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  • Carry the world before you
  • Catches win matches
  • Caught in the act
  • Cheaters never win, and winners never cheat ( proverbial saying )
  • Cheats never prosper
  • Class act
  • Clean up your act
  • Come out on top
  • Come up smelling of roses
  • Come up trumps ( the meaning and origin of this phrase.. )
  • Couldn't act his way out of a paper bag
  • Crack the case
  • Do a disappearing act
  • Do all right for yourself
  • Do the business
  • Double act
  • Due a win
  • Failing to plan is planning to fail
  • Faint heart never won fair lady
  • First responder ( the member of the emergency services to arrive at a disaster )
  • Follow in the footsteps of
  • Follow suit
  • Follow the yellow brick road
  • Follow your heart
  • Follow your nose ( Froot Loops advertising slogan )
  • Foot in the bucket ( A baseball expression meaning to act timidly or cowardly )
  • For great lager, follow the bear ( Hoffmeister lager advertising slogan )
  • Get in on the act
  • Get on in life
  • Get your act together
  • Go places
  • Going strong
  • Good mornings follow a good Nytol ( Nytol Sleeping Pills advertising slogan )
  • Hard act to follow
  • Heads I win, tails you lose
  • High wire act
  • How The West Was Won ( James Stewart movie )
  • How To Win Friends And Influence People ( Dale Carnegie book )
  • Human Rights Act
  • I fought the law and the law won
  • I'll Follow The Sun ( The Beatles song )
  • If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again
  • In on the act
  • It is Sun what won it
  • It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive
  • It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game
  • Knock the cover off the ball ( A baseball expression meaning succeed beyond expectation )
  • Live long and prosper ( A catchphrase from Star Trek )
  • Make it big
  • Make the grade
  • Make waves
  • Must win game
  • Never follow ( Audi advertising slogan )
  • No win, no fee
  • Nothing succeeds like a parrot with no teeth
  • Nothing succeeds like success
  • Phone it in ( perform an act in an uncommitted disinterested manner )
  • Play hardball ( A baseball expression meaning to be or act tough or aggressive )
  • Play to win
  • Play your cards right
  • Pull it off
  • Put on an act
  • Random act of kindness
  • Reach new heights
  • Read the riot act
  • Say the magic word and win $100 dollars ( A catchphrase from Groucho Marx In You Bet Your Life )
  • Sister Act ( Whoopie Goldberg movie )
  • Slay the dragon
  • Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em
  • Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them
  • Some you win: some you lose
  • Strike out swinging ( A baseball expression meaning to fail while giving it your best effort )
  • Sweep the board
  • Sweep the deck
  • The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton
  • The Gun That Won The West ( Nickname of the Colt revolver )
  • The act you've known for all these years ( Beatles song lyric )
  • The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner ( 9 Lives Cat Food advertising slogan )
  • The meek shall inherit the earth
  • Think global, act local
  • Think globally, act locally ( Friends of the Earth advertising slogan )
  • To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive
  • Triple play ( A baseball expression denoting the act of making three outs during the same play )
  • Win big
  • Win by a head
  • Win by a mile
  • Win by a neck
  • Win by a nose
  • Win faster ( One Brand Group advertising slogan )
  • Win friends and influence people
  • Win lose or draw
  • Win on points
  • Win over
  • Win some, lose some
  • Win the day
  • Win the wooden spoon
  • Win win situation
  • Win your spurs
  • You can't win them all
  • You have to be in it to win it
  • You win some: you lose some

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