The United States has tools to impose costs on the North Koreans.
The policies seem bipolar, because the only philosophy is survival, using three tools: fear, manipulation and money.
Over the course of a long and enjoyable morning and afternoon, he showed me the tools of his trade.
The IRS has a term for tools that help you attract and retain workers: they call them "compensation."
People are focusing on tools of social media being abused, or saying, 'Let's look at lack of civility.'
If I had some tools and a little to do with I could get the presses ready in a day.
God can use us as tools, but to be a tool of, is not to be a fellow-worker with.
Paddock, in the bulletin previously mentioned, pictures two of these tools and these are reproduced in Fig. 52.
Every boy should learn the use of tools, the gardener's or the carpenter's, or both.
When he is not having uses of the tools in the tool-box, then the tool-box has its lid down and it is a seat to sit on.
Old English tol "instrument, implement," from Proto-Germanic *tolan (cf. Old Norse tol), from a verb stem represented by Old English tawian "prepare." The ending is the instrumental suffix -l (e.g. shovel). Figurative sense of "person used by another for his own ends" is recorded from 1660s. Slang meaning "penis" first recorded 1550s.
"to drive a vehicle," 1812, probably from tool (n.). The meaning "to work or shape with a tool" is recorded from 1815; that of "equip (a factory) with machine tools" is from 1927. Related: Tooled; tooling.
[underworld sense perhaps fr the practice of using a small boy as a sort of tool in pickpocketing, or perhaps fr Romany tool, ''handle, take''; second verb sense fr earlier tool, ''a whip'']
Very delicate or explosive; very controversial: The March was rejected by PBS as ''not suitable to their programming'' (nobody actually said it was too hot to handle)
[1940s+; found in baseball by 1932, designating a very hard-hit ball]