A penny for your thoughts - This idiom is used as a way of asking someone what they are thinking about.
Apples for apples - An apples for apples comparison is a comparison between related or similar things. ('Apples to apples' is also used.)
Be careful what you wish for - If you get things that you desire, there may be unforeseen and unpleasant consequences.('Be careful what you wish for, lest it come true.' and 'Be careful what you wish for; you may receive it.' are also used.)
Beeline for - If you make a beeline for a place, you head there directly.
Can't do it for toffee - If you can't so something for toffee, you are incapable of doing something properly or to any sort of standard.
Can't see the forest for its trees - If someone can't see the forest for its trees, they are too focused on specific details to see the picture as a whole.
Devil finds work for idle hands - When people say that the devil finds work for idle hands, they mean that if people don't have anything to do with their time, they are more likely to get involved in trouble and criminality.
Different ropes for different folks - (USA) This idiom means that different people do things in different ways that suit them.
Different strokes for different folks - (USA) This idiom means that different people do things in different ways that suit them.
Dollars for doughnuts - (USA) If something is dollars for doughnuts, it is a sure bet or certainty.
Down for the count - If someone is down for the count, they have lost a struggle, like a boxer who has been knocked out.
Eat something for breakfast - If you eat something for breakfast, you can do it effortlessly, and if you eat someone for breakfast, you can beat them easily.
Every man for himself - If it's every man for himself, then people are trying to save themselves from a difficult situation without trying to help anyone else.
Eye for an eye - This is an expression for retributive justice, where the punishment equals the crime.
Fish for compliments - Usually said of someone who puts themselves down (similar to false modesty) in the hope that others will contradict them, and in the process, compliment them. Sam: I'm no good at drawing!Judy: Nonsense! You're an excellent artist!Bob: Aw, he was just fishing for compliments.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. for, fore,; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. für, Icel. fyrir, Sw. för, Dan. for, adv. för, Goth. faúr, faúra, L. pro, Gr. , Skr. pra,-. √ 202. Cf. Fore First Foremost Forth Pro-
We stand for the country, for the Union, for the Constitution.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
He will be odious, insufferable for all the world besides, except for me; and for me he will be heaven.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
For some of the good words spoken must be for her, she thought, since the minister said they were for all.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
He was inducing Cecil to be 'bound for me for the L500, which I stand in danger to the Widow Smith for.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
She could not tell why, but she was suddenly seized with anxiety for Daniel; for him and for no one else.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
I do not wonder you wish to try," he said, "for if you find Cathay it will be a wonderful thing for you and for Portugal.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
A friend's a friend, say I, and we're for bucking up for the man that's bucking up for us.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
I have a move in it ready for this month; another for next; and another for the next.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
A name for a bright light of that colour used for signals; and also for an explosive ball of prepared paste-board.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
No one is ever the better for a fancy price for his labour.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Each time it rings
I think it is for
me but it is
not for me nor for
"The Thing" by William Carlos Williams
and for loving me
for the line I wrote,
and for forgetting it
"The Secret" by Denise Levertov
Watching for Pa!
Watching for Pa!
Sitting by the window,
Watching for Pa!
"Watching For Pa" by Henry Clay Work
The only land for me
The only land for me
"This is my own - my native land" -
The only land for me!
"The Only Land For Me (A currency Lad)" by Anonymous Oceania
For the world was made for me,
I who love her music so;
I was meant for Arcady,
Where the April tides sing low.
"The Footfarer" by Charles Hanson Towne
I see no Christ
Nailed on a tree,
Dying for sin;
No sin I see:
No thoughts for sadness,
All thoughts for gladness.
"A May Morning" by William H Davies
The Medical Aid Committee for Indochina , which has been raising funds for the purchase of medical supplies and equipment for the victims of American intervention in Indochina , is organizing a national campaign for the week of October 8-14.
Ed Locket Jr was in the USA for two weeks for meetings with his sponsors and for fund raising for their mission efforts in Haiti.
Farhad Manjoo, a writer for Slate, drew controversy after writing a recent column with a headline that stated 'buying books on Amazon is better for authors, better for the economy, and better for you.
No reason, that is, except that it was more convenient for the obstetrician , for the hospital, or perhaps for the patient, and draws more revenue in fee-for-service payment systems.
Leslie Moonves earned his $69.9 million 2011 pay package for diversifying the company's revenue base, for stock growth that outperformed CBS' media peers and for his leadership in developing hits for the Eye network.
"Artificial muscles are needed for a variety of applications that are extremely important for our society, for example for prosthetic limbs for those that are handicapped," he says.
One candidate stands for more money for our military, not so much for education (Mitt Romney suggests more than the Pentagon even asks for).
GREELEY — Amanda Jolliff pleaded for leniency Tuesday and asked for a sentence of probation for keeping her 14-year-old son a virtual captive in a feces-filled trailer for more than three years.
GREELEY — Amanda Jolliff pleaded for leniency Tuesday and asked for a sentence of probation for keeping her14-year-old son a virtual captive in a feces-filled trailer for more than three years.
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"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power for salvation for all who believe".
Boon for many, bane for some Drilling boom is cash for land, business owners, high rent for some residents.
Compost bins that retail for $100 will be on sale for $30 and rain barrels that retail for $150 will be available for $45.
For example, one bag could be for mango jelly beans , another for strawberry and a third for banana-flavored ones.
Cue was 19 for 29 through the air for 300 yards and Elmore had three catches for 117 yards for the Bulldogs.
All three methods for handling a channel, i.e. one for generating the four-momenta of the outgoing particles, one for calculating the appropriate weight for a given sample of four-momenta and one for specifying the resonant propagators will be created in this class.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The notation is C for circular, G for gaussian, χ for chiral, B for Bogoliubov–de Gennes, P for p–wave, T for transfer matrix and S for S–matrix ensembles.
Random matrix theory and symmetric spaces
In section 6, for max k -sat, we derive analogous results only for c large, reﬂecting the general state of ignorance regarding the k -sat phase transition. (For some results on scaling windows for k -sat see [Wil02].) Still more generally, Theorem 16 describes the high-density case for any max csp.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
Also, note that the gap representation is interesting only for inﬁnite partitions and sequences; for ﬁxed n, any law for the sequence easily translates into a law for an exchangeable partition, as we are free to specify to probabilities for all possible block sizes.
Increments of Random Partitions
For the same model [Eq.(16)] studied in this section and for systems sizes going from 8 to 2048 sites, ρs has been calculated by ED techniques for several disorder strengths (from W = 0.025 to W = 1) and averaged over a very large number of samples (from 105 for the smallest sizes to 500 for the largest).
Crossover effects in the random exchange spin-1/2 antiferromagnetic chain