A fool and his money are soon parted - This idiom means that people who aren't careful with their money spend it quickly. 'A fool and his money are easily parted' is an alternative form of the idiom.
All bets are off - (USA) If all bets are off, then agreements that have been made no longer apply.
All cats are grey in the dark - Things are indistinguishable in the dark so appearances don't matter.('All cats are grey at night' is also used.)
Days are numbered - When someone’s days are numbered, they are expected to die soon.
Eyes are bigger than one's stomach - If someone's eyes are bigger than their stomach, they are greedy and take on more than they can consume or manage.
Gloves are off - When the gloves are off, people start to argue or fight in a more serious way. ('The gloves come off' and 'take the gloves off' are also used. It comes from boxing, where fighters normally wear gloves so that they don't do too much damage to each other.)
Honours are even - If honours are even, then a competition has ended with neither side emerging as a winner.
Idle hands are the devil's handiwork - When someone is not busy, or being productive, trouble is bound to follow.
If you are given lemons make lemonade - Always try and make the best out of a bad situation. With some ingenuity you can make a bad situation useful.
Know where all the bodies are buried - Someone who by virtue of holding a position of trust with an organization for a long period of time has come to know many of the secrets that others in more powerful positions would rather be kept secret knows where the bodies are buried. An implication is that the person knowing these secrets will use that knowledge to secure something of value for him- or herself.
My dogs are barking - (USA) When someone says this, they mean that their feet are hurting.
My hands are full - If your hands are full, you have so much to do that you cannot take on any more work, responsibilities and so on.
My hands are tied - If your hands are tied, you are unable to act for some reason.
Not know you are born - This indicates that the person described is unaware of his or her good fortune or is unaware of how difficult day to day life was before he/she was born. Typical usage: 'Kids today don't know they are born'.
Old friends and old wine are best - This idiom means that the things and people that we know well are better than the unfamiliar.
When speeches are on the program they are made.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
There are, no doubt, two kinds of old bachelors, those who are chaste and those who are not.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Terns are birds of similar plumage to the Gulls, but their forms are less robust and the bills are generally longer and sharply pointed.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
The materials used in the manufacture of rugs cover a wide range, and are indigenous to the place where the weavers are located.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Balls are not used so much and are not so well adapted to the medication of cattle as of horses.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
He is mind, and His thoughts are real, and are the only real thoughts there are.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
His views are narrow, his feelings are blunt, his tastes are coarse, his manners vulgar.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
The bones are formed from the blood, and are subjected to several changes before they are perfected.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The Dalmatians are very fond of music and are constantly singing.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
There are some differences of opinion, but they are minor.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
They are coming, Miss Clara, they are coming!
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
Many clerks are passing through the city on their way to Montgomery, where they are sure to find employment.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
There are several odd-looking men walking about here, who, I am told, are sailors.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
But there are a certain species of Tories with whom conscience or principle has nothing to do, and who are so from avarice only.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
The pagodas at Chidambaram are the oldest in the south of India, and portions of them are gems of art.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
They are not all that bad, for further on 212 are reported as 171 tight and 41 loose.
"The Apple" by Various
The five zones with which we are most familiar are the so-called torrid, the two temperate, and the two frigid zones.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Some dogs, however, that are not bad retrievers, are capital ratters, but they are exceptions to the general rule.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Although this year's monsoons are past and the river has returned to normal, there are new sandbanks.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
This drying process must be used whether the birds are dry-picked or are scalded before the feathers are removed.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
You are merry children;
"Yes, we are."
Where do you come from?
"Not very far.
"Ring-A-Ring" by Kate Greenaway
Pond : the banks
Of that secret tarn
Are lost as are
My prince's men.
"Haniyasu" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
What may be bright
As the dew-drops are?
Kindred are they
To the evening star.
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
"We are going o'er the sea!
Loyal sons of Italy,
We are bound for Tripoli,
"Tripoli" by John Lawson Stoddard
Gifts are kept a-going
Fast from hand to hand;
Blessings are a-flowing
Over every land.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Words going backwards
are on their way to you:
so that you may hear
your ears are gone.
"Stone Song" by Gerrit Achterberg
Most communities are relatively prepared for flooding, but their infrastructure, like levees, that are meant to keep flood waters out are failing.
When students are engaged , they are more likely to succeed academically because they are more connected to the learning material and their teachers, and not bored or distracted.
Ipods and their work-a-likes are the rage among consumers, but there are many professional opinions about whether they are good enough to use as a playback source in sound reinforcement systems.
They are the times when previously muddled issues are suddenly cast into sharp relief and citizens are given a look behind the curtains of spin and obfuscation.
