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you can't be a little bit pregnant

This is a situation that requires a complete and utter commitment of one's time, energy, or effort. If we choose to break off from the company and establish our own firm, then that's what we have to commit to—you can't be a little bit pregnant, you understand?
See also: bit, little, pregnant

you can't be half pregnant

This is a situation that requires a complete and utter commitment of one's time, energy, or effort. If we choose to break off from the company and establish our own firm, then that's what we have to commit to—you can't be half pregnant, you understand?
See also: half, pregnant

a pregnant silence

An overly long pause in speech that indicates a lot of meaning or significance. She gave a pregnant silence just before announcing the winner to build dramatic tension. While recounting his story, Jake gave a pregnant silence before naming the person who committed the crime, leading me to wonder whether he was telling the truth.
See also: pregnant, silence

a pregnant pause

An overly long pause in speech that indicates a lot of meaning or significance. She gave a pregnant pause just before announcing the winner to build dramatic tension. While recounting his story, Jake gave a pregnant pause before naming the person who committed the crime, leading me to wonder whether he was telling the truth.
See also: pause, pregnant

pregnant with (something)

Full of, or fraught with, or having a lot of something. Just before naming the guilty party, he gave a pause that seemed pregnant with meaning, and I wondered whether he was telling me the truth. Her speech was pregnant with emotion, and her eyes brimmed with tears as she spoke.
See also: pregnant

you can't be half pregnant

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you can't be a little bit pregnant

People say you can't be half pregnant or you can't be a little bit pregnant to talk about situations which are very clear and definite or where you need to be completely involved. We did, however, pick up a valuable lesson: you can't be half-pregnant. To be successful in business, you must be able to give it your full commitment. He opposed sending in troops because, as he puts it, `there was no such thing as being a little bit pregnant': once the step had been taken, it would be impossible to set limits.
See also: half, pregnant

a pregnant pause (or silence)

a pause or silence that is laden with meaning or significance.
See also: pause, pregnant

a pregnant ˈpause/ˈsilence

a pause/silence in which everyone is waiting or listening for something, or a moment of silence which is full of meaning: There was a pregnant pause while everyone waited to hear what she had to say.
See also: pause, pregnant, silence
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While it is important for pregnant woman to eat fruits, there was a report of a woman who almost had a miscarriage after eating bananas.
Women who've had the flu vaccine while pregnant also pass some protection on to their babies, which lasts for the first few months of their lives.
Another passenger said, "Stop with the announcements," and requested the removal of the seats for pregnant women.
In the present study, it was observed that the arterial oxygen saturation did not show any statistically significant difference in pregnant women in any trimester as compared to the non-pregnant women (Table 2).
To evaluate the facilitators and barriers of strategies used to recruit pregnant smokers to a clinical smoking cessation trial.
If necessary, the timing, type of treatment and drugs may be altered for the pregnant patient.
Naishtat's proposal is one of two competing bills about who should have the authority to decide whether to terminate a brain-dead pregnant woman's life.
So, I took this information and realized that women may have a decreased antibody response when they are pregnant, and hypothesized that during this time of pregnancy, there are cytokines associated with this maternal-fetal interface that suppress the IgG1 and IgG3 response and promote an IgG4 response to influenza vaccination, particularly during the second and third trimesters, when production of these cytokines should be highest," she said.
Tidal Volume at rest was more in pregnant women as compared to controls.
Therefore, depending on the age of the pregnant adolescent, her cognitive skills may still be developing.
The flu vaccine has long been considered safe for pregnant women and their fetus.
They do send a wrong message, which is, EoACAyit's ok to get pregnant,'" warned Bishop Joel Baylon.
You can do what you like any other time but don't smoke when you're pregnant - Tracey Franklin-Dawes, 40, a cleaner, from Billingham I come from London and you see a lot of pregnant teenagers smoking there all the time, so I'm surprised Teesside is the worst in the country - Judy Franklin-Dawes, 44, a gran, living in Billingham Women should stop smoking while pregnant and can start again after.
MIDWIVES across Merseyside today backed a campaign to encourage all pregnant women to have a flu jab.
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