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Barney Fife might have been the deputy sheriff in the sleepy down of Mayberry, but that didn't mean he wasn't constantly on his toes. Played by Don Knotts, the gnarled face of justice, Barney was always in favor of stopping a problem before it started, hence, his catchphrase"Nip it in the bud! Like you might snip up a plant before it flowers, Barney wanted to stop the criminal element in Mayberry before they had a chance to do some real damage.

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Here's a mash-up of Barney Fyfe saying "nip it" over and over again set to music.

Depending on the issue you're talking about, this can come off as a little bit pompous. He tends to push at people with his nose and then nips at clothes. Nip it in the bud while you have a chance!

Let's nip that in the bud. Pretentious Factor If you were to drop this quote at a dinner party, would you get an in-unison "awww" or would everyone roll their eyes and never invite you back? Also, it's not "Nip it in the butt.

Just as with any other job the right tools are an asset. I wanted to nip that little romance in the bud.

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What do we thf Gardeners may have invented it, but Barney Fife popularized it. I've noticed that Tommy's getting in the bad habit of chewing with is mouth open.

Also when we go out for an evening and come home he growls at my husband and is stand offish. Link to this :. Additional Notable References: In a reverse reference, "nip it in the bud" originates in iitmeaning to trim a plant's bud to keep it from flowering.

Nip it in the bud: the meaning of the useful phrase “nip it in the bud”

Tell a friend about usadd a link to thisor visit the webmaster's for free fun content. If you nip a bad situation or bad behaviour in the bud, you stop it at an early stage. If you nip something good in the bud, you stop it before it can develop. Alternatively, it may refer to a gardener pruning a plant in bud to prevent it flowering. We like how that author thinks. Constant supervision turns into consistent behaviour.

The B's have a song called "Nip It in the Bud. The higher prices would fuel inflation and nip the consumer recovery in the bud.

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When jumping is the problem I just ask guests and anyone else that might co-operate to try and get the dog to jump but asking guests to wiggle their butts as targets might have a downside. He's tough on crime!

The whole idea was nipped in the bud. This phrase refers to the horticultural practice of pinching out plant buds to prevent the development of shoots or flowers. It is important to recognize jealousy as soon as possible and to nip it in the bud before it gets bur of hand.

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In fact make it the flavour of the week. We read that is a dominance issue so my husband made a point of being the only one to feed him and show that he is the alpha male.

Finally give him a shot at actually connecting the dots by setting him up to make his mistakes and repeating the lesson at least 3 times each time. See also: budnip nip something in the bud Fig.

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But we're still with you Bur. Firstly your dog has to be reminded throughout the day that you and your husband are the ones with the opposable thumbs not just when he does something wrong so have him drag his leash attached to a proper collar and supervise him throughout the day like CBS lawyers supervising David Letterman at the next staff party. Why don't you nip the issue ig the bud before it starts affecting the entire user base?

For example, By arresting all the leaders, they nipped the rebellion in the bud. Nip it in the but also: budnip nip in the bud Halt something at an early stage, or thoroughly check something. Played by Don Knotts, the gnarled face of justice, Barney was always in favor of stopping a problem before it started, hence, his catchphrase"Nip it in the bud!

Barney Fife might have been the deputy sheriff in the sleepy down of Mayberry, but that didn't mean he wasn't constantly on his toes.

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Where you've heard it You've heard this if someone wants to stop you before you get crazy and hurt someone. We're not sure that the jaywalking problem in Mayberry really needs to be nipped in the bud, for example.

Now he growls when my husband feeds him. This metaphoric expression, alluding to a spring frost that kills nil buds, was first recorded in a Beaumont and Fletcher play of Like you might snip up a plant before it flowers, Barney wanted to stop the criminal element in Mayberry before they had a chance to do some real damage.

Anti-legalization advocates created a campaign called Nip it in the Bud. Your dog might just as easily interpret your husband giving him food as viewing him as a subordinate surrendering his food to his superior.

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It's our jam. Note: This expression may refer to extremely cold weather damaging a plant tbe stopping it flowering. Of course, nipping it in the bud meant that Barney would sometimes blow minor problems out of proportion until they became really big problems. Alludes to destroying a flower bud before it blooms.

Nip in this sense was used figuratively in the late 16th century, and nip in the bud in the early 17th century.