grasp (clutch) at straws
To make a final, desperate effort: “The candidate made a few last attempts to discredit his opponent, but it was clear he was just grasping at straws.”
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And the more she is forced to recount, the more her grasp of reality slips, or heightens, depending on your point of view.
I spoke first with Scott Ellman, a student at Wesleyan University and now the Huffington Post editor-at-large for his campus.
Who knew that a competition where you clutch the hand of another man and lock eyes across a table could be this damn gay.High-End Pervs Film Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Sucking Face|Amy Zimmerman|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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Never grasp a Fern plant from above and try to pull it away, as this will be almost sure to result in damage.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
We suffer, nearly all of us, from a lack of quantitative grasp and from an imperfect grasp of form.
This widening grasp of languages is or was within the capacity of nearly everyone born into the world—given the facilities.
Frulein Fichtner is more in the bravura than in the sentimental line, and she has a certain breadth, grasp, and freshness.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay