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grasp at straws

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  1. grasp at straws(Verb)

    To guess randomly at or pursue any apparent option, as due to lack of options or information.

  2. Origin: This idiom refers to a drowning man grabbing any floating object, even a straw, to save himself. It was first used by Thomas More in Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1534).

How to pronounce grasp at straws?

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How to say grasp at straws in sign language?

  1. graspatstraws

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasp at straws in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grasp at straws in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of grasp at straws in a Sentence

  1. Amanda Bynes:

    It definitely isn't fun when people diagnose you with what they think you are, that was always really bothersome to me. If you deny anything and tell them what it actually is, they don't believe you. Truly, for me, [ my behavior ] was drug-induced, and whenever I got off of [ drugs ], I was always back to normal. I know that my behavior was so strange that people were just trying to grasp at straws for what was wrong.

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