Dictionary.com

proverbial in a sentence

Example sentences for proverbial

That's our new conventional wisdom about an age of proverbial prudery.
If transients are the proverbial wolves of the sea, this is a pack snatching a rabbit, not hauling down an elk.
They may feel the brunt of their position, but one may liken them to the proverbial mouse in the maze: they lack the aerial view.
The best way universities can support today's working learner is to take the proverbial leap of faith and embrace the new.
There's nothing fun about watching the proverbial punch-drunk boxer climb in the ring for another beating.
He would be on many matters independent as the proverbial hog on ice.
At the meeting appeared the proverbial straw which broke the camel's back.
Achieving the proverbial win-win-win means forming partnerships for the long term.
They knew the job as it was, and that was it--the proverbial mile-wide but inch-deep understanding.
However, its own policies could have ominous implications for its proverbial golden-egg-laying goose.
But the devil is in the proverbial details, and that's why this is an important research area.
The geeks in full rig are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Moreover, surveillance cameras are the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
What the empiricism is doing is describing physical effects of something that has a proverbial life of its own.
But my gut tells me that the extra energy provided by extra-strong tides is the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back.
Science is wonderful at establishing baselines of certainty until something comes along to upset the proverbial apple cart.
If sophistry is all you bring to the table, then your arguments fall flat on their proverbial nose.
It seems that you want to have your proverbial cake and eat it too.
Digital books are flying off the proverbial shelves.
But that is only the tip of the proverbial and ugly iceberg.
Theories about foraging say that animals should stick with the proverbial bird in the hand, especially when it comes to food.
Rather more than half of them disclose the proverbial mushroom cloud, luminous or vapor-borne.
Three hundred years later, lives are still tossed to the proverbial pit of fire.
My belief is they can all got to the proverbial hot spot.
Because significant progress invariably involves thinking outside the proverbial box rather than simply oiling the hinges.
Be responsible enough to own a weapon and not shoot yourself in the proverbial foot.
The proverbial wrench has been thrown into the engine and caused the machine to tare itself apart.
It is time to either do the proverbial or get off the pot.
It is the proverbial mistake of placing the cart before the horse and expecting the cart to draw the horse.
Regulation after the proverbial horse has bolted the stables achieves little.
Comparing teachers with soldiers is the proverbial apples to oranges comparison.
To me, they seem as difficult to compare as the proverbial apples and oranges.
Some come in search of the proverbial endless winter.
They are the proverbial bad penny and the persistent bad cold.
In their search for new and more environmentally friendly herbicides, scientists are leaving no proverbial stone unturned.
The train has already left the proverbial station on the stimulus package.
Filing your tax return will get the proverbial procrastination monkey off your back, and keep you on the right track.
My fellow jurors were the proverbial cross section of society.

Famous quotes containing the word proverbial

The investigation of the truth is in one way hard, in another easy. An indication of this is found in the fact that no o... more
The sky calls To the deaf earth. The proverbial disarray Of morning corrects itself as you stand up. You ar... more
There is the guilt all soldiers feel for having broken the taboo against killing, a guilt as old as war itself. Add to t... more
Copyright ©  2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Suggest a Word Help