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set out (one's) stall

To prove one's motivation or determination to achieve or do something by preparing to achieve or do it. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. My parents don't think I'm serious about becoming a designer, but I'm going to set out my stall by creating my first line this summer. He has certainly set out his stall to graduate first in his class, and so far he's on track to do it.
See also: out, set, stall

stall for time

to cause a delay intentionally. You are just stalling for time. Please hurry. she is stalling for time, hoping someone will rescue her.
See also: stall, time

stall someone or something for something

to delay someone or something for a period of time. I stalled him for as long as I could. I could not stall the proceedings for another second.
See also: stall

stall someone or something off

to put off or delay someone or something. The sheriff is at the door. I'll stall him off while you get out the back door. You can stall off the sheriff, but you can't stall off justice.
See also: off, stall

set out your stall

If you set out your stall you show your intentions or beliefs in a way that is very clear and determined. He has set out his stall to retain his place in Europe's Ryder Cup team. The Prime Minister last night set out his stall for a third election win.
See also: out, set, stall

set out your stall

1 display or show off your abilities, attributes, or experience in order to convince someone of your suitability for something. 2 make your position on an issue very clear. British
See also: out, set, stall
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Saima Bibi, a stall holder said that it would be more better, if bazaar management selected separate places for businesswomen by allocating large size shops to them so that they could earn in more better way.
He adds that the stall has inexpensive books as well very expensive for all kinds of readers.
Failure to take immediate steps toward recovery when an accelerated stall occurs may result in a complete loss of flight control, notably, power-on spins.
How prevalent are chained street stalls or kiosks in Singapore?
As a casual trader you would be offered a stall on a risk-free, no commitment basis for up to four weeks, after which time you can apply to become a licensed trader.
There has been a fruit and vegetable stall on Wellfield Road in Roath for more than 30 years.
You've essentially got it right but for one thing: Approaches should not be flown right at the edge of (main wing) stall speed in any conditions.
And the new Defender[TM] Shooting Stall not only provides outstanding safety, it also gives range owners the freedom to make it what they want.
ANDREW REID has expressed his disappointment to the BHA over the result of a 7f handicap at Kempton on Tuesday, which he claims was affected when the stall housing his runner, Athletic, failed to function properly, writes Richard Birch.
CONSIDERED a BJP bastion, the coastal Karnataka region now boasts of a makeshift tea stall opened in honour of the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.
He noted that a pilot must recover from a stall to get a private license, but only recover from nearly stalling to get a commercial pilot's certificate.
CLUES 1 Heather Bacon, who was not formerly a book-keeper, doesn't sell postcards or antique dolls on her stall.
Brian Teasdale, 61, from Great Broughton, has held the Port Pets stall at Stockton Market for three years.
My other frustration is the baby-changing tables in the accessible stall.