity
  • As poor as a church mouse
  • Beer at home means Davenport's ( Davenport's beer advertising slogan )
  • Big Nasty ( Nickname of basketball player Corliss Williamson )
  • Bloody minded ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Brand new ballgame ( A baseball expression meaning when a team that has been behind ties up the game )
  • Brush back ( A baseball expression meaning to subvert or threaten verbally )
  • By fair means or foul
  • By no manner of means
  • Can of corn ( A baseball expression meaning a ball which is easy to catch )
  • Carpe diem ( latin expression meaning seize the day ) ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Caught off base ( A baseball expression meaning unawares or by surprise )
  • Cheap and nasty
  • Cheap shot
  • Cheap skate
  • Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep ( Middle of the Road song )
  • Cleanup hitter ( A baseball expression meaning a batter who comes in to solve a problem )
  • Dirt poor
  • Down to the last out ( A baseball expression meaning to have one last chance )
  • Ducks on a pond ( A baseball expression meaning having runners in scoring position )
  • Foot in the bucket ( A baseball expression meaning to act timidly or cowardly )
  • Get out of jail free card ( a means of avoiding justice - from the eponymous card in the Monopoly boardgame )
  • Ground ball ( A baseball expression meaning a prosaic or ordinary accomplishment )
  • He means wee
  • Heavy hitter ( A baseball expression meaning a powerful or commanding person )
  • I Pity The Poor Immigrant ( Bob Dylan song )
  • I don't mean maybe
  • I'm smarter than the average bear! ( A catchphrase from The Yogi Bear Show )
  • If God had meant us to fly he would have given us wings
  • If man were meant to fly, God would have lowered the fares ( American Coach Lines advertising slogan )
  • In the meantime
  • In the middle of nowhere
  • Independent means
  • It don't mean a thing if it ain't got swing
  • Just because you are paranoid it doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you
  • Knock into the middle of next week
  • Knock the cover off the ball ( A baseball expression meaning succeed beyond expectation )
  • Lean and mean
  • Lean mean fighting machine
  • Lean, mean and hungry
  • Love means never having to say you're sorry ( Love Story )
  • Lucky Strike means finer tobacco ( Lucky Strike Cigarettes advertising slogan )
  • Major league ( A baseball expression meaning at the top rank )
  • Mean Joe ( Nickname of Joe Greene )
  • Mean Mr. Mustard ( Beatles song )
  • Mean Streets ( Robert De Niro movie )
  • Mean and selfish
  • Mean business
  • Mean spirited
  • Meaner than a junkyard dog
  • Meanwhile back at the... ( A catchphrase from Superfriends )
  • Meet in the middle
  • Mendoza line ( A baseball expression denoting a line marking a very poor performance )
  • Middle England
  • Middle man
  • Middle of nowhere
  • Middle of the road
  • Nasty piece of work
  • Nasty taste in the mouth
  • Nasty, brutish and short
  • Ninth inning ( A baseball expression meaning an event or process is near the end )
  • No mean feat
  • Of slender means
  • Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to get her poor doggie a bone ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • On deck ( A baseball expression meaning next in line )
  • One law for the rich and another for the poor
  • Piggy in the middle
  • Piss poor
  • Pitch a shutout ( A baseball expression meaning not allowing an opponent any wins )
  • Play both ends against the middle
  • Play hardball ( A baseball expression meaning to be or act tough or aggressive )
  • Play softball ( A baseball expression meaning to ask easy questions )
  • Points mean prizes
  • Poor but honest
  • Poor little rich girl
  • Poor thing but mine own
  • Portion control
  • Rich man poor man beggerman thief
  • Right off the bat ( A baseball expression meaning immediately without delay )
  • Rubber chicken ( poor quality or overcooked chicken )
  • Rubber chicken curcuit ( a speaking or fundraising event at which poor quality meat is served )
  • Say what you mean and mean what you say
  • See what we mean ( Canon advertising slogan )
  • Slap bang in the middle
  • Smack dab in the middle
  • Small minded
  • Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them
  • Something nasty in the woodshed
  • Squeezed middle
  • Strike out swinging ( A baseball expression meaning to fail while giving it your best effort )
  • Swing by ( slang expression meaning drop in for a visit )
  • Swing for the fences ( A baseball expression meaning try for a substantial gain )
  • Take cuts at someone ( A baseball expression meaning taking a verbal swing or striking a blow at a reputation )
  • The Esso sign means happy motoring ( Esso advertising slogan )
  • The Golden Mean
  • The Paris Of The Middle East ( Nickname of Beirut Lebanon )
  • The Poor Bloody Infantry ( term used to describe the British infantry in WWI )
  • The Queen Of Mean ( Nickname of Anne Robinson )
  • The ends justify the means
  • The law of averages
  • The means to an end
  • The rich get richer and the poor get poorer
  • Throw a beanball ( A baseball expression meaning to attack an opponent by aiming at their head )
  • Tobacco is our middle name ( American Brands, Inc advertising slogan )
  • Took the collar ( A baseball expression meaning failing to get any hits )
  • Video nasty ( a violent or horrific video )
  • Ways and means
  • We mean business
  • Well, she was just seventeen you know what I mean ( The Beatles song lyric )
  • What do points mean? Points mean prizes ( A catchphrase from Price Is Right )
  • What you mean we, white man?
  • Who wooed in haste, and means to wed at leisure
  • You and I were meant to fly ( Air Canada advertising slogan )

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