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storming

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management.

Is the second stage of the five-stage model of group development. [See stages of group development.]

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storm

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 171 words.

any port in a storm: see port.

the eye of the storm: see eye.

go down a storm

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Go down a storm

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 110 words.

To be enthusiastically received by an audience, who react to one's speech or performance with a storm of applause. [Chancellor

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Storm

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 245 words.

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storm

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 63 words.

violent disturbance of the atmosphere, fig. of affairs OE.; paroxysm, violent access XVI; (from the vb.) assault of troops

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Great Storm

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 115 words.

A media nickname for the ferocious winds that battered the southeast of England on the night of 15–16 October 1987

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Desert Storm

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 36 words.

The name of the air and land campaign waged by the US-led UN military coalition against Iraq in the First

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Petrel, storm

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 5 words.

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Up a storm

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 86 words.

In colloquial American English, ‘with great vehemence, enthusiasm or energy’. It is probably most commonly encountered in the expression ‘to

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Any port in a storm

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 23 words.

Said when one is in a difficulty and has to take whatever refuge, literal or metaphorical, offers itself.

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sharper the storm, the sooner it's over, the

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 26 words.

weather adage recorded in English from the late 19th century. The essential idea goes back to classical times.

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lull

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 8 words.

the lull before the storm: see storm.

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teacup

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 8 words.

a storm in a teacup: see storm.

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calm

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 14 words.

the calm before the storm: see the lull before the storm at storm.

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tempest

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 14 words.

a tempest in a teapot: see a storm in a teacup at storm.

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Ir

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 52 words.

In Irish mythology, one of the sons of Míl. He is killed in a storm conjured up by the

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Big Wind, the

Edited by Sean McMahon and Jo O'Donoghue.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

January 2006; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 73 words.

The great storm that caused huge damage especially in the north, west and midlands of Ireland on the night of

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Batten down the hatches

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 33 words.

To prepare for trouble. The term originated in naval parlance, when a ship's crew would prepare for a storm by

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Operation …

Edited by John Ayto and Ian Crofton.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 31 words.

For military operations, see under the second part of the name, for example, Barbarossa; Desert Storm; Enduring Freedom

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Adamastor

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 54 words.

The spirit of the cape of storms (the Cape of Good Hope), described by Luis de Camoëns (1524–80)

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Typhoon

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 107 words.

A violent tropical storm or cyclone commonly associated with the China seas and the southwest Pacific. Typhoons are formed by

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