fling englannista suomeksi
An act of throwing, often violently.
An act of moving the limbs or body with violent movements, especially in a dance.
An act or period of unrestrained indulgence.
1838, (w), ''Men of Character''
- When I was as young as you, I had my fling. I led a life of pleasure.
(quote-book)|title=(w)|publisher=James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co.|location=London|volume=1|page=23|passage="I am inclined to go and have a fling with them. Why not all of us — just for a minute or two — it will not detain us long?"
An attempt, a try (as in ''"give it a fling"'').
(RQ:Swift Epistle to a Lad)
- I, who love to have a fling, / Both at senate house and king.
A trifling matter; an object of contempt.
ante 1800, old proverb
- England were but a fling / Save for the crooked stick and the grey goose wing.
*1748, (w), ''Clarissa'', Letter 113:
- I see, sir, said I, I see what a man I am with. … And away I flung, leaving him seemingly vexed, and in confusion.
(RQ:Browning Aurora Leig)
- I flung closer to his breast, / As sword that, after battle, flings to sheath.
(RQ:Dryden Juvenal Satires)
- I know thy generous temper well. / Fling but the appearance of dishonour on it, / It straight takes fire.
1836, Helen Crocket, ''The Ettrick Shepherd's Last Tale''
- The horse flung most potently, making his heels fly aloft in the air.
To utter abusive language; to sneer.