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Where does the saying 'throw down the gauntlet' come from?
It was a mediaeval knights way of challenging to a fight - throw down a mailed glove; the oppose would accept by picking up the gauntlet. ...
Asked in Idioms, Cliches, and Slang
What does the idiom to throw down the gauntlet mean?
This means one person challenges (throws down on to the floor a gauntlet, a type of heavy glove, worn by knights) another to a fight or a joust. ...
Asked in TV Shows and Series
What are the release dates for Money Power and Respect The Series - 2010 Throw Down the Gauntlet 1-11?
Money Power and Respect The Series - 2010 Throw Down the Gauntlet 1-11 was released on: USA: 2 August 2010 ...
What is a proverbial gauntlet?
"throwing down the gauntlet" means to challenge someone. They used to do it when dueling was popular. Someone would throw down their gauntlet, and if the person took it up, that meant that they accepted the challenge and the fight was on. Today, we don't usually wear gauntlets, but we still challenge each other, and argue... so a "proverbial gauntlet" would be something that someone would use to challenge someone else, or if you said "she threw down the proverbial gauntlet" you...
Asked in Grammar, Definitions
What is the term for angrily challenging someone to endure what you have gone through to better understand you?
There are quite a few terms for challenging someone: "Walk in your shoes" "throw down the gauntlet" ...
Asked in Movie Ratings
What are the ratings and certificates for Rizzoli and Isles - 2010 Throwing Down the Gauntlet 3-5?
Rizzoli and Isles - 2010 Throwing Down the Gauntlet 3-5 is rated/received certificates of: Netherlands:12 ...
Asked in Business Plans, iPod, iPod Touch
What is Originate and sell down strategy?
Traditionally, banks originate deals and hold the assets on their balance sheet. With originate and sell down strategy, the bank originate the deals and then subsequently sell the assets down, either to counter parties or to capital markets. A classic example is residential mortgages being sold down as RMBS (residential mortgage backed securities) to other investors. ...
Asked in Bowling
What does to get a spare or a strike mean?
remember, one turn consists of two throws. when you get a strike, that means that you knock down all of the pins in one throw, and one throw exactly. if you knock down all the pins on your first throw, you can't have another throw and your turn is over. when you get a spare, that means you took your two throws and knocked down ALL of the pins. for example, if you knock down four of the pins in your first throw...
Asked in Cowboy Movies and Westerns
What was the name of the western movie with that famous saying Throw down that box?
This is Dr Huxtable's fravorite western movie.. "Six Guns to Glory" starring Colt Kirby .. the movie or the actor do not exist. ...
What is the meaning of the portuguese word derrubar?
derrubar vt+vpr 1 to throw down, throw to the ground, knock down. 2 to overthrow, overturn. 3 to cut down (trees). ...