And yet for all that and more, Silver has Obama pegged at roughly a 66 percent chance of winning.
How did the president, a noted card player, get pegged as a pushover?
Previous studies that include population level estimates have pegged the risks as even higher.
Remember, your year-end bonus is pegged to how much you make for your desk.
Sony pegged the budget at $270 million, but sources in Hollywood set the price tag far higher.
The branches are stripped and pointed, and the butts are buried and pegged firmly down.
After they had eaten, the Ranger handcuffed his prisoner and pegged him down loosely.
We pegged along until about half-past two, when the rapidly melting snow stopped all progress.
They let out a yell and closed in, and up the hill at one side I pegged.
You will then have two pegged clapboards for the front of the roof and two for the back.
mid-15c., from Middle Dutch pegge "peg," a common Low German word (cf. Low German pigge "peg," German Pegel "gauge rod, watermark," Middle Dutch pegel "little knob used as a mark," Dutch peil "gauge, watermark, standard"), of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE *bak- "staff used as support" (see bacillus). To be a square peg in a round hole "be inappropriate for one's situation" is attested from 1836; to take someone down a peg is from 1580s, but the original literal sense is uncertain (most of the likely candidates are not attested until centuries later). Peg leg "wooden leg" attested from 1765.
"fasten with or as if on a peg," 1590s, from peg (n.). Slang sense of "identify, classify" first recorded 1920. Related: Pegged; pegging.
A throw, esp a hard one: His peg missed and the runner scored (1862+ Baseball)