10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A NAIL IN ONE'S COFFIN»
Discover the use of a nail in one's coffin
in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a nail in one's coffin
and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
Cartoon-illustrated Metaphors: Idioms, Proverbs, Cliches, ...
ln the early 20th century the term was taken up by the Anti- Cigarette League,
which announced that every cigarette smoked was a nail in one's coffin, giving
rise to the expression of a coffin nail for a cigarette: "Have you a coffin nail?
Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
Pierce Egan, Life in London, 1821, 'A glass of spirits is termed, among the we
ones, adding "another nail to the coffin”l' —2. in drive or, occ., put a nail in (one's)
coffin, to do anything likely to shorten one's life: C.19-20: coll. till C.20, then S.E.
Early American Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases
N7 To drive a Nail in one's coffin 1805 Paine To the Citizens 2.951: He has
driven another nail in the coffin of the federal faction. 1807 Weems Letters 2.370:
Every such blow drives a nail in her coffin! Oxford 553; TW 256(5). N8 To drive
Bartlett Jere Whiting, 1977
Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A
Anonymous. 1897. Kennakd, Girl in Brown Habit, ii. " In other words," said I, with
a broad smile, " he goes arourting against his master's wishes and advice."
Exactly ; • you've hit the right nail on thehead. TO put (or drive) a nail in one's
Keystone Folklore Quarterly
To drive a nail in one's coffin. EB, LK. Oxford 441, Stevenson 1650:2. Cf. Taylor-
Whiting 256. 4. To hit the nail on the head. LRM. Brown 449, Fogel 1307, Oxford
296, Stevenson 1649:10, Taylor-Whiting 256-257. Tennessee Williams, Period of
Dictionary of Anglo-American Proverbs & Proverbial ...
To be a nail in one's coffin (APP 256; ODEP 553; EAP 305; MP 437) 1940 "Each
minute spent was a nail in my client's coffin." (p. 103) Sayers, Dorothy L. In the
Teeth of the Evidence. 1940. New York: Avon Books, 1952. To hit the nail on the
George B. Bryan, Wolfgang Mieder, 2005
Dictionary of St. Lucian Creole: Part 1: Kwéyòl - English, ...
... péyé kontan, péye la menm; to work tooth and nail, fe tout fos-ou, sevi népot
zoutipou éwisi; a nail in one's coffin, on klou adan senkci-ou, on bagai ki pé fe
lavi-ou pli kout; v., klouwé; to nail the lid of a box, lclouwé kouveti bwetla; to nail
up a ...
Jones E. Mondesir, Lawrence D. Carrington, 1992
The Chambers Dictionary
... radioactive materials, a flask; the homy part of a horse's hoof. — vf to place in a
coffin. — coffin bone a bone enclosed in a horse's hoof; coffin nail (slang) a
cigarette; coffin ship a dangerously unsound ship. — drive a nail In one's coffin to
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A
—Drive a nail in one's coffin, to do something tending to hasten deathor ruin. [O.
Fr. cofin—L. cophinus—Gr. kophinos.] Coffle, kof′l, n. a gang,esp. of slaves.[Ar.
qāfilah, a caravan.] Cog, kog,v.t.tocheat or deceive: to wheedle: to cog diceis to ...
English Kumarbharati Grammar,Language Study & Writing Skills ...
... the required standard (201) by all means: yes, of course (202) miss the boat: to
miss an opportunity (203) make a move: leave (204) a nail in one's coffin: thing
that hastens one's death (205) nine to five: normal working hours (206) tough nut