Before you can say Jack Robinson - The term Jack Robinson represents 'a short amount of time'. When you do something before you can say Jack Robinson, you do it very quickly.
Before you can say knife - (UK) If something happens before you can say knife, it happens very quickly.
Beggars can't be choosers - This idiom means that people who are in great need must accept any help that is offered, even if it is not a complete solution to their problems.
Bite off more than you can chew - If you bite off more than you can chew, you take on more responsibilities than you can manage. 'Don't bite off more than you can chew' is often used to advise people against agreeing to more than they can handle.
Can of worms - If an action can create serious problems, it is opening a can of worms.
Can't dance and it's too wet to plow - (USA) When you can't dance and it's too wet to plow, you may as well do something because you can't or don't have the opportunity to do anything else.
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 get a word in edgeways - If you can't get a word in edgeways, you don't have the chance to say anything because the person you are with is is talking all the time.
Can't get to 1st base - If you can't get to first base, you're having difficulties starting something.
Can't hack it - Unable to perform an act, duty, job etc. (example: I have to quit my job as a computer technician; I just can't hack it.)
Can't hold a candle - If something can't hold a candle to something else, it is much worse.
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.
Carry the can - If you carry the can, you take the blame for something, even though you didn't do it or are only partly at fault.
Catch as catch can - This means that people should try to get something any way they can.
If you can't run with the big dogs, you'd better stay on the porch - If you can't keep up with what others are doing, then it is best not to attempt it.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. cunnen, cannen,1st sing. pres. I can,), to know, know how, be able, AS. cunnan, 1st sing. pres. ic cann, or can, pl. cunnon, 1st sing. imp. cūðe,for cunðe,); p. p. cūð,for cunð,); akin to OS. Kunnan, D. Kunnen, OHG. chunnan, G. können, Icel. kunna, Goth. Kunnan, and E. ken, to know. The present tense I can,AS. ic cann,) was originally a preterit, meaning I have known, or Learned, and hence I know, know how,. √45. See Ken Know; cf. Con Cunning Uncouth
You are handsome, attractive, you can make a fortune if you will; you can grace any society.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Can I have my dinner right off?
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
No interpretation can mistake it; no casuist can doubt upon it; it is a work well done.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
It has given us a God that can love and be loved, can stoop and can lift, can pardon and can purify.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
All is, you can get wise from what I tell you and can keep your eyes peeled from now on.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
I can't see what way we can get it now.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
What one band can do, surely another can.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
Come to the coffee shop, where we can be comfortable, and I'll be happy to tell you everything I can.
"The Alembic Plot" by Ann Wilson
You can no more swallow the thirty-nine articles than I can eat Twisleton's dinner.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
I can't bear to live, but I can't die!
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
What can I say, except that as far I can see now, I cannot be his wife?
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Defending troops can prevent a charge only when they can master the enemy's fire and inflict heavy losses upon him.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
No, good friends, I cannot; but you can, and you will; or something else can and will.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
Jane can tell you about them; she can lend you a prayer-book, anyway.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
I can understand that; but if the wire be red-hot, how can it cool the flame within, and prevent its passing through the gauze?
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
If the lady and her visitors can laugh at this, surely you can.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
We can take care of ourselves, can't we, without the bloomin' coppers.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Even our largest telescopes can tell nothing directly as to whether life can exist on the moon.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
I can be that in England, can't I, as well as here?
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
Persiflage will do whatever he can, but that can only be if you will open your arms to him.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Can't eat his fill,
Can't drink his will,
Can't climb his hill,
Can't have his Jill.
"Old Man Hoppergrass" by Stephen Vincent Benet
General, man is very useful.
He can fly and he can kill.
But he has one defect:
He can think.
"From A German War Primer" by Bertolt Brecht
No! it can not, can not be!
Love is God and God is love,
And they live and love above,
Guinevere and he!
"A Guinevere" by Madison Julius Cawein
Jack Sprat can eat no fat,
His wife can eat no lean,
Because upon their platter now
No meat is ever seen.
"Rursery Rhymes" by Abner Cosens
Floating high, floating wide,--
We can see it from far,
Our flag, it's the flag,
We can count every star!
"Flag Song" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Can I see anothers woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see anothers grief,
And not seek for kind relief.
"On Anothers Sorrow" by William Blake
Cell phones can be helpful, and they can be annoying—but did you know they can be the inspiration for great theater.
"While their still recovering from their first can develop massive swelling in their brain and they can die," explains Dr Halstead.
Mark Twain reportedly said, "Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read".
It starts the night before, just as we've eaten all we can eat, watched all of the football we can watch and contemplated all that we are thankful for.
