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  • Act your age
  • After The Gold Rush ( Neil Young song )
  • After a storm comes a calm
  • Alien invasion
  • All out war
  • All round
  • All year round
  • An abortive attempt
  • An albatross round his neck ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • An uphill battle
  • Any port in a storm
  • Armed struggle
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Attack is the best form of defence
  • Attack of the Clones ( George Lucas movie in the Star Wars series )
  • Balanced approach
  • Balancing act
  • Bash on
  • Bash the bishop
  • Battle of the sexes
  • Battle of wits
  • Battle ready
  • Battle royal ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Battle stations
  • Beat a hasty retreat ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Beat someone black and blue
  • Beat the retreat
  • Beat the rush
  • Beat up
  • Begin at the beginning
  • Bish bash bosh
  • Bitch slap ( a full swing slap in the face intended to be humiliating )
  • Black and white unite and fight ( Political slogan )
  • Blast from the past
  • Blast off
  • Blow out of the water
  • Bluff charge ( A movement towards by an animal towards its prey which is halted without attacking )
  • Bold move
  • Bring it on
  • Bum's rush
  • Bump start
  • Bust a move ( dance in a stylish way )
  • Calendar year ( twelve months beginning from the first of January )
  • Calm before the storm
  • Captain Underpants And The Invasion Of The Incredibly Naughty Cafeteria Ladies From Outer Space ( Dav Pilkey book )
  • Career limiting move
  • Cast the first stone ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Catch a case
  • Caught in the act
  • Charge of the Light Brigade ( British cavalry charge against Russian army in the Crimean War and title of a poem by Tennyson )
  • Chip and charge
  • Class act
  • Clean up your act
  • Cleans round the bend ( Harpic Lavatory Cleaner advertising slogan )
  • Clear and present danger
  • Come down hard on
  • Come round
  • Cook up a storm
  • Cop one
  • Costa Del Crime
  • Couldn't act his way out of a paper bag
  • Create a storm ( Monsoon advertising slogan )
  • Crime And Punishment ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky book )
  • Crime Dog ( Nickname of baseball player Fred McGriff )
  • Crime against nature
  • Crime doesn't pay
  • Crime of passion
  • Date rape ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Dawn raid
  • Denial of service attack
  • Did the earth move for you
  • Do a disappearing act
  • Do your worst
  • Don't criticise what you don't understand
  • Don't knock it until you've tried it
  • Double act
  • Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom
  • Down came a blackbird and pecked off her nose ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Drive by shooting
  • Emotion charged
  • Eye of the storm
  • Faith will move mountains
  • Fight Club ( Brad Pitt movie )
  • Fight For The Right To Party ( Beastie Boys song )
  • Fight back
  • Fight back the tears
  • Fight fire with fire
  • Fight like a man
  • Fight like cat and dog
  • Fight off
  • Fight or flight
  • Fight shy
  • Fight the good fight
  • Fight the power
  • Fight tooth and nail
  • Fire storm
  • First footing ( making a round of visits at New Year )
  • First strike
  • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread
  • Foot in the bucket ( A baseball expression meaning to act timidly or cowardly )
  • Fresh start
  • From the beginning of time
  • Full blast
  • Gather 'round the good stuff ( Pizza Hut advertising slogan )
  • Gentlemen, start your engines
  • Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room ( Dr.Strangelove )
  • Get a move on
  • Get in on the act
  • Get off to a bad start
  • Get off to a flying start
  • Get ready to rumble ( prepare to fight or do battle )
  • Get round the table
  • Get your act together
  • Get your retaliation in first
  • Glasgow kiss
  • Go down a storm
  • Go for the jugular
  • Go for the throat
  • Go round in circles
  • Ground zero
  • Gutter snipe
  • Half the battle
  • Happy slapping
  • Hard act to follow
  • Have a blast
  • Have at you
  • He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day
  • Head start
  • Heap abuse on
  • Heart attack on a plate
  • Heart attack waiting to happen
  • Hello, I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy ( A catchphrase from Round the Horne )
  • High wire act
  • Hit 'em where they live
  • Hit out at
  • How goes the battle?
