Full swing - If a something is in full swing, it is going or doing well.
Go down swinging - If you want to go down swinging, you know you will probably fail, but you refuse to give up.
In full swing - If things are in full swing, they have been going for a sufficient period of time to be going well and very actively.
In the swing - If things are in the swing, they are progressing well.
Not enough room to swing a cat - If a room is very small, you can say that there isn't enough room to swing a cat in it.
Swing the lead - If you swing the lead, you pretend to be ill or do not do your share of the work.
Swinging door - This idiom refers to something or someone that can go in two conflicting or opposite directions.
Swings and roundabouts - If something's swings and roundabouts, it has about as many disadvantages as it has advantages.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. swingen, AS. swingan, to scourge, to fly, to flutter; akin to G. schwingen, to winnow, to swingle, oscillate, sich schwingen, to leap, to soar, OHG. swingan, to throw, to scourge, to soar, Sw. svinga, to swing, to whirl, Dan. svinge,. Cf. Swagger Sway Swinge Swink
Don't it swing off long and steady?
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Won't you come out, and I'll swing you?
"A Modern Tomboy" by L. T. Meade
In a frenzy of impatience, he stood beside the door, waiting till someone else should swing it open.
"The Radiant Shell" by Paul Ernst
Ethan was swinging that shining hatchet wickedly back and forth.
"Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys" by Silas K. Boone
She's in full swing and the bridle's off.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Her stern still swings free," cried Arthur, "the next swell will lift her clear.
"The Island Home" by Richard Archer
All these things are perpetually on the swing.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Though Johnnie was at that very moment in the swing he never once looked at Snowball as he roamed mournfully about.
"The Tale of Snowball Lamb" by Arthur Bailey
As he talked, he kept wishing that the conversation would swing round to scouts and uniforms.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
He began to swing himself, and at last was able to throw a foot over a stay.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Braun came back, fists swinging.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Pointing his light upward, he could faintly see the knotted end of his rope swinging back and forth up there against the precipice.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Would I might swing this fat Secretary from a topsail yard!
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
It did seem like a regular swing.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
They passed the swing at the upper end of the booms.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
Off you go through the village with swinging arms.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
A rope to the swinging-boom of the lower studding-sail.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I'll get a good momentum, swinging back and forth.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
He let go enough line to let the boat swing, and went in to breakfast.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
Swinging from one hand was a rifle.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
Oh, the sea is black and crying,
And the wind cries too,
And a swinging clipper's flying
For a singing crew.
"To The Lubber Poets" by Bill Adams
What says the Lizard,
Swinging high his shining spear? . . .
"Pass along, my lady,
I've known, ye many a year!"
"The Cutty Comes Back " by Cicely Fox Smith
A little bit of garden,
with daffodils a-swing,
and tulip-flowers whose crimson flags
are only flown for spring.
"A Little Bit Of Garden" by William Henry Ogilvie
And over moss and moorland,
They swoop and wheel and sing,
Till the very ferns beside me
Begin to quiver and swing.
"A Whiff Of Nature" by Alexander Anderson
Swings the way still by hollow and hill,
And all the world's a song;
"She's far," it sings me, "but fair," it rings me,
"Quiet," it laughs, "and strong!"
"Lines Written In The Belief That The Ancient Roman Festival Of The Dead Was Called Ambarvalia" by Rupert Brooke
THE highest apple swinging in the treetop
Fell in my two hands, eagerly uplifted.
For though I knew its height was half its fairness,
Still I would have it.
"To Sappho, About Her Apple" by Aline Murray Kilmer
Two-Step, Waltz, East Coast Swing, Cha-Cha, Polka and West Coast Swing.
Oct 1, 2012 — The trio made its name by combining Gypsy jazz and Western swing.
On my desk sits a black-and-white photo of me at age 6, wearing a blue-and-white cowgirl outfit and swinging an imaginary rope.
The Chief KSA1023 CPU wall mount helps hide CPUs when using swing arm mounts in videoconferencing, hospitality, education, and medical applications.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day out from their last debate, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are cramming foreign policy and taking a rare break from swing-state campaigning.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day out from their last debate, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are cramming on foreign policy and taking a rare break from swing-state campaigning.
One day out from their last debate, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are cramming on foreign policy and taking a rare break from swing-state campaigning.
One day out from their last debate, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are cramming foreign policy and taking a rare break from swing-state campaigning.
The battle for swing state Ohio was in full swing Wednesday.
Romney makes play for Pa. Obama visits swing states.
Croquet has become a hit at Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton this summer, and there is one more chance to get in on the swing of things.
The holiday season is in full swing.
BRUSSELS (AP) — This time, Belgium's royal family came out swinging.
The Dang -Its have become synonymous with excellence in Honky Tonk, Western swing and American music.
Dayan Viciedo would swing at anything a pitcher threw to home plate.
These sudden swings, which do not seem to affect the wider component of the |V | proﬁle occur together with OPM jumps in the PA swing.
This is also a good example of a V swing without a |V | minimum at the cross-over point, as is the case in the core components.
We consider this direct evidence that the phase where the mean V is 0, must have V ≈0 also in the single pulses and, subsequently, that the swing signature is also constant in the single pulses.
Even before the Jupiter swing-by, an unmodelled acceleration of that order had been noticed for Pioneer 10.
Testing for the Pioneer anomaly on a Pluto exploration mission
When the main engines of POP are thrusting and during the swing-by the craft will be three-axis stabilised in order improve pointing accuracy.
Testing for the Pioneer anomaly on a Pluto exploration mission
There are several mechanisms that could be responsible for the triggering of spiral density waves, e.g., swing ampliﬁcation or tidal forcing.
West-Side Story (On the History of Density-Wave Spiral Theories in the 1960s)
Slow swing of frequency results in a lineshape with many sidebands by the periodicity involved.
Analysis on the effect of technical fluctuations on laser lineshape
One pendulum is set at a small distance from the equilibrium point and begins to swing.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Doppler swing due to our orbit around the sun, and there is not.
Astrophysics in 2005
QCD ) can cause the condensate to “swing” from positive to negati ve values as m is varied.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
Second, the lower swing of the output node due to the breakdown slows down the downstream logic driven by the defective gate.
Circuit-Level Modeling for Concurrent Testing of Operational Defects due to Gate Oxide Breakdown
One might think that the departure from (11) arises because this particular state of the string has a large rotation; by choosing the string to swing in a helical fashion we gave the state its maximal possible angular momentum.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
By connecting the load resistor RL across a transimpedance ampliﬁer as shown in Figure 7.9, the photodiode works into a virtual ground, reducing the voltage swing across the diode capacitance Cd and increasing the detection bandwidth.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
It was shortly after, when Swings & Rosenfeld (1937) identiﬁed the spectral feature observed by Dunham (1937) at λ = 4300.3 ˚A as due to the CH molecule.
Observing the molecular composition of galaxies
Because of the large ﬂux swing below 10 keV, where most of the instrument response was, this led to the identiﬁcation of a “high” state (with soft spectrum and no radio detection) and a “low” state (with hard spectrum and associated radio source).
States and transitions in black-hole binaries