Origin of clinging vine
Words nearby clinging vine
How to use clinging vine in a sentence
I never actually tried to swing from tree vine to tree vine, but I did consider it.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?|Ted Gioia|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We first met Hajji Zalwar Khan over tea and lunch in the Pech Valley in a house clinging to a cliff high above the valley floor.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that is of most interest either to hardcore Democrats or to non-voters clinging to the bottom of the economy.
They said that the rest eventually sank beneath the surface—some after bobbing in the water clinging to debris for several hours.Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Akbar and McCain raced out of the courtroom, recording a celebratory Vine in the elevator.
The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
This has a warm though a thin soil, which must be highly favorable to the Vine to induce so exclusive a devotion to it.
The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.
The Vine appears at intervals, but is not general through this region: Indian Corn is also rare, and appears in small patches.
The vintage hath mourned, the vine hath languished away, all the merry have sighed.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
British Dictionary definitions for clinging vine
Other Idioms and Phrases with clinging vine
An overly dependent person, as in A clinging vine since her marriage, she's never made a decision on her own. Nearly always applied to a woman (or wife), this metaphor for a climbing plant today criticizes dependency rather than, as in former times, praising the vine's fruitfulness.