eye of the hurricane


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the eye of the hurricane

1. Literally, a place of calm in the center of a hurricane. (The "eye" is the center of a storm, which rotates around a central point.) I think we're in the eye of the hurricane and that these winds are going to get worse.
2. By extension, a calm period before something worsens. Sadly, that ceasefire was just the eye of the hurricane—enemy troops bombed one of our ports days later.
See also: eye, hurricane, of

eye of the hurricane

 and eye of the storm 
1. Lit. the area of calm in the center of a tornado, hurricane, or cyclone. It is calm and peaceful in the eye of the storm.
2. Fig. a temporary peaceful time amidst more trouble and strife yet to come. Don't relax. This is the eye of the storm. The lunch hour rush is over, but the dinner rush will start soon.
See also: eye, hurricane, of
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Her first collection of poetry, The Eye of the Hurricane, appeared the following year.
Putnam's Sons, 1972), Jackie Robinson's candid and insightful autobiography, offers a personal account of the events that led to his historic breakthrough, as well as his impressions of what it was like to live in the eye of the hurricane of publicity and public frenzy that attended his ascent to the major leagues.
He said: "I've written a kind of a poem, well, it's a sort of mantra, 'I stay calm in the eye of the hurricane', and that's what I've been doing all week.
To understand and placate the actions being deployed in the name of Wales' birth language, Peters undertook a creative song-writing journey, through the heart of Wales, which ultimately became the inspiration for The Alarm albums Eye of The Hurricane (1987) and Change / Newid (1989).
029 2087 8444 MUSIC Mike Peters of The Alarm presents five special Eye of The Hurricane 30th anniversary acoustic concerts at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.
So, find your center wherever you are, whether you have interruptions by social media, your kids, or an elder you're taking care of, Look inside; look deeper to find the eye of the hurricane. The axis of the wheel doesn't change while the spokes turn.
He's got greedy and it could all catch up with him now." Elliot wrote the plays No Mean Fighter, Eye of the Hurricane and the autobiographical Glasgow Boy.
They call it their "eye of the hurricane" pendant--a surprisingly delicate, clockwise (naturally) swirl of gold tipped with tiny diamonds, which debuted in 2008 as part of a continuing series of one-of-a-kind jewelry designed by Stephen and Karyn Powell of Jewelry by Cole--and Karyn says their many buyers consider it to be a good-luck charm.
His autobiography From the Eye of the Hurricane describes not only his relationships with Terry Griffiths and Ray Reardon, but also a passionate train tryst with a Welsh girl - as well as an unsavoury night in Llanelli that ended his friendship with Griffiths.
FORMER world snooker champion Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins will be signing copies of his new book, From The Eye of the Hurricane - My Story, at Borders on Wednesday afternoon for an hour from 5.30pm.
The eye of the hurricane was expected to come ashore on a path that could spare Houston and Galveston, but strike three oil refining towns.
'When I am in the eye of the hurricane and these guys are rocking it around me then I would gladly play until my fingers bled.'
Islanders fled to hotels, some of which were battered by the pelting rains as the northern eye of the hurricane struck.