Beat about the bush - If someone doesn't say clearly what they mean and try to make it hard to understand, they are beating about (around) the bush.
Beat someone to the draw - (USA) If you beat someone to the draw, you do something before they do.
Beat swords into ploughshares - If people beat swords into ploughshares, they spend money on humanitarian purposes rather than weapons. (The American English spelling is 'plowshares')
Beat the daylights out of someone - If someone beats the daylights out of another person, they hit them repeatedly. ('Knock' can also be used and it can be made even stronger by saying 'the living daylights'.)
Beat the rap - If you beat the rap, you escape conviction and punishment for a crime or something you have done wrong.
Beat the tar out of - When you want to beat the tar out of someone, you want to beat them up badly.
Beat them at their own game - If you beat someone at their own game, you use your enemy's tactics or tricks in order to win.
Beat to the punch - If you beat someone to the punch, you act before them and gain an advantage.
Beat your brains out - If you beat your brains out, you think hard about something but cannot solve, understand or remember it.
Beating a dead horse - (USA) If someone is trying to convince people to do or feel something without any hope of succeeding, they're beating a dead horse. This is used when someone is trying to raise interest in an issue that no-one supports anymore; beating a dead horse will not make it do any more work.
Heart misses a beat - If your heart misses a beat, you are suddenly shocked or surprised. ('Heart skips a beat' is an alternative)
March to the beat of your own drum - If people march to the beat of their own drum, they do things the way they want without taking other people into consideration.
No other team ever beat Claflin three times running.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Beat the eggs together very light, then, add sugar and beat again.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
They scattered, beating the woods, loudly calling her name and making naive promises to the night, if she would only come back.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Beat yolk, add sugar and salt, and beat until creamy.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
Beat butter and sugar to a cream; beat whites to a stiff froth and add.
"The Cookery Blue Book" by Society for Christian Work of the First Unitarian Church, San Francisco, California
This done, he passed out into the sunshine and beat the triangle.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition.
"Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking" by Unknown
Beat them, beat them, the boys with the long legs.
"Jewish Children" by Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
Say, young feller, I can give you a head start half way to that bush and still beat you there!
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
It was footsteps going west, and I could not have originated their dragging beat.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
O the beating, breaking
Heart of things,
The pulse and passion—
How it sings.
"Summer Songs" by Richard Le Gallienne
That too I remember…
And the tenderly rocking mountain
And beating stars…
"The Edge" by Lola Ridge
Bid all fear and doubting
From my soul depart,
As I feel the beating
Of Thy Human Heart.
"Homo Factus Est" by Digby Mackworth Dolben
—The wind's but blowing!
Here storms beat wildly;
The fjord is open,
The fells low-lying.
"Bergliot" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
List I to the hurried beatings
Of my heart;
How its quickened, loud repeatings
Make me start!
"My Heart" by Effie Afton
— A Troubadour-youth I rambled
With Life for lyre,
The beats of being raging
In me like fire.
"The Dead Man Walking" by Thomas Hardy
Barcelona rallied from a 2-1 deficit to beat Spartak Moscow, 3-2, on a pair of late goals from Lionel Messi in the UEFA Champions League.
This wasn't the first time the MLS XI beat the Blues -- it also did it in 2006 -- but this win was special.
Mike Geniella, former reporter for the Press Democrat, moved to Ukiah in 1985, where he began covering the timber beat.
Junior quarterback Dan Deely threw for five touchdowns and ran for one more as Sonoma Valley High beat San Marin 41-39 Friday night.
Rex second baseman Edmund Cheatham beats the throw to the plate to score during game action against the Springfield Sliders.
This Week's Creature Feature Beating the Barnyard Heat.
Beating 11-year incumbent Karen Davis by 1205, John Gardner won the Barren and Metcalfe Counties Commonwealth Attorney's race.
Out came the guns and the cables used for beatings.
Closing arguments expected in priest beating trial.
If you didn't know any better, if you watched from a distance, you might have shrugged your shoulders when Gloucester Catholic beat Don Bosco Prep in the Non-Public A state baseball final.
BARTLESVILLE – A Washington County judge set a $1 million bond Thursday for a 20-year-old Bartlesville man who is being held in the Halloween beating death of his grandmother.
1 million bond set for Bartlesville suspect in grandmother's fatal beating.
George Kottaras hit a leadoff homer in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics moved within four games of the AL West lead by beating the first-place Texas Rangers 3-2 Tuesday night.
Konner Wade reacts to the final out as Arizona beat South Carolina 5-1 in the first game of the College World Series championship series.
Slippery Rock scored the final three runs of the game, all unearned, and beat Gannon 3-2 Thursday in a PSAC baseball tournament elimination game at Pullman Park.
It is the beating between the incoming laser ﬁeld and the evolving stored ﬁeld that gives rise to this oscillatory behavior.
Finesse and mirror speed measurement for a suspended Fabry-Perot cavity using the ringing effect
The idea will be to “beat the small size limit” of Monte Carlo methods.
Computer Science in Physics
In this case, Magnus waited during the most recent beat.
In the worst case, the colored vertices are half black and half white; coloring the new vertex oppositely to the ma jority beats cx (in expectation) by E(|B (2cx, 1/2) − cx|) ≃ E(|N (0, cx)|) = p2cx/π .
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
The payoff f (S1) for the ﬁrst captain is the probability that the players in S1 (together with the ﬁrst captain) would beat the players in S2 (together with the second captain).
Random-Turn Hex and other selection games