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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

dive in with both feet

To begin or undertake something quickly, enthusiastically, and without trepidation. I know you're nervous about starting school, but you just need to dive in with both feet and do your best!
See also: both, dive, feet

dive into (something)

1. Literally, to jump or leap into something, often a pool. I was so hot after my run that I dove into the pool as soon as I got home.
2. To start a task enthusiastically, perhaps without much forethought. Because we just dove into fixing up our house, every room is under construction at the same time.
3. To begin eating something enthusiastically. Each kid dove into his slice of cake as soon as it was set before him.
See also: dive

dive off

Literally, to jump or leap off of something, often headfirst. After debating it for several summers, Anna finally dove off the high dive at the community pool today.
See also: dive, off

dive in with both feet

 and jump in with both feet
Fig. to become completely involved with something quickly, especially something new. I had never done anything like this before, but I just jumped in with both feet and learned it in no time.
See also: both, dive, feet

dive off

((of) something ) to jump off something headfirst. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Rachel dived off of the rock into the river. She dived off the high diving board.
See also: dive, off

dove

(dəv)
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 doves were native to the island of Socorro, 600 miles off the western coast of Mexico.
In 2017, new research by the Dove Self-Esteem Project revealed that 7 in 10 girls with low body esteem fail to assert themselves or ask for help in school because they do not feel confident about the way they look.
The Socorro dove, which originates from Socorro Island, located 400 miles off the west coast of Mexico, disappeared from the wild in 1972.
The hunters are then taken to the bird cleaning station where cold drinks and running water makes preparing their dove for travel a piece of cake.
The service said that other EU member states also oppose the possible suspension of turtle dove hunting and that the issue is being discussed at an EU level.
Summary of Public Dove Fields in Florida Regulations differ from area to area as to times and days open for hunting.
The young doves will remain dependent on parental care for approximately 18 days, at which time they will be able to fend for themselves.
This spring, the doves might return to the planter outside our front door to lay more eggs and share the neighborhood with us again.
Dispersal of leafy spurge seeds (Euphorbia esula) by mourning doves (Zenaida macroura).
Mississippians don't need a reason for a party or celebration, but the opening day of dove season is sacred for many hunters.
During the postbreeding months from october to January in 2013-2015, we observed the feeding behavior of white-winged doves on Chinese tallow seeds at two separate residential locations, one near Mathis (28.094[degrees]N 97.827[degrees]W) and the other in Corpus Christi, Texas (27.743[degrees]N 97.452[degrees]W).
The good news is that the impact of the Eurasian collared-dove, at least for now, seems to be minimal on native species--particularly the mourning dove, a longtime favorite of hunters.
27 ( ANI ): Two white doves released as a peace gesture by kids standing alongside Pope Francis at St Peter's Square on Sunday, were left bruised after being attacked by other birds.
THE Holy Feather looked on in horror yesterday as white doves released as a gesture of peace were attacked.