It's curious that arguments for including music in the curriculum (raising IQ, improving social skills, even securing future audiences) so often seem to fight shy of
the most obvious benefit, that of fostering musicality for its own sake.
It means warders fight shy of
challenging bad behaviour by prisoners in case they spark unrest.
HUMAN beings fight shy of
humble conduct, labouring under the mistaken notion that egoistic posturing is likely to fetch untold power in this world and the next.
Investors tend to fight shy of
uncertain situations and the background to Prime Minister Koizumi going to the country is about as uncertain as you can get.
If only we had not granted such an iconic status to unbeaten horses, owners and trainers would not fight shy of
risking their horses' reputations.
Mr Bourne suggested that Labour might fight shy of
such a proposal, to protect First Minister Rhodri Morgan, but a Labour spokesman scoffed at the idea.
Altering the hue of your hair is one of the best ways there is of changing your image - but many people fight shy of
making such a step because they're not sure if it will suit them.
As a society, we fight shy of
pondering on death, yet inherent in each of us is a deep desire, both for oneself and for those we love, for a `good' death.
And while some handlers fight shy of
peaking out their Guineas candidates, the door is opened for savvy operators like John Dunlop to land comfortable Group 3 successes with horses who might come up short of Classic standard.
Last night, Yates Group's Mark Jones said: "It is not something we intend to fight shy of
In particular they must not fight shy of
English,Scottish and Irish counterparts, said Don Thomas,Chairman of Welsh Lamb & Beef Promotions.
The Rexton is a five-door sports utility vehicle (SUV) that is equally happy around urban streets or cruising along motorways, yet won't fight shy of
mud- plugging or use as a genuine work-horse.
Pets still fight shy of
the dizzy blonde, who celebrated her 30th birthday in Vets In Practice (BBC1).