A long row to hoe - Something that is a long row to hoe is a difficult task that takes a long time.
Accident waiting to happen - If something is an accident waiting to happen, there's definitely going to be an accident or it's bound to go wrong. ('Disaster waiting to happen' is also used.)
Add fuel to the fire - If people add fuel to the fire, they make a bad situation worse.
Add insult to injury - When people add insult to injury, they make a bad situation even worse.
All dressed up and nowhere to go - You're prepared for something that isn't going to happen.
All roads lead to Rome - This means that there can be many different ways of doing something.
All things to all people - When we try to be all things to all people, we try to satifsy everyone, and often end up satisfying no one.
Armed to the teeth - If people are armed to the teeth, they have lots of weapons.
As the actress said to the bishop - (UK) This idiom is used to highlight a sexual reference, deliberate or accidental.
Axe to grind - If you have an axe to grind with someone or about something, you have a grievance, a resentment and you want to get revenge or sort it out. In American English, it is 'ax'.
Back to back - If things happen back to back, they are directly one after another.
Back to square one - If you are back to square one, you have to start from the beginning again.
Back to the drawing board - If you have to go back to the drawing board, you have to go back to the beginning and start something again.
Back to the salt mines - If someone says they have to go back to the salt mines, they have to return, possibly unwillingly, to work.
Back to the wall - If you have your back to the wall, you are in a difficult situation with very little room for manoeuvre.
To-morrow we start for home and shall do our utmost to get back in time to send the news to the ship.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
To crown all, she was going to start immediately by the omnibus to Falaise, and on by rail to Paris, not waiting for the storm to burst.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
He wished to be introduced to me, and was to have read a paper before the Royal Society when this introduction was to have taken place.
"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott
His companions were delighted and began to cut down wood to make a fire, and some ran to a stream to get water.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Please to let Mr. Mayo know how to direct a box to you, and the best way to send it from Richmond to Philadelphia.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
I want you to go to see her, and I want you to ask her, in the first place, to try to forgive me.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
I would also bid farewell to Janardana, to Bhima and Arjuna, to the son of Madri, to Satyaki, and to Chekitana, and take my departure.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
She tried to find her hand to raise it to him, but it seemed so far from her that she would have to go to the end of the world to fetch it.
"Captivity" by M. Leonora Eyles
I hurried back to town to tell Reverdy; to ask him to help me to mend the fireplace, and to put the house in condition for the coming winter.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Ishmael went up to his room, lighted a candle, and sat down to try to compose his agitated heart and apply his mind to study.
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
Quickly from such fears be free:
Oh! there is Danger in Delay!
Say not to-morrow it shall be: ...
To-morrow! no; to-day, to-day.
"Lyric Address To Dr. Jenner" by Nathaniel Bloomfield
I never shall know--I never shall care!
'Tis, oh, enough to live and to love!
To laugh and warble and dream and dare
Are to prove!
"April" by Cale Young Rice
So we laid our Longing to rest,
To sleep through the endless hours,
And called to a breeze of the west
To kiss the acacia flowers;
"I said to my heart,--'I am tired" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
'Tis hard to smile when one could weep,
To speak when one would silent be;
To wake when one would wish to sleep,
And wake to agony.
"The Lot Of Thousands" by Joanna Baillie
Now Sweet Willy's gane to the kingis court,
Her true-love for to see,
And Roge the Roun to good green wood,
Brown Robin's man to be.
"Rose The Red And White Lily" by Andrew Lang
Unequal, all their syren power,
To win from fate it's frown away:
When Bertram came in luckless hour
To sigh, to flatter, to betray!
"Bertram And Anna" by Thomas Gent
All education employees and retirees need to go to the polls on September 18 to vote for the referendum to provide financial relief to the state General Fund.
Open Monday 5 to 10 PM, Tuesday through Thursday 5 to 10:15 PM, Friday 5 to 11:15 PM, Saturday 2:30 to 11:15 PM, and Sunday 3 to 10 PM.
"The surest way for an executive to kill himself is to refuse to learn how, and when, and to whom to delegate work," said James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. You have to know when to delegate so you can rise up.
Louis Armstrong was to jazz what Einstein was to physics, King to Civil Rights, Shakespeare to comedy and tragedy, and Oprah to televised entertainment.
Unbeknownst to the family the couple was already rekindling their relationship and when the opportunity to come to Buffalo arrived, that's when Davis decided to propose to Henderson.
"We continue to work with our allies in the region to try to take steps to secure these weapons," Panetta told reporters traveling with him to Kuwait.
Ford and other companies to test how biometric sensors could be used both to guide the design of vehicles to make them easier to operate and as onboard systems to help people drive more safely.
"Part of the whole mission is to deny those drugs the ability to get here to our country," said dive team leader Michael Tyms, "so to leave them there would've left the job unfinished, so to speak.
What started as an effort by Garrettsville's Kepich Ford to give toys to local children has grown to include about 17 business that wanted to support the dealership's Toys For Tots event, from 9 am to 10 pm Thursday.
Nashville I went to Nashville because Nashville was the marketplace, and if you wanted to succeed in country music you had to go to Nashville – so I went to Nashville.
After a failed bid to bring "Project Soccer" to southeastern North Carolina, Gov Bev Perdue may be trying to get another company to bring jobs to the area.
Emergency officials from Meridian and Lauderdale County, as well as Neshoba County, spent Friday night traveling to Jackson in order to be able to travel to New Jersey to assist with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
We've had teamwork preached to us for years, from being in school and working as a group to finish a project to our jobs today working as a team to get to our goals.
From what to wear and eat, to which words to use, to which project to tackle next, to how to spend money.
Even though both teams and their fans were used to the winter conditions, they were hoping to get away to paradise to root on their team to victory.
To prove existence in (3) and (4), it suﬃces to set C to be the coalgebra quadratic dual to A and A to be the category of ﬁnite-dimensional graded C -comodules.
Mixed Artin-Tate motives with finite coefficients
The latter amount to generate N random points ri inside a threedimensional cube, to use these points to deﬁne a random N × N matrix ˆS according to (21), and to diagonalize ˆS using the standard software package LAPACK .
Eigenvalue distributions of large Euclidean random matrices for waves in random media
Although the linearized gravity waves do not contribute to Gab to ﬁrst order, to second order they have a nonzero contribution due to the ∇2g 2 terms; in fact the gravitons must contribute to the Einstein equation at the same order as ordinary matter quanta of the same wavelength.
A proof of the generalized second law for rapidly-evolving Rindler horizons
To obtain the concrete expression of the energy momentum tensor in case of a fermionic ﬁeld that is coupled to the gravitational ﬁeld according to the generalized gauge theory presented here, the expression (50) has to be varied with respect to the tetrad eµ a .
Gauge Theories under Incorporation of a Generalized Uncertainty Principle
Generalized precedences encode not only start-to-start relations between activities, but also start-to-end, end-to-start, and end-to-end by addition/ subtraction of i’s or j ’s duration to dij .
Solving the Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Problem with Generalized Precedences by Lazy Clause Generation