Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades - (USA) Used in response to someone saying "almost" in a win/lose situation. The full expression is "Almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades." An alternate form puts "and flinging shit from a shovel" at the end.
Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything.
Catch someone red-handed - If someone is caught red-handed, they are found doing something wrong or illegal.
Caught with your hand in the cookie jar - (USA) If someone is caught with his or her hand in the cookie jar, he or she is caught doing something wrong.
Clean hands - Someone with clean hands, or who keeps their hands clean, is not involved in illegal or immoral activities.
Close at hand - If something is close at hand, it is nearby or conveniently located.
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades - This phrase is used to say that if you come close to success without succeeding, it is not good enough
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.
Don't bite the hand that feeds - When someone says this to you, they are trying to tell you not to act against those on whom you depend.
Get your hands dirty - If you get your hands dirty, you become involved in something where the realities might compromise your principles. It can also mean that a person is not just stuck in an ivory tower dictating strategy, but is prepared to put in the effort and hard work to make the details actually happen.
Give a big hand - Applaud by clapping hands. 'Let's give all the contestents a big hand.'
Give me a hand - If someone gives you a hand, they help you.
Go hand in hand - If things go hand in hand, they are associated and go together.
Good hand - If you are a good hand at something, you do it well.
Hand in glove - If people are hand in glove, they have an extremely close relationship.
You've handed me the sort of happiness that makes a feller feel like getting onto his hands and knees and thanking God for.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
When Stuart entered she dropped her father's hand, started toward him with her lips parted in a joyous smile and extended both hands.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Hand in hand they went cautiously along the passage and up the stairs.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
His left hand forsook his tousled hair and fell to his side.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
Then with fury he snapped his jaws upon the hand, and Tyr's hand, the swordsman's hand, was torn off.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Mayo pulled in his rope hand over hand with frantic haste.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Then she and he devoted themselves to a hand-to-hand fight with the epidemic.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Your right hand does not know what your left hand is doing.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Thus they threw dust into each other's eyes, and walked hand in hand on the edge of a precipice.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
This time the bell is passed simply from hand to hand in front of the body instead of overhead.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
His hand sought hers, for he remembered how, just now, she had unbent at the holding of her hand.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
The Vicomte snatched a knife from the table, and the two men engaged in a hand to hand contest.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
Waterman rose from his chair as the paper dropped from Paul's hand and placed a hand on his shoulder.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
I try to take her hand.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Must have been making money hand-over-hand when the collapse came.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
For a long time they sat talking and planning, until at length Morse put his hand in his pocket and handed the other man some money.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
Hand in hand, Sophia holding a lighted candle, the two women made their way through the tunnel that led to the potterymaker's shop.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
Peter knocked away her hand, the hand which seemed always to fumble at her throat in moments of strain.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Her hand was the hand of earth, ready to lead you to wholesome and satisfying things.
"Old Crow" by Alice Brown
It was certainly a dream that Brian and Elizabeth stood beside him hand-in-hand, and told him to take courage.
"Under False Pretences" by Adeline Sergeant
It pulses not so joyous
As when you stood with me,
And hand in hand we listened
To that low melody.
"An Old Memory" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
An' Peace is walkin' hand in hand
Wi' t' suther wind—
A Peace sae rare, nobbut on moors
Thoo'll hope to finnd;
"October Moors (For Pauline Clough Young)" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
The soft, white hand, that tenderly
My own hand seemed to woo;
All, all your magic spells were vain,
My torpor to subdue.
"The Resurrection" by Count Giacomo Leopardi
Festus, let my hand—
This hand, lie in your own, my own true friend!
Aprile! Hand in hand with you, Aprile!
"Paracelsus: Part V: Paracelsus Attains" by Robert Browning
Robin and she went hand in hand,
Weeping all the way,
Until they came where the lord of that land
Dumb in his cold bed lay.
