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beam with pride

To smile broadly and radiantly due to pride in something or someone. I was simply beaming with pride when my son was awarded his college diploma.
See also: beam, pride

broad across the beam

Of a person (typically female), having a large buttocks and/or thighs. A derogatory term, it refers to ships that have a wide breadth across. All the holiday eating always leaves me a bit broad across the beam!
See also: across, beam, broad

on (one's) beam-ends

In a precarious and/or desperate situation. The phrase was originally used to describe the tilted position of a ship before it capsizes. My sister's on her beam-ends now that she's lost her job—I might have to lend her some money so she doesn't lose her house. Tell me the truth, doc—am I on my beam-ends, or do I still have treatment options available?
See also: on

on the beam-ends

In a precarious and/or desperate situation. The phrase was originally used to describe the tilted position of a ship before it capsizes. My sister's on the beam-ends now that she's lost her job—I might have to lend her some money so she doesn't lose her house. Tell me the truth, doc—am I on the beam-ends, or do I still have treatment options available?
See also: on

Beam me up, Scotty!

Get me out of here!; Take me away from this mess! (From the late 1960s television program StarTrek.) This place is really crazy! Beam me up, Scotty! I've heard enough! Beam me up, Scotty!
See also: beam

beam someone or something up (to some place)

to transport someone or something (up) to something. (Originally in the context of a Star Trek adventure, but also used jocularly.) The captain asked the first mate to beam him up. Please beam up the crew, Roger. Beam me up so I can see your penthouse suite!
See also: beam, up

beam up

Sl. to die. (Alluding to the television program Star Trek.) Pete Dead? I didn't think he was old enough to beam up. I was so exhausted after climbing four flights that I was afraid I would beam up.
See also: beam, up

broad in the beam

 
1. Lit. [of a ship] wide at amidships. This old tub is broad in the beam and sits like a ball in the water, but I love her.
2. Fig. Inf. with wide hips or large buttocks. l am getting a little broad in the beam. It's time to go on a diet. John is just naturally broad in the beam.
See also: beam, broad

on the beam

Fig. exactly right; thinking along the correct lines. That's the right idea. Now you're on the beam! She's not on the beam yet. Explain it to her again.
See also: beam, on

steam someone's beam

Sl. to make someone angry. Being stood up really steams my beam! Come on, don't steam your beam. Remember how hard times are now.
See also: beam, steam

beam somebody/something down

also beam down somebody/something
to send someone or something to earth as waves of energy A few people liked my idea, but most just looked at me as though I'd beamed down from outer space.
See also: beam, down

beam somebody/something up

also beam up somebody/something
to send someone or something into space as waves of energy Mission Control beamed up pictures of the spaceship taken from the space station. The ads show aliens beaming up a cow.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of beam (a line of light) and made popular by the TV show "Star Trek," in which people would ask to be transported by saying beam me up
See also: beam, up

be off beam

  (British & Australian)
to be wrong Overall the article was well-written although one or two points that she made were a little off beam. I'm afraid your calculations are way off beam.
See also: beam, off

be broad in the beam

  (old-fashioned)
to have a large bottom Tess has always been rather broad in the beam, despite all those diets.
See also: beam, broad

broad in the beam

Having broad hips or large buttocks. For example, I've grown too broad in the beam for these slacks. This expression originated in the 17th century and described the wideness of a ship. It began to be used for the human body only in the 1920s.
See also: beam, broad

off the beam

Off course, on the wrong track, as in He's way off the beam with that argument. This colloquial term and its antonym, on the beam, meaning "on the right track," allude to directing aircraft by means of radio beams. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: beam, off

on the beam

see under off the beam.
See also: beam, on

Beam me up, Scotty!

sent. Get me out of here!; Take me away from this mess! (From the television program Star Trek.) This place is really crazy! Beam me up, Scotty!
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beam up

in. to die. (From the television program Star Trek.) Pete Dead? I didn’t think he was old enough to beam up.
See also: beam, up

early beam(s)

n. dawn; early morning. (Streets.) He was away every day, early black to early beam.
See also: beam, early

early beam

verb
See also: beam, early

(I-)beam

(ˈ(ɑɪ)bim)
n. IBM, International Business Machines stock shares. (see also big blue.) How much beam do you own?

beam

verb
See I-beam

on the beam

1. mod. homing in on an aviation radio beam. (No longer a major navigational device.) The plane was on the beam and landed safely in the fog.
2. mod. on the right course or track. (From sense 1) That is exactly right. You are right on the beam.
3. and beaming mod. under the effects of marijuana. (Drugs.) Walter is on the beam again. How can he hold a job?
4. mod. smart; clever. That was well done, Tom. You’re on the beam.
See also: beam, on

beaming

verb
See also: beam

steam someone’s beam

tv. to make someone angry. Come on, don’t steam your beam. Remember how hard times are now.
See also: beam, steam

on the beam

1. Following a radio beam. Used of aircraft.
2. On the right track; operating correctly.
See also: beam, on
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