My disdain for these shows really grew by leaps and bounds as minorities began to appear more and more in them.
Over the past months since these two high-profile cases, the Palestinian hunger strike has grown by leaps and bounds.
One wonders how quickly after she leaps back into the arena she'll become a "divisive" figure again.
An op-ed today by regular Press TV contributor Gordon Duff leaps to Paul's defense.
Every time he leaps out of an airplane to celebrate some birthday, I die a little.
I grew enormously rich, my millions increasing by leaps and bounds.
You are the reflection of Heaven in a pond, and he that leaps at you is sunk.
I'm only marvelling at the leaps and bounds with which your education has gone forward.
Whenever he leaps he alights on those sure feet of his, not on his head.
As a presiding judge said, "His leaps are like a kangaroo's, and his speech gave me the headache."
c.1200, from Old English hleapan "to jump, run, leap" (class VII strong verb; past tense hleop, past participle hleapen), from Proto-Germanic *khlaupan (cf. Old Saxon hlopan, Old Norse hlaupa, Old Frisian hlapa, Dutch lopen, Old High German hlouffan, German laufen "to run," Gothic us-hlaupan "to jump up"), of uncertain origin, with no known cognates beyond Germanic. Leap-frog, the children's game, is attested by that name from 1590s; figurative use by 1704.
First loke and aftirward lepe [proverb recorded from mid-15c.]Related: Leaped; leaping.
c.1200, from Old English hliep, hlyp (West Saxon), *hlep (Mercian, Northumbrian) "a leap, bound, spring, sudden movement; thing to leap from;" common Germanic (cf. Old Frisian hlep, Dutch loop, Old High German hlouf, German lauf); from the root of leap (v.). Leaps has been paired with bounds since at least 1720.