Pakistan is only one of the simmering foreign-policy disasters that await President Obama.
And suddenly France is simmering again with DSK spring fever.
Much of the eurozone is stuck in a simmering crisis that never seems to really resolve itself.
simmering just below the surface is a country perhaps increasingly ripe for revolution.
Lower the heat to a point where the liquid is simmering gently.
May be removed by simmering the bark of the root of bitter-sweet in lard, till it becomes very yellow.
Soon the whole forecastle was simmering with talk about revenge.
The junction of De Aar at this time was simmering with activity.
Can you ever believe that, I have called you a 'simmering pot of Emerald broth'?
Made by simmering bones and carcass of turkey in sufficient water to cover.
1650s, alteration of simperen "to simmer" (late 15c.), possibly imitative; not thought to be connected to simper (v.). OED says the change is "probably due to a feeling of phonetic appropriateness." Figurative sense, of feelings, "to be agitated" is from 1764. Opposite sense, in simmer down, first recorded 1871, probably from the notion of moving from a full boil to a mere simmer.
I must and will keep shady and quiet till Bret Harte simmers down a little. [Mark Twain, letter, 1871]Related: Simmered; simmering. The noun meaning "a condition of simmering" is from 1809.