buzz saw

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Recent Examples on the Web The Islanders were a buzz saw during their winning streak, outscoring opponents 30-15 and needing to go past regulation for a victory just twice. Stephen Whyno, baltimoresun.com, "Alex Ovechkin climbs to sixth on NHL’s all-time goal list in Capitals’ 3-1 win over Islanders," 16 Mar. 2021 But then Northwestern ran into a buzz saw — Maryland went on a 22-2 run in the final seven minutes of the first half. Andrew Golden, chicagotribune.com, "Northwestern runs into a buzz saw, falling 85-52 to Maryland in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals," 13 Mar. 2021 Northwestern coach Joe McKeown said his team just ran into a buzz saw. Mark Ambrogi, Star Tribune, "No. 7 Maryland women rout Northwestern 85-52," 12 Mar. 2021 Brunswick ran into a buzz saw last week in the form of Mentor. Matt Goul, cleveland, "Strongsville leaps into cleveland.com football Top 25, shakes up area rankings," 21 Sep. 2020 After recovering from a 3-1 deficit in order to beat the Clippers in seven games in the 2015 conference semifinals, Houston ran into the Warriors' buzz saw. Tania Ganguli, latimes.com, "Warriors sharpen their playoff focus with challenge of facing Rockets in conference finals," 10 May 2018 The Raptors have emerged as contenders in the NBA's Eastern Conference in recent years, but keep running into a playoff buzz saw named LeBron James. Jacob Bogage, chicagotribune.com, "Toronto is now the saddest sports city. Unless it's Cincinnati. Or maybe it's still Washington.," 10 May 2018 If Michigan State was always destined to be the buzz saw Friday, Indiana too willingly laid down on the cutting board. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "IU steamrolled by Spartans: 3 reasons the Hoosiers' win streak was snapped," 19 Jan. 2018 But in truth, as Matthew churned like a buzz saw off the central coast of Florida, nobody knew what would happen next. Bucky Mcmahon, Popular Mechanics, "What's it like to fly a plane into a hurricane like Irma? We climbed into a NOAA plane in 2016 and flew into the heart of Hurricane Matthew to find out.," 8 Sep. 2017

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1847, in the meaning defined above

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“Buzz saw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buzz%20saw. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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