[kroh-zher] /ˈkroʊ ʒər/
a ceremonial staff carried by a bishop or an abbot, hooked at one end like a shepherd’s crook.
Botany. the circinate young frond of a fern.
a staff surmounted by a crook or cross, carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
the tip of a young plant, esp a fern frond, that is coiled into a hook
/ˈkrɒslənd/ noun 1. Anthony. 1918–77, British Labour politician and socialist theorist, author of The Future of Socialism (1957)
- Cross a bridge when one comes to it
Also, cross that bridge when you come to it. Deal with a situation when, and not before, it occurs. For example, If we can’t sell the house—well, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it. The ultimate origin of this proverb, a caution not to anticipate trouble and often put as don’t cross a […]
[kraws-ak-shuh n, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˌæk ʃən, ˈkrɒs-/ noun, Law. 1. an action brought within the same lawsuit by one defendant against another defendant or against the plaintiff.
[kraws-uh-dik-tid, kros-] /ˈkrɔs əˈdɪk tɪd, ˈkrɒs-/ adjective 1. addicted to two or more substances simultaneously.