Are most angling for whatever political advantage they can take?
Despite the political overlaps, both parties and campaigns have been angling for the higher ground.
House Republicans angling to get big spending and tax cuts out of a new round of negotiations.
With Thursday's vote resulting in a hung parliament, David Cameron is angling to join forces with Nick Clegg.
Imtiaz Gul on what the general's angling for at this week's U.S.-Pakistan talks—and why Obama must visit Islamabad next month.
This state of things is less unpropitious to angling than might be expected.
"And that is angling with the fly," said he, still more decidedly.
He lets go the ropes, to disembarrass himself of his angling accoutrements; which he hurriedly does, flinging them at his feet.
She's been angling and scheming for it for years, but she will find who she has to deal with.
His angling course would have put him into the fog before the Fuor d'Italia reached it.
"to fish with a hook," mid-15c., from Old English angel (n.) "angle, hook, fishhook," related to anga "hook," from PIE *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (see angle (n.)). Cf. Old English angul, Old Norse öngull, Old High German angul, German Angel "fishhook." Figurative sense is recorded from 1580s.
It is but a sory lyfe and an yuell to stand anglynge all day to catche a fewe fisshes. [John Palsgrave, 1530]Related: Angled; angling.
"to move at an angle, to move diagonally or obliquely," 1741, from angle (n.). Related: Angled; angling.
"space between intersecting lines," late 14c., from Old French angle "angle, corner," and directly from Latin angulus "an angle, corner," a diminutive form from PIE root *ang-/*ank- "to bend" (cf. Greek ankylos "bent, crooked," Latin ang(u)ere "to compress in a bend, fold, strangle;" Old Church Slavonic aglu "corner;" Lithuanian anka "loop;" Sanskrit ankah "hook, bent," angam "limb;" Old English ancleo "ankle;" Old High German ango "hook"). Angle bracket is 1875 in carpentry; 1956 in typography.
member of a Teutonic tribe, Old English, from Latin Angli "the Angles," literally "people of Angul" (Old Norse Öngull), a region in what is now Holstein, said to be so-called for its hook-like shape (see angle (n.)). People from the tribe there founded the kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbia, and East Anglia in 5c. Britain. Their name, rather than that of the Saxons or Jutes, may have become the common one for the whole group of Germanic tribes because their dialect was the first committed to writing.
angle an·gle (āng'gəl)
The figure or space formed by the junction of two lines or planes.
Something one does for profit or advantage, esp a devious action disguised as altruism: That guy never does anything unless there's an angle