Idioms about tee
Origin of tee1
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH teetea, tee
Other definitions for tee (2 of 3)
- Also called teeing ground. the starting place, usually a hard mound of earth, at the beginning of play for each hole.
- a small wooden, plastic, metal, or rubber peg from which the ball is driven, as in teeing off.
- Golf. to strike the ball from a tee.
- Slang. to reprimand severely; scold: He teed off on his son for wrecking the car.
- Informal. to begin: They teed off the program with a medley of songs.
- Baseball, Softball. to make many runs and hits, especially extra-base hits: teeing off for six runs on eight hits, including three doubles and a home run.
- Baseball, Softball. to hit (a pitched ball) hard and far: He teed off on a fastball and drove it into the bleachers.
- Boxing. to strike with a powerful blow, especially to the head: He teed off on his opponent with an overhand right.
- Slang. to make angry, irritated, or disgusted: She was teed off because her dinner guests were late.
Origin of tee2
Other definitions for tee (3 of 3)
How to use tee in a sentence
Both defending champion Tiger Woods and pre-tournament favorite Bryson DeChambeau teed off shortly after play resumed.
When the gates open in the morning, they race in with their folding chairs, high-tailing it to their traditional spots — by the 12th tee or ringing the 18th green — that they can stake out for the day.Masters golfers won’t see the blooms, but they will really miss hearing the roars|Barry Svrluga|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Shorter hitters are not going to get much in the way of roll on their tee shots, giving the bombers an edge.Masters forecast looking wet early, which could pose problems later in the weekend|Matt Bonesteel|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Usually, players hit a normal tee shot and then walk up to front of the pond, take another ball out and see it they can hit that one low but leave it high and dry.Jon Rahm’s pond-skipping hole-in-one at Augusta has been done before but was still incredible|Des Bieler|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
Bigger hitters still will have an edge off the tee, but precision on approach will be even more crucial considering the possibly longer and trickier second shots.The Masters in 2020 will be unlike any other. Here’s what you need to know.|Matt Bonesteel|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
They also frequented online chat rooms where fellow Islamic zealots teed off with venomous rants about their hate for infidels.
Anxious labor activists know well that the Court has teed up a future challenge to all mandatory dues.The Conservative Case for Unions After the Harris v. Quinn Decision|James Poulos|July 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rizzo even writes that he tried to stop the destruction of the tapes when he was told the decision was being teed up in 2005.Ex-CIA Top Lawyer: Release the ‘Black Site’ Report|Eli Lake|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With immigration reform teed up in the House, “2014 needs to be a year of action,” he said.Obama Counters an Agitated Press Corps With Optimism|Eleanor Clift|December 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Obama himself teed off on Romney in a Wednesday interview with Diane Sawyer.‘Proudly Pro-Life’ Romney’s Wriggle on Abortion Seen as ‘Pragmatic’|Michelle Cottle|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He had already teed his ball for the second hole, which was poised on a rolling hill one hundred and thirty-five yards away.Murder in Any Degree|Owen Johnson
Grasping the proffered club he severely threatened with it the new ball which Rapp, Senior, had obligingly teed up for him.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
Crouching just behind the line on which the new football lay teed, Buck Claxton nodded his head.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
He teed his ball, swung his club a couple of times, and shook his head.Fore!|Charles Emmett Van Loan
Then I teed up and drove with a good follow-through action that carried me round several circles before I could stop.