A little bird told me - If someone doesn't want to say where they got some information from, they can say that a little bird told them.
A little learning is a dangerous thing - A small amount of knowledge can cause people to think they are more expert than they really are.eg. he said he'd done a course on home electrics, but when he tried to mend my table lamp, he fused all the lights! I think a little learning is a dangerous thing
Bless your pointy little head - This expression is used as to patronise someone, especially when they don't realise that they're not very clever.
Little ol' me - Little ol' me is a way of referring to yourself that is meant to be modest or self-deprecatory, though often fake.
Little pitchers have big ears - (USA) This means that children hear more and understand the world around them better than many adults realize.
Little strokes fell great oaks - Meaning: even though something may seem impossible, if you break it up into small parts and take one step at a time, you will succeed.
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow - Big or great things start very small.
To little avail - If something is to little avail, it means that, despite great efforts, something ended in failure, but taking comfort from the knowledge that nothing else could have been done to avert or avoid the result.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. litel, lutel, AS. lȳtel, lītel, lȳt,; akin to OS. littil, D. luttel, LG. lütt, OHG. luzzil, MHG. lützel,; and perh. to AS. lytig, deceitful, lot, deceit, Goth. liuts, deceitful, lutōn, to deceive; cf. also Icel. lītill, little, Sw. liten, Dan. liden, lille, Goth. leitils, which appear to have a different root vowel
Cecil is sleeping soundly, and she glides down to talk a little, play a little, and sing a few songs.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
He crept round this little hill and that little salmon-berry bush until he was right under the snow hill.
"Little White Fox and his Arctic Friends" by Roy J. Snell
All they do for us is to imperil the little nerve, break through the little calm, we have left.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
It was determined that she was to open a little shop, and Jason advanced her one hundred taler.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
They had a nice little, warm little, soft little bed down in the basement, close to the furnace.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
In a little old house in a little old village in Japan lived a little old man and his little old wife.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Her face became a little pinched, a little white round her lips.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
But Little thought he had detected a note of sincerity in that dismal wail and undertook a little scrutiny himself.
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
Once upon a time there lived a little old man and a little old woman in a house all made of hemp stalks.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
A little grass, a little boiled paste, a little broth of meat on Sundays.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
They tear them down—the little homes—
They cannot leave them long;
It is as if they robbed the world
Of every little song.
"Manhattan" by Charles Hanson Towne
What though we boast nor wealth, nor pow'r,
Each sorrow to relieve,
A little from our little store
The poor shall yet receive;
"Louisa. A Tale." by Jane Bowdler
A little while the Vine-branch liv'd,
The smiles of heaven sharing,
A little while it seemed as blest
As those the stem was bearing.
"The Vine-Branch" by Caroline Fry
Praps you know the Fondling Chapel,
Vere the little children sings:
(Lor! I likes to hear on Sundies
Them there pooty little things!
"The Ballad Of Eliza Davis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Why then—ah! then. Go you his ways,
Not mine. His is the summer sea,
On which the little waves shall trip;
And his the little roses be.
"Congratulation" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
With bloom thy cheeks are now refin'd,
Now to thine eye the tear is given;
At once too cruel and too kind,—
A little hell, a little heaven.
"Time And The Lover" by Sir John Carr
Great little playhouse becomes 'Best Little Whorehouse '.
Recently, with little provocation and equally little vigor it was brought to my attention that I am a wimp .
And speaking of little and amazing, you ought to check out my amazing little windscreens .
Looking over the retail landscape, more than ever it is clear that little by little outsiders are nipping away at the conventional home textiles world.
It's a little thing we like to do where you get to vent about the little things in life that just drive you mad.
Knowing just a little, they project fantasies: 'the poor little shtetl.
Little by little, one travels far.
Most presidential nominations to key government posts sail through the Senate with little debate and (occasionally these days) little delay.
Abigail Marie Little, 4 year old princess of Anthony Charles and Ashley Marie (Green) Little, died Friday afternoon, July 27, 2012, as a result of injuries sustained in a multi-vehicle accident at Kroemer Rd.
Ann Scruggs from Statesville grew up watching the Little Rascals and was a member of the Little Rascals Club.
LITTLE FALLS — Rachelle LeBlanc won all four events leading to a first-place all-around score of 36.5, but the Little Falls Flyers fell to Rush City 127-124.9 Friday in a non-conference meet Friday.
Hugh Freeze will be at Ole Miss for a little longer, and he'll have a little more spending money in his pocket after receiving a one-year contract extension and a $500,000 raise.
Participating Walmart locations are in Benton, the Little Rock store on Cantrell and the Little Rock store on Shackleford.
In 1976, The Education of Little Tree was published as the autobiography of a little known southern author, Forest Carter.
Granted I've been a little extra focused on my computer screen lately and the heat has kept us inside a little more but … wow.
Our derived surface density is consistent with little or no volume density of such ob jects since z ∼ 1.5.
EROs in the EIS Fields. I: The AXAF (Chandra) Deep Field
These methods usually apply to independently mobile robots that are not physically connected and have little or no physical contact.
Multiagent Control of Self-reconfigurable Robots
As the tension of a little string is unchanged under T-duality, this statement is true of all the ODp theories.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
Superﬁcially, this is the scaling of the little string theory .
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
And even the ﬁrst assumption involves very little loss of generality, since (D) implies that S is ﬁnite if it is ﬁnitely generated.
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains