to-be
adjective Date: 1594 that is to be ; future — usually used postpositively and often in combination <
a bride-to-be
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  • to-be — {adj.} That is going to be; about to become. Used after the noun it modifies. * /Bob kissed his bride to be./ * /The principal of the high school greeted the high school students to be on their last day in junior high./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to-be — {adj.} That is going to be; about to become. Used after the noun it modifies. * /Bob kissed his bride to be./ * /The principal of the high school greeted the high school students to be on their last day in junior high./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To be from — Be Be (b[=e]), v. i. [imp. {Was} (w[o^]z); p. p. {Been} (b[i^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Being}.] [OE. been, beon, AS. be[ o]n to be, be[ o]m I am; akin to OHG. bim, pim, G. bin, I am, Gael. & Ir. bu was, W. bod to be, Lith. bu ti, O. Slav. by ti, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • to be on the safe side — {adv. phr.} To take extra precautions; reduce or eliminate the possibility of a mistake, an error, or even danger. * /Dad always keeps his valuables in a bank s safe deposit box, just to be on the safe side./ Compare: JUST IN CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to be on the safe side — {adv. phr.} To take extra precautions; reduce or eliminate the possibility of a mistake, an error, or even danger. * /Dad always keeps his valuables in a bank s safe deposit box, just to be on the safe side./ Compare: JUST IN CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To Be or Not to Be (1942 film) — Infobox Film | name = To Be or Not to Be caption = To Be or Not to Be VHS cover director = Ernst Lubitsch producer = Ernst Lubitsch writer = Melchior Lengyel Edwin Justus Mayer starring = Carole Lombard Jack Benny Robert Stack Felix Bressart Sig… …   Wikipedia

  • To be hand and glove with — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be hand in glove with — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be on the mending hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be, or not to be — For other uses, see To Be or Not to Be. To be, or not to be is the opening phrase of a soliloquy from William Shakespeare s play Hamlet (written about 1600), Act III, Scene 1. It is the best known quotation from the play and one of the most… …   Wikipedia

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