be at (one)(redirected from be at somebody)
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In agreement. They need to be at one when they choose their wedding date.
be at (one)
To nag or pester one to do something. My mom is always at me about cleaning my room—it's so annoying. I've been at Tom to finish that report all week, so he had better be close by now!
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being argumentative or contentious with someone. She is always at him about something. I wish you weren't at me all the time over finances.
Fig. nothing small or unimportant. It's not a lot of money, but it's nothing to sneeze at. Our house isn't a mansion, but it's nothing to sneeze at. A few thousand dollars is nothing to be sneezed at!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
In agreement, in harmony, as in John and Pat were at one on every subject except her cat, which made him sneeze, or Springtime always makes me feel at one with nature. [1300s]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(be) at ˈone (with somebody/something)(formal) feel that you completely agree with somebody/something, or that you are part of something: Both political parties are at one on the question of foreign imports. ♢ This is the kind of place where you can feel at one with nature.
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1. To be located somewhere: The hotel is at the center of town. I am at the corner of 11th Street and Third Avenue.
2. To take place at some given time: Our meeting is at noon. The movie is at 8:00, so we've got plenty of time for dinner.
3. To be busy trying to accomplish something; keep at. Often used with it: I have been at this interminable project for weeks now.
4. To remind someone regularly about something or to do something: He's been at me about the book he lent to me.
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at/behind the wheel
1. Operating the steering mechanism of a vehicle; driving.
2. Directing or controlling; in charge.
at/in one fell swoop
All at once.
In accord or unity.
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