Pulling oil from the tar sands is costly, even more so when you tack transportation costs on top.
Yet the tack Peter is suggesting here precisely targets and embitters the people.
She will tack toward narrow and safe decisions, forgoing grand, sweeping arguments when simple ones will suffice.
It felt as though the filmmakers had moved away from realistic-if-enhanced script to tack on an unbelievable Hollywood ending.
Matthew Yglesias on why that tack just might work in Afghanistan.
Have your sulks out, lads; you'll come round like the Priscilla on a tack, and discover you've made way by it.'
We were able to lay past the enemy on this tack, and fairly got to windward of them.
If she can be brought head to the wind, and the sails be taken aback, she may cast on the other tack.
For two days and one night we had it, tack and tack, with her.
The tack has a single part, which, after it has been passed through the lowest loop, is made fast to the tack-downhaul.
"clasp, hook, fastener," also "a nail of some kind," late 13c., from Old North French taque "nail, pin, peg," probably from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch tacke "twig, spike," Low German takk "tine, pointed thing," German Zacken "sharp point, tooth, prong"); perhaps related to tail. Meaning "small, sharp nail with a flat head" is attested from mid-15c. The meaning "rope to hold the corner of a sail in place" is first recorded late 14c.
"horse's harness, etc.," 1924, shortening of tackle (n.) in sense of "equipment." Tack in a non-equestrian sense as a shortening of tackle is recorded in dialect from 1777.
"food," 1833, perhaps a shortening and special use of tackle (n.) in the sense of "gear."
late 14c., "to attach with a nail, etc.," from tack (n.1). Meaning "to attach as a supplement" (with suggestion of hasty or arbitrary proceeding) is from 1680s. Related: Tacked; tacking.
"sail into the wind," 1550s, from tack (n.1) in the sailing sense. Figurative sense of "course or line of conduct or action" is from 1670s. Related: Tacked; tacking.