A bit much - If something is excessive or annoying, it is a bit much.
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A bridge too far - A bridge too far is an act of overreaching- going too far and getting into trouble or failing.
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A chain is no stronger than its weakest link - This means that processes, organisations, etc, are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them.
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A day late and a dollar short - (USA) If something is a day late and a dollar short, it is too little, too late.
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A fool and his money are soon parted - This idiom means that people who aren't careful with their money spend it quickly. 'A fool and his money are easily parted' is an alternative form of the idiom.
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A fool at 40 is a fool forever - If someone hasn't matured by the time they reach forty, they never will.
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A fresh pair of eyes - A person who is brought in to examine something carefully is a fresh pair of eyes.
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A hitch in your giddy-up - If you have a hitch in your giddy-up, you're not feeling well. ('A hitch in your gittie-up' is also used.)
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A lick and a promise - If you give something a lick and a promise, you do it hurriedly, most often incompletely, intending to return to it later.
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A light purse is a heavy curse - Life is difficult when you don't have much money.
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A List - Prominent and influential people who comprise the most desirable guests at a social function or gathering.
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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.
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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
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A long row to hoe - Something that is a long row to hoe is a difficult task that takes a long time.
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A lost ball in the high weeds - A lost ball in the high weeds is someone who does not know what they are doing, where they are or how to do something.
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In literature:
Under a maple tree in the park sat a young girl in a white dress reading a book.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
As a struggling cotton manufacturer he was a nobody, but as a young Member of Parliament he would have a position.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Once upon a time there was a teeny-tiny woman lived in a teeny-tiny house in a teeny-tiny village.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
As a poet he might have been a great man, but as a Deemster he must have been a mockery, a hypocrite, an impostor, and a sham.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
It was a tree not over thirty or forty feet high, with a trunk of less than a foot in thickness, and of a brownish colour.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Any but so extraordinary an observer would have described a steamer in a storm as he would have described a sailing-ship in a storm.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
A kind of gun on a stock, like that of a musket, but mounted as a swivel, carrying a ball from half a pound to two pounds weight.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A stack had been stripped by a recent storm, and he thatched it afresh with the help of a laborer and a boy.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
A penny hain'd's a penny clear, and a preen a-day's a groat a-year.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
It was broken by a new sound, a soft sound between a whisper and a hum.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The selling price was twenty-five cents, a watermelon, a slice of pie, or a jack-knife with a broken blade.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
As a compromise a representative from Delaware suggested a division of the Western Territory between the free and slave States.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
In a nursery where a number of toys lay scattered about, a money-box stood on the top of a very high wardrobe.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
A crowd of wits and poets, who would easily have vanquished him as a competitor, revered him as a judge and a patron.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
You have not thought that I am not a stone or a block, but a man, with a man's heart within me.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
It is suggested in succession to a young student that he is a sly and crafty peasant, then a miser, and finally a very old man.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
A Monaldeschi kills a Filippeschi, so a Filippeschi kills a Monaldeschi.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
With a quill Simon was writing out a document, while Lorenzo used a candle flame to melt sealing wax in a small brass pitcher on a tripod.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
They bought a wedding-ring for a shilling, from a shop in a poor quarter.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
A thousand a-year is a great deal for a mother to give away, to make over for ever; but Mrs. Ferrars has a noble spirit.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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In poetry:
A weddin', a woo,
A clog an' a shoe,
A pot full o' porridge; away we go!
A Yorkshire Wedding-Rhyme.
"The Bride's Homecoming" by F W Moorman
Does he wear a turban, a fez, or a hat?
Does he sleep on a mattress, a bed, or a mat,
or COT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
An old, short story is this!
A glance, a trembling, a sigh,
A gaze in the eyes, a kiss—
Why will it not go by!
"Winter Song" by George MacDonald
A little gain, a little pain,
A laugh, lest you may moan;
A little blame, a little fame,
A star-gleam on a stone.
