A chain is no stronger than its weakest link - This means that processes, organisations, etc, are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them.
A rolling stone gathers no moss - People say this to mean that an ambitious person is more successful than a person not trying to achieve anything. Originally it meant the opposite and was critical of people trying to get ahead.
All bark and no bite - When someone talks tough but really isn't, they are all bark and no bite.
All hat, no cattle - (USA) When someone talks big, but cannot back it up, they are all hat, no cattle.('Big hat, no cattle' is also used.)
All talk and no trousers - (UK) Someone who is all talk and no trousers, talks about doing big, important things, but doesn't take any action.
Black will take no other hue - Evil can take many disguises but it is always black (evil).
Close but no cigar - (USA) If you are close but no cigar, you are close to success or the truth, but have not got there.
Cuts no ice - If something cuts no ice, it doesn't have any effect or influence.
Fine words butter no parsnips - This idiom means that it's easy to talk, but talk is not action.
Fur coat and no knickers - Someone with airs and graces, but no real class is fur coat and no knickers.
Half a loaf is better than no bread - It means that getting part of what you want is better than getting nothing at all.
Have no truck with - If you have no truck with something or someone, you refuse to get involved with it or them.
In no uncertain terms - Clearly; precisely; emphatically without doubt.
It's an ill wind that blows no good - This is said when things have gone wrong; the idea being that when bad things happen, there can also be some positive results.
It's no use crying over spilt milk - This idiom means that getting upset after something has gone wrong is pointless; it can't be changed so it should be accepted.
There was no gleaming of little white teeth, no biting, no clawing, any longer!
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
No, gentlemen; the South demands no such thing.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
There were no cut trees, no blazed trails, no sign of a habitation.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
No, we have had no words about it.
"Allison Bain" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Is there no hope, no hand to help, no one to whom they may turn in this hour of dread ordeal?
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
No, no; there could be no doubt about it.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
They've no use for more, and no excuse for displacing any of them.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
No backing and filling, no jockeying for position, no elaborate setting of the stage.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
There was no belief in her religion, no faith, no creed, no mystical transports, but only fear, and shame, and contrition.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He no longer "carried sail," as the wind was no longer in his favour.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
No resentment, no reproach, no passion and no postscript.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
No, no, the secret is one no longer, and it has been intolerable enough already,' said Owen, recklessly.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
No, there would be no accommodations for sleeping.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
This man had no love for the woods; no love even for the prairie, or his life on it.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
But no, there is no whimper, no hoof-stroke; yet we must be close to them now.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
No one to be seen no one to be heard!
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
Let no conspiracies, no insurrections, and no murders be instigated.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
There was no sympathy, no redemption, no redress!
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
There was no kennel man, no second horseman, no stud-groom at the Ahaseragh kennels.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
She had no right feelings, no sense of the advantages of independence, no horror of being sold in marriage.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
"O no, O no, my noble queen!
Think no such thing to be!
'Twas but a stitch into my side,
And sair it troubles me."
"The Queen's Marie" by Andrew Lang
No water broke, no pinion whirred-
There went no warning call.
The steely, sheltering rushes stirred
A little—that was all.
"The Flight" by Rudyard Kipling
"Farewell?" No, not farewell, I'll worship ever
Thy form divine.
No death's despair, no voice of doom shall sever
My heart from thine.
"Mystery Of Carmel" by Madge Morris Wagner
No hope is thine of sunnier hours,
Thy Winter shall no more depart;
No Spring revive thy wasted flowers,
Nor Summer warm thy frozen heart.
"Autumn Thoughts" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But she saw no white steed first in the ranks,
No rider that spurr'd before;
But the evening shadows were closing fast,
And she could see no more.
"The Troubadour. Canto 1" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Toll no bell and say no prayer,
Let no rose die on my bier.
All I hoped for shall appear
Or be well forgotten, there.
(Like the waves of yesteryear.)
"A Death Song" by Cale Young Rice
There are still no charges, no arrests and no named suspects.
Tyler Griffey's first-half stat line was all but empty - no points, no assists, no rebounds and little to show he'd been on the court as Illinois struggled to get a handle on underdog Gardner -Webb on Sunday.
No title, no position, no authority.
Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste, No 16, intercepts a pass over Michigan's Devin Gardner, No 12, with the support of Nebraska's Daimion Stafford, No.
No weights, no dues, attendance not mandatory, essentially no boundaries at all.
There is no nationwide organization, no centralized leadership, no determined "leader" and no Tea Party candidates.
So when the Jacksonville Jaguars running back ended his 38-day holdout Sunday -- without a new contract -- he had no apologies, no regrets and no concerns about his standing with the franchise.
Keep in mind, there are no edits, no scripts, no producers and no acting.
No light show, no smoke, and no mirrors.
"There are no controlled buys, no video surveillance, no GPS, they don't even have drugs," Cotton said.
Inside Turkey's Kurdish insurgency : No sex, no swearing, no Quran.
God's judgement requires no votes, no 'singing for your life,' no condemnation.
No foot dragging, no procrastination, no excuses.
No Hormones, No Latex , No Babies.
We had no public shelter, no public water supply (established well over a week after the incident), no fuel, no electricity.
Non-singlet SO(5) states have no analogue in QCD since there is no SO(5) global symmetry in pure QCD.
Large N field theories from superstrings
Massless vectors have no reason to exist since there is no translation symmetry of the compactiﬁcation space.
Bosonic M Theory
It is interesting to note that there is no classical matrix theory solution corresponding to a string which is truly one-dimensional and has no local membrane charge.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Unfortunately for random graphs, we have no equivalent length and no simple phenomenological interpretation for θ.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
In Fig. 3.a), instead, Θ is uniform, there is no preference in the reconnection process, and no local structures are formed.
Complex structures in generalized small worlds
On the other hand it was shown in the previous section, that there is no critical external ﬁeld value for the magnetic behavior, i.e., no PM to FM transition, and the magnetic correlation length ξm has an exponential dependence on ∆.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
NO. 59995520) and State Key Program of Basic Research Development (Grant No.
Stochastic resonance induced by random fields in ferroelectrics
At these wavevectors, δ0 ( ~m) has no power and so no error is made by setting T (k)/T (k0 ) → 0.
Multiscale Gaussian Random Fields for Cosmological Simulations
For odd n, T has no consequences because it has no eigenstates; since T 2 = −1, the (1 ± T )|JM i combinations change sign under T .
Spectroscopy with random and displaced random ensembles
It is no surprise that, at such large Y values, our perturbative calculation no longer has physical sense.
Diffusion corrections to the hard pomeron
No string should be generated at all and therefore a No String Generator which is a dummy class, will be constructed.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
As described in Sect. 1.2 for SHG, this is a quantum analog of the no-energy-transfer regime known from classical nonlinear optics as an evolution exhibiting the no-energy transfer between the interacting modes.
Quantum, classical and semiclassical analyses of photon statistics in harmonic generation
In the interval −1 ≤ av < 1, there are no simple poles at p2 = 0, what means that there are no asymptotic one particle states in this case too.
Exact Renormalization of Massless QED2
Note that no higher order terms in λ arise, as long as no additional renormalisation is required.
The Stress Tensor in Quenched Random Systems
This equation implies that there is no pressure gradient and there is no acceleration in this class of self-similar solutions.
Simple solutions of relativistic hydrodynamics for longitudinally expanding systems