You already had a post on 'fling' and the new word 'sling' is surely interesting.Dear teachers,
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. This is a line from William Shakespeare's Hamlet (written about 1600) and a part of the verse is:-
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And, by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep
I think the line indicates some unusual cause of suffering which has no remedy. Some body may kindly throw light on this.
sling = an instrument for throwing stones or other missiles, consisting of a short strap with two strings fastened to its ends, or with a string fastened to one end and a light stick to the other
At one sling of thy victorious arm, well-pleasing Son. Difficult to guess anything
sling = the act or motion of hurling as with a sling; a throw; figuratively, a stroke
Stop those boys slinging rocks at the cars. Ok
sling = throw
He slung a gun over his shoulder. Ok
slung = fling, cast over, shoulder (v)
He had his right arm in a sling. Ok
sling = bandage to support an injured forearm; consisting of a wide triangular piece of cloth hanging from around the neck
Tell him to sling his hook. It is an American slang.
sling one’s hook = move off or go away Ok
You have to sling the old man out of the room.
sling = eject sling out (phrasal verb)= to make someone leave a place because he has behaved badly
Al sure had his ass in a sling when the boss found out about his juggling the account.
have one’s ass in a sling = to be in an uncomfortable predicament; to be in the dog-house; to be at a disadvantage This is interesting
And crop-full, out of doors he flings.
fling = to throw one's self in a violent or hasty manner; to rush or spring with violence or haste
I flung myself into a chair. Ok
She had flung all her energies into the rebellion.
He tore off his jacket, went up to Carter, and flung it in his face.
We are not prepared to fling harsh words at anyone who do not at this moment agree with us
She flung her arms round my neck. Ok
The flowers fling their fragrance around.
There are a few beeches that fling their cool shade over the grass.
We have to fling three fresh divisions into the final battle.
I like to fling myself whole-heartedly into every undertaking.
fling = throw
Thank you for your efforts.
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