So now, keeping all that in mind, how many Afghans do you think risked life and limb to cast their ballot?
I'll go out on a limb here: I don't think we're heading to a brokered convention.
Watch Rubio--if in his public comments he's sounding confident and going out on a limb, you can tell he thinks it will pass.
“We can do anything here from open heart surgery to limb amputations,” he says.
“I have to say it makes me a little nervous that I went out on a limb like that,” he said.
Stand upon your feet, or by G—— I'll spring upon you and tear you limb from limb!'
A sapling was cut off so that the stump of a limb was left at the bottom of it.
Plata has sighted him, and is straining every limb to reach the terrified bird.
Quaking in every limb, she groped up the staircase for her candle.
They were nearly all open-air Virginians, long of limb, deep of chest and great of muscle.
"part or member," Old English lim "limb, joint, main branch of a tree," from Proto-Germanic *limu- (cf. Old Norse limr "limb," lim "small branch of a tree"), a variant of *liþu- (cf. Old English liþ, Old Frisian lith, Old Norse liðr, Gothic liþus "a limb;" and with prefix ga-, source of German Glied "limb, member"), from PIE root *lei- "to bend, be movable, be nimble." The parasitic -b began to appear late 1500s for no etymological reason (perhaps by influence of limb (n.2)). In Old and Middle English, and until lately in dialects, it could mean "any visible body part."
The lymmes of generacion were shewed manyfestly. [Caxton, "The subtyl historyes and fables of Esope, Auyan, Alfonce, and Poge," 1484]Hence, limb-lifter "fornicator" (1570s). To go out on a limb in figurative sense "enter a risky situation" is from 1897. Life and limb in reference to the body inclusively is from c.1200.
late 14c., "edge of a quadrant or other instrument," from Latin limbus "border, hem, fringe, edge," of uncertain origin. Klein suggests cognate with Sanskrit lambate "hangs down," and English limp. But Tucker writes that "the sense appears to be that of something which twists, goes round, or binds ... not of something which hangs loose," and suggests cognates in Lithuanian linta "ribbon," Old Norse linnr "whether." Astronomical sense of "edge of the disk of a heavenly body" first attested 1670s.
One of the paired jointed extremities of the body; an arm or a leg.
A segment of such a jointed structure.