Idioms about leaf
Origin of leaf
OTHER WORDS FROM leafleafless, adjectiveleaflike, adjectiveun·leaf, verb (used with object)un·leaf·like, adjective
Other definitions for leaf (2 of 2)
How to use leaf in a sentence
Just as a leaf flutters to the ground, this is an inherently unstable configuration and the aerodynamics are impossible to predict.SpaceX Starship Prototype Exploded, but It’s Still a Giant Leap Towards Mars|Hugh Hunt|December 17, 2020|Singularity Hub
Like, we’re not changing anything, we’re just putting a fig leaf on the art.“I started crying”: Inside Timnit Gebru’s last days at Google—and what happens next|Karen Hao|December 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
When bafflers crawl through a hole in a leaf, align their wings with the leaf and start to sing, they’re essentially expanding this resonance structure, using the leaf “a bit like a loudspeaker or a megaphone,” Deb says.Small, quiet crickets turn leaves into megaphones to blare their mating call|Jonathan Lambert|December 16, 2020|Science News
I heard from a relatively small group of 142 Losers who combed the fall season for jokes on Thanksgiving, Halloween, pumpkin spice, leaf blowers, Oktoberfest, and the Four Seasons Total Landscaping Press Conference.
At some point, you’ve had enough—whether you’re a leaf getting energy from the sun or a human eating from a plate.Climate change is affecting fall foliage, but not in the way you think|Ula Chrobak|November 30, 2020|Popular-Science
Holding them in my hands, leafing through the pages, is a comfort to me.
As an adult she was a “newsagent reader,” leafing through copies at newsstands before buying the more refined Sunday Telegraph.
“I hope to sell other works” she said, and returned to leafing through her books of transparencies.
Before I left they were leafing through books to see if anything fell out but that is all I saw.Warren Commission (3 of 26): Hearings Vol. III (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
After leafing through them once, it had been a while before Barney could bring himself to study the notes in more detail.Gone Fishing|James H. Schmitz
Leafing, blossoming, and ripening early (blossoming soon after Riparia).The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Running rose-bushes, just leafing out into their fall greenery, overgrew the pillars beside her.The Readjustment|Will Irwin
You could have knocked me over with a turkey feather, when I saw the kind of book he was leafing through.Shenanigans at Sugar Creek|Paul Hutchens
British Dictionary definitions for leaf
Derived forms of leafleafless, adjectiveleaflessness, nounleaflike, adjective
Word Origin for leaf
Scientific definitions for leaf
Other Idioms and Phrases with leaf
In addition to the idiom beginning with leaf
- leaf through
- quake in one's boots (like a leaf)
- take a leaf out of someone's book
- turn over a new leaf