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corner Idioms & Phrases


amen corner

  • noun area reserved for persons leading the responsive `amens'
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blind corner

  • noun a street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving
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by-corner

By"-cor`ner noun
Definitions
  1. A private corner.
    Britain being a by-corner, out of the road of the world. Fuller.
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cata-cornered

  • adjective satellite slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
    cater-cornered; cata-cornered; catty-cornered; catty-corner; kitty-corner; catacorner; catercorner.
    • set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot
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cater-cornered

  • adjective satellite slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
    cater-cornered; cata-cornered; catty-cornered; catty-corner; kitty-corner; catacorner; catercorner.
    • set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot
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Ca"ter-cor"nered adjective
Etymology
Cf. Cater to cut diagonally.
Definitions
  1. Diagonal. Colloq.
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catty-corner

  • adjective satellite slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
    cater-cornered; cata-cornered; catty-cornered; catty-corner; kitty-corner; catacorner; catercorner.
    • set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot
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catty-cornered

  • adjective satellite slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
    cater-cornered; cata-cornered; catty-cornered; catty-corner; kitty-corner; catacorner; catercorner.
    • set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot
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Chimney corner

  • noun a corner by a fireplace
    inglenook.
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  • the space between the sides of the fireplace and the fire; hence, the fireside.
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corner kick

  • noun a free kick from the corner awarded to the other side when a player has sent the ball behind his own goal line
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corner man

  • noun a man at one end of line of performers in a minstrel show; carries on humorous dialogue with the interlocutor
    end man.
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corner pocket

  • noun a pocket at the corner of a billiard table
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corner post

  • noun a square post supporting a structural member at the corner of a building
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Corner stone

  • the stone which lies at the corner of two walls, and unites them; the principal stone; especially, the stone which forms the corner of the foundation of an edifice; hence, that which is fundamental importance or indispensable. "A prince who regarded uniformity of faith as the corner stone of his government." Prescott.
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Corner tooth

  • one of the four teeth which come in a horse's mouth at the age of four years and a half, one on each side of the upper and of the lower jaw, between the middle teeth and the tushes.
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cut corners

  • verb do something the cheapest or easiest way
    • Cut corners to make a cheaper product
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four-cornered

Four"-cor`nered adjective
Definitions
  1. Having four corners or angles.
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Hole and corner

  • clandestine, underhand. Colloq. "The wretched trickery of hole and corner buffery. " Dickens.
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hole-and-corner

  • adjective satellite relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life
    hole-and-corner.
    • a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells
  • adjective satellite conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    hugger-mugger; clandestine; secret; surreptitious; underground; cloak-and-dagger; hush-hush; undercover.
    • clandestine intelligence operations
    • cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines
    • hole-and-corner intrigue
    • secret missions
    • a secret agent
    • secret sales of arms
    • surreptitious mobilization of troops
    • an undercover investigation
    • underground resistance
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hole-in-corner

  • adjective satellite relating to the peripheral and unimportant aspects of life
    hole-and-corner.
    • a hole-and-corner life in some obscure community"- H.G.Wells
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kitty-corner

  • adjective satellite slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
    cater-cornered; cata-cornered; catty-cornered; catty-corner; kitty-corner; catacorner; catercorner.
    • set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot
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kitty-cornered

  • adjective satellite slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
    cater-cornered; cata-cornered; catty-cornered; catty-corner; kitty-corner; catacorner; catercorner.
    • set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot
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Puss in the corner

  • a game in which all the players but one occupy corners of a room, or certain goals in the open air, and exchange places, the one without a corner endeavoring to get a corner while it is vacant, leaving some other without one.
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sharp-cornered

  • adjective satellite having sharp corners
    sharp-angled.
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street corner

  • noun the intersection of two streets
    corner; turning point.
    • standing on the corner watching all the girls go by
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three-cornered

  • adjective satellite having three corners
    • a three-cornered hat
  • adjective satellite involving a group or set of three
    • a three-cornered race
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Three"-cor`nered adjective
Definitions
  1. Having three corners, or angles; as, a three-cornered hat.
  2. (Bot.) Having three prominent longitudinal angles; as, a three-cornered stem.
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three-cornered leek

  • noun European leek naturalized in Great Britain; leaves are triangular
    Allium triquetrum; triquetrous leek.
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To laugh out of the other corner (∨ side) of the mouth

  • to weep or cry; to feel regret, vexation, or disappointment after hilarity or exaltation. Slang
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To turn a corner

  • to go round a corner. (b) (Fig._ To advance beyond a difficult stage in a project, or in life.
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To turn the corner

  • to pass the critical stage; to get by the worst point; hence, to begin to improve, or to succeed.
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