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rivet counter

Someone who demands an exceptionally or unreasonably high level of minute detail or accuracy in something. Used especially in reference to hobbyists, particularly in the field of model train building. I might be considered a rivet counter by others, but I'm particularly proud of the level of detail that goes into my model sets. I can't stand seeing movies with a rivet counter like Jerry. After every film, he just sits there listing all the factual inaccuracies in it rather than just enjoying the darn thing!
See also: counter, rivet

rivet the eyes on

To stare or gape at something. Often used as an imperative. Rivet the eyes on this—my first A in Chemistry!
See also: eye, on, rivet

be riveted to the spot

To be immobilized by fear or surprise. A: "Why didn't you move when that dog lunged at you?" B: "I don't know, I was just riveted to the spot!"
See also: rivet, spot

be riveted to the ground

To be immobilized by fear or surprise. A: "Why didn't you move when that dog lunged at you?" B: "I don't know, I was just riveted to the ground!"
See also: ground, rivet

mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets

Seethingly angry; furious to the point of becoming irrational. I tell you, I was mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets when they told me they'd given the grant to that hack, Dr. Warner. The boss was mad enough to chew nails and spit rivets after he heard we'd lost the Jefferson account.
See also: and, chew, enough, mad, nail, rivet, spit

rivet (one's) attention (on someone or something)

1. To capture and hold one's attention completely. The astonishing magic trick riveted the audience's attention. The film riveted my attention from beginning to end.
2. To focus one's attention completely and continuously (on someone or something). I riveted my attention on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: attention, rivet, someone

rivet (one's) gaze (on someone or something)

1. To capture and hold one's gaze or attention completely and for an extended period of time (on someone or something). The magician riveted our gaze on the mysterious box, as we waited with bated breath to see what would emerge. The film riveted my gaze from beginning to end.
2. To focus one's gaze or attention completely and continuously (on someone or something). I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their gaze on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: gaze, rivet, someone

rivet (one's) eyes on (someone or something)

To focus one's gaze or attention completely and continuously on someone or something. I riveted my eyes on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their eyes on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: eye, on, rivet

rivet (something) onto (something)

To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. We'll need to rivet a new handle onto the door as soon as possible. They riveted a makeshift ladder onto the side of the house.
See also: rivet

rivet on (someone or something)

1. To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rivet" and "on." We'll need to rivet on a new handle before we'll be able to use this door. They riveted a makeshift ladder on the side of the house.
2. To focus one's attention or gaze on someone or something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "rivet" and "on." I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare. As I stood atop the Empire State Building, my eyes were riveted on the tiny specks of people on the ground below.
See also: on, rivet

rivet (something) to (someone or something)

1. To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rivet" and "to." We'll need to rivet a new handle to the door as soon as possible. They riveted a makeshift ladder to the side of the house.
2. To focus one's attention or gaze on someone or something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "rivet" and "to." I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare. As I stood atop the Empire State Building, my eyes were riveted to the tiny specks of people on the ground below.
See also: rivet

riveted to (one's) spot

Fixed in place; unable or unwilling to move. She beckoned me to follow her down into the dark cellar, but my feet were riveted to their spot. The warriors stood riveted to their spots as the enemy advanced on horseback.
See also: rivet, spot

riveted to the spot

Fixed in place; unable or unwilling to move. She beckoned me to follow her down into the dark cellar, but my feet were riveted to the spot. The warriors stood riveted to the spot as the enemy advanced on horseback.
See also: rivet, spot

riveted to the ground

Fixed in place; unable or unwilling to move. She beckoned me to follow her down into the dark cellar, but my feet were riveted to the ground. The warriors stood riveted to the ground as the enemy advanced on horseback.
See also: ground, rivet

rivets

obsolete slang Money, especially copper coins. Hey, buddy, can you spare a few rivets?
See also: rivet

rivet one's gaze on someone or something

 and rivet one's glare on someone or something
Fig. to fasten one's gaze onto someone or something. (As if it were attached by rivets.) He riveted his gaze on the surly young man. Walter riveted his hateful glare on the last page of the contract and sneered.
See also: gaze, on, rivet

rivet someone's attention

Fig. to keep someone's attention fixed [on something]. The movie riveted the audience's attention. Professor Jones's lecture riveted the students' attention.
See also: attention, rivet

rivet something on(to) something

 and rivet something on
to attach something to something with rivets. The pockets of these jeans are riveted onto the body of the pants. You should rivet on this part of the frame to the wall.
See also: on, rivet

riveted to the ground

Fig. [of someone or someone's feet] unable to move. I was riveted to the ground out of fear. My feet were riveted to the ground and I could not move an inch.
See also: ground, rivet

be ˌriveted to the ˈspot/ˈground

be so shocked or frightened that you cannot move: As he walked away, she wanted to run after him but she felt frozen, riveted to the spot.
See also: ground, rivet, spot

rivets

(ˈrɪvəts)
n. dollars; money. (From copper rivets.) You got enough rivets on you for a snack?
See also: rivet
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