second string to one's bow

op twee paarden wedden, tweede mogelijkheid

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  • second string to one's bow — additional possibilities …   English contemporary dictionary

  • a second string to one's bow — an alternative resource or course of action in case another one fails. → second string …   English new terms dictionary

  • second string — /sɛkənd ˈstrɪŋ/ (say sekuhnd string) noun an alternative resort or recourse, intended to achieve one s aims upon the failure of an initial course of action. {shortened form of second string to one s bow} …   Australian English dictionary

  • second string — noun (often in phr. a second string to one s bow) an alternative resource or course of action in case another one fails …   English new terms dictionary

  • string — /strɪŋ / (say string) noun 1. a line, cord, or thread, used for tying parcels, etc. 2. a narrow strip of cloth, leather, etc., for tying parts together: strings of a bonnet. 3. something resembling a string or thread. 4. a number of objects, as… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bow — I. /baʊ / (say bow) verb (i) 1. to bend or curve downwards; stoop: the pines bowed low. 2. to yield; submit: to bow to the inevitable. 3. to bend the body or head in worship, reverence, respect, or submission. 4. to incline the head or body, or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • string — [striŋ] n. [ME streng < OE, akin to Ger strang: see STRONG] 1. a) a thin line of twisted fiber used for tying, pulling, fastening, etc.; slender cord or thick thread b) a narrow strip of leather or cloth for fastening shoes, clothing, etc.;… …   English World dictionary

  • Bow shape — In archery, the shape of the bow is usually taken to be the view from the side. It is the product of the complex relationship of material stresses, designed by a bowyer. This shape, viewing the limbs, is designed to take into account the… …   Wikipedia

  • string — stringless, adj. stringlike, adj. /string/, n., v., strung; strung or (Rare) stringed; stringing. n. 1. a slender cord or thick thread used for binding or tying; line. 2. something resembling a cord or thread. 3. Physics. a mathematical entity… …   Universalium

  • string — string1 W2S3 [strıŋ] n ↑sticker, ↑string ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(thread)¦ 2¦(group/series)¦ 3 no strings (attached) 4 string of pearls/lights/beads etc 5¦(music)¦ 6 first string/second string etc 7 have somebody on a string 8 have more than one string to your …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bow tie — For other uses, see Bow tie (disambiguation). A striped bow tie. The bow tie is a type of men s necktie. It consists of a ribbon of fabric tied around the collar in a symmetrical manner such that the two opposite ends form loops. Ready tied bow… …   Wikipedia

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