"Just Think!" by Robert W Service
For, Life, thou art become a ghost,
A memory of days gone by,
A poor forsaken thing between
A heartache and a sigh.
"The Faithless Lover" by Bliss William Carman
And each of us will sigh, and start
A-talking of a faded year,
And lay a hand above a heart,
And dry a pretty tear.
"The Dramatists" by Dorothy Parker
In news:
The software that controls Olly can be tuned to emit a puff of perfume for a few different types of online interaction such as a retweet, posting a comment, a mention by name or a specific text search.
Remember back when you were a kid, and you thought it would be so cool to have a basement where you could set up a pool table, a dart board, an air hockey game, a pinball machine and a jukebox.
But keep in mind, a sack is a tackle for a loss and a quarterback hit, so a defender who gets to the quarterback gets a three for one.
Come to think of it, a sled race and a bidding war have a lot in common: a steady climb, a wild ride, and a long, slowing finish.
A Hoboken couple returning from a late-night run to a food store on Saturday were robbed in front of a Jackson Street building by a man wielding a sawed-off shotgun, according to police.
Chappell, shown dressed for a high school prom in a family photo, is a schizophrenic with a criminal record who had been shuttled from one group home to another after a fight with a fellow resident.
A California Highway Patrol officer who pulled over a pickup truck for a traffic violation Wednesday instead stumbled upon a dead body lying inside a sleeping bag in the bed of the truck, a San Joaquin County Sheriff's deputy said.
A young man wearing a pearly white shirt, blue tie and somewhat frayed sports jacket sits at a table in a fast-food restaurant sipping a frappe, munching absentmindedly on fries and reading a newspaper someone else left behind.
PLANNING a big event — a wedding, a bar mitzvah, a 50th anniversary — can be a little like having a serious ailment.
A city logo would seem to be a simple thing: A decal on the side of a police car, a giant symbol on a water tower, an emblem on uniforms and stationery.
A tingling for a team that fell just short of.500 a season ago, a young team with a lot of injuries — that's a weird tingling .
About a month and a half before Twin Sister packs its dreamy indie-pop into a van and treks across the United States for a 22-city tour, the Long Island quintet figured a stop at midtown Miami's Bardot would be a fitting warmup.
A patched and battle-ready USS Cole returned to duty with a flag-waving, horn-blasting send-off Friday, a year and a half after a terrorist bombing in Yemen blew a hole in its side and killed 17 sailors.
A lot of severed body parts hit the floor during the grisly course of Takashi Miike's Japanese splatter comedy "Ichi the Killer," including a nose, a cheek, a tongue, several heads and a face, sliced off as if it were a mask.
In a bit of encouraging news out of a nation that has produced few of them, a broad spectrum of Pakistan has become enraged by a Taliban attempt to murder a 14-year-old schoolgirl as she rode a school bus home.
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In science:
Since a stratum A=t has (for general reasons) the typical ﬁbre B(A)\ G and structure group B(A)\ N (B(A)) (for some A ∈ A=t), the stabilizer B(A) has to be a normal subgroup in G . (Here, N (B(A)) denotes the normalizer of B(A) w.r.t. G .) We will show that this is the case in the generic stratum only.
On the Gribov Problem for Generalized Connections
Now, let A → M be a vector bundle over a manifold M and suppose that [[, ]] : Γ(A) × Γ(A) → Γ(A) is a bracket on the space Γ(A), that ρ : Γ(A) → X(M ) is a homomorphism of C ∞ (M, R)-modules and that φ0 is a section of the dual bundle A∗ .
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
Then, (i) F a (A) is left-continuous and its jumps are rational, i.e., F a− (A) = F a (A) if a is rational and F a− (A) = F a+ (A) if a is not rational.
Ramification of local fields with imperfect residue fields
But H− (a) ≥ W− (a) + a ≥ W+ (a) + a, and hence M+(a) < H− (a) is equivalent to M+(a) ∨ (W+ (a) + a) < H− (a), i.e. H+ (a) < H− (a).
