Arguing or fighting. For example, It was a very dramatic trial, with the prosecutor and the defense attorney constantly at each other’s throats. This idiom, with its vivid image of two persons trying to strangle each other, is often applied to less physical forms of disagreement.
- At ease
freedom from labor, pain, or physical annoyance; tranquil rest; comfort: to enjoy one’s ease. freedom from concern, anxiety, or solicitude; a quiet state of mind: to be at ease about one’s health. freedom from difficulty or great effort; facility: It can be done with ease. freedom from financial need; plenty: a life of ease on […]
a strong, thick line or cord, commonly one composed of twisted or braided strands of hemp, flax, or the like, or of wire or other material. a lasso. ropes. the cords used to enclose a prize ring or other space. Informal. the operations of a business or the details of any undertaking: The new employee […]
a rope, chain, or the like, by which an animal is fastened to a fixed object so as to limit its range of movement. the utmost length to which one can go in action; the utmost extent or limit of ability or resources. to fasten or confine with or as if with a tether. Digital […]
- Asynchronous balanced mode
asynchronous balanced mode protocol A communication mode of HDLC and derivative protocols, supporting peer-oriented point-to-point communications between two nodes, where either node can initiate transmission. (1997-05-07)