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flourish like a green bay tree

To thrive; to grow very successfully. The green bay tree is known to grow several new branches every year. Wow, you have just been flourishing like a green bay tree ever since you changed majors.
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at bay

At a safe distance; held back by some action. That preventative course of antibiotics really kept the illness at bay—I was hardly sick at all! We have a security system to keep burglars at bay.
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bay at

To howl at. A: "What's that noise?" B: "Just some coyotes baying at the moon."
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bay for blood

To seek punishment for a person or group. My co-workers have been baying for blood ever since they found out that I lied about my credentials on my resume.
See also: bay, blood

*at bay

Fig. at a distance. (*Typically: be ~; keep someone or something ~; remain ~.) I have to keep the bill collectors at bay until I get my paycheck. The mosquitoes will not remain at bay for very long.
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bay at something

to howl at something. (Usually said of a dog, wolf, or coyote.) The dogs were baying at the moon. We heard a coyote in the distance, baying at the moon.
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hold someone or something at bay

Fig. to make someone, a group, or an animal stay at a safe distance. (Originally referred only to animals.) I held the attacker at bay while Mary got away and called the police. The dogs held the bear at bay while I got my gun loaded.
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keep somebody at bay

also hold somebody at bay
to prevent someone from moving closer He held the police at bay with a gun for several hours.
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keep something at bay

also hold something at bay
to control something and prevent it from causing you problems She fought to keep her unhappiness at bay. In the garden, there's no security system to keep the rabbits at bay. Experts hope the economy will slow enough to keep inflation at bay.
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be baying for blood

if a group of people are baying for blood, they want someone to be hurt or punished Families of the victims were baying for blood during the trial.
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keep something/somebody at bay

to prevent something or someone unpleasant from coming too near you or harming you If we can keep the rabbits at bay, we should have a good crop of vegetables in the garden. For me, overeating is a way of keeping my feelings at bay.
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at bay

Cornered, in distress, as in Angry bystanders chased the thief into an alley and held him at bay until the police arrived . This idiom originally came from hunting, where it describes an animal that has been driven back and now faces pursuing hounds. Its use for other situations dates from the late 1500s.
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bay window

n. a belly; an abdomen. You are going to have to do something about that bay window.
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at bay

To keep someone or something at a safe distance. The phrase derives from stag hunting, from a French word that also is the source of the English word for the baying howl that hounds make during a chance. A tired and cornered stag that turns to face the pursuing hounds is, for the moment, at a safe distance from its attackers.
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This is an input to the Naive Bayes Classifier (testing data).
After leaving Ziegfeld management in 1910 Bayes and Norworth wrote their own songs and produced their own shows, performing on the Keith's more legitimate vaudeville circuit until 1913 when they ended their partnership in divorce upon which Bayes married fellow actor Harry Clarke.
The empirical Bayes model and methodology is now briefly described.
To address the rule conflicts, a new classification approach called Associative Classification with Bayes (AC-Bayes) is developed.
An informative Bayes prior distribution for these unknown genetic parameters underlying the stock-mixture sample can be derived from the baseline samples and would provide for such shrinkage.
From refurbishing and distributing 20 computers a day, PCs for Kids has in the past month been reduced to sending out ''one or two,'' with around 300 computers for East Timor and Vietnam currently stockpiled, PCs for Kids founder Colin Bayes told Kyodo News.
Bayes Impact's data science projects are focused on building implementable solutions to a wide range of societal problems including healthcare, disaster recovery, and criminal justice.
In the current study, for classification and evaluating the performance of classifiers Radial Basis and Naive Bayes were employed Performance of the classifier is measured in terms of sensitivity (SEN), specificity (SPEC), accuracy (ACC) and Matthew's correlation coefficients (MCC) given by equations (4-7),
In a book called The Signal and the Noise, Silver wrote that Bayes made "a statement - expressed both mathematically and philosophically - about how we learn about the universe: that we learn about it through approximation, getting closer and closer to the truth as we gather more evidence.
Moroski on receiving the association's Lucille Bayes Clerk of the Year Award.
The objective of the analysis that follows is to show how the statistical Bayes formula (theorem) to update beliefs (5-10) can be used to interpret the TD (PoF) information and to determine if the device (system) of interest is still sound (healthy) or has become faulty, and to use this information to identify a faulty device, if any.
Bayes (political science, California State University-Northridge) assembles international contributors to explore perspectives on gender and politics around the world.
Greg Munn will be based in New York, Howard Meizer in London while Jonathan Bayes will take charge the Cash Equities division in Asia.
While widely accepted for a while, the Bayes approach was held in disrepute for much of the 20th century, thanks to the superior PR apparatus of a competing statistics philosophy known as frequentism.