• "'No, little lass, I do not want any flowers.'"
    "'No, little lass, I do not want any flowers.'"
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doings manner of acting or controlling yourself
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"'I don't know what to do!'" "'I don't know what to do!'"
"'Please do not shoot me!'" "'Please do not shoot me!'"
do Not Lose Sight of My White Plume.'——30 do Not Lose Sight of My White Plume.'——30
I Am Sorry for Dad, Because he Holds More Than I Do 074 I Am Sorry for Dad, Because he Holds More Than I Do 074
Then You Don't Blame Your Little Boy, Do You 197 Then You Don't Blame Your Little Boy, Do You 197

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Infants spend more time dreaming than adults do
    • Doings dōō′ingz things done, events: proceedings: behaviour.
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  • W. Clement Stone
    “Tell everyone what you want to do and someone will want to help you do it.”
  • Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
    Edward Vernon Rickenbacker
    “Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.”
  • Pablo Picasso
    “I do not seek, I find.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.”
  • Woodrow T. Wilson
    “It is just as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shouting at you.”
  • Andrew Marvell
    Andrew Marvell
    “The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.”


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.
Derring-do - If a person shows derring-do, they show great courage.
Do a Devon Loch - (UK) If someone does a Devon Loch, they fail when they were very close to winning. Devon Loch was a horse that collapsed just short of the winning line of the Grand National race.
Do a Lord Lucan - (UK) If someone disappears without a trace or runs off, they do a Lord Lucan. (Lord Lucan disappeared after a murder)
Do a runner - (UK) If people leave a restaurant without paying, they do a runner.
Do as you would be done by - Treat and respect others as you would hope to be respected and treated by them.
Do the needful - (India) If you do the needful, you do what is necessary.
Do the running - (UK) The person who has to do the running has to make sure that things get done. ('Make the running' is also used.)
Do the trick - If something does the trick, it is was is needed or has the necessary effect.
Do their dirty work - Someone who does someone's dirty work, carries out the unpleasant jobs that the first person doesn't want to do. Someone who seems to enjoy doing this is sometimes known as a 'henchman'.
Do time - (UK) When someone is doing time, they are in prison.
Do's and don't's - The do's and don't's are what is acceptable or allowed or not within an area or issue, etc.
How do you like them apples - (USA) This idiomatic expression is used to express surprise or shock at something that has happened. It can also be used to boast about something you have done.
Left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing - If the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, then communication within a company, organisation, group, etc, is so bad that people don't know what the others are doing.
Monkey see, monkey do - This idiom means that children will learn their behaviour by copying what they see happening around them.


In literature:

If I did not stand clear and free in my shoes do you think I'd dare do what I'm doing?
"The Younger Set" by Robert W. Chambers
But if we do not run some hazard in our attempts to do good, where is the merit of them?
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
Do you know then what to do?
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
How do you do, Netta?
"Gladys, the Reaper" by Anne Beale
You make up your mind what you'll do, and you do it.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
When others desirous of acquiring religious merits do not accept gifts, how can I do what they themselves do not?
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Those worst of men that never do what is proper and always do what is censurable, do not obtain happiness here or hereafter.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
I can't make it do what I'm tellin' it to do!
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
Bremer is doing what he is doing that is he is doing what he would be doing if he were believing that he was doing what Paul is doing.
"Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein" by Gertrude Stein
She won't do anything that she ought to do.
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In poetry:

Adieu! such is the word for us,
'Tis more than word -- 'tis prayer;
They do not part, who do part thus,
For God is everywhere.
"Parting" by Abram Joseph Ryan
How do I live? On the Parish
Where do I sleep? In a tomb
I was born in a sardine's graveyard
Where treacle and sausages bloom.
"Devil May Not Care" by Billy Bennett
If you make a revolution, make it for fun,
don't make it in ghastly seriousness,
don't do it in deadly earnest,
do it for fun.
"A Sane Revolution" by D H Lawrence
How do I weep, how do I pine
For the time of flowers to come,
And turn me from that fading shine,
To mourn the fields of home!
"The Bluebell" by Emily Jane Bronte
Said I to Love: "What must I do?
What shall I do? what can I do?"
Said I to Love: "What must I do?
All on a summer's morning."
"Love And A Day" by Madison Julius Cawein
Said I to Love: "What must I do?
What shall I do? what can I do?"
Said I to Love: "What must I do,
All in the summer nooning?"
"Love And A Day" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

I don't often get lost, but when I do, I do it right.
Democrats, liberals and (to a lesser extent) independents and moderates generally do not disapprove , while Republicans and conservatives generally do.
"What do I do about my relationships" "Is God real.
In an entertainment environment where sequels often do better than the original, it could be considered risky for a gaming company to do something different.
Do other news organizations undermine their credibility when they don't do the same.
Things to do when there's stuff to do.
I know the Bible says somewhere that we ought to honor our parents, but how can you do that when they've hurt you and even said they don't want anything more to do with you.
When family, friends and acquaintances find out that I do not work outside the home, I am frequently asked what I do all day.
Finally, the answer to 'What do cats do all day (and night).
So what do you do when you reach the top of your game, making history as the all-time leader in Olympic medals.
How much boozing do you do between workouts.
If you don't understand what you're doing, how do you know if you're doing it well.
On another note, DO NOT DO THAT.
When someone's taken everything from you, what do you do.
I Don't Have to Do It, Because I Already Know How To Do It.

In science:

The random walkers have no mass and do not interact with each other, so that they do not neither to contribute to the energy nor to the momentum transfer.
Random Walks Along the Streets and Canals in Compact Cities: Spectral analysis, Dynamical Modularity, Information, and Statistical Mechanics
The following measurable selection theorem is frequently used for our purpose, although we do not always mention it when we do use it.
Conley index for random dynamical systems
Let dµO(N ) and dµO(N −1) be the Haar measures on O(N ) and O(N − 1) respectively.
How to generate random matrices from the classical compact groups
If we do not restrict to the coined model (that is, we do not assume that the evolution operator factorizes into two operators), no sufficient condition is known for the existence of a unitary evolution operator on a given graph.
Exploring scalar quantum walks on Cayley graphs
For strong coupling, contrary to the results of Ref. , we do not find a power law for the average, but do find it for the relative fluctuations.
Mode statistics in random lasers