Workpieces that require operations that can be performed on a turning center and a machining center can often be produced more efficiently on a multi-process machine tool that combines machining center and turning center capabilities.
In a model where you have such a loading definition, you can set the load to be an output vector in a new set, which can then be treated as any output vector and contoured .
Researchers have found experimental evidence that a touch can be worth a thousand words, that fleeting physical contact can express specific emotions — silently, subtly and unmistakably.
For all the stories about what can go wrong in college athletics, there are still occasionally stories about what can go right.
Diamond core drills can be a small but important part of any project, and premium quality can make the difference between a successful rental and a disappointed customer.
You can also find a visitor's center, various little shops and galleries, and restaurants where you can sample local foods such as Stargazy pies, Cornish fairings, yarg, and Cornish pasties.
These build-ups can narrow the arteries and restrict the normal flow of oxygen-rich blood, or they can block the flow of blood altogether.
But, there are some that enjoy their job SO much you can just can't help but wish you were them.
At Punkin' Time pumpkin patch, the kids can ring up their own sales with the Richter Scale, a counterweight scale that children can operate, to figure out the rough cost of their pumpkins.
While bankruptcies and M&As can shift supplier leverage, implementing a threat review board can prevent or mitigate the effects of these events.
Money can't buy you class, but it can pay for a whole bunch of autotune.
Thus we can conclude that for any CS of the OS in the RBPM one can construct an equivalent ground state of the RTIM, and one can give a set of couplings, Ji , and transverse ﬁelds,hi , for which the given ground state is realized.
Phase transition in the 2d random Potts model in the large-q limit
Returning to random walks we can see that a quantum computer can eﬃciently implement any discrete time quantum random walk whenever a classical computer can implement the underlying classical random walk.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
Of course we do not know this, but can prove monotonicity in c : that as the number of clauses increases, the expected fraction of clauses that can be satisﬁed can only decrease.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
Typically, one can recognize in such a sum a discrete version of some random matrix integral and so one can ask whether the powerful and honed tools of the random matrix theory can be applied.
The uses of random partitions
Since the SP system can model the operation of a universal Turing machine, it can, in principle, be used for any kind of arithmetic or mathematical operation and it can, in principle, perform any kind of ‘procedure’ that one might program in a procedural programming language such as C++ or Cobol.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
We can consider the left dual of the map can: ∗ can : ∗C → ∗D ∼= B End(A)op , ∗ can(f )(a) = f (xa).
Galois corings from the descent theory point of view
We compute easily that can(ϕ ⊗B u) = ϕ(u )u . can is a morphism of corings, and can is an isomorphism if and only if ζC is an isomorphism.
Galois corings from the descent theory point of view
Input with little or no semantic content can typically be dealt with through templates or canned text, whereas input with fully speciﬁed semantic content can be dealt with through proper grammar rules.
A Flexible Pragmatics-driven Language Generator for Animated Agents
On the Haldane side (p > 0.5), we can consider the strong antiferromagnetic bonds as impurities that can be replaced by effective weak bonds. A singlet dimer state can be easily formed on an isolated strong antiferromagnetic bond.
Uniform Magnetic Order in a Ferromagnetic-Antiferromagnetic Random Alternating Quantum Spin Chain
The spectral theorem tells us that selfadjoint operators can be ‘diagonalized’ in the spirit of (2.2) but the spectrum (the set of ‘eigenvalues’) can have a more complicated structure, for example it can be continuous as we will see below.
An invitation to quantum tomography (II)
One can think of ﬁlled clusters as new effective “particles” and half-ﬁlled clusters then can be viewed as new effective “holes.” The two-channel TASEP in this limit can be mapped into the one-channel totally asymmetric exclusion process with the effective entrance rate α and the effective exit rate 2β .
Two-Channel Totally Asymmetric Simple Exclusion Processes
One-matrix integrals can be used to enumerate various maps of arbitrary genus (maps with a given genus g appearing as the N −2g correction terms in the expansion of ZN (P )), and several matrix integrals can serve to consider the case where the vertices of these maps are colored, i.e. can take different states.
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
One matrix integrals are used to enumerate maps with a given genus and given vertices degrees distribution whereas several matrices integrals can be used to consider the case where the vertices can additionally be colored (i.e. can take different states).
Large deviations and stochastic calculus for large random matrices
These grains can be covered by an insulator and therefore be well isolated from each other. A schematic view of the pattern can be found in Fig.1 It is clear that one can speak now about discrete levels and study their statistics.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
The class of “DPLL-like ” algorithms that can s olve GBP can no longer be simulated in a straightforward manner by resolution proofs, however it can be simulated using proof systems Res(k) that are extensions of resolution .
Spines of Random Constraint Satisfaction Problems: Definition and Connection with Computational Complexity