have your tail up

Have your tail up
If someone has their tail up, they are optimistic and expect to be successful.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • have your tail up —    If someone has their tail up, they are optimistic and expect to be successful.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • with your tail between your legs — informal phrase ashamed or upset because you have been defeated We’re going to send them home with their tails between their legs. Thesaurus: feeling ashamed or embarrassedsynonym feeling sad or unhappysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • with (your) tail between (your) legs — if you leave somewhere with your tail between your legs, you leave feeling ashamed and embarrassed because you have failed or made a mistake. The losing team walked off with their tails between their legs …   New idioms dictionary

  • with your tail between your legs — informal ashamed or upset because you have been defeated We re going to send them home with their tails between their legs …   English dictionary

  • tail — [[t]te͟ɪl[/t]] ♦♦♦ tails, tailing, tailed 1) N COUNT The tail of an animal, bird, or fish is the part extending beyond the end of its body. The cattle were swinging their tails to disperse the flies. ...a black dog with a long tail. Derived words …   English dictionary

  • tail — tail1 W3S2 [teıl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(animal)¦ 2¦(aircraft)¦ 3¦(shirt)¦ 4¦(back part)¦ 5 tails 6 the tail end of something 7 be on somebody s tail 8¦(follow)¦ 9 turn tail …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tail — tail1 [ teıl ] noun ** ▸ 1 back part ▸ 2 someone following someone ▸ 3 side of coin ▸ 4 bottom of shirt ▸ 5 man s formal jacket ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count a part at the back of an animal s body that can move: The animal sprays liquid from a gland… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tail — 1 /teIl/ noun 1 ANIMAL (C) the movable part at the back of an animal s body: The dog wagged its tail. | a fish s tail 2 AIRCRAFT (C) the back part of an aircraft 3 SHIRT (C) the bottom part of your shirt at the back, that you put inside your… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • tail — I UK [teɪl] / US noun Word forms tail : singular tail plural tails ** 1) [countable] a part at the back of an animal s body that can move The animal sprays liquid from a gland under its tail. the bright tail feathers of a peacock 2) a)… …   English dictionary

  • Tail recursion — In computer science, tail recursion (or tail end recursion) is a special case of recursion in which the last operation of the function is a recursive call. Such recursions can be easily transformed to iterations. Replacing recursion with… …   Wikipedia


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