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To think about something in a casual way

flirt with

to consider an idea or plan, but not very seriously

toy with

to consider an idea in a way that is not serious or definite

scratch the surface

to deal with only the simple or obvious parts of something

not think twice

to do something immediately, without considering whether it is a good idea

dally with

to consider an idea or course of action but not in a serious way

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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bottom gear

the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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