Definición de ducks and drakes en inglés:

ducks and drakes

Saltos de línea: ducks and drakes

sustantivo

[mass noun]
  • A game of throwing flat stones so that they skim along the surface of water.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • I would be more concerned about how much longer they will have water to play ducks and drakes on.

Frases

play ducks and drakes with

Trifle with; treat frivolously: who is this man, to play ducks and drakes with a scientific expedition?
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The oil companies are playing ducks and drakes with the Department and the Minister.
  • If you find Junior playing ducks and drakes, keep your cool.
  • Instead, a writer of fiction is usually the happier for his ignorance, and better for having played ducks and drakes with his cultural opportunities.

Origen

late 16th century: from the movement of the stone over the water.

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