All hat, no cattle - (USA) When someone talks big, but cannot back it up, they are all hat, no cattle.('Big hat, no cattle' is also used.)
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At the drop of a hat - If you would do something at the drop of a hat, you'd do it immediately.
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Eat my hat - People say this when they don't believe that something is going to happen e.g. 'If he passes that exam, I'll eat my hat!'
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Hang your hat on (something) - To depend on OR believe in something.
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Hat trick - Three successes one after the other is a hat trick.
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Home is where you lay your hat - Wherever you are comfortable and at ease with yourself is your home, regardless where you were born or brought up.('Home is where you lay your head' and 'Home is where you hang your hat' are also used.)
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I'll eat my hat - You can say this when you are absolutely sure that you are right to let the other person know that there is no chance of your being wrong.
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Keep it under your hat - If you keep something under your hat, you keep it secret.
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Knock into a cocked hat - If you knock something or someone into a cocked hat, you are much better.
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Old hat - If something's old hat, it seems rather old fashioned and dated.
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Pass the hat - If you pass the hat, you ask a people in a group to give money.
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Pull a rabbit out of your hat - If you pull a rabbit out of a hat, you do something that no one was expecting.
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Take your hat off - If you say that you take your hat off to someone, you are showing your respect or admiration.
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Take your hat off to somebody - If you take your hat off to someone, you acknowledge that they have done something exceptional or otherwise deserve your respect.
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Talk out of your hat - If someone is talking out of their hat, they're talking utter rubbish, especially if compounded with total ignorance of the subject on which they are pontificating. ('Talk through your hat' is also used.)
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In literature:
Bonnet sat down, placing his high-plumed cocked hat upon the bench beside him.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton
When the girls were some distance off, they waved across the sagebrush at him and he swung his hat in reply.
"The Iron Furrow" by George C. Shedd
His forehead, however, disclosed as he lifted his hat, was the forehead of a scholar.
"The Black Box" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
I had chosen a new hat and was on the point of leaving the shop, when a chauffeur entered with a soft grey hat in his hand.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
Ida wore a prune-colored costume, and a hat trimmed with pansies.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
We take off our hats on visiting an acquaintance.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
Carlos pushed his hat back and sighed.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
She wore a little buttoned hat of white pique, with strings tied under her chin.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Sometimes she wore a hat and said she had just come in.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
The niece was not pretty, but her bloom of youth under the roses of her spring hat was ravishing.
"The Debtor" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
She did not need a hat.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Then she put her hat straight and resumed her gloves.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
McCloud was not alone younger and below Sinclair's height: his broad Stetson hat flattened him somewhat.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
And there on top of him rode the Duke, his small brown hat in place, his gay shirt ruffling in the wind.
"The Duke Of Chimney Butte" by G. W. Ogden
No sooner were the hats outside, than one of them was blown away, and the rest thrust its unfortunate owner out of doors without pity.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
I take my hat off to those two good old souls!
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
According to a habit contracted since coming to college she took a brief glimpse of the hat-rack to see if it held any other than girls' hats.
"John March, Southerner" by George W. Cable
I got to have a new hat this spring.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
Eugene walked to a nail where his hat and coat were, carrying the stove leg.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
He returned in a few minutes, and, snatching his hat from the hall-table, prepared to follow us.
"The House Opposite" by Elizabeth Kent
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In poetry:
His Majesty? We've had enough of that
Besides, that needs a crown; he wears a hat.
What if, to make the nicer ears content,
We say His Honesty, the President?
"To Rutherford Birchard Hayes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Das Bild des Sterns, der längst verging,
Sacht schwebt´s durch blauen Schimmer,
War da - und hat sich nicht gezeigt,
Heut´ sehen wir´s - und ´s ist nimmer.
"Zum Sterne" by Mihai Eminescu
Ther hang nine targets at Johnnies hat,
And ilk an worth three hundred pound:
'What wants that knave that a king suld haif,
But the sword of honour and the crown!
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
Noch hat der Morgen seine Purpurrosen
Kaum ausgestreut, da sieht die Kompagnie,
Die sechste ist's, sich plötzlich überfallen,
Ein Kugelregen überschüttet sie.
"Gedichte des Bayerischen Infanterie-Leib-Regiments" by Anonymous European
SUCH merit had the prince's folly got,
'In petto', Vulcan's brother was his lot;
The distance thence is little to the HAT:
The honour much the same of this or that.
"King Candaules And The Doctor Of Laws" by Jean de La Fontaine
Lau in der Nacht mag ich nimmer sein, -
Kalt oder brennend wie ein lohes Feuer!
O, Lust und Leiden sind nur farblos, klein,
Wo Liebe nicht ergriffen hat das Steuer!