"Robin Hood, A Child." by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Sweet summer time, true age of gold,
When hand-in-hand we went
Slow by the quickening shrubs, intent
To see the buds unfold:
"Recollections" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Students at Trinity Catholic School are once again making hands for "Touch a Hand, Touch a Heart," a project sponsored by the Fundraising Committee for the benefit of the Massena Neighborhood Center's Christmas program.
Soup and cold weather, just go hand-in-hand.
Trash doesn't fall from the sky, it falls from human hands, and human hands have the power to stop it.
You might think those two things — GPS and broadband — would go hand-in-hand rather than be competing interests.
Graceful withdrawal after hand-to-hand political combat .
Aguilera and a handful of rockers were on hand for 'Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together ,' which aired on Friday night (Nov.
For many corporate AV users, and the content creators who support them, the choice among today's unprecedented array of display tools goes hand in hand with a commitment to a specific level of image resolution.
The list of twentieth-century composers who contributed left-hand piano concertos reads like a Who's Who of modern music and includes Maurice Ravel, whose Piano Concerto for the Left Hand is the most famous work in this repertoire.
My crew and I used to hand-nail framing hardware, but as codes changed and we had to install more and more of the stuff, it became impractical to nail by hand.
A new study shows that high fructose corn syrup consumption rates go hand in hand with higher prevalence of Type 2 diabetes.
After Hand had defeated WIndsor 23-6 for the Class L championship, coach Steve Filippone handed the game ball to defensive coordinator Dave Mastroianni.
Three-wheel hand cycles allow athletes to lean forward while pumping the wheels with their hands.
Sign-up starts at 10-11 am, and the group leaves at 11 am Trophies for Best and Worst Hand will be handed out.
And like chronic pain, chronic itch appears to go hand in hand with depression .
Through Dec 9, South Lake Tahoe police will be looking to hand out tickets to drivers using hand-held cell phones or texting, according to a statement this week.
This relation is a compact expression of chiral symmetry, i.e. of the fact that right-handed and left-handed quarks can be rotated independently.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
On one hand it shows strong clustering like regular graphs and on the other hand it shows very small average shortest path between any two nodes like random graphs.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
Let XL and XR be the term on the left-hand side and the term on the right-hand side of (3.16).
Generalized vertex algebras generated by parafermion-like vertex operators
On the other hand, one readily veriﬁes that Corollary 3.4 also holds under the conditional law P[·|nN (x) = n], for any ﬁnite n, with the same right hand side V (x, α).
Fluctuations of the free energy in the REM and the p-spin SK models
The left hand side in (3.14) is independent of the point q , and so the right hand side is also; therefore Ω is well-deﬁned.
Hamiltonian symplectomorphisms and the Berry phase
As an example, suppose that the c-quark in the left hand diagram of Figure 2 has “spin up”, and the c-quark in the right hand diagram has “spin down”.
Like-sign dimuon charge asymmetry in the decay of B B-bar pairs
On the other hand, On the one hand [L′ : L] = r[L r is prime to p because so is e′ .
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
However, the left-hand side is a function of spacetime variables xµ while the right-hand side is a function of y only.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
The left-hand side of (3.14) is a function of xα only, while the right-hand side is a function of y only.
Null Geodesics in Five Dimensional Manifolds
This segment potential is a function of the segment densities on the one hand and it affects the segment densities on the other hand.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
In fact, on the one hand the spinfoam formalism include the Barrett Crane simplicial model, on the other hand it can be viewed as the covariant version of (canonical) loop quantum gravity.
GR16: Quantum General Relativity
We build the product lattice of these lattices by connecting every element in the left-hand side lattice with every element in the right-hand side lattice, which ﬁnally gives the lattice of the tilings of the initial domain.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
We have shown that the left hand side of Equation (5) is a subset of the right hand side.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
We have shown that the right hand side of Equation (1) is a subset of the left hand side.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
The idea is that if the given term matches the left-hand side tl , then the input is rewritten to the right-hand side tr with the variables in tr bound according to the match.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies