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(one) will get (one's)

One will incur the punishment that one rightly deserves. Now please don't take out some sort of vigilante justice on Leo. He'll get his in the end, don't you worry. She cheated off me during the test? Oh, she'll get hers, alright!
See also: get, will

(one's) for the asking

Available for one to obtain or achieve without any effort (because or as if one simply has to ask to be given something). With your famous parents, any job is yours for the asking. Some of us, though, actually put in the time and effort to get the jobs we want. As I promised, you can pick anything in the store you'd like to take home with you—it's yours for the asking.
See also: ask

be (one's) for the asking

To be available for one to easily obtain or achieve. With your famous parents, any job is yours for the asking. Some of us, though, actually have to apply for jobs.
See also: ask

be (one's) for the taking

To be available for one to easily obtain or achieve. With your famous parents, any job is yours for the taking. Some of us, though, actually have to apply for jobs. Our probable valedictorian has been pretty distracted lately, so I think the title is yours for the taking.
See also: taking

beat (something) all to pieces

To be exceptionally better than something else. The sequel was pretty good, but I still think the original beats it all to pieces. I have used dozens of different cameras during my career, but I have to say that this one beats them all to pieces.
See also: all, beat, piece

get (one's)

1. To receive one's the punishment or retribution one deserves. Don't worry about those stool pigeons, we'll make sure they get theirs when the time is right. She cheated off me during the test? Oh, she'll get hers, alright!
2. To become wealthy or financially successful. After growing up in poverty, Jim was determined to get his no matter what it took.
See also: get

ours not to reason why

It is not someone's position or place to question or defy a situation, order, or the way things are done. Adapted from a line from Lord Alfred Tennyson's 1854 poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade," describing the British cavalry as they obeyed orders to ride into certain death in the Crimean War. Originally phrased as "theirs not to reason why." As soldiers, we are trained to follow orders, ours not to reason why; after all, a soldier constantly second-guessing orders will not be very effective.
See also: not, ours, reason, why

the fourth quarter is ours

We will or must be dominant in the fourth quarter (of some sporting event). Come on, don't give up—the fourth quarter is ours! It's common for fans to hold up four fingers at the end of the third quarter, which means, "the fourth quarter is ours!"
See also: fourth, ours, quarter
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Their mutton yields to ours, but their beef is excellent.
And these people thought it a prodigious defect of policy among us, when I told them that our laws were enforced only by penalties, without any mention of reward.
Nor was it generally understood that since Mars is older than our earth, with scarcely a quarter of the superficial area and remoter from the sun, it necessarily follows that it is not only more distant from time's beginning but nearer its end.
The secular cooling that must someday overtake our planet has already gone far indeed with our neighbour.
And before we judge of them too harshly we must remem- ber what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as the vanished bison and the dodo, but upon its inferior races.
Had our instru- ments permitted it, we might have seen the gathering trouble far back in the nineteenth century.
People in these latter times scarcely realise the abundance and enterprise of our nineteenth-century papers.
Once a lion and a lioness stood beneath our tree and gazed out with bristling hair and blinking eyes.
In the morning, after having had our sleep, we crept back to the fire.
We squatted down by the fire, and with heads bent forward on our knees, made believe to sleep.
It was the most monumental work we had ever effected with our hands, and we were proud of it.
We huddled, with our arms around each other, until the heat began to reach us and the odor of burning hair was in our nostrils.
We had but one idea, and that was to get away, though we could not forbear humoring our curiosity by peeping out upon the village.
600,000,000 air cells in one pair of lungs, and 2,000 pores to a square inch of surface; so you see what quantities of air we must have, and what care we should take of our skin so all the little doors will open and shut right.
There was no hope for him, but we did our best, and he was so grateful that when he died he left us his body that we might discover the mysteries of his complaint, and so be able to help others afflicted in the same way.