in a word
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  • In a word — Word Word, n. [AS. word; akin to OFries. & OS. word, D. woord, G. wort, Icel. or[eth], Sw. & Dan. ord, Goth. wa[ u]rd, OPruss. wirds, Lith. vardas a name, L. verbum a word; or perhaps to Gr. rh twr an orator. Cf. {Verb}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in a word — See: IN BRIEF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in a word — See: IN BRIEF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put in a word for — {v. phr.} To speak in favor of someone; recommend someone. * / Don t worry about your job application, Sam said to Tim. I ll put in a word for you with the selection committee. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • put in a word for — {v. phr.} To speak in favor of someone; recommend someone. * / Don t worry about your job application, Sam said to Tim. I ll put in a word for you with the selection committee. / …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In a Station of the Metro — is a poem by Ezra Pound consisting of two non rhyming lines.OverviewIN A STATION OF THE METROThe apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough. Ezra PoundThe poem was first published in 1913 is considered one of the leading …   Wikipedia

  • In a Grove — is a short story by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, first appearing in the January 1922 edition of the Japanese literature monthly Shinchō . Akira Kurosawa used this story as the basis for his award winning movie Rashōmon. In a Grove is an early modernist… …   Wikipedia

  • get a word in — or[get a word in edgewise] also[get a word in edgeways] {v. phr.} To find a chance to say something when others are talking. * /The little boy listened to the older students and finally got in a word./ * /Mary talked so much that Jack couldn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • get a word in — or[get a word in edgewise] also[get a word in edgeways] {v. phr.} To find a chance to say something when others are talking. * /The little boy listened to the older students and finally got in a word./ * /Mary talked so much that Jack couldn t… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to get a word in edgewise — Edgeways Edge ways, Edgewise Edge wise, adv. With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge. [1913 Webster] {to get a word in edgewise} to succeed in expressing an opinion in a conversation, in spite of constant speech from another… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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