Aging properties of Sinai's model of random walk in random environment
Deﬁnition. A tame invariant is one deﬁned as min{|A| : A ⊂ R, φ(A)∧ψ (A)} where φ(A) is a statement whose quatiﬁers range over the set A and the natural numbers, and ψ (A) is a statement of the form ∀x ∈ R ∃y ∈ A θ(x, y ) where θ is a pro jective formula. A real parameter is allowed in both formulas φ and ψ .
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
In the case of a differential algebra (A, ∂, µ), which by Example 2.5. can be seen as an A∞ -algebra, the above A∞ -bialgebra structure on A is exactly the bialgebra structure given by left- and right-multiplication, because then b1,0(a⊗b) = m2 (a ⊗ b) = a · b and b0,1(a ⊗ b) = m2 (a ⊗ b) = a · b, for a, b ∈ A.
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
Similar the A∞ -bialgebra structure on A∗ is given by right- and left-multiplication in the arguments: b1,0 (a ⊗ b∗ )(c) = b∗ (m2 (c ⊗ a)) = b∗(c · a) and b0,1(a∗ ⊗ b)(c) = a∗ (m2 (b ⊗ c)) = a∗ (b · c), for a, b, c ∈ A, and a∗, b∗ ∈ A∗ .
Infinity-Inner-Products on A-Infinity-Algebras
Let L : A −→ A and S : A −→ A be two endomorphism of A and let B = E = A and r : B −→ A ⊕ A s : E −→ A ⊕ A be relations where r(a) = (a, L(a)) and s(a) = (a, S (a) ˙).
The categorical theory of relations and quantizations
Given a map ϕ : A → B, let us denote by ﬁb-π0 (A; B ) the quotient A/∼, where a ∼ a′ if ϕ(a) = ϕ(a′ ) and if a and a′ lie in the same connected component of ϕ−1 (ϕ(a)).
Orbispaces and Orbifolds from the Point of View of the Borel Construction, a new Definition
If [k b, c k] < [k a, a k], then k b, c k≤∗k a, a k, but not k a, a k≤∗k b, c k, contradicting Fact 2.3, (10). (d2) d(a, b) = d(a, a) iff k a, b k≤∗k a, a k iff a = b by Fact 2.3, (10) and (11). (d3) [k a, b k] ≤ [k b, a k] is trivial.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
Coordinate change”.) These structures are related by the identities b +a′ c = ((b −a a′ ) +a (c −a a′ )) +a a′, ra′ b = ra (b −a a′ ) +a a′, ϕa′ (x) = ϕa (x) +a (1 − ∂ x)a a′ .
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories
Proof : The operation C may be deﬁned in a way ﬁrst proposed in the Theorem 14 of : b ∈ C (A) iff there exists some formula a such that A |= a (|= is logical implication of propositional calculus) enjoying the following property: for any a′ such that A |= a′ and a′ |= a, one has a′ ∼b.
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
If A is a set of propositions, and each a ∈ A is associated with some closed subspace a∗, we may associate the proposition Va∈A a with the closed subspace Ta∈A a∗, i.e., A∗ and the rule ∧-R is validated: C (A, B ) = C (V a, B ).
Connectives in Quantum and other Cumulative Logics
Informally, it states that for a set A ⊆ G with A = A−1, either a random (u, v) ∈ A × A satisﬁes uv /∈ A with at least some positive probability, or else A is close to a subgroup A′ with A′A′ a subgroup of G.
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
S = −(a+ a′− − a−a′+ )[∇+, ∇− ]S − 2(a+a′− − a− a′+ )F S = (a ∧ a′ )F S − 2(a ∧ a′ )F S = iΛ(a, a′ )S.
Generalized Noncommutative Supersymmetry from a New Gauge Symmetry
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