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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

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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To start, marinate your dove overnight in Italian salad dressing in the refrigerator.
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a dove like Noah's first dove without home or olive leaf,
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Dove is one of the three individuals who is responsible for having that word enter the discourse of organizations--though it should be noted that he is not responsible for the bastardization of the term.
Dove Silk Protection uses glycerin and 1/4 moisturizer to smooth, soften and improve the condition of over-shaved skin, the spokesman says.
Arthur Dove is not - thank God - the kind of artist whose retrospective provokes in a critic the desire either to (a) rehearse a long, drawn-out chronology of the various ebbs and flows in his stylistic development or to (b) mount an argumentative, academic brief for his being an underrated or overrated early American Modernist.
Joseph Santo, chairman of the Santo Family Group, owners of the renowned Manhattan restaurant Sign of the Dove, has signed a lease for a total of approximately 22,000 square feet at Eleven Madison, a commercial office tower owned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
The painter Arthur Dove (1880-1946) is an artist whose work has not been much on view in New York in recent years.
Perhaps it's best to start with Ulysses Dove, the talented and beloved choreographer who is at the vortex of this whirlwind of activity, this confluence of causes.