All your eggs in one basket - If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk. (This is often used as a negative imperative- 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket'. 'Have your eggs in one basket' is also used.)
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As one man - If people do something as one man, then they do it at exactly the same time or in complete agreement.
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Back to square one - If you are back to square one, you have to start from the beginning again.
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Does a one-legged duck swim in circles? - (USA) (US Southern) This is a response given to an unnecessary question for which the obvious answer is yes. Example: If you were to ask an Olympic archer whether she could put an arrow in an apple at ten yards, she could answer: "Does a one-legged duck swim in circles?"('Do one-legged ducks swim in circles?' is also used.)
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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.
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Fly by the seat of one's pants - If you fly by the seat of one's pants, you do something difficult even though you don't have the experience or training required.
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Gird one's loins - If you gird your loins, you prepare for conflict or a difficult time.
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In one ear and out the other - If something goes in one ear and out the other, you forget it as soon as you've heard it because it was too complicated, boring etc.
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In one stroke - If something happens in one stroke, it happens immediately.(In a stroke, at a stroke and at one stroke are also used.)
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In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king - If surrounded by people less capable or able, someone who would not normally be considered special can shine.
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Kill two birds with one stone - When you kill two birds with one stone, you resolve two difficulties or matters with a single action.
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Know which side one's bread is buttered on - If you know which side one's bread is buttered on, you know where your interests lie and will act accordingly to protect or further them.
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Look out for number one - If you look out for number one, you take care of yourself and your interests, rather than those of other people.
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More than one string to their bow - A person who has more than one string to their bow has different talents or skills to fall back on.
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More than one way to skin a cat - When people say that there is more than one way to skin a cat, they mean that there are different ways of achieving the same thing.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. one, on, an, AS. ān,; akin to D. een, OS. ēn, OFries. ēn, ān, G. ein, Dan. een, Sw. en, Icel. einn, Goth. ains, W. un, Ir. & Gael. aon, L. unus, earlier oinos, oenos, Gr. o'i`nh the ace on dice; cf. Skr. ēka,. The same word as the indefinite article a, an,. √ 299. Cf. 2d A, 1st An Alone Anon Any None Nonce Only Onion Unit
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. an; Ice. einn, Ger. ein.
In literature:
Some one suggested that the wedding would be a lucky one because there was only one clergyman present.
"Memoirs" by Charles Godfrey Leland
One day I was paying my usual visit to the Post Office, when some one gripped me by the arm.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
If one does not, naturally one only has to blame one's self for the consequences.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The most carts I remember having seen passing along at one time, was about one hundred.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
One hopes that one's religious ideas grow like the rest of one's life.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Yes, one hated them; yet, when one knew all about them, one had to spend hours watching their doings with a microscope, it was so interesting.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
One time a Rebel saw a Yankee wid one eye, one leg an' one arm.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Suicide in one so young, so fair, so incomparably lovely; one capable of charming others, no longer to be charmed herself!
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
One-sided hate does not endure any more than does a one-sided love.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
One comes and fixes things her way, and gets tired and goes off, and then the other one comes and upsets them.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
One would be a trifle too much ashamed to be seen in one's own company, afterwards, if one deserted.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Uncle Win and Uncle Leverett talked politics after supper, one sitting one side of the chimney and one the other.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
One part went to the Inquisition for its expenses, one part to the papal camera, and one part to the civil authority.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
She ought to have the companionship of other children; some one to play with, and some one to work with as well as play.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
One-half pint milk, one-half pint warm water, one-half cake yeast, one heaping tablespoonful sugar, one teaspoonful salt, one egg.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
No one noticed him; and the only one that paid him the least attention appeared to look upon him as a nuisance.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
One-half envelope Knox sparkling gelatine; one orange; one and one-half cups sugar; one lemon; three cups rich milk.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
At the same moment, some one in one of the rooms below had had the same thought.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Cover and simmer until chicken is tender (from one to one and one-quarter hours).
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller
Mere Lunde had two potions, one for the fever, one for her general strength, but she would not disturb her now.
"A Little Girl in Old St. Louis" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
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In poetry:
A song, one soared against the blue;
A song, one silvered in the leaves;
A song, one blew where orchards grew
Gold-appled to the eaves.
"Bare Boughs" by Madison Julius Cawein
Not one kind look….one friendly word!
Wilt thou in chilling silence sit;
Nor through the social hour afford
One cheering smile, or beam of wit?
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
So one sweet rose yet wears the green,
And one in sunset's crimson glows;
Still one untouched by love is seen,
And one in conscious beauty blows.
"The Prairie Rose" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
One went before, one after, but so fast
They seem gone hence together, from the shore
Whence we now gaze: yet ere the mightier passed
One went before;
"Autumn And Winter" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
One touched the flowers that decked the bier;
Another dropped a little tear;
One stroked the cheek so waxy white;
And one cowered weeping with affright.