"Echte Liebe " by Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff
In news:
NEW YORK (CBS) Hats off to the Florida mother who posted a picture of her baby "smoking" out of a bong on Facebook.
A man in a hat listens to President Obama speak at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco.
Brimming With Pride, Son Seeks Resting Place for Dad's Hat Hoard.
The team members at Navy Federal Credit Union in Del Mar weren't able to attend Opening Day at the track, so they decided to celebrate the occasion by having a 'hat contest' between the team members.
It was a fun day, with the staff all wearing hats and the members voting for their favorite.
Here's the hat and brooch .
A couple months ago (when it was cold), I showed y'all a scarf I knitted, and promised a hat.
Bret Maverick usually had one tucked up his sleeve or in his hat, and it saved his bacon in many a card game.
Yeah Ali, I'm not too sure about that hat either.
I Have to Tip My Hat to Southampton's Plastic Bag Ban.
Because they wear their belt buckles on their hats.
Victor Reyes, standing at left, Nate Taylor, Patrick Brady and A.J Loiacono, in hat, spent five hours shooting in World of Warcraft and five hours editing for every five minutes of film.
Fire's Farina opens with back-to-back hat tricks.
NEVER has a hat stirred such a squall.
The luncheon guests wore hats of every description, from cowboy styles to tams, turbans, fedoras and even Santa hats.
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In science:
The only modiﬁcation is t hat each of the probability expressions are perturbed by a small amount on account of the perturbation of the underlying distributions.
Distributed Detection in Sensor Networks with Limited Range Multi-Modal Sensors
The ﬁrst is caused by the fact t hat reddening tracks for O, B & early A (A0-2) stars intersect those of later A and F stars.
High Spatial Resolution Galactic 3D Extinction Mapping with IPHAS
Here, the hat denotes the Fourier-Mukai transform with kernel the normalized Poincar ´e bundle on the Jacobian.
The Verlinde bundles and the semihomogeneous Wirtinger duality
On the other hand, one says t hat condition (T ′ ) holds relative to l if condition (T )γ holds relative to l for every γ ∈ (0, 1).
Asymptotic directions in random walks in random environment revisited
To distinguish operators from test ﬁelds used to smear them, I will generally put ‘hats’ on operators.
Some surprising implications of background independence in canonical quantum gravity
N ; fM11(t) := 1, where the hatted k -th column is deleted just as in eq.(2.3) it was deleted the k -th row.
The Integration Algorithm of Lax equation for both Generic Lax matrices and Generic Initial Conditions
Orbifold twisted ﬁelds carry a hat: [(i, ψ); offdiagonal ﬁelds are denoted by (ij ) with i 6= j, diagonal ﬁelds by (i, ψ).
Fixed Point Resolution in Extensions of Permutation Orbifolds
Numerical calculation has been performed to compute ˆw in the case when w is deﬁned by the ”Mexican hat” g given in (3)).
Hyperbolic planforms in relation to visual edges and textures perception
We extract two observational tests of the ”quasar induced galaxy formation ” scenario proposed here t hat will come out from future observations of QSOs.
Quasar induced galaxy formation: a new paradigm ?
During the price update phase each user m calculates (N − 1) new prices π (t) m,n (without the hat) by (23) given the updated power vector.
Stability and Distributed Power Control in MANETs with Outages and Retransmissions
The cases of CoRoT-1 and HAT-P-7 reinforce the statistical conclusions drawn on an earlier sample by Fabrycky & Winn (2009): the sample as a whole is compatible with a bimodal distribution of spin-orbit angles, with some systems well aligned, and others with little correlation between the two angles.
The spin-orbit angle of the transiting hot jupiter CoRoT-1b
The ratio between ampliﬁcation and drift electric ﬁelds aff (or collection efﬁciency) by contracting the ﬁeld lines so t hat the electrons are mostly driven through the center of the mesh’s holes and reach the ampliﬁca tion gap.
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
Thus while in three dimensions the Jeans’ swindle can be implemented in various different ways with the same ﬁnite results in a wide class of stochastic point-mass distributions, the use of a smooth version of it (rather than a sharp “top-hat” version) has to be preferred in one dimension.
Gravitational force in an infinite one-dimensional Poisson distribution
This is due to the fact that even in a wide class of very uniform stochastic point process, stochastically perturbed lattices, a top-hat prescription leaves ﬂuctuating and non-converging (i.e. undetermined) boundary contributions which are erased by a smooth regularization.
Gravitational force in an infinite one-dimensional Poisson distribution
It is this formulation of the Jeans’ swindle which we will employ here, although one can, as we will discuss, in fact equally use the “top-hat” prescription and obtain equivalent results in the speciﬁc case of a Poisson distribution.
Gravitational force in an infinite one-dimensional Poisson distribution
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