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collect around (someone or something)

To gather around someone or something. The kids collected around the clown to watch him make balloon animals.
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collect on (something)

To request or pursue something that has been offered or promised to one. Remember when you offered to watch the baby? Well, I need to collect on that now. It's time to collect on that debt he owes me.
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collect up

To gather items. A noun or pronoun can be used between "collect" and "up." I need someone to help me collect up all of these donations for the food drive. Collect your toys up—it's time for bed!
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cool, calm, and collected

Calm and composed. I was petrified to take the stage, but Alice was cool, calm, and collected, Practicing meditation has helped me to be cool, calm, and collected in times of trouble.
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collect something up

to gather something up. Collect your things up, and let's go. I collected up all my luggage and left.
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cool, calm, and collected

Cliché [of a person] very calm and poised. James did very well in his TV appearances. He stayed cool, calm, and collected. The bad news didn't seem to distress Jane at all. She remained cool, calm, and collected.
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cool, calm, and collected

Calm and composed, self-possessed. For example, No matter what the board decides, you have to appear cool, calm, and collected in front of the stockholders . This alliterative synonym for cool as a cucumber dates from the late 1800s.
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cool, calm, and collected

mod. cool; unabashed. Albert is almost always cool, calm, and collected.
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483 million Zakat had been collected from FATA during Financial Year 2014-15, Rs 170.
Department of Justice has suggested a "core set of data" to be collected, consisting of nine elements.
This law, entitled the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, became effective January 1, 2002, and protects all data collected by companies on Canadian citizens, regardless of when it was collected.
Create a task force that deals with ethical issues, security issues, and clearly delineates what type of data is collected and when, if ever, it is released.
Measured by the amount of material collected in the recycling bins, the DSD program is a resounding success.
In the July 24 SCIENCE, Mitchell's team describes isolating 14 strains of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) from tiger mosquitoes collected at the dump.
But this is only about 70% of the plastic collected, say sources at the Waste Management Inc.
In the same vein, American legislators have reported they will phase out the contentious Byrd Amendment, which allows the government to transfer duties collected at the border directly to U.
According to the APC, the total weight of HDPE collected increased by 50 million pounds in 2002.
Ciprofloxacin resistance was analyzed in 354 Campylobacter jejuni isolates collected during two study periods (1995-1997 and 1998-2000) from travelers returning to Finland.
brevis and rapidly closing shellfish beds when blooms approach; in the United States, the only reported cases of NSP in about 30 years have been from the consumption of shellfish collected illegally from closed beds.
Treat data equally - Eighty-nine percent of those surveyed said that a privacy law should cover ALL personal information, regardless of how it is collected.
Out-of-state sellers that have not collected and remitted sales and use tax to a state in the past but found, on audit, to have nexus in a state may agree to register in exchange for a reduction in their assessments.