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    outstay (or overstay) one's welcome = κάνω κατάχρηση της φιλοξενίας, "παρακάθομαι", κάνω αρμένικη βίζιτα (ξεπερνώ το όριο μέσα στο οποίο θεωρούμαι ευπρόσδεκτος)
    Stay as a visitor longer than one is wanted

    Ηe makes you feel you’ve outstayed your welcome before you’ve even sat down

    Overstaying your welcome: Knowing when it’s time to leave ... Always come bearing gifts.
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    jump/climb/get on the bandwagon = ακολουθώ το ρεύμα, πηγαίνω με τη μάζα, χρησιμοποιώ/ακολουθώ την πεπατημένη

    The success of the product led many firms to try to jump on the bandwagon.
    http://http://dictionary.cambridge.o...-the-bandwagon

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    Bandwagon effect (Wikipedia)
    a phenomenon whereby the rate of uptake of beliefs, ideas, fads and trends increases the more that they have already been adopted by others.
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    bite the hand that feeds one = βλάπτω τον ευεργέτη μου
    Don´t bite the hand that feeds you = Χέρι που σε ταΐζει δεν το δαγκώνεις.

    Leaving the company after they've spent three years training you up - it's a bit like biting the hand that feeds you.
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    as calm as a millpond (of sea) = λάδι, γαλήνια, ήρεμη

    The sea is as calm as a millpond today. = Η θάλασσα είναι λάδι σήμερα.
    Τhe sea was a brilliant blue millpond (Oxford Dictionaries)

    Antonyms:
    choppy, rough, full of waves, turbulent, heavy, heaving, storm-tossed, stormy, tempestuous, squally;
    broken, ruffled, uneven

    Synonyms:
    tranquil, still, like a millpond, smooth, glassy, flat, motionless, waveless, unagitated, storm-free
    literary stilly, dead calm
    (Oxford Dictionaries)
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    at the best of times = ακόμα και υπό τις καλύτερες/τις πιο ευνοϊκές συνθήκες

    Journalism is a highly competitive profession at the best of times.
    Even at the best of times, this region is hard to farm.


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    merchant of doom/gloom (informal) = κινδυνολόγος, εσχατολόγος, καταστροφολόγος

    With exports rising and unemployment falling, the merchants of doom are having to revise their economic predictions.
    (Cambridge Dictionary)

    Synonyms:
    scaremonger, alarmist, prophet of doom, Cassandra, voice of doom, doom-monger
    (Oxford Dictionaries)
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    measure one's length (dated) = ξαπλώνομαι φαρδύς πλατύς

    Definition: (Of a person) fall flat on the ground
    (Oxford Dictionaries)

    The latter ran in and nobbed his adversary until he measured his length upon the grass.
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    take something with a grain/pinch of salt = δέχομαι κάτι με επιφύλαξη/αμφιβολίες, δεν πολυπιστεύω

    If I were you, I’d take his advice with a pinch of salt.
    (Macmillan Dictionary)

    You have to take everything she says with a pinch of salt, because she tends to exaggerate.
    (Cambridge Dictionary)
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    the meter is running = τα έξοδα τρέχουν, στενεύουν τα όρια

    We'd better come to a decision soon, for the meter is running.

    Definition:
    Costs or other consequences are accumulating.

    Origin:
    This metaphoric expression alludes to the fare mounting up on a taxi meter.

    The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. S.v. "meter is running, the." Retrieved August 18 2016 from http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/...running%2c+the
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    Quote Originally Posted by Severus View Post
    take something with a grain/pinch of salt = δέχομαι κάτι με επιφύλαξη/αμφιβολίες, δεν πολυπιστεύω
    ...
    take sth with a grain of salt, take sth with a pinch of salt

    Θεωρητικά, θεωρία και πράξη είναι το ίδιο πράγμα. Στην πράξη, όμως, διαφέρουν.
    When this you see, remember me and bear me in your mind, let all the world say what they may, speak of me as you find.

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