# measured

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## measure the drapes

To begin planning or preparing to replace someone in a job or position before one has actually secured the role, especially during a political election. The senator has been criticized for measuring the drapes in the Oval Office with a month still to go before the votes will be tallied.

## measure for drapes

To begin planning or preparing to replace someone in a job or position before one has actually secured the role, especially during a political election. The senator has been criticized as measuring for drapes in the Oval Office with a month still to go before the votes will be tallied.

## measure swords

1. To engage in a sword duel against another person. I was a very skilled swordsman in my youth—I measured swords many times and lived to tell the tale.
2. To fight someone or something. Can you two stop measuring swords against each other? I'm sick of having to break up fights between you! I don't think you'll win if you try to measure swords with the big pharmaceutical company.
3. To get a sense of one's abilities in a particular area. After measuring swords with him this morning, I'm confident that I can beat him in the race—I know he's not as fast as I am!
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Using the previous example, a consumer purchasing a unit measured according to the second method, may pay a 12.
The camera has to be perpendicular to the measured object.
The velocity values derived from the contact method for measurement depend on the thickness measurement, which is measured separately from velocity and inputted into the measuring device for calculation.
We measured the timing resolution with commercially available surface-barrier Si detectors.
It contained two items which were measured on a 4-point scale from 1 = none to 4 = a lot.
That is, Legacy says in a head-to-head comparison of a CMM with and without the VAST Navigator, the same feature could be measured with a one-micron uncertainty at a rate of 40 to 50 mm/sec.
Thus, the study will calculate returns to invested capital as the ratio of conservatively measured annual benefits to overvalued capital assets.
For companies that rely heavily on the trust of the market to survive, payback may best be measured using corporate and market confidence levels.
During that time, student performance, as measured by scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and high-school graduation rates, has remained basically unchanged.
Employees who get quota-specific feedback about their performance often improve in the areas measured.
This discipline, financial engineering, approaches complex risks by analytically breaking them into more fundamental units that can be measured, priced and recombined.
The distinction between a direct income tax and a franchise tax measured by income may be significant in this connection; in general, however, most states include both kinds of taxes in the statutory, state tax add-back.
Employee satisfaction will be measured by a survey in which employees will anonymously provide feedback to IRS management about their work environment, including the adequacy of their training.
The duke's construction of the phrase would of course be correct from one perspective; as Christ phrases it, God reserves the right to mete out punishment on terms of strict equity: "For with what judgement ye judge, ye shal be judged; and with what measure ye mette, it shal be measured to you againe" (Matt.
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