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  • nip in the bud — To destroy or put a stop to (something) at its very beginning • • • Main Entry: ↑bud nip in the bud see under ↑bud1 • • • Main Entry: ↑nip * * * nip (something) in the bud see ↑nip …   Useful english dictionary

  • nip in the bud — ► nip in the bud suppress or destroy at an early stage. Main Entry: ↑nip …   English terms dictionary

  • nip in the bud — nip (something) in the bud to prevent a small problem from getting worse by stopping it soon after it starts. The strike was nipped in the bud by some clever negotiation …   New idioms dictionary

  • nip in the bud —    If you nip a problem or an unacceptable situation in the bud, you stop it at an early stage, before it develops or becomes worse.     He wanted to be a clown, but his parents soon nipped that idea in the bud …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • nip in the bud — verb /ˈnɪp.ɪn.ðəˈbʌd/ a) To remove a bud from a plant to prevent flower and fruit from forming. If you see a bad habit begin to develop, try to nip it in the bud so that it does not become ingrained, issues are easier to sort out the earlier they …   Wiktionary

  • nip in the bud — prevent at the start They found out about the computer problem but were able to nip the problem in the bud …   Idioms and examples

  • nip in the bud — {v. phr.} To check at the outset; prevent at the start; block or destroy in the beginning. * /The police nipped the plot in the bud./ * /The teacher nipped the disorder in the bud./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nip in the bud — {v. phr.} To check at the outset; prevent at the start; block or destroy in the beginning. * /The police nipped the plot in the bud./ * /The teacher nipped the disorder in the bud./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nip\ in\ the\ bud — v. phr. To check at the outset; prevent at the start; block or destroy in the beginning. The police nipped the plot in the bud. The teacher nipped the disorder in the bud …   Словарь американских идиом

  • nip in the bud — idi to stop (something) before it can develop or mature (in the earliest stages): an ambitious project nipped in the bud …   From formal English to slang

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