There are only a handful of priests in the country trained as exorcists , but they say they are overwhelmed with requests from people who fear they are possessed by the Devil.
Big changes are coming in the way high school athletes are allowed to raise money to support athletics and activities that are affiliated with public schools.
He claimed his shark fin products are federally approved and are not derived from the cruel act of finning, whereby sharks are caught, have their fins sliced off and then dumped back into the sea to die.
So, you'll find themes that are $20 and themes are are $90 (or even more) – its a matter of looking around.
But, be forewarned, prices of these cars are climbing, for whatever reason, most likely that Firebirds have not been built since 2002, or that GTO prices are ridiculous and clones are becoming more prevalent.
"While most are the conventional, mineral-oil-based, zinc-containing type," says Guerzoni, "there also are ashless fluids —and both types are available in standard or high-viscosity-index grades.
There are things we are very good at, and there are other things we are very bad at.
S ure, thousands in show business are out of work, cheesy reality shows are overtaking TV, and even the Oscars are threatened.
There are kids that are afraid of slalom training in clubs because of the gates and people that would love to ski gates but are getting older and don't want to armor themselves like knights in shining armor.
While Governor Christie and Senate President Steve Sweeney are trying to enforce the 2 percent property tax cap, there are many NJ towns that are trying to circumvent the cap by instituting so called 'fees' to the taxpayers.
If you are planning a trip to Pakistan anytime soon you are going to want to look over this list of words that are no longer acceptable to text in that country.
Suppose there are m bal ls, of which γm are green and (1 − γ )m are red, and that βm of these bal ls are randomly sampled without replacement.
On the critical exponents of random k-SAT
For instance, seeds are usually denoted by the SEED mode, modules that search for seeds are in the SEARCH mode, modules that are part of the ﬁnished structure are in the FINAL mode, and modules that cause branching are in NODE mode.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
Nine of these 12 sources are detected in the full band, 11 are detected in the soft band, six are detected in the hard band, and two are detected in the ultrahard band.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
When the visibility data from single sky pointings are ‘naturally weighted’ — for maximum ﬂux sensitivity — and images are synthesized, the synthetic beam has FWHM of 2.6 arcmin when the 1.2 m apertures are used and 10.4 arcmin when the 0.3 m apertures are used.
Observing the CMB with the AMiBA
Mutations are introduced in the following way: two random numbers are generated; if they are both positive, am and ad are both increased by one.
Applications and Sexual Version of a Simple Model for Biological Ageing
First, decay products which are outgoing particles in the process under consideration are put on their mass–shell. • Then, decay products which are propagators are equipped with a virtual mass squared s.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
At this stage incoming and outgoing particles are speciﬁed, particle spectra and couplings are determined, the Feynman rules are established and eventually, using these Feynman rules, particle widths are calculated.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The only differences to Step 1t() are related to the fact that there are three instead of two outgoing particles, and that there are different kinematical regions for the two t–channel propagators, depending on whether their particles are massless or not.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Iterating this procedure, there are two possible ﬁnal situations: (i) All edges are covered, and the constructed vertex cover is a minimal one. (ii) There are uncovered edges, but no vertices of current degree one are left.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
Such piecewise-linear (PL) surfaces are not proper Regge triangulations, since their adjacency matrix is not a priori ﬁxed, nor they are dynamical triangulations, since they are generated by glueing triangles which are not, in general, equilateral.
The modular geometry of Random Regge Triangulations
Also the growth rates in the magnetization regions beyond the shoulders, where the growing clusters are even smaller, are overestimated by (13), but these are weighted less as the free energies there are smaller.
Magnetization reversal times in the 2D Ising model
There are are distance 1 away from the start, so p1 four paths of length 2 of which two are one step out and one step back, giving a distance of 0, and two are two steps out clockwise or counterclockwise, giving distance 2.
Anomalous diffusion on random graphs
If short loops are very common (e.g. if the literals are on the sites of an f.c.c. lattice and the clauses are on faces of the same lattice), it is rather likely that the beliefs equations are useless and they could only used as starting point of much more sophisticated approaches.
On the probabilistic approach to the random satisfiability problem
We are assuming that the soliton states are labelled by the irreducible representations of SUq (2) mn (a, ¯a, b, ¯b) appearing there are not numerically valued but are as in Eq. (3.5).
Note on q-Dual Theories
If the points (Xj , Yj ) are put in X -biased order, then the Yj are in Y biased order, whereas (b) if the points (Xj , Yj ) are put in Y -biased order, then the Xj are not in X -biased random order; even the distribution of X1 is wrong.
Two recursive decompositions of Brownian bridge