Don't push my buttons! - This can be said to someone who is starting to annoy you.
Push comes to shove - If or when push comes to shove, the situation has become some bad that you are forced to do something: If push comes to shove, we'll just have to use our savings.
Push the envelope - This means to go to the limits, to do something to the maximum possible.
Push the panic button - If someone pushes the panic button, they respond to a situation by becoming very frightened or excited.
Pushing at an open door - If you're pushing at an open door, you achieve what you want easily because many people agree with you or support you.
Pushing up the daisies - If someone is said to be pushing up the daisies, they are dead.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare, v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See Pulse a beating, and cf. Pursy
Under a shower of jibes from the captain, Maurice and Neal pushed off and started for the row home against the wind.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
He concluded that the strangers had pushed on into the wilderness, and were no longer in the vicinity.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
They pushed back their chairs and started to leave the dining room.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
The praefect had at last with the vigorous help of his lictors managed to push his way through the crowd.
""Unto Caesar"" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
Let him push on a bit and think.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I had wanted to kiss him and he had pushed me away with his stick.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Peace means that you will push us back, always push us back.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
He was almost the only man I met before undertaking the journey, who encouraged me to push on.
"Northern Travel" by Bayard Taylor
At this there was some pushing and nudging and indulgent whispering.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
He pushed harder, and suddenly it gave with a piercing screech.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
My little ones around me,
They claim my old caress,
I push them roughly from me
With hands that cannot bless.
"The Man Who Trod On Sleeping Grass" by Dora Sigerson Shorter
He stepps from out the Broosh
And in the gate is gone;
And X, although the people push,
Says wary kind, "Move hon."
"Lines On A Late Hospicious Ewent," by William Makepeace Thackeray
And human work has shared its fate,
And the ruins are old and green,
And you push aside the rotten gate,
But no living form is seen.
"The Old Ruins" by Alexander Anderson
Watcha gonna do in de hurrican,
In de hurricane, Mistah Workin' Man?
Gonna put dem buildings up again,
Gonna put em up dis time to stan',
Gonna push a wicked wheelbarrow, oh, my Lawd!
"Memphis Blues" by Sterling A Brown
With a hard hand, woman-kind,
He pushed back the sweaty hair.
"Now then, laddie, ease your mind,
Pain will end for you out There. . . ."
An' the smile on Blair's rough face
Was a blessin' an' a grace.
"The Reaper in the Bush" by C J Dennis
Oft when the white, still dawn
Lifted the skies and pushed the hills apart,
I’ve felt it like a glory in my heart
(The world s mysterious stir)
But had no throat like yours, my bird,
Nor such a listener.
"Joy Of The Morning" by Edwin Markham
After a rocky start in his role as Treasury secretary, Timothy F Geithner has not only survived but grown in stature, using his newfound influence to push President Obama to focus on curbing the nation's soaring debt.
High-level Republicans continue to push Rep Todd Akin (R-Mo.
The leaders of the US, Britain, Spain and Portugal say the window for diplomacy in the Iraq debate will close Monday if a final push for international consensus in the United Nations Security Council fails.
Well, it seems the Greene County Commissioners pushed the dreaded "z-word" monster off the back-burner at Monday morning's meeting.
Push technology has been around since the earliest days of the Web.
But until now, users have been unable to act on the information collected and delivered to them by the push product.
But they keep pushing him back out .
USD, LBSU Push Back Fall World Series.
"I knew that if push should ever come to shove, I would have no problem beating Venus or Serena," writes John McEnroe in his otherwise insightful new book, You Cannot Be Serious.
As you edge up the wake, push down with your rear foot while you lift up on your front foot.
For many hospitals and health systems, keeping patient bad debt under control is like pushing a 2,000-lb.
The Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) has begun its final food collection push of 2012.
Crews continue to use aerial ignitions to hold and push back fire lines.
The release of "The Bourne Legacy" has been pushed back one week so it will not open head-to-head against "Total Recall".
Softball Bloodied LeBeau pushes Richards past Goranson, Elk Grove.
The coeﬃcients of the J -function are push-forwards of residues, and our point of view on residues leads to a simple proof of the multiplicativity of the J -functions.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
Push-Forward Formula: Suppose f : X → Y is given.
Some applications of localization to enumerative problems
There is no contribution to the symplectic structure from the boundary terms, which are instead pushed directly into the very deﬁnition of the variation of the Hamiltonian.
The First Law of Isolated Horizons via Noether Theorem
However, a serious problem arises: it is just Ab F B given by Eq. (4) which pushes mH to larger values.
Extra generations and discrepancies of electroweak precision data
From Eq. (124), we expect that when |c2 |/c′1 is large, nonzero l pushes up the energy signiﬁcantly and cannot be the ground state, so that Fz increases stepwise with ∆Fz = 4.
Theory of spin-2 Bose-Einstein condensates: spin-correlations, magnetic response, and excitation spectra