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hangdog expression

A self-pitying expression of abjection, defeat, shame, or guilt. Don't just stare at me with that hangdog expression. You've already made a mess of things, so now you have to deal with it! The losing team walked away from the pitch with hangdog expressions after their execrable defeat at the hands of their rivals.
See also: expression, hangdog

there, there

A phrase used to soothe one who is upset. There, there, sweetie. Everything is going to be OK.
See also: there

I guess

 and I expect; I suppose; I suspect 
1. a phrase that introduces a supposition. (Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Bob: I guess it's going to rain. Bill: Oh, I don't know. Maybe so, maybe not. Alice: I expect you'll be wanting to leave pretty soon. John: Why? It's early yet.
2. a vague way of answering 'yes'. John: You want some more coffee? Jane: I 'spose. Alice: Ready to go? John: I spect.
See also: guess

I guess (so).

 and I believe so.; I expect (so).; I suppose (so).; I suspect (so).; I think so.
a vague expression of assent. (Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Tom: Will it rain today? Bob: I suppose so. Sue: Happy? Bill: I 'spect. Sue: You don't sound happy. Bill: I guess not.
See also: guess

if you'll pardon the expression

Fig. excuse the expression I am about to say or just said. This thing is—if you'll pardon the expression—loused up. I'm really jacked, if you'll pardon the expression.
See also: expression, if, pardon

not let someone catch someone doing something

 and not want to catch someone doing something
an expression that scolds someone who has done something wrong. (The idea is that the person ought not to do the wrong thing again, not that the person simply avoid getting caught.) How many times have I told you not to play ball in the house? Don't let me catch you doing that again. If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times: Don't do that! I don't want to catch you doing it again!
See also: catch, let, not

There, there.

 and There, now.
an expression used to comfort someone. There, there. You'll feel better after you take a nap. There, now. Everything will be all right.
See also: there

if you’ll pardon the expression

phr. excuse the expression I am about to say. This thing is—if you’ll pardon the expression—loused up. I’m really jacked, if you’ll pardon the expression.
See also: expression, if, pardon
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Zahn and his colleagues then compared the expression levels of these genes with levels in similar datasets of human kidney and brain tissue.
Thus, the generation of more gene expression data is necessary in targeted pathologies such as inflammation, and a phenotypically anchored database should be targeted to specific common pathologies in the first instance so critical data masses of gene expression data can be collected.
If they do not suppress it, the expression will appear prominently.
The differences seen in normal epithelium in the upper aerodigestive tract and in cancer cells that arise from that tissue are the result of mutations in specific genes and alterations of their expression.
The result is that we expect that 90% of the laws passed since 2000 will be interpreted to cover everybody's gender expression as well as identity.
The localization pattern of capsid expression was analyzed by immunofluorescent assay in HeLa, 293-T, RD, or SH-SY5Y cells by using anti-His tag antibody as described (6).
Many drug targets are expressed in only a limited number of normal and diseased tissues, and their expression profiles may account for the pharmacological specificity of their ligands.
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The Papal Mass, which did not reflect European culture, was nevertheless whole, not just in its essence- that is, in its Eucharistic perfection-but also as an expression of a cultural ethos.
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While this would satisfy the Navy's requirements, the NCEMT took the problem a step further by using its Rational Product and Process Design |Mathematical Expression Omitted~ methodology to obtain information needed to eliminate any process problems, rather than just avoid them.
Thomas Goralski, Vice President of Laboratory Operations said, "Last year we tripled our capacity for Affymetrix GeneChip testing and dramatically increased both our gene expression and genotyping services.