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schemes gang agley

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  • gang agley — (of a plan) go wrong Origin: 1786: from Robert Burns s ‘The best laid schemes o Mice an Men, Gang aft agley’ (Poems and Songs) …   Useful english dictionary

  • agley — adverb Etymology: Scots, from 1a + gley to squint Date: 1785 chiefly Scottish awry, wrong < the best laid schemes o mice an men gang aft agley Robert Burns > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • the best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley — Often used allusively in shortened form (see quot. 1911). Gang aft agley means ‘often go awry’. 1786 BURNS Poems 140 The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley. 1911 D. H. LAWRENCE Letter 21 Sept. (1979) I. 305 I am sorry the… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Of Mice and Men — For other uses, see Of Mice and Men (disambiguation). Of Mice and Men …   Wikipedia

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  • To a Mouse — To A Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest, With The Plough [ [ Robert Burns Country: To A Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest, With The Plough] ] is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1785, and was… …   Wikipedia

  • Paul Trendelenburg — (* 24. März 1884 in Bonn; † 4. November 1931 in Berlin) war ein deutscher Arzt, Pharmakologe und Toxikologe. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Forschung und Lehre 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • О мышах и людях — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. О мышах и людях (значения). О мышах и людях …   Википедия

  • О мышах и людях (новелла) — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. О мышах и людях. О мышах и людях Жанр: Роман Автор: Джон Стейнбек Язык оригинала: английский Публик …   Википедия

  • failure — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Nonperformance Nouns 1. failure, unsuccessfulness, nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, abortion, miscarriage, malfunction, outage; bankruptcy (see nonpayment); labor in vain; no go; inefficacy;… …   English dictionary for students

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