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measure the drapes

To begin planning or preparing to replace someone in a job or position before one has actually secured the role, especially during a political election. The senator has been criticized for measuring the drapes in the Oval Office with a month still to go before the votes will be tallied.
See also: drape, measure

measure for drapes

To begin planning or preparing to replace someone in a job or position before one has actually secured the role, especially during a political election. The senator has been criticized as measuring for drapes in the Oval Office with a month still to go before the votes will be tallied.
See also: drape, measure

drape (oneself) in the flag

To make a display of oneself as overtly patriotic or doing something to benefit one's country (often when in fact one is doing it for personal gain). He may act like he's draping himself in the flag by getting manufacturers to stay in our country, but I also know that he stands to make a lot of money from such an arrangement.
See also: drape, flag

drape (someone or something) with (something)

To cover someone or something with something. We draped the couch with a sheet to keep it from getting damaged or stained in the move.
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drape (something) around (someone or something)

To loosely place something over someone or something. It wasn't as cold out when I left the theater, so I just draped my coat around my shoulders.
See also: around, drape

drape (someone or something) in (something)

To loosely place something over someone or something. We draped the couch in a sheet to keep it from getting damaged in the move.
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drape over (someone or something)

1. To lay on a piece of furniture, usually with one's limbs splayed. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "drape" and "over." John came in and draped himself over the sofa while moaning about his ex-girlfriend. I was so exhausted from traveling that I draped myself over the bed as soon as I got to my hotel room.
2. To loosely place something over someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "drape" and "over." It wasn't as cold out when I left the theater, so I just draped my coat over my shoulders.
See also: drape, over

drape oneself over something

to sprawl on a piece of furniture. He draped himself over the armchair and dropped off to sleep. He came in and casually draped himself over grandmother's antique chair.
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drape over (something)

[for cloth] to cover something and hang down. The robe draped over her knees, but she was still cold. The tablecloth draped over and reached down to the floor.
See also: drape, over

drape someone or something in something

to wrap or cover someone or something in something. They draped her in golden silks, but she still looked like a country girl. They draped the tables in polka-dot cloth for the party.
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drape someone or something with something

to hang something on or over someone or something. They draped each guest with a makeshift toga. They draped the statue with a brightly colored loincloth.
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drape something around someone or something

to wrap or hang something around someone or something. She draped the shawl around her shoulders and felt a little warmer. Mother draped a towel around Timmy after his bath.
See also: around, drape

wrap yourself in the flag

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drape yourself in the flag

mainly AMERICAN
If someone, especially a politician, wraps themselves in the flag or drapes themselves in the flag, they try to do something for their own advantage while pretending to do it for the good of their country. Politicians always try to wrap themselves in the flag on Independence Day, but I think most people can see through that. He criticized advertisers for fighting proposed cigarette ad restrictions by draping themselves in the flag and lecturing about their First Amendment freedoms of speech.
See also: flag, wrap

wrap yourself in the flag

make an excessive show of your patriotism, especially for political ends. chiefly North American
1993 Globe & Mail (Canada) For a politician at election time, wrapping oneself in the Canadian flag is a reflex action, as irresistible as bussing a baby.
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Major players operating in the global surgical drapes and gowns market include 3M, Halyard Health, Medline, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Steril Medical, Alpha Pro Tec, Molnlycke Health Care AB, Anhui Medpurest Medical Technology Co., Ltd., Lohmann & Rauscher, and Vygon
Eventually, Drape's parents attended the scene and he was coaxed down and arrested.
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Conclusion: In conclusion, efficiency of disposable surgical drapes has not been demonstrated to lower infections rates in fact to the contrary we demonstrated increase in infection rate.
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Based on technical criteria (mold surface covering, fabric drape covering, and fibre angular distortion), this approach can constitute the predimensioning or the preoptimization stage for the manufacturing of complex composite parts.
Trueing of drapes and making patterns lead to final slopers for each foundation.
The drape is extra large--4.5m long and 2.4m wide--to fully cover larger operating tables and has a reinforcement area along the full length of the patient for absorption and extra strength.
Hamsini Krishnan, from Tamil Nadu, wore a saree in the auspicious maroon colour and showed how women in her state drape the nine-yards in what is called the 'Madisar way'.
Another outfit that stood out was a skirt drape which resembled that of a dhoti.
It's one of those dresses that become a conversation point, especially among designers for its novelty of drape or silhouette.
SWING, SWAGGER, DRAPE: KNIT THE COLORS OF AUSTRALIA is a gorgeous presentation that uses native Aboriginal art influences from Australia to translate unique patterns to a knitting effort.
The Drape Kings renewed the lease on its 10,000 s/f unit while expanding into additional space, committing to 16,000 square feet.
Gill (1818-1880) were recently donated to the State Library by the descendants of David Ralph Drape (1821-1882).
RCAI has expanded its use of vacuum forming and a variant of the process called drape forming to produce splints, cuffs, stays, hinges, braces, and joints that comprise many of its roughly 70 orthotic products.