Is force to be reckoned with an idiom?

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Is force to be reckoned with an idiom?

A person or thing considered to be strong, powerful, or difficult to defeat. They say the young boxer is a force to be reckoned with, so I’m betting he’ll win the match tonight.

How do you become a force to be reckoned with?

When led by your internal compass you become a force to be reckoned with. The more we suppress expressing who we truly are, the less we experience it and so do those around us. Waiting for the right person, circumstances, or situation to voice what is ours means we take our own power away.

What does it’s the reckoning mean?

If someone talks about the day of reckoning, they mean a day or time in the future when people will be forced to deal with an unpleasant situation which they have avoided until now. To some union members, the new deal simply delayed the day of reckoning. ‘day of reckoning’

What is a force not to be reckoned with?

I understand the phrase “to be reckoned with” means something that must be considered or dealt with, but does “not to be reckoned with” suggest something which is too significant/big to deal with (a force one cannot hope to influence), or something which is too insignificant to deal with (a force of no consequence).

What does reckoned mean in the Bible?

1 : to settle accounts. 2 : to make a calculation. 3a : judge. b chiefly dialectal : suppose, think. 4 : to accept something as certain : place reliance I reckon on your promise to help.

Why is it called dead reckoning?

The expression dead reckoning probably originated from use of the Dutchman’s log, a buoyant object thrown overboard to determine the speed of the vessel relative to the object, which was assumed to be dead in the water. The phrase dead reckoning dates from Elizabethan times (1605-1615).

What does you’re no daisy mean?

‘ and ‘you’re not daisy, you’re no daisy at all’ is saying that Ringo didn’t just fall to the ground when he shot him. He tried to fight. That means he’s not weak. Huckleberry is slang for hucklebearer which is a Southern paulbearer thing.

Are not to be reckoned with?

If someone or something is “not to be reckoned with”, there is a sense that you won’t win against them.

What does Clart mean?

: to daub or smear especially with mud or dirt.

Is reckon a slang word?

When used to talk about prediction, it’s a little more common, as in “Who do you reckon is going to win the Super Bowl?” Still, it sounds a little old-fashioned. Many people use the word just for fun. Saying “I reckon” sounds more humorous than “Yes.”

What does the name reckon mean?

1. to count, compute, or calculate, as in number or amount. 2. to esteem or consider; regard as; deem: to be reckoned an authority. 3. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. to think or suppose.

What does reckon with mean?

reckon with. v. To take someone or something into account; deal with someone or something: The new governor will have to reckon with a large budget deficit.

What does reckon up mean?

Definition of reckon up. : to calculate the total number or amount of (something) He reckoned up the bill.

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