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ducks ducks and drakes a game of throwing flat stones so that they skim along the surface of water; in figurative use, play ducks and drakes with trifle with; treat frivolously or wastefully.
get one's ducks in a row get one's facts straight or have everything organized; the reference is to lining up one's targets.

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ducks

ducks See ANATIDAE.

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