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bump into

bump into  {v.},  {informal}
To meet without expecting to; happen to meet; come upon by accident.
Mary was walking down the street, when she suddenly bumped into Joan.
Ed was surprised to bump into John at the football game.
Categories:informal verb

the long and the short

All that needs to be said; the basic fact; point.
The long and the short of the matter is that the man is no actor.
The money isn't there, and that's the long and short of it.

and all

and all  {informal}
And whatever goes with it; and all that means.
We don't go out much nowadays, with the new baby and all.
Jack's employer provided the tools and all.

all manner of

all manner of  {adj. phr.},  {formal}
Many different kinds of; all sorts of.
In a five-and-ten-cent store you can buy all manner of things.
Categories:adjective formal

pipe up

pipe up  {v.},  {informal}
To speak up; to be heard.
Mary is so shy, everyone was surprised when she piped up with a complaint at the club meeting.
Everyone was afraid to talk to the police, but a small child piped up.
Categories:children informal verb

pipe down

pipe down  {v.}
1. To call (sailors) away from work with a whistle.
He piped the men down after boat drill.
2.  {slang}
To stop talking; shut up; be quiet.
"Oh, pipe down," he called.
- Often considered rude.
Categories:rude slang verb

stay put

stay put  {v. phr.}
To stay in place; not leave.
Harry's father told him to stay put until he came back.
The rocks can be glued to the bulletin board to make them stay put.
After Grandmother came home from her trip to visit Aunt May, she said she wanted to stay put for a while.

stay out

stay out  {v. phr.}
To stay away from home.
Her father was very upset because Mary stayed out until 3 A.M. last night.

stay in

stay in  {v. phr.}
To remain at home.
The weather was so bad that we decided to stay in all day.

stay up late

stay up late  {v. phr.}
To not go to bed until very late.
Peter has to stay up late these days as he is preparing for his comprehensive exams.