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arrow in the quiver

One of several options or alternatives available. With all this varied job experience under my belt, I have more than one arrow in the quiver if this particular career path isn't to my liking. I've got a job interview next week, but I'm still handing out my résumé so that I'll have another arrow in the quiver.
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quiver with (something)

To tremble or shake because of some extreme emotion or condition. I positively quivered with anticipation as I opened up the letter from Harvard. We sat quivering with fear as the troops passed through town. The poor child was quivering with fever by the time I came home with her medicine.
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quiver with something

 
1. Lit. to shake or shiver from something, such as cold, fear, anticipation, etc. On seeing the bear, the dogs quivered with fear. Todd quivered with the cold.
2. Fig. to experience eagerness or joy. I quivered with delight when I saw the dessert. Tom quivered with eagerness as the door opened.
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an arrow in the quiver

one of a number of resources or strategies that can be drawn on or followed.
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The spell of Quivering Land won't be broken when the lights go up.
"The reality of it was that I was a quivering wreck inside."
Finally, the drop breaks off, leaving behind a quivering chain of smaller, hanging droplets.
With quivering chests and arms and stylized patterns, three men in tightly knit formation simulated the takeoff and soaring flight of eagles in the stunning, abstract Kalmuk Dance.
In a dolphin, "when air is pushed past the lips and the lips flab together, there's a little quivering of the fatty structure," he says.
Their feverish spinning leaves them quivering in blind depletion.
His calculations show that, under the proper conditions, a single proton's interaction with a magnetic field may be strong enough to set a nearby, microscopic sliver of quartz quivering in much the same way that a tuning fork begins to ring when bathed in sound waves of just the right frequency.
For the project's second undertaking, Katharine Birdsall choreographed The Quick, a quivering, propulsive study of life's kinetic force.
If all goes well, the ensuing jult -- which can jerk the entire body -- shocks the quivering heart into resuming a regular beat.
There are many things to admire about the work of Hellmut Gottschild: he took a big risk in disbanding his ZeroMoving company in order to work alone, and his vigorous, quivering muscular control sets an example for other older dancers.
87), it is an internalized rendition of the big metal paddles medical personnel sometimes use to shock a quivering heart into a normal pattern of beats.