What is the origin of the phrase 'Death Grip'?
I've been told that when someone shoots themselves to death, that they have such a grip on the gun that their fingers have to be pried off the gun grip.
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Answer . \nSUDDEN DEATH - "Settling a tie with a single stroke. The term comes from a variety of sports...The term was transferred to other kinds of instantaneous decision in the late 20th century..." It is used, with varying rules applied, in football, soccer, ice hockey, golf and tennis. \n. \…n. \n. \n. \nGamblers used the term even earlier to describe the final single throw of the dice or flip of the coin. Interestingly enough, the first appearance of the phrase 'sudden death' had nothing to do with sports. Mark Twain reported it in 1865 as a frontier expression for rotgut whiskey." ( Full Answer )
The expression "to death" is a strong (and not literal) intensifier.. Some examples: "This puppy is so cute, I could hug it to death!" "what a long film.. i was bored to death". So in your case, it probably conveys strong and enduring admiration.
The phrase to Dice with Death means to take a risk or to gamblewith one's fate. The phrase is believed to come from old Englishand relate to the 17th century when many men gambled with theirlives and their fortunes to create a new life for themselves.
The origin of the phrase 'talking trash' is believed to be theUnited States around 1980 or 1981. The phrase was often used inurban settings or during sports events. Different countries havedifferent phrases to describe this type of talk including the term'sledging' used in the UK.
The phrase catching a cold is an idiom since you cannot physicallycatch an illness. This phrase has been around for hundreds of yearsbut there is no indication as to when it originated.
The origin of the phrase 'dead easy comes from the Englishlanguage. The term dead actually meant 'simple' or 'completely' anddates back to the 14th century with this usage.
This is a real brain tester. I do Know the origins of several other phrases, such as "The Whole Nine Yards" referring to the 9 yds of fabric used for the Scottish great kilt. ***CORRECTION*** TO "THE WHOLE NINE YARDS" No suits, kilts or wedding veils here. (The Scottish did not use yards as a m…easurement!) This answer came straight from several WWII vets. In WWII, gunners in aircraft (tail gunners, belly gunners, etc) had limited space and weight available for ammunition. The length of a machine-gun bullet chain for these aircraft, when stretched out, measured 27 feet in length. So when the gunner "let him have it" he gave the enemy the "whole 9 yards." But I believe I just may have a starting point. In the latter part of the 1800's, est around 1860, Winchester was advertising its ammunition as The Most Accurate "Right Out of The Box". ( Full Answer )
It is believed to have derived from Hocus-Pocus, a meaningless Latin-sounding phrase used by conjurers.
They two were searching for gold in the forest. One found thegold first but the tiger was hungry so the first person was eaten.The second person found the gold and took it safely because thetiger was busy eating. Some people don't know the story but useslucky last a lot.............................s…o mainly this is whylast is called lucky.... ( Full Answer )
The expression was originally "God be with Ye (or you)", as a sort of blessing or good luck phrase to someone leaving your presence and was later shortened to 'good bye'.
This phrase comes from fruits ripe for the picking. This is because those fruits are in a precarious position ready to fall, be plucked or harvested. Similarly hanging in there regards social circumstances of standing bye in uncertainty awaiting resolve.
At the time when Oscar Wilde was on trial for indecent acts, Mrs. Patrick Campbell (a noted actress) was asked by a friend what on earth Oscar and is men frieds got up to, an wasn't it disgusting? Mrs. Pat replied, 'I don't care what they do, as long as they don't do it in the street and frighten th…e horses'. ( Full Answer )
The phrase On The Arm came from the Mafia. To show their respects to the Mafia Boss who protected their neighborhood or fear of being extorted, the store owners would not allow them to pay for items. The store owners would take their right hand and brush it against their left arm as a way of… saying, "Forget about it" No charge, Free, (Fuhgeddaboudit) ( Full Answer )
This actually goes back to medieval and Pagan rituals of marriage or traditions in some cultures where the brind and groom have a cord tied around their wrists during the ceremony to show that they are bound together for life from that point forward.
