The gradual tightening of the Soviet noose plays out in public and private ways.
The title was The Best That Never Was, the moniker forever a noose around Dupree's neck.
But for Israel the “Arab Spring” represents a dramatic, abrupt tightening of the noose.
The noose around his neck is attached, aboveground, to a flying white bat.
He appeared to have slipped the noose that had been so carefully placed around his neck.
The fellow with the noose came towards me, and I sprang overboard.
Wait till you see me slipping my neck into a noose held by your fingers.
Across the wide prairie the pony raced, guided by a noose of plaited rawhide.
They silenced him by leading him to the wall and adjusting the noose.
And my friend said to me, “Go and shew yourself to her, and take the noose from her neck;” so I immediately went towards her.