the rub of the green

the rub of the green 1) Golf an accidental or unpredictable influence on the course or position of the ball. 2) good fortune.
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  • (the) rub of the green — mainly British if you have the rub of the green, you have good luck, especially in a sports competition. This player hasn t had the rub of the green in the last few tournaments …   New idioms dictionary

  • the rub of the green — 1》 Golf an accidental or unpredictable influence on the course or position of the ball. 2》 good fortune. → rub …   English new terms dictionary

  • Rub of the green — Rub Rub, n. [Cf. W. rhwb. See Rub, v,t,] 1. The act of rubbing; friction. [1913 Webster] 2. That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • the green — Chance events over which one has no control (orig an outside interference with the ball in golf) ● rub …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub of the green — something happening to a golf ball in play that affects its course or status not caused by a player or caddie involved in the match * * * Golf any accidental or unpredictable influence on the course or position of the ball ■ good fortune, esp. as …   Useful english dictionary

  • rub of the green — noun Any accidental deflection of the ball by an outside agency (spectator, caddie etc); the ball is played without penalty from where it comes to rest …   Wiktionary

  • rub — ► VERB (rubbed, rubbing) 1) apply firm pressure to (a surface) with a repeated back and forth motion. 2) move to and fro against a surface while pressing or grinding against it. 3) apply with a rubbing action. 4) (rub down) dry, smooth, or clean… …   English terms dictionary

  • Rub — Rub, n. [Cf. W. rhwb. See Rub, v,t,] 1. The act of rubbing; friction. [1913 Webster] 2. That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rub iron — Rub Rub, n. [Cf. W. rhwb. See Rub, v,t,] 1. The act of rubbing; friction. [1913 Webster] 2. That which rubs; that which tends to hinder or obstruct motion or progress; hindrance; obstruction, an impediment; especially, a difficulty or obstruction …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Enchanted Snake — or The Snake is an Italian fairy tale. Giambattista Basile wrote a variant in The Pentamerone .Giambattista Basile, The Pentamerone [http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/pentamerone/14serpent1911.html The Snake ] ] Andrew Lang drew upon this… …   Wikipedia

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