ding an sich
noun, plural ding·e an sich [ding-uh ahn -zikh]. /ˈdɪŋ ə ɑn ˈzɪx/. German.
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My younger, straighter-than-an-arrow son was stopped and arrested in two separate jurisdictions a few years ago.
I called it “ding-dong diplomacy”; Governor Richardson wisely pointed out that “basketball diplomacy” is better than none.
A half-an-hour earlier they had been caught in the middle of a mortar barrage in a skirmish with separatists.
The full translation follows: In the region of Torez, a AN-26 was just shot down, crashing behind the “progress” mine.Latest News on Malaysian Airliner Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine|The Daily Beast|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was going to be a point person on health-care reform, and they needed to ding her.Will Kathleen Sebelius Win in the End? Legacy Tied to Obamacare’s Outcome|Michael Tomasky|April 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They had searched Mortlake House for Alice, and that vain quest had not wasted more than half-an-hour.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
On the first day's journey toward Chang-an-sa the party made good progress.
Passing through the gate, our friends found themselves at once in the midst of the Chang-an-sa monastery buildings.
It was the merest baby—half-an-ounce, perhaps—and it fell from the hook into the herbage some yards from the stream.Uncanny Tales|Various
I did so, and I had to report unfavourably, for “facts are chiels that winna ding.”