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on the bias

Definition of on the bias

  1. :  in a slanted direction —used to describe the way cloth is cut or sewn <The material for the dress was cut on the bias.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a line diagonal to the grain of a fabric

    :  a line at a 45 degree angle to the selvage often utilized in the cutting of garments for smoother fit

    :  a peculiarity in the shape of a bowl that causes it to swerve when rolled on the green in lawn bowling

  1. :  diagonal, slanting

  1. :  diagonally

    :  awry

  1. :  to give a settled and often prejudiced outlook to

    :  to apply a slight negative or positive voltage to (as a transistor)

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