sleeping giant


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sleeping giant

a great power that is still and waiting. The huge country to the south is a sleeping giant, waiting for its chance to become sufficiently industrialized to have real prosperity. The U.S. was a sleeping giant at the outbreak of both world wars.
See also: giant, sleep
References in classic literature ?
The big, round-shouldered sand-dunes were the sleeping giants of some old northern tale.
On Sky, Graeme Souness described Arsenal as a "sleeping giant", but aren't Villa a sleeping giant too?
I say let the sleeping giant of the nursing union movement rise and be awake.
He said: "Wrexham are a massive football club and a sleeping giant and I'm honoured they want to talk to me about becoming their new manager.
I think the "heid kilty" and her tartan Tories have kicked a sleeping giant which I know will take her on and beat her.
Sophie Taylor @sophiealext So annoyed I'm not here for the giants, especially as I missed them last time too Jess Weller @Jess_Weller Just been to see sleeping giant grandma
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Companies are looking at an overall strategy for supplying the region--and its growing billions of consumers--before moving production or R&D facilities to the land of the sleeping giant (which, incidentally, is a nickname given to China by Napoleon Bonaparte.
The sleeping giant of Texas's Latino vote, by Gilberto Hinojosa and Eva Longoria: (Politico): "This might be the last presidential election during which Texas is not considered a swing state.
Just ask Rob and Kerry Berlinquette and Kyle and Drea Mulligan, owners of Thunder Bay's latest microbrewing sensation, Sleeping Giant Brewing Company.
GRAEME McDOWELL will be looking to the weather gods and a sleeping giant for help as he tries to win The Open today.
Highlights include drill hole NAD11-238 which intersected Sleeping Giant mineralization grading 2.
But how long does it take a sleeping giant to become fully functional once he's woken up?
He said: "My motivation - the reason I joined this club, this sleeping giant - is that Forest, clearly, belong in the Premier League.
But Lewsey, England's 2003 World Cup-winning full-back, was encouraged by the performances of Martin Johnson's developing team during the autumn internationals and declared: "The sleeping giant is beginning to wake".