But then one day there's a nip in the air, and I start thinking of soup.
Both agencies released their 2015 requests today: $45.6 billion for the nip and $13.3 billion for the MIP.
They wanted to nip this threat in infancy before it gained any momentum.
Lebanese security agencies have been quick to try to nip what could well be a new bombing spate in the bud.
To the north, the icy southern peaks of the Brooks Range, the northernmost mountain range on the continent, nip at the sky.
The film of mist that is hanging a few holes out, and the suspicion of a nip in the air, are fine.
Telford was vainly seeking to nip Galletly's gossip in the bud.
He had begun by small degrees, just taking a nip now and then, till he had become—and that very rapidly—a hard drinker.
He tried to nip me in the ribs while I was rubbing him down.
nip wanted to say that he would not, for he felt sorry because of the trick he had played.
"to pinch sharply; to bite suddenly," late 14c., related to Middle Low German nipen "to nip, to pinch," Middle Dutch nipen "to pinch," Dutch nijpen, Old Norse hnippa "to prod," but the exact evolution of the stem is obscure. Related: Nipped; nipping. To nip (something) in the bud in the figurative sense is first recorded c.1600.
"small measure of spirits," 1796, shortening of nipperkin (1670s) "quantity of liquor of a half pint or less," possibly of Dutch or Low German origin and related to nip (v.). Reinforced by nip (n.2) on notion of "fragment or bit pinched off" (c.1600).
"a pinch; a sharp bite," 1540s, from nip (v.). Meaning "a chill in the weather" is from 1610s, probably so called for its effect on vegetation. Nip and tuck "a close thing" is recorded from 1832, perhaps from sailing or tailoring.
A small quantity, a taste, of a drink: Well, give me just a nip, then
[1796+; apparently fr nipperkin, ''small measure of drink,'' found by 1694]