Benjamin Tupper on doing the job at drill and the anxiety-ridden behaviors it triggers.
If the Sierra Club liked a plan to drill offshore for oil and gas, now that would be news!
Shuck went on to become a drill sergeant and Gabe was assigned to a new handler.
Maybe that was the media narrowing that message down to “drill, baby, drill.”
Though he had run a 2:35 marathon, served as a drill instructor and as a Marine recruiter, he had zero IT background.
Some carried packs on their backs, with pick and shovel, drill and pan.
"Thank the drill master second and yourself first, Jed," he said.
Do you believe in opening and ceasing fire at the will of the commander as on the drill ground?
They certainly are a splendid body of men, and their drill is quite wonderful.
Well, Suzanna thought miserably, she should have to wear them, and in that belief all interest in the Indian drill left her.
"tool for making holes," 1610s, from Dutch dril, drille "a hole, instrument for boring holes," from drillen "to bore (a hole), turn around, whirl" (see drill (v.)).
"small furrow," 1727; also "machine for sowing seeds" (1731), from obsolete drill "rill, trickling stream" (1640s), of unknown origin; perhaps connected to drill (n.1).
kind of coarse, twilled cloth, 1743, from French drill, from German drillich "heavy, coarse cotton or linen fabric," from Old High German adjective drilich "threefold," from Latin trilix (genitive trilicis) "triply twilled" (see trellis). So called in reference to the method of weaving it.
"West African baboon species," 1640s, perhaps from a native word (cf. mandrill).
c.1600 (implied in drilling), from Dutch drillen "to bore (a hole), turn around, whirl," from Proto-Germanic *threljanan (cf. Middle High German drillen "to turn, round off, bore," Old Engish þyrel "hole"), from PIE *tere- "to turn, rub" (see throw (v.)). Sense of "to instruct in military exercise" is 1620s (also in Dutch drillen and in the Danish and German cognates), probably from the notion of troops "turning" in maneuvers. Extended noun sense of "the agreed-upon procedure" is from 1940. Related: Drilled.
The way of doing something; the plan of action: Pain in the ass, but that's the drill (1940+)