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Don't change horses at midstream.

1. proverb Do not try to choose or back a different political figure for an election after the decision has already been made or the position filled. Many people are dissatisfied with the senator's performance but will likely carry his party's support through to the next election—don't change horses at midstream, as the saying goes.
2. proverb By extension, do not make major changes to a situation or course of action that is already underway. I'm really not confident in the strength of my essay, but I guess I just have to see this one through at this point. Like they say, don't change horses at midstream.
See also: change, horse

Don't change horses in midstream.

1. proverb Do not try to choose or back a different political figure for an election after the decision has already been made or the position filled. Many people are dissatisfied with the senator's performance but will likely carry his party's support through to the next election—don't change horses in midstream, as the saying goes.
2. proverb By extension, do not make major changes to a situation or course of action that is already underway. I'm really not confident in the strength of my essay, but I guess I just have to see this one through at this point. Like they say, don't change horses in midstream.
See also: change, horse

Don't change horses midstream.

1. proverb Do not try to choose or back a different political figure for an election after the decision has already been made or the position filled. Many people are dissatisfied with the senator's performance but will likely carry his party's support through to the next election—don't change horses midstream, as the saying goes.
2. proverb By extension, do not make major changes to a situation or course of action that is already underway. I'm really not confident in the strength of my essay, but I guess I just have to see this one through at this point. Like they say, don't change horses midstream.
See also: change, horse

Don't swap horses in midstream.

1. proverb Do not try to choose or back a different political figure for an election after the decision has already been made or the position filled. Many people are dissatisfied with the senator's performance but will likely carry his party's support through to the next election—don't swap horses in midstream, as the saying goes.
2. proverb By extension, do not make major changes to a situation or course of action that is already underway. I'm really not confident in the strength of my essay, but I guess I just have to see this one through at this point. Like they say, swap change horses in midstream.
See also: horse, swap

in midair

Moving through the air. One of their players was able to intercept the ball in midair and the score a touchdown. Look at this great picture I've got of you in midair! And here's one from right when you hit the water.
See also: midair

only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun

Used as a warning regarding the extreme midday heat in certain places. The expression, believed to be coined by Rudyard Kipling, was popularized as a line in the 1931 song "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" Noel Coward, mocking the behavior of the English when in hot countries, especially former colonies of the British Empire. Oh no, everything shuts down around here in the afternoon. It's just too hot! Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun.
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You don't change horses mid-race.

proverb It is dangerous or inadvisable to choose or back a different political figure for an election after the decision has already been made or the position filled. Many people are dissatisfied with the senator's performance but will likely carry his party's support through to the next election—you don't change horses mid-race, as the saying goes.
See also: change, horse
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in midair

in a point high in the air. The planes crashed in midair. Extra fuel was released from the plane in midair.
See also: midair
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The merger will expand Mid Penn's footprint into the desirable demographic markets of southeastern Pennsylvania, including Chester, Berks, Montgomery and Bucks counties.
Among the newer MID processes that have emerged to fill in the gaps in cost, flexibility, and part complexity, one that is attracting the most attention is the laser direct structuring (LDS) process from LPKF.
Unlike other MID processes, LDS is very flexible because circuit designs can be modified simply by reprogramming the laser unit.
Heininger views LDS as a breakthrough technology that will bring more users into the MID fold.
The merger will expand Mid Penn's footprint into western Pennsylvania including Westmoreland and Fayette counties.
Mid Penn expects the transaction will be immediately accretive to tangible book value per share and will materially increase their capital ratios.
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93-12, the Service did not state that a MID would be allowed, just that it would not be disallowed solely because of family control.
The IRS stated that it would value each gift separately, but would reduce a claimed 25% MID and lack of marketability discount because each 30% block carried a "swing vote" opportunity that required a valuation premium.
Mid Penn said it intends to close the transaction on March 1, 2015.
Following completion of the merger of Mid Penn and Phoenix, Phoenix's subsidiary bank, Miners Bank, will be merged into and become part of Mid Penn's subsidiary bank, Mid Penn Bank, and will operate as "Miners Bank, a Division of Mid Penn Bank."
On a timely filed Federal estate tax return, the estate valued both the Class A voting and the Class B nonvoting stock at $22.43 per share, by applying a 45% MID and LOMD.
However, that appraiser applied only a 25% MID and LOMD, because he believed that the decedent's 10% of the Class A voting stock had some swing vote characteristics and could create majority control in the hands of the Simmons family, and that the sale of the decedent's shares might cause the two families to compete for the stock, thereby increasing its sales price.
RHODE ISLAND Samantha Gawrych, MID DIS Westerly HS Westerly
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