[usually with negative] find fault with something that has been received as a gift or favor: They did not look a gift horse in the mouth when the opportunity for victory presented itself. [earlier as "look a given horse in the mouth" –– prospective purchasers would often inspect the condition of a horse's teeth.]
A financer (/ˈfī-ˌnansər/) is someone who provides money for a particular undertaking. A financier (/ˌfi-nən-ˈsir/) is a person or organization whose business is providing, investing, or lending money. In other words, a financier makes a habit of financing, while a financer might do it only once or occasionally. Some dictionaries don’t list financer — and your spell check might disapprove … Continue reading financer vs. financier
by Gerard Nolst Trenité This version is essentially the author's own final text, as also published by New River Project in 1993. A few minor corrections have however been made, and occasional words from earlier editions have been preferred. Following earlier practice, words with clashing spellings or pronunciations are here printed in italics. (Source: … Continue reading The Chaos
In the eyes of the tiger, both a human and a rabbit are edibles, and it may even think rabbit is way more delish than human flesh. However, Just because the tiger pegs them as food items doesn’t mean a human is biologically the same as a rabbit. Just because the tiger favors rabbit over … Continue reading A Human or a Rabbit?
Phrases about "hand" – at hand, in hand, on hand, out of hand, and to hand.