Yet, they may soon be asking if the proposal lived too long—just long enough to dash hopes of enacting any meaningful reform.
Heat fry pan with a dash of oil and quickly sear all sides of the tenderloin.
Family crests and nicknames are stitched into headrests, colors are specified for seat stitching, veneers are chosen for the dash.
Hurley did not accompany Shackleton on the dash to South Georgia.
Or dash, or the Center Party, or the rest who thought they could “change things from within”?
I knew it was a crisis, and I carried it through with a dash.
Chip really felt that way about it, after the first dash of wounded pride.
But war now drove the missionary away, as throughout his life war was ever to dash his fondest dreams and ever to drive him back.
Is there a back door where we can dash out and give them the slip?
All the time Reynard casts a greedy eye on some chickens, and makes a dash at one shortly after.
c.1300, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish daska, Danish daske "to beat, strike"), somehow imitative. The oldest sense is that in dash to pieces and dashed hopes. Intransitive meaning "move quickly" appeared c.1300, that of "to write hurriedly" is 1726. Related: Dashed; dashing.
late 14c., from dash (v.). Sporting sense is from 1881, originally "race run in one heat."
A punctuation mark (—) used to indicate a sudden break in thought, to set off parenthetical material, or to take the place of such expressions as that is and namely: “He's running for reelection — if he lives until then”; “Very few people in this class — three, to be exact — have completed their projects”; “She joined the chorus for only one reason — she loves to sing.” In the last example, where the parenthetical material comes at the end of the sentence rather than in the middle, a colon could be used instead of the dash.
The dashboard of a car or other vehicle: I keep a gun under the dash (1867+)