Around the 1580's the phrase in the nick meant in the cut or notch to mean at a precise moment in time. The phrase evolved to be in the nick of time. Nowadays the meaning has also evolved to mean at the last moment. At the last second. Example: I was begging to starve but in the nick of time, th…e pizza man delivered our food. ( Full Answer )
Tarnation and darnation (the latter probably having come first) are both euphemistic forms of damnation. Tarnation seems to have been influenced by tarnal, another mild oath derived from ( e ) ternal! The Oxford English Dictionary cites late-18th-century examples of tarnation from New En…gland, indicating that it has been part of American speech since colonial days. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/tarnation It's a trudication of " what in the entire nation?" Jus shows ya wut kin hapin to a langwidge over tym! ;) ( Full Answer )
it goes back to the 1880's when Lord Salisbury, the Prime Minister gave a political job in Ireland to Arthur Balfour. Lord Salisbury was known to Arthur Balfour as 'Uncle Bob'. Lord Salisbury had given a job to a member of his family. The public became aware of this so the words 'Bobs your Uncle' be…came a sarcastic comment. Later when the words passed into common usage in the English language they came to mean "you've got it made - easy - that's great" ( Full Answer )
1996 Summer Olympics when Kerri Strug was preparing to do a vault with a broken ankle, the camera flashed to her coach, Bela Karolyi shouting "You can do it!" With a Russian accent. It was parodied shortly thereafter by numerous Adam Sandler films, most recognizably Rob Sneider's line in "The Water …Boy". ( Full Answer )
It can be either mors a(ab) umbras or nex a(ab) umbras it depends whether the death is normal (mors) or violent (nex)
Most good overgrips will not ruin the original grip. Some overgrips have the tendency to stick to the underlying grip, causing extreme damage to the original grip. Other grips will not ruin the original grip. Really, it is a 'see if it will ruin the grip' kind of thing, because each original grip… is different and each overgrip you might use will be different. ( Full Answer )
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( thegamut ) 1The completerange or scope of something: the whole gamut of humanemotion . EXAMPLE SENTENCES Anger, jealousy, possessiveness, suspicion, aggression - Harryexperiences a whole gamut of human emotions, but seems to able tocontrol them much better that he did in The Phoenix. Her fa…ce could register the gamut of human emotions without everfully revealing her inner nature. These stories take you on an exciting journey, and you traverse awhole gamut of human experience and emotions that reflect thechanging Tamil milieu. ( Full Answer )
no and if u spit on them they get more grip Well washing ever few weeks or so help alot believe me.
No it isn't, at least not in the Untied States. Under current US copyright law names, titles, slogans, logos , mottoes, and common words/phrases are not eligible for copyright protection. Under certain circumstances however they can be registered as trademarks
"Sweeps the nation" comes from the first PacMac game in the early 60s. In the game, PacMan is seen to use a broom and dustpan to get rid of the killer ghosts. Once the ghosts were dispatched, PacMan would move on to sweep up other areas of the game. When the entire nation had been swept, the game wo…uld end. Thus "sweep the nation" came to mean anything that effectively covered the entire nation in a small amount of time. (A full game only lasted a few minutes.) ( Full Answer )
It is from the cloth industry, where a small flaw was seen in the manufacturing process of fabric, a string was inserted so the flaw could be easily identified. If 'no strings attached' the cloth was perfect.
In the Biblical story of Job, he was subjected to many bad things for many years, but never lost his faith in God.
this means to be called to help or called to service in the area or gifts of help.
The word "steel" (the iron alloy used in construction) is used a metaphor for strength. A "grip of steel" is a strong one, and often implies that the person shaking your hand is trying to make an impression on you.
As an informal word meaning "utterly" plumb may derive from its formal meaning of "exactly vertical." But the variant spelling "plum" suggests that its origin may lie elsewhere.
Scotland. One of the bedrooms of Glamis Castle, in Scotland, contains a chest of seven drawers that was designed for holding and organizing the royal occupant's clothing. Clothing was placed in one of the chest's drawers depending on the day of the week it was for. Thus, starting with Monday's cloth…es, these were stored in the drawer closest to the floor. Next, Tuesday's clothes were in the next drawer up and so on for the clothing for each day of the rest of the week, with the top drawer designated for Sunday's clothing. Since the garb for Sunday was traditionally the finest of the week, the expression "top drawer" came to be associated with "the finest". ( Full Answer )
Vita a mortam (simply Life 'from' death.), or Vita e mortam (meaning Life 'out from' death.)
