Everything but the kitchen sink - If people include everything but the kitchen sink, they include every possibility, regardless of whether they are useful.
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Kitchen-sink - (UK) Kitchen-sink drama deals with ordinary people's lives.
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Loose lips sink ships - To have loose lips means to have a big mouth, susceptible to talking about everything and everyone. Sinking ships refers to anything from small acquaintances to long and hearty relationships (with friends or a significant other). So when one says loose lips sink ships, one is basically saying if you can't shut up you are going to end hurting people, usually psychologically or emotionally.Loose lips sink ships comes from World War I and/or WWII, when sailors on leave from their ships might talk about what ship they sailed on or where it had come from, or where it was going. If they talked too much (had 'loose lips') they might accidentally provide the enemy with anecdotal information that might later cause their ship to be tracked, and bombed and sunk, hence 'Loose lips sink ships.' Later, it came to mean any excessive talk might sabotage a project.
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Sink or swim - Of you are left to sink or swim, no one gives you any help and it's up to you whether you fail or succeed.
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In literature:
Now there is no day in the mountains that goes back of the awful tradition concerning rain at Soda Sink.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
The wind was sinking, its shriek shrinking to a whisper and then to a sigh.
"The Eyes of the Woods" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Sink, smash and generally destroy.
"The World Peril of 1910" by George Griffith
Are you pirates that would sink a working craft?
"The Wreck of the Titan" by Morgan Robertson
All other days sink to unreality like the memory of snow upon a day of August.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
She tried afresh to make the thought of Philip sink to the lowest depth of her being.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
Before the sinking vessel became lost to sight another and a third went up.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
To prepare a ship for the purpose of sinking it.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The mineral matter sinks, while the vegetable portion remains suspended for some time.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
How amusing it would be to drop pebbles in and watch them sink.
"When the Birds Begin to Sing" by Winifred Graham
A timid look on her face caused him to sink back in silence.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
All of the prizes were in a sinking condition.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
I'd sink 'em with one shot if it wasn't for their oil; but they ain't alone!
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
On Percy's left, over a wooden sink in the corner near the door, was a rough cupboard.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The low woods were full of sink-holes.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Marching became unpleasant and difficult, sinking, as we were, deep in the mud.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Carolan and his mate determined to sink another shaft in the deep sinking to hit the lead again.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Everything that touches its surface sinks to the depths.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Again he called, his heart sinking with despair.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
They'd just as soon burn an unfinished ship as the Germans would sink her when she's on her way.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:
How many times he watch'd the sun,
And saw it sink, he never knew;
For it ne'er was more than faint twilight
In that sky of stainless blue !
"The Prophecy Of Merlin" by Anne Bannerman
"Let us sing him our shrillest and wildest,
That it may sink in his heart,
And be with him again in the city
When he turns his face to depart."
"A Whiff Of Nature" by Alexander Anderson
The songs from the mountains of vision,
They thrill my ear and depart,
But the twitter that comes from the woodland
Sinks deep down into my heart.
"The Voices Of Singers" by Alexander Anderson
By this the gallant ship goes down,
Whilst o'er her sweeping billows frown;
Some now are swimming for the shore,
Some sink, alas! to rise no more.
"The Wreck of the S. S. Penguin" by Angus Cameron Robertson
The fire burns low
Where it has burned ages ago,
Sinks and sighs
As it has done to a hundred eyes
Staring, staring
At the last cold smokeless glow.
"Old Fires" by John Freeman
But ere the light, for which he woke
His song, dawns upward, faint and dim,
He, bleeding from an unseen stroke,
Sinks in the dark, and dies like him.
"Killed On The Telegraph Wire" by Alexander Anderson
In news:
Sink hole opens up on Jackson road.
Is the cult hit worth sinking your teeth into.
Illustration Sinking Debt by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
As college and university endowments everywhere sink with the economy.
Fishing boat sinks off coast.
A small commercial fishing vessel is sinking off the coast of Grays Harbor, the Coast Guard reported.
NEAH BAY — Three commercial fishermen were plucked from a sinking fishing boat by Coast Guard rescuers early Wednesday morning after their boat ran aground near Neah Bay.
View full size Aristide Economopoulos Two crew members have been sentenced to prison time for their role in trying to sink a fishing boat off the Cape May coast for insurance money in 2009.
Dale's Daily Data: Sub Sinks Fishing Boat .
Hearing into sinking of fishing vessel resumes in Warrenton.
A Coast Guard hearing into the sinking of the fishing vessel Lady Cecelia reconvenes Monday in Warrenton.
One dead, one missing after fishing vessel sinks near Kodiak.
Dale's Daily Data: Sub Sinks Fishing Boat.
This week, some questionable officiating leads to a Harlem Globetrotters victory, a WWII kitchen sink drama—with a twist—opens at the Phoenix, and blissful silliness takes center stage at Beef & Boards.
Fed's zero interest rate bails out Wall Street and Treasury, sinks middle class.
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In science:
For the numerical calculations the Hamiltonian (1) is transformed to a random ﬂow graph with two extra sites: the source and the sink.
Susceptibility and Percolation in 2D Random Field Ising Magnets
On the other hand, random component threads rising and sinking slices across the uniform ﬁeld.
The Effect of the Random Magnetic Field Component on the Parker Instability
This proprerty implies in particular the no sink condition: d−v ≥ 1 for all v ∈ V.
Random walks on randomly oriented lattices
All graphs considered here are assumed transitive, i.e. for every u, v ∈ G0, there is an α ∈ G∗ such that s(α) = u and r(α) = v, Transitivity implies in particular the no-sink condition d− v ≥ 1, for all v ∈ G0 .
On the physical relevance of random walks: an example of random walks on a randomly oriented lattice
Proposition 3.12 A Cuntz-Krieger algebra CK associated with a graph without sinks and loops and whose vertex set is ﬁnite is a Markov L-bialgebra.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
The vertices corresponding to river sinks or sources are represented by ﬁlled circles (•).
Geometrically Constrained Statistical Models on Fixed and Random Lattices: From Hard Squares to Meanders
For diffusion limited reactions (ǫ → ∞) and a Heavyside sink, the sink term can be represented by the boundary condition: ϕ(R) = 0, for |R| ≤ a.
Non-Gaussian dynamics from a simulation of a short peptide: Loop closure rates and effective diffusion coefficients
In the WF approximation, the sink-sink correlation function in Eq.(18) can be calculated using Eq.(7).
Non-Gaussian dynamics from a simulation of a short peptide: Loop closure rates and effective diffusion coefficients
Let E be a row-ﬁnite directed graph with no sinks or sources and E 0 ﬁnite.
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
Let us ﬁrst deal with the case when there are sinks.
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
Let E be a row-ﬁnite directed graph which has at least one sink.
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
Suppose now that v is the only sink and let J be the subalgebra of C ∗(E )γ generated by elements of the form sµs∗ ν where µ, ν ∈ E n for some n ≥ 1 are such that r(µ) = r(ν ).
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
Now suppose that E 0 is inﬁnite and E has no sinks.
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
Let E be a directed graph with E 0 inﬁnite and no sinks.
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
Let E be a row-ﬁnite directed graph with E 0 inﬁnite and no sinks.
Some intrinsic properties of simple graph $C^*$-algebras
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