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someone unusually optimistic, always looking at the bright side, excessively cheerful or naive
refers to the attitude of a person who did not get what they wanted and then concluded that it wasn't that great anyway
in which the winner's victory comes at great expense that's scarcely better than losing
referring to a hypocrite who upholds the letter of the law, but not the spirit
slogan or catchword used by or associated with a particular party, group, or sect. (Who Dat!?)
deliberate use of evasive or ambiguous language (Maybe Apollo's priests used this. Punny)
repulsive or terrifying woman (I know a few of these); also applied to extraordinarily wild, unruly hair
refers to a person with no appreciation for culture and whose tastes are commonplace (and whose only concerns are about their GPA)
sacrificing one's self or one's values in exchange for getting what one desires, often material wealth (or Gretchen! Maybe Benedict Arnold did this.)
Coals to Newcastle
refers to giving a superfluous gift or making a contribution that is gratuitous and unnecessary
Between Scylla and Charybdis
caught between two equal dangers in which avoiding one means getting close to another; being screwed either way; "stuck between a rock and a hard place"
refers to an object that is extremely desirable or valuable and which is attainable only after a long and difficult quest (for Don Quixote, it was the demise of the windmills)
someone who opposes change, especially industrial or technological advances; possibly Amish
Pheonix/Rising from the Ashes
symbolizing rebirth or resurrection; describing overcoming great obstacles
Sine quo non
refers to an essential ingredient without which an endeavor or a situation would be impossible
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