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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. tō,; akin to OS. & OFries. tō, D. toe, G. zu, OHG. zuo, zua, zō, Russ. do, Ir. & Gael. do, OL. -do, -du, as in endo, indu, in, Gr. , as in homeward. √200. Cf. Too Tatoo a beat of drums
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tó; Ger. zu, Goth. du.
Deacon Snow seems to think you are to be called to that field, when you are ready to be called.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
To shout aloud, to dance, to run wildly to and fro, would have been only too possible to her just then.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Happy they whose part it is to endure and to conceal, rather than to inflict, and to strive uselessly to repair!
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Its evil effects are to be found by turning to those who fail to get entrance to it.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
But the last words my Polly tells me to say to you was to keep up your courage and not to mind my growling.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The words sent a chill to the heart of one born to hope, to will, to crave.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
There is no choice left to me except either to leap down into the abyss, or to allow myself to be torn to pieces by the wolves.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Ali Baba's son thought it was necessary to make some return to these civilities, and pressed his father to invite Cogia Hassan to supper.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
To-whew, to-whew; to-whew, to-whew; whew-to-to, whew-to-to, whew, to-whew.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
They have requested me to hand it to Clay for presentation, and to back it with any remarks I may think proper to offer.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
Fingers, going to and fro,
To and fro, to and fro,
Do you know the path you go,
To and fro, to and fro?
"Puzzled Stiches" by Hazel Hall
CLARIN. Because to-day is not his day.
Mine it is, sir, to his sorrow.
So your message I will bear.
Moscon can't to-day go there;
He will have his turn to-morrow.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
God is benign to all that beg his aid,
To ev'ry one that asks, he freely grants,
He gives to all, and never does upbraid,
He gives abundantly, to each that wants.
"Advice To Prepare Ourselves, Before We Come To Worship God In Public" by Rees Prichard
Oh, it’s back to Killarney, the glow and the gleam of it,
Back to Killarney for me;
Back to Killarney, the vision and dream of it,
Back to Killarney, my own countrie!
"Back To Killarney" by Clinton Scollard
I have no heart to write verses to May;
I have no heart—yet I’m cheerful today;
I have no heart—she has won mine away
So—I have no heart to write verses to May.
"To May" by Ellis Parker Butler
Let us then give, what we've to give, to-day,
(Perhaps to-morrow we of nought can boast)
To the distress'd, their hunger to allay,
And unto those that want assistance most.
"Advice To Distribute To The Poor, According To Every One's Circumstances And Abilities" by Rees Prichard
New mines are looking to Ottawa to allow them to bring workers from China after failing to tempt Canadian workers to sign on.
To the Readers' Forum: A Fantasy Follows: Due to the inability of Congress to work together over budget matters, and the failure of executive leadership to receive the ended cooperation necessary to.
The Inca 's really know how to put on a show to entertain the masses and if you don't go to call outs be sure to try to make it to theirs you won't regret it.
Art needs somebody to listen to its message, somebody to desire it, somebody to drink it, to use it like wine - otherwise it makes no sense.
Everyone is somehow connected to someone, Cushings to Ameses to Cuttings, and Slocums to Drexels to Wetmores and Browns.
It is the work of ski movies to sell dreams -- to inspire, to motivate and to get you pumped up to ski, travel and enjoy the mountains.
Updated Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 10:12 a.m. MANHATTAN — Bruce Weber wants to hire an assistant coach to his staff with ties to Kansas State basketball, but he will have to go outside the current program to find one.
"JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon has made no secret of his desire to replay the TARP money, and according to people close to JP Morgan, he's likely 'to go batshit if Goldman is able to repay before he does.'".
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It would be nice to think this country could continue to amount to something, to assume we have a future despite the recent presidential election, but if nothing much gets done to reverse policies, forget it.
The filter service enabled me to control where to direct various traffic streams, and I was able to create filters that I used to forward traffic to other devices.
This past Sunday nearly the entire neighborhood got together for a picnic cookout to say goodbye to a neighbor of 22 years who has moved to Pennsylvania to be closer to her family.
They always seem to be telling you what to do, when to come home and who to talk to.
He's thisclose to going door-to-door to get America to pay attention to him.
Amarillo to Canyon to Tulia to Caprock Canyons State Park to Turkey to Palo Duro Canyon to Amarillo.
Reduction of all children to a type τ via (cid:13)s◦ (s) requires s◦ to be able to map a pair of type hτ , τ i to a value of type τ in the sense of pairwise composition, and the strategy s for processing the children has to be type-unifying w.r.t. the same τ (cf. [red]).
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
In order to compare our approach to theirs, we ﬁrst have to adapt our model to a two-fold symmetry in the standard map, which leads to two independent symmetry sectors in the Hamiltonian.
A random matrix formulation of fidelity decay
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a geometric approach to the sub ject by relating it to “birational invariant theory”, i.e., to the study of group actions on algebraic varieties, up to birational isomorphism.
Group actions on central simple algebras: a geometric approach
Our problem is to provide a method to determine the elliptic curve E corresponding to P , up to isomorphisms, in other words, to compute the j -invariant j (E ) of E .
Representation of modular invariant function by generators of a modular function field
Indeed, if this coupling were to be turned off, the polarization generated by K3 (1) (coupling only to the electronic density) is reduced to Ps ≈ 0.1µC/cm2 .27 Now let us return to the discussion of the PE-to-FE path.
The ferroelectric transition in YMnO$_3$ from first principles