give hostages to fortune

give hostages to fortune
Общая лексика: иметь близких людей (детей и т. п.), иметь близких людей, иметь детей

Универсальный англо-русский словарь. . 2011.

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  • give hostage to fortune — verb To take an action or make a statement that is risky because it could cause you trouble later. , He was very cautious with his words and gave no hostages to fortune …   Wiktionary

  • fortune — noun 1 MONEY (C) a very large amount of money: He inherited his fortune from his father. | cost/spend/be worth a fortune: They must have spent a fortune on that house. | a small fortune (=a lot of money): She won a small fortune on the horses. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • give a hostage to fortune — formal, formal if something gives a hostage to fortune, it may cause problems in the future. She could never be president because her journalistic work gives too many hostages to fortune …   New idioms dictionary

  • Leo Chiozza Money — Sir Leo Chiozza Money. Sir Leo George Chiozza Money (13 June 1870 – 25 September 1944), born Leone Giorgio Chiozza, was an Italian born economic theorist who moved to Britain in the 1890s,[1] where he made his name as a politician, journalist and …   Wikipedia

  • hostage — noun (C) 1 someone who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands: hold sb hostage (=keep someone as a hostage): The group are holding three western tourists hostage. | take sb hostage (=seize someone… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hostage — [häs′tij] n. [ME < OFr < hoste: see HOST2] 1. a person given as a pledge, or taken prisoner as by an enemy or terrorist, until certain conditions are met 2. Obs. the state of being a hostage SYN. PLEDGE give hostages to fortune to get and… …   English World dictionary

  • metaphysics — /met euh fiz iks/, n. (used with a sing. v.) 1. the branch of philosophy that treats of first principles, includes ontology and cosmology, and is intimately connected with epistemology. 2. philosophy, esp. in its more abstruse branches. 3. the… …   Universalium

  • Commentarii de Bello Gallico — (Commentaries on the Gallic War)   …   Wikipedia

  • breed — Synonyms and related words: accrue, accumulate, advance, affiliation, animal kingdom, apparentation, appear, appreciate, apprentice, arise, author, balloon, be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be with child, bear, beget, birth, bloat, blood,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • issue — Synonyms and related words: accomplishment, accord, activity, administer, affair, afford, airing, allot, allow, announce, answer, appear, argue, arise, artifact, ascertainment, at issue, attend, award, back number, bail out, bandying, basis, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Ireland — Irelander, n. /uyeur leuhnd/, n. 1. John, 1838 1918, U.S. Roman Catholic clergyman and social reformer, born in Ireland: archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., 1888 1918. 2. Also called Emerald Isle. Latin, Hibernia. a large western island of the British …   Universalium

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