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hawks and doves

Respectively, those who favor or support aggressive military action, especially regarding foreign policy, versus those who are inclined to more peaceful, diplomatic solutions. After the terrorist attacks, the hawks in Congress demanded a unilateral attack on the foreign nation, while the doves among them maintained that diplomatic sanctions would be effective for the time being.
See also: and, dove, hawk

crash dive

1. noun A sudden descent, typically in an emergency situation. The phrase is usually applied to submarines and airplanes. Engine two is out, prepare for a crash dive!
2. verb To make such a descent. My brain could barely comprehend that the our lives were in danger before the plane started to crash dive.
See also: crash, dive


n. someone who supports a peace-seeking U.S. defense policy. (Compare this with hawk.) The doves want to sell the tanks and distribute the money to the poor.
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The weak NFP release last week combined with the dovish tone from the FOMC meeting minutes has provided a foundation for Gold to extend further.
The European Central Bank and Bank of England have felt it necessary to offer dovish interest-rate guidance.
Nabiullina's background in the growth-focused MinEco argues for a slightly more dovish monetary bias under her stewardship of the CBR.
BoE's Quarterly Inflation Report (QIR) was not as dovish as the market was expecting and indeed the report outlined a higher near-term inflation profile with upside risk from energy prices," RBC Capital Markets said in a note.
AaFurther solid earnings reports from companies including French bank Credit Agricole SA, encouraging economic data and dovish comments from central bank officials -- including Bank of England governor Mervyn King -- helped fuel another bout of buying in stock markets around the world.
A bureaucrat-turned politician, Miyazawa was known for his dovish stance on any revision of Japan's pacifist Constitution.
For example, in the 1990s, highly respected former Vice Chairman Alan Blinder found himself at policy odds with Chairman GreensPan after being perceived as taking a particularly dovish tone at the Fed's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
However, it could give him added impetus to form a new coalition with moderate and dovish parties.
In March, the dovish Labor Party parliament member lost miserably to hawkish Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in his bid to lead the nation.
The comments are vital in persuading a divided Security Council of the best course of action and appears to lend support to the more dovish views of France, Germany, Russia and China, who believe inspectors should be given more time).
Dovish Mr Peres and his Labour Party agreed to form a government with Sharon, head of the right-wing Likud party, after he won election as Prime Minister in February.
In their classic, Wilsonian form, such dovish wars are not fought for narrow national interests but to promote broad moral goods.
Bernanke's testimony included portions that could be construed as either hawkish or dovish.
If UK inflation continues to remain weak, we can also expect the BoE's views on inflation to stay dovish with this meaning that the UK interest rate expectations will continue to be pushed back for at least the next year.
London -- Stocks and the dollar retrenched on Wednesday amid speculation the Federal Reserve will take a dovish turn in its post-meeting statement later in the day.