The driver, Amadou Diallo, was a courtly African immigrant who made it a point to wear a tie as he worked.
Not anymore: A Rasmussen poll out last week now shows Pryor ahead by a whisker, and the race is now essentially a tie.
In the deceptively mild words of John Whittingdale, chairman of the committee, the MPs now want to “tie up a few loose ends.”
By 1990, they had five movies to their credit—including the hits Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) and tie Me Up!
But Perry rushed to her right flank, trying to tie her to Washington in an anti-incumbent year.
Except for this tie of ineffectuality, they had nothing special in common.
But it did not take long to tie them up, and then Clif felt safe.
tie to the foundation thread of the first oval of the first circle.
Therefore it was not so strong as the tie of sister to brother by the same mother.
At night before going to bed take one of your garters and tie it in a knot and hang it on the bed-post above your head.
"that with which anything is tied," Old English teag, from Proto-Germanic *taugo (cf. Old Norse taug "tie," tygill "string"), from PIE *deuk- "to pull, to lead" (cf. Old English teon "to draw, pull, drag;" see duke (n.)).
Figurative sense is recorded from 1550s. Meaning "equality between competitors" is first found 1670s, from notion of a connecting link (tie-breaker is recorded from 1961). Sense of "necktie, cravat" first recorded 1761. The railway sense of "transverse sleeper" is from 1857, American English.
Old English tigan, tiegan, from the source of tie (n.). Related: Tied; tying. Tie-dye first attested 1904. Tie one on "get drunk" is recorded from 1951. In the noun sense of "connection," tie-in dates from 1934.