miss a beat
phrasal to deviate from regular smooth performance <
the company changed ownership without missing a beat
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • miss a beat — I see miss I II 1) (of the heart) temporarily fail or appear to fail to beat 2) [usu. with negative] informal hesitate or falter, esp. in demanding circumstances or when making a transition from one activity to another his speech segued from… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • heart\ miss\ a\ beat — • heart skip a beat • heart miss a beat 1. the heart leaves out or seems to leave out a beat; the heart beats hard or leaps from excitement or strong feeling. Often considered trite. When Paul saw the bear standing in front of him, his heart… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not miss a beat — to not pause. George didn t miss a beat when we asked him what kind of car we should buy for our daughter. Even when she s asked embarrassing questions, she doesn t skip a beat. Usage notes: sometimes used in the form without missing a beat: Ella …   New idioms dictionary

  • heart miss a beat — See: HEART SKIP A BEAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • heart miss a beat — See: HEART SKIP A BEAT …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Miss A — in Mnet 20 s Choice Awards, August 2010 Background information Origin Seoul, South Korea …   Wikipedia

  • miss v, without -ing a beat — Nurses often have to check their patient s impulse without missing a beat …   English expressions

  • skip a beat — verb a) To miss a beat. b) To experience a strong emotion …   Wiktionary

  • heart\ skip\ a\ beat — • heart skip a beat • heart miss a beat 1. the heart leaves out or seems to leave out a beat; the heart beats hard or leaps from excitement or strong feeling. Often considered trite. When Paul saw the bear standing in front of him, his heart… …   Словарь американских идиом

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