  • Human Rights Act
  • I Like To Move It ( Reel 2 Reel song )
  • I'm Julian and this is my friend Sandy ( A catchphrase from Julian And Sandy in Round The Horne )
  • I'm in charge ( A catchphrase from Bruce Forsyth )
  • If enough people would stop smoking and start drinking, we could get out of ashtrays and into vermouth ( Cinzano advertising slogan )
  • If you can't do the time, don't do the crime
  • If your friendly neighborhood grocer doesn't have a jar knock something off a shelf on the way out ( Dilly Beans advertising slogan )
  • In on the act
  • In the beginning was the word
  • In the heat of battle
  • Invasion of the Bodysnatchers
  • It was the night before Christmas and all round the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
  • It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
  • Jump start
  • Kelloggs, because your best days start with breakfast ( Kelloggs advertising slogan )
  • Kick start
  • Killing Me Softly With His Song ( Roberta Flack song
  • Kills bugs dead ( Raid advertising slogan )
  • Knock 'em dead
  • Knock Three Times ( Tony Orlando and Dawn song )
  • Knock about
  • Knock about comedy
  • Knock back
  • Knock back a few
  • Knock down drag out
  • Knock flat
  • Knock for knock
  • Knock for six
  • Knock heads together
  • Knock into shape
  • Knock into the middle of next week
  • Knock it into a cocked hat
  • Knock it off
  • Knock it on the head
  • Knock it out of the park ( A baseball expression denoting a complete or spectacular success )
  • Knock knock, who's there
  • Knock off
  • Knock on the door
  • Knock on wood
  • Knock sideways
  • Knock something together
  • Knock spots off
  • Knock the cover off the ball ( A baseball expression meaning succeed beyond expectation )
  • Knock the stuffing out of
  • Knock the wind out of
  • Knock them in the aisles
  • Knock up against
  • Knock your heads together
  • Knock your socks off
  • Knock yourself out
  • Lace into
  • Lash out
  • Launch out at
  • Let battle commence
  • Let fly
  • Let the punishment fit the crime
  • Life and death struggle
  • Like a ton of bricks
  • Line of attack
  • Live to fight another day
  • Love makes the world go round
  • Mace your face
  • Make a fresh start
  • Make a move on
  • Make your move
  • Million Dollar Bash ( Bob Dylan song )
  • Money makes the world go round
  • Move It On Over ( Hank Williams song )
  • Move On Up a Little Higher ( Mahalia Jackson song )
  • Move heaven and earth
  • Move in the best circles
  • Move over
  • Move right along
  • Move with the times
  • Mug's game
  • New start
  • No rush
  • Nose for crime
  • Not the beginning of the end, but the end of the beginning
  • On the move
  • On the offensive
  • Partners in crime
  • Perfect storm
  • Phone it in ( perform an act in an uncommitted disinterested manner )
  • Pick a fight
  • Pillow fight
  • Pitch into
  • Play hardball ( A baseball expression meaning to be or act tough or aggressive )
  • Pommy bashing ( Australian slang term for physical or verbal attacks on the English )
  • Put on an act
  • Put the hurt on
  • Queer bashing
  • Quiet before the storm
  • Rally round
  • Rally round the flag
  • Random act of kindness
  • Read the riot act
  • Revenge mission ( an attempt to seek active retribution )
  • Richard of York gave battle in vain
  • Right Round ( Flo Rida song )
  • Ring round
  • Round Ireland With A Fridge ( Tony Hawks book )
  • Round Midnight ( Thelonious Monk tune )
  • Round Robin
  • Round and round the garden like a teddy bear ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Round down
  • Round table talks
  • Round the bend
  • Round the houses
  • Round the table
  • Round the twist
  • Round trip trading
  • Round up
  • Round up the usual suspects ( Casablanca )
  • Run toward the sound of gunfire
  • Running battle
  • Rush job
  • Rush of blood
  • Rush the growler
  • Rush to judgement
  • Sail into
  • Score points off
  • Serious as a heart attack
  • Siege mentality
  • Sister Act ( Whoopie Goldberg movie )
  • Smooth move
  • Snack attack
  • So round, so firm, so fully packed ( Lucky Strike Cigarettes advertising slogan )
  • Son of a whore ( a bastard, or a general term of abuse )
  • Spit in the eye of
  • Spoiling for a fight
  • Square peg in a round hole
  • Stand up fight
  • Start again
  • Start from scratch
  • Start over
  • Start the ball rolling
  • Stick it to the man
  • Storm in a teacup
  • Storm of controversy
  • Suck it up ( accept a bad situation and move on )
  • Sugar rush
  • Take a bite out of crime
  • Take a bite out of crime! ( National Crime Prevention Council advertising slogan )
  • Take a pop at
  • Take charge
  • Take the town by storm
  • That frosty mug sensation ( A&W Root Beer advertising slogan )
  • That's not a knife; that's a knife ( Crocodile Dundee )
  • The Barbarians are at the gate
  • The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton
  • The Flying Squad ( Nickname of the Specialist Crime Directorate, New Scotland Yard )
  • The Gold Rush ( Charlie Chaplin movie )
  • The Napoleon of Crime ( Nickname of Professor Moriarty )
  • The Rape Of The Lock ( Alexander Pope book )
  • The Round Mound of Rebound ( Nickname of Charles Barkley )
  • The Shadow knows ( A catchphrase from the crime fighting vigilante )
  • The act you've known for all these years ( Beatles song lyric )
  • The battle of the bulge
  • The beginning of the end
  • The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner ( 9 Lives Cat Food advertising slogan )
  • The fog of war ( confusion caused by the chaos of battle )
  • The glorious twelfth ( of August - the start of the British grouse shooting season )
  • The knives are out
  • The perfect crime
  • The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong ( quotation from the Bible - Ecclesiastes
  • The start of a beautiful friendship
  • The wheels on the bus go round and round ( title of children's song )
  • There's a storm brewing
  • Think global, act local
  • Think globally, act locally ( Friends of the Earth advertising slogan )
  • Three, four, knock at the door ( line from nursery rhyme )
  • Throw a beanball ( A baseball expression meaning to attack an opponent by aiming at their head )
  • Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree ( Dawn with Tony Orlando song )
  • Tilting at windmills
  • Tittle tattle lost the battle ( WWII slogan )
  • To boldly go where no man has gone before ( A catchphrase from Start Trek )
  • Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime ( Tony Blair political slogan )
  • Triple play ( A baseball expression denoting the act of making three outs during the same play )
  • Ugly mug
  • Under fire
  • Under pressure
  • Wage war
  • War footing ( preparedness to fight a military campaign )
  • Wardrobe mistress ( a person in charge of the costumes of a theatrical company )
  • We really move our tail for you ( Continental Airlines advertising slogan )
  • We will fight on the beaches
  • Weather the storm
  • Why you!
  • You are now free to move about the country ( Southwest Airlines advertising slogan )
  • You can't fight city hall

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