"Life In Death" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Bees sip not at one flower,
Spring comes not with one shower,
Nor shines the sun alone
Upon one favoured hour,
But with unstinted power
Makes every day his own.
"Approaching Night" by John Clare
In news:
Windham – When one walks into Windham Village resident Ted Stryczny's garage, one will not see cars, motorcycles or even a bicycle but what one will see is his version of a man cave.
Balloon went for two ascents on Thursday, one of about one-quarter mile, and 75 feet, and this one which was tethered JAMES A JONES JR./BRADENTON HERALD Buy Photo.
Balloon went for two ascents on Thursday, one of about one-quarter mile, and 75 feet, and this one which was tethered JAMES A JONES JR./BRADENTON HERALD.
SuperCLAW is one part church bake-sale, one part roller derby, and one part striptease.
Hoa Nguyen, The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville, N.J. One day after riding out one of the most destructive storms to hit the East Coast, South Jersey residents faced a devastating scene from one end of the shoreline to the other.
My eye travels from the first one, to the one behind it, then another layered behind that one.
Not one of the really bad ones, but an unfun one.
One or more adults in 15.6 percent of households in America performed in at least one chorus , and of those, almost 45 percent performed with more than one chorus .
One can laugh, one can cry, or one can quickly learn to use the metro.
Today, we're featuring three internationally known personalities - one artist, one musician, and one athlete.
"Him challenging me to a one-on-one game, he's confident or crazy, one or the other," Bryant said Tuesday morning prior to the Cavaliers' game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
One way they are considering is eliminating the one-dollar bill and replacing it with one-dollar coins.
One shadowy figure is behind most of the fliers for "cheap movers" around the city — and no one can stop him from illegally blanketing light poles because no one knows who he is.
We have become a nation of the top one percent, by the top one percent, and for the top one percent.
In the 78-year history of the Heisman, only one player has one more than one: Ohio State's Archie Griffin in 1974 and `75.
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In science:
It is assumed that K (i, t + 1) ∩ K (i + 1, t + 1) consists of exactly one point, correspondingly the right one and the left one of these sets.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Three different methods will be created, the ﬁrst one for the generation of the four-momenta, the second one for the calculation of the appropriate weight and the last one for ﬁnding resonant propagators within the channel.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
In all, there are four spectra; one for SK, one for the light water tank at SNO, one for processes (5) and (6), and one for process (7).
Inverting a Supernova: Neutrino Mixing, Temperatures and Binding Energy
One immediately remarks that C ∗ -algebras provide a uniﬁed approach to both classical (Abelian ones) and quantum (non Abelian ones) systems.
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
The space of sections will be the “one- particle space” and one wants to construct what can variously be thought of as the Fock space or inﬁnite dimensional spinor space associated to this one-particle space.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
If one chooses a complex structure at each point in space-time, one picks out a U (2) ⊂ SO(4) (perhaps better thought of as a U (2) ⊂ S pinc (4)) and in it is argued that one can consistently think of this as an internal symmetry.
Quantum Field Theory and Representation Theory: A Sketch
One chooses one ui to be a u− in the ﬁrst group, and the others u+ ; similarly one u+ in the second group, and the others are u− .
New correlation functions for random matrices and integrals over supergroups
The last result of this section establishes one direction of the one-to-one correspondence in Theorem 1.4.
Transitive simple subgroups of wreath products in product action
Applying the operator ˆH in equation (21) to a state of the type (17) using the contraction rules (19) one ﬁnds that ˆH can conveniently be split into three parts, a trace-conserving one ˆH0 , a trace-increasing one ˆH+ and a trace-decreasing one ˆH− , i.e.
Quantum Mechanics, Random Matrices and BMN Gauge Theory
Modg , can be generated by two elements; one is a product of two Dehn twists (one is right and one is left) and the other is a product of 2g Dehn twists.
Generating the surface mapping class group by two elements
The ﬁrst one is that one cannot deﬁne invariants from the zero set of an arbitrary section from in inﬁnite dimensional space and hence one should deﬁne the section in some “ﬁnite dimensional” neighbourhood of the zero set of the original section.
The Arnold-Givental conjecture and moment Floer homology
One may also measure corrections of about one per cent in the velocity shift (9), and not of order one as total reﬂection required.
A Simple Signal of Noncommutative Space
Alternatively, if one wants to verify a crossover to AHNS from a scaling regime, as suggested by Bormann in Ref. 15, then one needs to demonstrate that the dynamical scaling breaks down as one passes over into the AHNS regime.
Scaling determination of the nonlinear I-V characteristics for 2D superconducting networks
Here one needs one modiﬁcation and one explanation.
Simple nuclear $C^*$-algebras of tracial topological rank one
Here one considers the spin vector that one would get if one were to momentarily stop (by a pure boost) the gyroscope with respect to the reference congruence.
Generalizing Optical Geometry
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