He should have been charged at least with manslaughter…The ones who could have nipped this in the bud were the Sanford police.
Raf Simons's nipped waists displayed a range of Sixties references.
Luckily, as filming wrapped up no one had been nipped, and the penguins we safely returned to their carriers.
By saying that the parties have agreed that he and he alone may be trusted, Kerry has nipped that in the bud.
Last week, the Vikings nipped the Packers with a field goal as time expired.
There goes a whole generation of flies, said I, nipped in the bud.
If the skin or rind is rough, and cannot he nipped, it is old.
He nipped off the flower with his fingers, and drew out the stalk from beneath.
And she swished her tail over her back as she nipped the daisies from their stems.
She had been nipped and battered by the ice, and a common suffering made her dear to them.
"to pinch sharply; to bite suddenly," late 14c., related to Middle Low German nipen "to nip, to pinch," Middle Dutch nipen "to pinch," Dutch nijpen, Old Norse hnippa "to prod," but the exact evolution of the stem is obscure. Related: Nipped; nipping. To nip (something) in the bud in the figurative sense is first recorded c.1600.
"small measure of spirits," 1796, shortening of nipperkin (1670s) "quantity of liquor of a half pint or less," possibly of Dutch or Low German origin and related to nip (v.). Reinforced by nip (n.2) on notion of "fragment or bit pinched off" (c.1600).
"a pinch; a sharp bite," 1540s, from nip (v.). Meaning "a chill in the weather" is from 1610s, probably so called for its effect on vegetation. Nip and tuck "a close thing" is recorded from 1832, perhaps from sailing or tailoring.
A small quantity, a taste, of a drink: Well, give me just a nip, then
[1796+; apparently fr nipperkin, ''small measure of drink,'' found by 1694]