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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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Gold also failed to gain support from the recent Federal Reserve decision to maintain a dovish stance on interest rates.
While the fundamentals continue to perform at a robust level, dovish BoE inflation views will prevent any UK interest rate optimism from emerging again and also prevent the Sterling from experiencing a similar rally to what we encountered this time last year.
The governor's dovish tone on inflation sparked a rally in bonds and raised expectations the central bank could even ease monetary policy as early as this year.
Nymex prices found some support as traders responded to Fed Vice Chair Yellen's dovish remarks, "who hinted that the Fed will keep the [quantitative-easing] tap running at full throttle for the foreseeable future," Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at GFT Markets said in a note to clients.
It is predictable that we are going to see a dovish stance (from the Fed,) but if it turns out more dovish than expected, the dollar could be sold further," Saito said.
They have abandoned their rhetoric about national security for fear of sounding too dovish, preferring instead to talk about "social justice" as if that were the only issue facing the Jewish state.
Both nominal and index-linked government bonds rallied strongly in response to such dovish remarks.
A dovish shift in policy may occur next month as suggested by many observers, however, as for now, the central bank will maintain its current stimulus programs until recovery is certain given the uncertainty of global events as stated by Prime Minister Gordon Brown yesterday.
Former foreign minister Taro Aso, a foreign policy hawk, did not contest a talk show host's suggestion that his more dovish opponent Fukuda would most likely win the September 23 Liberal Democratic Party presidential ballot in a landslide.
A bureaucrat-turned politician, Miyazawa was known for his dovish stance on any revision of Japan's pacifist Constitution.
For example, in the 1990s, highly respected former Vice Chairman Alan Blinder found himself at policy odds with Chairman GreensPan after being perceived as taking a particularly dovish tone at the Fed's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
In March, the dovish Labor Party parliament member lost miserably to hawkish Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in his bid to lead the nation.
The comments are vital in persuading a divided Security Council of the best course of action and appears to lend support to the more dovish views of France, Germany, Russia and China, who believe inspectors should be given more time).
Despite Sharon's objections, Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, who like Burg belongs to the dovish wing of the left-center Labor party, supports the speaker's initiative.
Dovish Mr Peres and his Labour Party agreed to form a government with Sharon, head of the right-wing Likud party, after he won election as Prime Minister in February.