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be under the impression that

To be living, operating, or functioning with the belief that something is true. Jeremy's always been under the impression that he's a great writer, even though he's never written more than a few crummy poems. Oh, I was under the impression that we were meeting at two—did that change?
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first impression

The initial, introductory evaluation upon meeting a person, encountering something, or experiencing a situation for the first time. I had a bad first impression of the job when, on my very first day, the boss humiliated me in front of everyone in the office. I didn't have a great first impression of Steve, but we ended up becoming very close friends.
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first impressions are the most lasting

People are most apt to remember the initial, introductory evaluation upon meeting a person, encountering something, or experiencing a situation for the first time. It took a while for the two of us to become friends because I didn't have a great first impression of him, and first impressions are the most lasting. Ugh, asparagus just repulses me. The first time I ever had it, it was mushy and gross—further evidence that first impressions are the most lasting.

leave (one) with an impression

To have or create a strong impact on one, whether good or bad (usually specified by an adjective before "impression.") Make sure you brush your hair and wear a clean suit—you want to leave your co-workers with a good impression on your first day in the office. It's clear that the defendant's impassioned speech left the jury with a strong impression.
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leave an impression

To have or create a strong impact on someone, whether good or bad (usually specified by an adjective before "impression.") Make sure you brush your hair and wear a clean suit—you want to leave a good impression on your first day in the office. It's clear that the defendant's impassioned speech left a strong impression on the jury.
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make an impression

To have or create a strong impact on someone, whether good or bad (usually specified by an adjective before "impression.") Make sure you brush your hair and wear a clean suit—you want to make a good impression on your first day in the office. It's clear that the defendant's impassioned speech made a strong impression on the jury.
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under the impression

Holding the assumption or belief (that something is true). Oh, sorry, I was under the impression that you two were a couple. My mistake. A: "Aren't you planning on retiring soon?" B: "Why would you be under that impression?"
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First impressions are the most lasting.

Prov. People will remember the way you appear when you first meet them, so it is important to look and act your best when you meet someone for the first time. George spent two hours picking just the right clothes to wear when he met the head of the law firm, since he knew that first impressions are the most lasting.

leave an impression (on someone)

 and leave someone with an impression
Fig. to provide a lasting memory for someone after one has left. (Akin to make an impression on someone.) Her performance was less than stunning. She didn't leave a very good impression on us.
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make an impression on someone

to produce a positive memorable effect on someone while one is present. (Akin to leave an impression (on someone).) Tom made quite an impression on the banker.
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make an impression

Produce a strong effect on one. This phrase is often qualified with an adjective such as good, bad, strong, or the like. For example, He tried to make a good impression on his girlfriend's parents, or Be careful or you'll make a bad impression on the jury, or You made quite an impression with that speech. [Mid-1600s]
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under the impression

Thinking, assuming, or believing something, as in I was under the impression that they were coming today. This idiom often suggests that the idea or belief one had is mistaken. [Mid-1800s]
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be under the imˈpression that...

believe, usually wrongly, that...: I was under the impression you were coming tomorrow, not today.
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Impression formation is an important human process, it contributes to many important outcomes (Cronbach, 1955), and is consequential for both the judge (person making the judgment) and target (the person who is being judged; Funder, 2012).
Fourth, Laboratory should have the required computer software to accept digital impression and milling machine to make a crown from it or one should have in-office milling machines which are in turn very costly.
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Two principal characteristics of the impression material are accuracy and dimensional stability [44-47].
In this study, we examined the effects of family physicians' emotional labor and impression management use on burnout.
But it appears calm heads are gradually prevailing as the station has now moved to correct the negative impression created by its documentary.
[10] In this study, the author want to find out the whether there is a dimensional accuracy difference among one step conventional putty-wash impression technique, one step modification, two step without spacer and two step with spacer polyethylene in working model fabrication.
There are six keys of success in obtaining an impression with alginate material.
The purpose of this study was to compare and evaluate the internal adaptation of framework fabrication using two impression techniques, and it was hypothesized that there would be no difference in the clinical internal fit of framework when either an intraoral scanner or a vinyl siloxane ether impression material has been utilized to develop an impression technique.
"People internally tend to see future images of others through their initial first impression," she says.
How do you accomplish such a (potentially crippling) task and make a good impression? "You have to make sure that you are presenting the version of yourself that is true to you and who you want to continue to be within that relationship," Whelan said.
His first impression of you will be made at a time and a place of his choosing, using his computer or handheld device, and his attitude the day of your meeting will have been formed based on what he found in his search.
Results: In group A, 21 (52.5%) moderate and 19 (47.5%) severe gag patients and in Group B, 16 (40%) moderate and 24 (60%) severe gag patients didn't show any gag reflex when the lignocaine was mixed with alginate impression material.
In two pivotal clinical trials, OVA1 plus clinical impression detected 96% of all malignancies vs.
The history of impression making for complete denture dates back to the era when wood or ivory blocks were carved to accommodate the intraoral contours.