in the bud
phrasal in an early stage of development <
nipped the rebellion in the bud
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in the bud — See: NIP IN THE BUD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the bud — See: NIP IN THE BUD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ the\ bud — See: nip in the bud …   Словарь американских идиом

  • nip something in the bud — CUT SHORT, curtail, check, curb, thwart, frustrate, stop, halt, arrest, stifle, obstruct, block, squash, quash, subdue, crack down on, stamp out; informal put the kibosh on. → nip * * * nip something in the bud informal phrase to stop a bad… …   Useful english dictionary

  • nip in the bud — To destroy or put a stop to (something) at its very beginning • • • Main Entry: ↑bud nip in the bud see under ↑bud1 • • • Main Entry: ↑nip * * * nip (something) in the bud see ↑nip …   Useful english dictionary

  • nip in the bud — {v. phr.} To check at the outset; prevent at the start; block or destroy in the beginning. * /The police nipped the plot in the bud./ * /The teacher nipped the disorder in the bud./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nip in the bud — {v. phr.} To check at the outset; prevent at the start; block or destroy in the beginning. * /The police nipped the plot in the bud./ * /The teacher nipped the disorder in the bud./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nip\ in\ the\ bud — v. phr. To check at the outset; prevent at the start; block or destroy in the beginning. The police nipped the plot in the bud. The teacher nipped the disorder in the bud …   Словарь американских идиом

  • nip something in the bud — nip (something) in the bud to prevent a small problem from getting worse by stopping it soon after it starts. The strike was nipped in the bud by some clever negotiation …   New idioms dictionary

  • nip in the bud — nip (something) in the bud to prevent a small problem from getting worse by stopping it soon after it starts. The strike was nipped in the bud by some clever negotiation …   New idioms dictionary

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