What is the origin of the phrase time is of the essence?
It's used in legalese when writing contracts. It's used to say that if you don't complete your end of the bargain by a certain time, incurable damages will occur and the contract is void. Essentially, the essence of the contract is dependent on time.
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The saying is actually "Desperate times call for desperate measures." The origin of this proverb: This is a variant of the proverb "Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies." This goes back to the Latin _extremis malis extrema remedia_ 'extreme remedies for extreme ills.' The earlies…t English version given by the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs is the following: 1539 R. Taverner tr. _Erasmus' Adages_ 4 A stronge disease requyreth a stronge medicine. (Thanks to Fred Shapiro, Yale Law Library) ( Full Answer )
How 'Spring Forward, Fall Back' Originated . Because in the spring the clocks are moved FORWARD from 1.59 am to 3am and in the fall they are moved BACK from 1.59am to 1am.
Answer . Time is not the essence when the matter of time is not expressly agreed by the parties or implied by the nature of contract or no application from promisee is made. Usually the term of 'time is of the essence' is not inserted in the contract when the subject matter of the contract does n…ot require the time performance to be imperative which would result in serious damages as consequences. If time is not of the essence (no time for performance is specified), the engagement must be performed within a reasonable time. ( Full Answer )
"Time is of the essence" is a phrase used to emphasize that theactions described need to be completed in a reasonable amount oftime. . This phrase requires a party to act within the time set forth inthe document. Often if the party fails to act within the timeprescribed, the other party has a recou…rse such as a fine per dayof non-action or even voiding the contract. . If no time is prescribed or the time set forth is woefullyinadequate, then the standard for a party to act is within areasonable amount of time. This may seem like a vague term but itis surprising how often 100 people polled agree on what areasonable time would be. The problem here arises when the partiescan't agree on what is a reasonable time and the disagreement endsup with a judge deciding the matter. . In all matters involving real estate, be as specific as ispossible. You need to ask a lawyer or real estate agent how muchtime certain acts will require, Include these time windows whereappropriate and include the phrase "time is of the essence" so thetime windows are enforceable. ( Full Answer )
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There are some phrases that cannot be traced. Some words and phrases are passed down through time and will never be coined as "PENNED or ANONYMOUS.". This seems to be one of those.
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'.
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 )
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 means that time is the most important aspect of the situation, usually that a hurry is now required. You may have all the supplies, money, co-operation, super-structure and co-ordination needed but they all have to be applied at the right moment or they are meaningless.
The essense of I is a reference to yourself, yourself having a relative defenition, its essentially everything you cant explain, for instance; Space is to complex to understand, yet we still have a name for it. This name is the only tangible part of I, it references yourself, in a short amount of ti…me so that sentence structure can be maintained fluidly. I is a variable, its kind of funny that it happens to be one letter long like most variables in math that represent larger more unknown numbers. ( Full Answer )
If a contract doesn't include time is of the essence clause how and when can that contract be changed to time is of the essence?
Serve a notice to complete on the other side, stating that time is of the essence, clearly indicating the time, date, place, etc for completion/ performance of the contract
A Essence is a girl who is very shy and likes to play with ipods and she also gets new shiny things every day.
The first time we come across what appears to be a precursor to this phrase is in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Letters addressed to R. H. Horne , 1839:. 'The luck of the third adventure' is proverbial. . It is listed explicitly in Alexander Hislop's The proverbs of Scotland , 1862:. "The third …time's lucky. ". ( Full Answer )
This is an adverb Translation En substance It could be translated in "en l'essence" but only scholars would do it.
( 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 )
In Irish you might say "This is no time for delay" which would be "NÃ trÃ¡th moille Ã©". Scottish Gaelic: ?
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"A good time was had by all" was the title of a book of poems by a Miss Stevie Smith in 1937. According to "A dictionary of catch phrases" (see related link) Miss Smith's book popularized the phrase, but Smith herself had taken it from parish magazines, where reports of church picnics would end wit…h that phrase. ( Full Answer )
"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.
It originated in Nigeria and went viral soon after in Liberia amongst Christians facing terrible persecution, torture, murder and other harassment from the community around them. You can read more here: http://stpaulgreensboro.org/pastor/documents/04_29_12Sermon.pdf
this means to be called to help or called to service in the area or gifts of help.
If a contract does not contain a Time Is of the Essence clause can you go past your original closing date?
Absolutely, as long as the party responsible for the delay is working to solve the issue/problem. The courts use the "reasonable man" idea for this. If you are going past a closing date more than 30 days--that is different than 10 days or two weeks. Most new construction contracts give the builders …30 to 60 days past the projected contract closing date. ( Full Answer )
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.
Time is of the essence means that time is valuable in the situation, or that time is limited. It means there is no time to waste, and that you may not have much time left.
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 )
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
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.
It is common to say "Time is of the essence" Meaning it is important that this be done quickly or on time.
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.
I've been told that when someone shoots themselves to death, thatthey have such a grip on the gun that their fingers have to bepried off the gun grip.
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.
No. Neither the phrase nor the question employs correct English grammar. The answer to "Does this phrase use correct grammar?" "Anyone's sight wasn't catch a glimpse of your essence" could be written as "No one's eyes could ever catch a glimpse of your true essence." This is poetic but somewhat of… a truism, because essences are by definition seldom observable. ( Full Answer )
Essenes are not mentioned in the New Testament. We know of them from Josephus, Philo and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Apparently, the people of the Scrolls were closely related to the Essenes. Essenes may have begun about the same time as the Pharisees and Sadducees. They were an ascetic group, many of who…m lived in the desert region of Qumran, near the Dead Sea. They took vows of celibacy and perpetuated their community by adopting male children. Some did marry. When one joined the Essenes, he gave all his possessions to the community. A three year period of probation was required before full membership was granted. The Essenes devoted themselves to the study of the law. They went beyond the Pharisees in their rigid understanding of it. There is no evidence that either Jesus or John the Baptist ever had any relation to Qumran. Jesus would have strongly opposed their understanding of the law. The vast majority of the people were not members of any of these parties, although they would have been most influenced by the Pharisees. ( Full Answer )
It is simply basic logic. A broken watch always shows one specific time and that time comes around twice every 24 hours; such as 9:15, which can mean morning or night.
"The Lord sent Noah a rainbow sign/No more rain, but the fire next time" (trad. spiritual) - implication that the next time will be worse. Also the title of a famous speech by activist Alex Baldwin.
It is an old phrase, origin not known. Seen originally in legaldocuments, so that actions provided for in the legal document mustbe completed by the date given