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Meaning of "a shot across someone's bows" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A SHOT ACROSS SOMEONE'S BOWS

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A SHOT ACROSS SOMEONE'S BOWS

a pretty penny
a priori
A road
a run for one´s money
A series
A shares
a shingle short
a shoulder to cry on
a sight
a sight for sore eyes
A sizes
a slap in the face
a slap on the back
a slap on the wrist
a soda
a sop to Cerberus
a spider´s web of sth
a sticky end
a stout heart
a stroke

WORDS THAT END LIKE A SHOT ACROSS SOMEONE'S BOWS

All Hallows
Allhallows
arrows
bellows
come to blows
don´t knows
French windows
gallows
narrows
pair of bellows
Rainbows
shallows
sorrows
stone the crows
the gallows
to take vows
vows
wedding vows
windows
yellows

Synonyms and antonyms of a shot across someone's bows in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «a shot across someone's bows» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A SHOT ACROSS SOMEONE'S BOWS

Find out the translation of a shot across someone's bows to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a shot across someone's bows from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a shot across someone's bows» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

整个人的弓箭射击
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un tiro a través de arcos de alguien
570 millions of speakers

English

a shot across someone´s bows
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

किसी के धनुष भर में एक शॉट
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لقطة لشخص ما عبر أقواس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

выстрел по чьей-то луками
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um tiro através arcos de alguém
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেউ এর bows জুড়ে একটি শট
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un coup de feu à travers les arcs de quelqu´un
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Satu tembakan merentasi busur seseorang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Schuss vor den Bug jemand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誰かの弓を横断ショット
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

누군가의 활 에 걸쳐 총
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tembakan antarane busur wong
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một shot trên cung của một ai đó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒருவரின் வில்லின் மீது ஒரு ஷாட்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एखाद्याच्या धनुष्यावर एक गोळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Başkasının yuvarlak karşısında atış
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un colpo attraverso gli archi di qualcuno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

strzał w poprzek czyichś kokardkami
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

постріл по чиїйсь луками
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o lovitură pe arcuri cuiva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένας πυροβολισμός σε όλη τόξα κάποιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n skoot oor iemand se boë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ett skott över någons bågar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

et skudd over noens buer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a shot across someone's bows

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A SHOT ACROSS SOMEONE'S BOWS»

The term «a shot across someone's bows» is barely ever used and occupies the 212.631 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a shot across someone's bows

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2 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A SHOT ACROSS SOMEONE'S BOWS»

Discover the use of a shot across someone's bows in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a shot across someone's bows and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary and ...
Step out of line Catch someone off guard A body blow Cloak anddagger To the hilt Show your true colours A shot across someone's bows Ride roughshod over someone Fight your corner At the drop of a hat Not (come) up to scratch On ...
Frank Boers, Seth Lindstromberg, 2008
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The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics
English is also comparatively rich in seafaring idioms (e.g. clear the decks, on an even keel, take something on board, when my ship comes in, give a wide berth, plain sailing, a shot across someone's bows, in the doldrums, walk the plank, left  ...
Jeannette Littlemore, John R. Taylor, 2014

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« EDUCALINGO. A shot across someone's bows [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-shot-across-someones-bows>. May 2019 ».
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