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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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On behalf of the Dove brand and our team, it is a tremendous honor to accept the PRSA Silver Anvil which truly represents the pinnacle of achievement in our profession," said Koffler.
Flocks of dove are piling in all through the valley floor, with high concentrations of birds in the Owens Valley and all the way down to Cajon Summit.
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Intrigued, we took another big gulp and dove back down, this time trying to hold still while completely submerged.
With this in mind, Dove realized it was time to make a change and developed an anti-perspirant/deodorant that includes 1/4 Translucent Moisturizers(TM) to really alleviate pesky white marks.
Monsoon rain and wind hammered parts of Southern California, scattering lots of flocks of mourning dove and sending whitewing dove by the thousands to warmer weather conditions below the Mexican border.
Within our satellite system, a multiplexer was successfully used to connect video, voice and data," said Wang Xiaojie, president, Dove Communications.
A bill introduced in the State Assembly would effectively ban dove hunting in California.
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