Beneath all the bobbing and weaving in Washington is an attempt to seek the balance between campaigning and governing.
Wrestling it into a bobbing boat takes more skill and coordination than riding an angry bull.
They said that the rest eventually sank beneath the surface—some after bobbing in the water clinging to debris for several hours.
There was Rob Ford bobbing and weaving drunkenly through the city streets during festivals.
By three o'clock Gretta's fresh starched pink sunbonnet appeared down the road, bobbing up and down under the trees.
Along the lane in the direction of the village a fiery spark was bobbing.
“This must be the old Comte,” thought Jaqueline, rising and bobbing her best curtsy.
There, where the music was playing and the Japanese lanterns were bobbing, he said it to her.
There the fugitive pippin, swimming in water not of the purest, and bobbing from the expanded lips of the juvenile Tantalus.
All this time, I, in my confusion, was bobbing and murmuring pledges of service.
"move with a short, jerking motion," late 14c., probably connected to Middle English bobben "to strike, beat" (late 13c.), perhaps of echoic origin. Another early sense was "to make a fool of, cheat" (early 14c.). Related: Bobbed; bobbing. The sense in bobbing for apples (or cherries) recorded by 1799.
"act of bobbing," 1540s, from bob (v.1). As a slang word for "shilling" it is attested from 1789, but the signification is unknown.
"short hair," 1680s, attested 1570s in sense of "a horse's tail cut short," from earlier bobbe "cluster" (as of leaves), mid-14c., a northern word, perhaps of Celtic origin (cf. Irish baban "tassel, cluster," Gaelic babag). Used over the years in various senses connected by the notion of "round, hanging mass," e.g. "weight at the end of a line" (1650s). The hair sense was revived with a shift in women's styles early 20c. (verb 1918, noun 1920). Related words include bobby pin, bobby sox, bobsled, bobcat.
: Bob car/ Bob clothes
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