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  • as incompulsion
  • as inmania
  • as inobsession

synonyms for tiger by the tail

  • coercion
  • obsession
  • preoccupation
  • urgency
  • constraint
  • demand
  • drive
  • driving
  • duress
  • duty
  • engrossment
  • exigency
  • force
  • hang-up
  • monkey on one's back
  • necessity
  • need
  • prepossession
  • pressure
  • urge
  • have on the brain
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antonyms for tiger by the tail

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  • free will
  • freedom
  • independence
  • liberty
  • license
  • calmness
  • dislike
  • hate
  • indifference
  • balance
  • conformity
  • hatred
  • soundness
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How to use tiger by the tail in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The dog stood with hanging head and tail, as if ashamed he had let so many of his enemies get away unharmed.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The Arab pricked his ears, swished his long and arched tail viciously, and showed the whites of his eyes.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
It was no worm that Mrs. Robin had found, but Grandfather Mole's hairless tail sticking out of the ground.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
The moment the bait was touched, down would come the heavy timber—smash—on the tiger's head.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
Tiger-hunting, by the way, was considered great sport by Yung Pak's father.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO TIGER BY THE TAIL

  • coercion
  • constraint
  • demand
  • drive
  • driving
  • duress
  • duty
  • engrossment
  • exigency
  • force
  • hang-up
  • have on the brain
  • monkey on one's back
  • necessity
  • need
  • obsession
  • preoccupation
  • prepossession
  • pressure
  • tiger by the tail
  • urge
  • urgency
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