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John Thomas

slang A man's penis. Primarily heard in UK. The footballer lay on the ground in agony after being struck in the John Thomas by a defender's foot.
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doubting Thomas

A skeptic. A reference to the Biblical story about the Apostle Thomas, who refused to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead until he saw him in person. Lisa's husband was a real doubting Thomas when she told him she'd won the lottery. He demanded to check the ticket himself.
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sup with Sir Thomas Gresham

To go without food. Sir Thomas Gresham founded the Royal Exchange in London, which the poor often visited. A: "Why are you so hungry? Didn't you eat dinner?" B: "No, I got stuck in a meeting, so I supped with Sir Thomas Gresham."
See also: sir, sup, Thomas

doubting Thomas

someone who will not easily believe something without strong proof or evidence. (Can be said of a man or a woman. From the biblical account of the apostle Thomas, who would not believe that Jesus had risen from the dead until he actually touched the risen Christ.) Mary won't believe that I have a dog until she sees it. She's such a doubting Thomas.
See also: doubt, Thomas

doubting Thomas

One who is habitually doubtful. For example, He was a doubting Thomas about the coming merger, not believing it would ever happen. The term alludes to the disciple Thomas, who doubted Jesus's resurrection until he had first-hand evidence of it (John 20:24-29).
See also: doubt, Thomas

a doubting Thomas

a person who refuses to believe something without having incontrovertible proof; a sceptic.
In the Bible, the apostle Thomas said that he would not believe that Christ had risen from the dead until he had seen and touched his wounds (John 20:24–9).
See also: doubt, Thomas

a ˌdoubting ˈThomas

a person who will not believe something without proof: Now, for all you doubting Thomases who thought I couldn’t win an important race, here’s my medal to prove it!This expression comes from the Bible. Thomas refused to believe that Jesus had been brought back to life until he saw Jesus for himself and touched his wounds.
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Allan Thomas' sister, Geneva Thomas, pleaded guilty earlier this year to grand theft.
Cardinal Fisher and Sir Thomas More had been imprisoned in the Tower on April 17, 1534, for refusing to take the Oath to the Act of Succession.
In particular, Thomas stands as a formidable barrier to enactment of the popular proposal by Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York to slap a 27 percent tariff on exports from China unless the Chinese rescind their policy of pegging their currency to the dollar and let the yuan float.
On July 30, 2004, the ALJ issued a Recommended Decision, advising that Enforcement Counsel's Motion for Summary Disposition be granted and recommending the imposition of an order of prohibition against Respondent Carl Thomas, as well as civil monetary penalties and a cease-and-desist order against all Respondents.
Thomas could vouch for one thing: The so-called followers of Jesus were not up to inciting any revolution.
at a forum sponsored by Ave Maria School of Law, an ultra-traditionalist Roman Catholic institution founded by Domino's Pizza founder Thomas Monaghan, Scalia dismissed the idea that the Constitution is able to adapt to changes in American culture.
T: Now, when the disciples tell him they've received, past tense, the Holy Spirit, Thomas surely feels excluded.
Thomas is a deeply religious man, who at one point studied for the priesthood, and he believes his religion helped him to persevere under the weight of his explosive confirmation hearings.
Bryant recommends mutual funds because they can give Thomas exposure to a variety of stocks in the technology or pharmaceutical industries without the risk of investing in only one or two stocks.
Thomas no longer sits in the front row during Presidential news conferences, a privilege traditionally reserved for wire service reporters.
It has been good and great," said Thomas, a Titusville, Fla.
Pagels claims that reading the Synoptics through the lens of Thomas, rather than, or in addition to, John would have affected how the Synoptics were understood.
Thomas sports a well-trimmed moustache and dark wraparound glasses.
In Robert Kennedy: His Life, Evan Thomas offers a full-scale biographical treatment, based on impressive original research, including newly available archival material.