Nellie was never discovered. People have said that the name Nelliewas added after negative for the use of alliteration. But other sayings like Chatty Cathy, do originate from something.Chatty Cathy, has the name Cathy because the first talking dollsname was Cathy. With a string attached to her back …to pull to hearher speak, she was named "Chatty Cathy". Researchers are stilllooking for who or what Nellie was, but as right now, the answer isthere isn't a origination. ( Full Answer )
According to dictionary.com is a phrase termed in 1739 in reference to a flowering plant that has gone to seed, looking ratty and unkempt
first you wrap your legs around the neck then you take your hands and push down on there neck
"There's no such thing as a Vulcan Death Grip," even on Star Trek. It was a more severe nerve compression than the unconsciousness-producing Vulcan Nerve Pinch employed regularly on the original series, and in subsequent productions. The Death Grip temporarily suspended detectable life signs. Whi…le such "nerve pinches" exist in real life, they are not performed in the same way. They are much more painful and much less consistently effective than shown in the Trek series. The "Death Grip" was used by Spock to fake the death of Captain Kirk in the episode "The Enterprise Incident" (September 27, 1968), as part of a plot to steal a Romulan cloaking device. To simulate the Death Grip Place the fingers of one hand at random locations around the face of the "victim," and press the face away with the fingers of the other hand. Avoid the eyes and be gentle. It does not really do anything, but if the victim is cooperative, he will slump slowly and soundlessly to the floor. (see the related image link below) ( Full Answer )
The first dice were actual six-sided knuckle bones, used by Roman legionnaires circa 6th. century.
The phrase angel of death appears in the Bible in the Book of Exodus chapter 12 verse 23. Exo 12:23 When the LORD goes through Egypt to kill the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the beams and the doorposts and will not let the Angel of Death enter your houses and kill you.
Two guilty men were sentenced to death but the presiding judge was in a lenient mood and offered one man his freedom. To decide who should be released the men each rolled a die. The man who rolled the higher number was released, and the other executed. Hence dicing with death.
This has to do with a stranded Arab with a camel who lost his ability to walk. To survive the arid heat, he had to "bust the hump" (a very difficult task) of the camel to get nutrition and hydration.
We all have our cross to bear means that we can't make progress without SOME suffering. A bit more: Since Jesus was forced to bear (carry) his own cross on which he was crucified, it is assumed this phrase originated from that.
Open Fire is the command to fire at will, as opposed to volley fire, wherein the group fires simultaneously. This from the old days of singe-shot weapons.
Clans in the USA in the early years punished community individuals when they commited a serious offence by saying 'You're fired' and subsequently burnt their homes.
Axl Rose says the gun represents the fight and the rose represents the win, and the name of the band also comes from the junction of two bands, L.A. Guns and Hollywood Roses
you can escape the pythons death grip by following these 3 steps 1. cover the pythons head with your shirt, the strong jaws can't clamp down on you 2. take a deep breath, this way it can't continue to constrict you 3. bite down on the pythons tail, this way the snake will let go and you can run… away, seek medical help if necessary if the snake has your hand in its mouth: shove your hand further down it's throat. the snakes teeth are curved backward towards its throat, pull open the mouth and remove your hand. even though it isn't venomous, seek medical attention. the snake has numerous germs in it's mouth so find a doctor immediately. ( Full Answer )
Well,...... it is a something used to incapacitate an enemy when your about to die. and it is a wrestling technique used in ufc and wwe.
I believe it came from the era of the Great Depression when consumers had very little money. However, if you had soup on your dinner table you were doing much better than some. If you were "crying in your soup" then you were not being grateful or appreciating the very fact that you had soup and were… crying when others had it soucj worse. ( Full Answer )
Usually when someone has a death wish they do something that is dangerous. This person would take risk type events which people then use the statement a death wish.
The cast of Death Grip - 2012 includes: Rebecca Ahn as Rindy Ray Carbonel as Vince Caitlyn Corson as Sacrificial Woman Shaun Finney as Compound Knight 1 Nathan Hoskins as Mark Zemacus Alvin Hsing as Dominic Eric Jacobus as Kenny Zemacus Jason Jiho Kim as Punk 3 Ed Kahana as Punk 1 LaChe Milo as Soci…al Worker Alex Ng as Museum Guard 1 Lucas Okuma as Compound Knight 2 Orlando Redden as Museum Guard 2 Victor Repizo as Mazotti Sean Rochford as Joe Chelsea Steffensen as Michael Johnny Yong Bosch as Torch ( Full Answer )
The cast of In the Grip of Death - 1913 includes: Marie De Albert as Kitty Wilfred Ellis as Officer Norman Yates as Dennis McLeod