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be still my beating heart

An exclamation that something is too exciting or overwhelming for one to bear; literally, that it is causing one's heart to beat too fast. In modern usage, it is almost always used sarcastically to imply that something is actually mundane, uninteresting, or unappealing. Usually shortened to "be still my heart." You want me to go shopping with you? Oh, be still, my beating heart! No, thank you. He said the majority of the work I'd be doing for him would entail—be still, my beating heart—copying text from one source to another.
See also: beating, heart, still

beat Banaghan

1. obsolete To be beyond the bounds of imagination or belief, as of a surprising, shocking, or amazing occurrence. Primarily heard in Ireland. The dog figured out how to open the latch on the fence, and the cows took off after him! This beats Banaghan, to be sure.
2. obsolete To tell amazing, imaginative stories. Primarily heard in Ireland. That auld fellow looks to be a sailor type; sure, he's been beating Banaghan to us all evening long.
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beat Banagher

1. obsolete To be beyond the bounds of imagination or belief, as of a surprising, shocking, or amazing occurrence. Primarily heard in Ireland. The dog figured out how to open the latch on the fence, and the cows took off after him! This beats Banagher, to be sure.
2. obsolete To tells amazing, imaginative stories. Primarily heard in Ireland. That auld fellow looks to be a sailor type; sure, he's been beating Banagher to us all evening long.
See also: beat

take a beating

to be beaten, bested, or defeated. The candidate took a beating in the primaries. The team took quite a beating.
See also: beating, take

take a beating

1. to be severely defeated in a game or competition The Knights really took a beating in last night's game.
2. to lose a lot of money The company took a beating last year, losing about $50 million.
3. to be severely criticized The president took a beating from environmental groups yesterday.
4. to be damaged by something The southeast took another beating from the weather yesterday.
Related vocabulary: take a licking
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of take a beating (to be hit and badly hurt)
See also: beating, take

take a beating

to be defeated or to lose a lot of money The Knicks really took a beating in last night's game. The company took a beating last year, losing $50 million in profits.
See also: beating, take

take a beating

tv. to be beaten, bested, or defeated. The candidate took a beating in the runoffs.
See also: beating, take
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The ACROBAT Off-Pump System is designed to simplify the beating heart procedure by providing cardiac surgeons with optimal target vessel exposure and stabilization.
Surgery on the beating heart represents a major medical advancement because it eliminates the need for an external perfusion circuit - the "pump" or heart-lung machine - which pumps oxygenated blood through the body when the heart must be stopped for repairs.
More than 750,000 bypass surgeries are performed annually; beating heart surgery accounts for 25 percent of these, and the number of beating heart cases continues to rise each year.
Perspective: Taft has won the past two years - or ever since Smith has been on the team - beating San Fernando 41-7 last season.
Rounding out its full suite of products designed to facilitate the practice of beating heart bypass surgery, Medtronic, Inc.
It wasn't a major loss, like the beating Trinidad took from Hopkins or Mosley took from Vernon.
Buis goes on to state, "Chase Medical is deeply involved in, and committed to further innovative and unique product development projects which address the remaining challenges of beating heart surgery, including hemodynamic stability during cardiac manipulation, and optimal coronary perfusion during the surgical procedure.
Continue beating until mixture holds its shape when you lift a spoonful.
USS is an ideal partner because they are a world-class medical device company with a large, established global distribution network that has been selling beating heart devices successfully to cardiac surgeons for several years," said Casey M.
In such "beating heart" surgeries, Research Medical's new disposable devices will address the clinical challenges associated with this technique, including reducing the bleeding of coronary arteries after the bypass incision, dispersing blood from the grafting site to improve visualization during surgery, elevating and stabilizing the heart to facilitate fine suturing in a beating environment and, finally, shunting heart muscle-sustaining blood to portions of the heart beyond the blood vessel grafting site.
Add milk mixture to flour and yeast; add eggs and egg yolks, beating well after each addition.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add 1/4 of flour mixture at a time, beating on low speed or stirring with a rubber spatula just until incorporated and scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
In Birmingham: Hours before the game, Missouri coach Quin Snyder dials his old boss, Coach K, and gets the blueprint for beating North Carolina.
Paz detailed the alleged beating of Aguirre without having first reviewed Perez's confidential testimony, obtained by the Daily News last week.