Idioms in math?

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  1. Peachyness

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    I'm taking a language arts class right now at the university and we have to look for three types of vocabulary words for general, specific, technical, and idioms. I have the other ones done, but I can't seem to find many idioms in math.

    The only one I found was, "Put two and two together".

    Do you guys know of any?

    Thanks.
     
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    Do the math.
    ?
     
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    A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush??

    Going off on a tangent. (A tangent is a line that touches a circle at one point, then keeps going past it-- kind of like the line touching the circle in the letter "b" So the two intersect in only one point, then go off in different directions. I'm assuming that that's where the phrase came from.)
     
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    Hey, you know what, I'll use these.
    Thanks!
     
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    My two cents

    A dime a dozen

    A penny saved is a penny earned

    Nest Egg

    An arm and a leg (maybe???)

    Time flies (maybe???)

    Go the Extra Mile (maybe???)

    No dice (maybe???)

    Rule of Thumb (maybe???)

    Third times a charm (maybe???)

    The whole nine yards (maybe???)
     
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    THanks!
     
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    This doesn't add up...
     
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    Stop on a dime.
    A penny for your thoughts.
    Ballpark figure
    Bet you bottom dollar.
    Square peg in a round hole.
     
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    Do something 'by the numbers'.
    Deep pockets.
    To draw the line at something.
     
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    All or nothing.
    License to print money.
    Two for one.
     
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    Luck of the draw.
    Plead the fifth.
    There's a thin line between...
    Third time's the charm.
     
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    Lots of them with the word two:

    two-faced
    two left feet
    two sides of the same coin
    two peas in a pod
    two-edged sword
     
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    Wow, now I feel embarrassed for only having come up with one.
     
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    Six of one, half dozen of the other...
     
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    LOL Peachy...
     
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