Idioms about chair
- to begin or open a meeting.
- to preside at a meeting; act as chairperson.
Origin of chair
usage note for chair
OTHER WORDS FROM chairchairless, adjectiveun·chair, verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chairchair , chairman, chairperson, chairwoman
How to use chair in a sentence
Haaland is also the vice chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources and the chair of the subcommittee on national parks, forests, and public lands, and sits on the subcommittee for Indigenous Peoples of the United States.The case for a Native American secretary of the interior|Rachel Ramirez|November 20, 2020|Vox
His father flew out of his chair and swatted away the straw — and my string of apologies.Eighty years of memories that will stir readers’ own|Connie Schultz|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Rather than say anything, I simply scooted my chair back a few more feet.Miss Manners: Polite alternatives to ‘Pull your mask up, bozo!’|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Jennifer Redmond, the deputy chair of elections for Wayne County, choked up as she addressed the board.For three hours, an obscure county board in Michigan was at the center of U.S. politics|Kayla Ruble, Tom Hamburger, David Fahrenthold|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Pull that out and leave it on a chair, just in case someone wants to wriggle in for a full-body snuggle.Your Guide to Throwing an Outdoor Thanksgiving|AC Shilton|November 17, 2020|Outside Online
He co-chaired Doctors for Obama, and once tweeted that guns are a health issue.How Presidents Handle Pandemics|Eleanor Clift|October 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its board of directors is chaired by billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles G. Koch.The Sleazy War on the Humane Society|Center for Public Integrity|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This isn't the first scandal for Conyers, who chaired the House Judiciary Committee from 2006-2010.After 49 Years In Congress, John Conyers May Not Make The Ballot|Ben Jacobs|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He co-chaired the advocacy group Doctors for Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.Meet Obama’s Controversial Surgeon General Nominee|Soumitra R. Eachempati, MD|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was sponsored by something called the American Fact-Finding Committee, chaired by ring-wing organizer Bernard Weissman.Dallas Lays Elaborate but Dignified Plans to Celebrate Assassination Anniversary|Helen Anders|November 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I would have thee to understand, sirrah, that thou art fitter for the house they have chaired thee unto than for mine.
There was a famous contest for Hampton when I was not more than twelve years old: we went to see the members chaired.The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax|Harriet Parr
I would have thee to understand, sirrah, that thou art fitter for the House they have chaired thee unto than for mine.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
George Lamb was to have been chaired on the day he was elected, but the mob was outrageous and would not suffer it.The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
The day the member was chaired, several men in Coningsby's rooms were talking over their triumph.Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli
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Word Origin for chair
Other Idioms and Phrases with chair
see musical chairs.