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.
Beat someone to the draw - (USA) If you beat someone to the draw, you do something before they do.
Draw a bead on - To draw a bead on is to aim a gun at something and can be used to mean to focus on or aim at someting as a goal..
Draw a blank - If you try to find something out and draw a blank, you don't get any useful information.
Draw a line in the sand - If you draw a line in the sand, you establish a limit beyond which things will be unacceptable.
Draw a long bow - If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate.
Draw the line - When you draw the line, you set out limits of what you find acceptable, beyond which you will not go.
Draw the shortest straw - If someone draws the shortest straw, they lose or are chosen to do something unpleasant.
Drawing card - (USA) A famous person who attracts people to attend an event is a drawing card.
Luck of the draw - To have the 'Luck of the draw' is to win something in a competition where the winner is chosen purely by chance.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. draȝen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan,; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage, to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan, to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan,; cf. Skr. dhraj, to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar, to hold, bear. √73. Cf. 2d Drag Dray a cart, 1st Dredge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hlot, hlýt, a lot—hleótan, to cast lots.
I have endeavoured to draw from the doctor some facts, regarding the connexion existing between Gayarre and the family of Besancon.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
In the drawing-room after dinner, Beth was intent upon a portfolio of drawings, and Ideala, seeing her alone, went up to her.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Why do you persist in drawing pictures in your copy books when you have an hour's lesson in drawing every week?
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Measure off one inch from the front edge and draw a line parallel to the front edge.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
Merry's passion was for music more than for drawing; it was Cicely who pleased Mr. Vaughan, the drawing-master, best.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Mrs. Harcourt was presiding at the little tea-table in the Woodcote drawing-room; there were only two other persons in the room.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
A gentleman carries his hat and cane into the drawing room with him in making a visit.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
One half of the drawing in Fig.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
BLACK PAPER, for drawing patterns, may easily be made in the following manner.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Drawing, in fact, seemed to come to me naturally and intuitively.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
Two of 'em ain't a deal at 'draw,' the other's pretty neat.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
When the scout makes signs anywhere for others to read he also draws the head of his animal.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
The making of the drawing of a fibre, either transverse or horizontal section, is not at all a difficult matter.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
Health instruction, then, as a part of physical training, draws its content from these sources.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Illustrations and Working Drawings of Charging Benches.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
And now at last the noise brought the three young ladies out of the drawing-room.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
No man draws one thing well, if he can draw nothing else.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
Now if you can draw that stone, you can draw anything; I mean, anything that is drawable.
"The Elements of Drawing" by John Ruskin
He's young, twenty-four, I believe, and boyish even for that age, but he draws; draws well.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Bob Dwyer, will ye never have done drawing that cork?
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
When he enters, there is
frost on his fur,
he draws near to the fire
giving off sparks.
"An Embroidery" by Denise Levertov
Though you have gold and gear
And fame and power,
What odds when you draw near
The Judgement Hour?
"The Defeated" by Robert W Service
In Him is only good,
In me is only ill;
My ill but draws His goodness forth,
And me He loveth still.
"Not What These Hands Have Done" by Horatius Bonar
For the great Love everywhere
Over all doth glow;
Draws his birds up trough the air,
Tends his birds below.
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
Type of the Love eternal,
Repeat the Master's cry,
As tossing through our darkness
The lights of God draw nigh!
"The Three Bells" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Face in the tomb, that lies so still,
May I draw near,
And watch your sleep and love you,
Without word or tear.
""Face In The Tomb That Lies So Still"" by Richard Le Gallienne
Rockweiler draws on years of dance experience, including her two-year tenure as a Hornets' Honeybee, when teaching Freestyle Cardio.
Town Meeting draws officials and citizens together.
Glenn Beck 'Restoring Honor' rally draws thousands.
The folks at PETA(People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) have always been crafty about getting their message out by using the delicious Female form, which draws in the Meat eating Neanderthals like me.
The coming of age tale draws on Goldstein's own childhood in the Bronx in the 1960s.
I contacted the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Austin and was told the Special Drawing and Regular Permit Hunting Opportunities booklets would be in Austin either the last week of June or the first week of July.
It has 50 pen-and-ink hand drawings taking kids through the ABCs of artifacts and other Tut-related vocabulary such as "alabaster" and "chariot.
The textile designer draws on motifs and patterns from the botanical world.
Part of what draws us--or at least me--to music is its ability to transcend the spoken and written word.
Westbound bottleneck at Marquette Interchange draws complaints.
Bolanos was otherwise unbeaten with just one draw in 31 other bouts during that three-year stretch in the late '40s.
Beluga calf rescue draws specialists to Seward.
For many home buyers, a major draw is being near woods, trails.
St Marys draws Defiance, New Bremen faces Paulding, Rangers and Minster play in Coldwater.
Area sectional volleyball draws were done on Sunday.
That this process is possible is easy to see once we draw a spacetime diagram and map the end points of the open strings onto a circle.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
The dimensions in the drawing are shown in mm.
Studies of the Response of the Prototype CMS Hadron Calorimeter, Including Magnetic Field Effects, to Pion, Electron, and Muon Beams
Let us therefore indicate the frustrated squares on the lattice by drawing a cross in their center, as shown in Fig. 3.
Computer Science in Physics
We indicate the unsatisﬁed bonds by drawing dashed lines at right angles across them.
Computer Science in Physics
It is clear here that we can not draw any, therefore the Dirac operator is zero.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?
Shor’s or Kitaev’s algorithms, or Grover’s sorter), we may not need to draw upon the full power of quantum parallelism.
Prospects for a Quantum Dynamic Random Access Memory (Q-DRAM)
Next, we choose three nearby sites arbitrarily, and draw a circle to go through the three sites.
Universal scaling functions for bond percolation on planar random and square lattices with multiple percolating clusters
We see that data are well superposed: they draw the scaling function.
Core percolation in random graphs: a critical phenomena analysis
However, due to the limited sample size and radio constraints, it is not possible to draw general conclusions at present.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N
We summarize our results and draw conclusions in the last section.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
All ﬁts are roughly of the same quality, which makes it hard to draw deﬁnite conclusions regarding the necessity of the individual approach.
Remarks on the extraction of freeze-out parameters
This is implemented by drawing a random number ξ (uniformly distributed in the interval 0 to 1) and setting Si (k + 1) = S I GN (pi − ξ ), where the function S I GN (η ) equals +1 if η > 0 and −1 if η < 0.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Draw a line parallel to the x axis at (0, ξ ).
Monte Carlo: Basics
Draw a line parallel to x axis passing through this point.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Understanding line drawings of scenes with shadows.
Component Programming and Interoperability in Constraint Solver Design