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    under the wire = την τελευταία στιγμή, στο παρά πέντε
    They got in under the wire just before the entry requirements for the training program changed .
    http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dict...under-the-wire

    Deadline's tomorrow, and I won't be slipping in under the wire.
    He called the place and just barely made it under the wire for the deadline for an interview.
    I know that you hate how they get their payments in just under the wire.

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...sh/wire?q=wire
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    get one's wires crossed / get one's lines crossed = μπερδεύομαι στη συνεννόηση
    Somehow we got our lines crossed because I'd got the 23rd written down in my diary and Jenny had the 16th.
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/get+wires+crossed
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    chief cook and bottle washer = το παιδί για όλες τις δουλειές

    Chief cook and bottle washer” (sometimes “bottle-washer” or “battlewasher") is a jocular term for a person who does everything. It often describes a small operation, where employees can’t be taken on and one person does all the tasks.
    ‘Chief cook and bottle washer” has been cited in print since at least 1802.
    http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/..._bottle_washer

    I'm the chief cook and bottle washer around here. I do everything.
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/...+bottle+washer
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    jumping-off point/ place = αφετηρία, σημείο εκκίνησης, εφαλτήριο
    The local library is a good jumping-off point for your research.
    The office job in that company would be a good jumping-off place for a career in advertising.

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/jumping-off+point
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    shudder/ dread to think = τρέμω στη σκέψη, τρέμω και μόνο που το σκέφτομαι
    He was going so fast - I dread to think what would have happened if my brakes hadn't worked.
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/I+shudder+to+think
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    neither fish nor fowl/ neither fish nor fowl (nor good red herring) = τίποτα το ιδιαίτερο
    The car that they drove up in was neither fish nor fowl.
    It must have been made out of spare parts. This proposal is neither fish nor fowl. I can't tell what you're proposing.

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/...+fish+nor+fowl

    Trying to satisfy all constituents, it has usually come down right in the middle - not a good place to be, neither fish nor fowl.
    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/de...od-red-herring
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    make an example of somebody= τιμωρώ κάποιον παραδειγματικά
    The judge said that he would make an example of Sally and would fine her the maximum amount.
    The teacher made an example of me to the class, with a detention on the first day of school.

    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/make+an+example+of
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    to be not rocket science = δεν είναι (δα) και καμιά επιστήμη
    It's not rocket science. Just screw in the bulb and flip the switch.
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rocket_science
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    Quote Originally Posted by Severus View Post
    to be not rocket science = δεν είναι δα και καμιά επιστήμη
    It's not rocket science. Just screw in the bulb and flip the switch.
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/rocket_science
    Αν και πολύ συχνά χρησιμοποιούμε τη σύναψη με το «[δεν χρειάζεται να είσαι] πυρηνικός επιστήμων / επιστήμονας».

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