Her coat hung on a peg by the door.
took the arrogant student down a pegVerb
Is the tent pegged down all the way? peg the price of wheat at its current level
His bonus is pegged to how many sales he makes each year for the company.
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Trying to integrate legacy billing with advanced systems is like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole—while blindfolded.—James Messer, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Children can create custom scenes or follow preset designs, all by inserting pegs into the backlit tray.—Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 8 Nov. 2023 Green with envy, her coworker Drew sets out to dampen her accomplishments and will stop at nothing until she’s knocked down a peg at work and in her everyday dealings.—Emiliano De Pablos, Variety, 24 Oct. 2023 To knock him down a peg, though, most of his rivals are playing by the old rules.—Tal Axelrod, ABC News, 20 Oct. 2023 The large oak boards are almost 30 centimeters (12 inches) wide and 15 centimeters (6 inches) thick, and they’re held together by wooden pegs instead of nails.—Gretchen Smail, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 Oct. 2023 Hamas has launched a war to destroy Israel—or to do its best to weaken it, to take it down a peg.—Foreign Affairs, 7 Oct. 2023 Tall custom cabinets hold fishing gear and other supplies, and the peg rack is a catch-all spot for jackets and lake house necessities.—Rhonda Reinhart, Country Living, 8 Sep. 2023 The pounding bench helps children learn cause and effect, and hitting the peg with the mallet encourages hand-eye coordination and fine motor skill development.—Melissa Willets, Parents, 11 July 2023
Cellar dweller Las Vegas oddsmakers during the summer pegged the over/under for SDSU victories at seven.—Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2023 This skepticism is substantiated by the ZipRecruiter survey, which surveyed more than 2,000 U.S. employers between July and August, and pegged employee monitoring as the primary concern in remote work scenarios.—Gleb Tsipursky, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2023 Though a July Morning Consult poll pegged Hobbs’s approval rating at only 47 percent, one in 10 voters were still making up their minds about her.—Kyle Paoletta, The New Republic, 30 Oct. 2023 Unlike the Arizona Cardinals last year and the Indianapolis Colts before them, the Dolphins are pegged by many to make the playoffs this season.—Scott Thompson, Fox News, 23 Oct. 2023 Salaries are pegged to the dollar to protect against currency fluctuations.—Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 28 Sep. 2023 Even after undergoing an elbow surgery that will limit him to hitting-only next season, Ohtani continues to be pegged for a record-breaking, potential half-billion-dollar deal.—Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Meta issued bullish revenue guidance for the fourth quarter of 2023, pegging sales to be in the range of $36.5 billion-$40 billion (compared with $32.17 billion in the year-earlier period).—Todd Spangler, Variety, 25 Oct. 2023 The video release was pegged to Red Ribbon Week, a national drug-prevention effort began in 1985.—Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Oct. 2023
The shape of those peg-like teeth at the front of its mouth tell us that A. unicus was vegan — the oldest such marine reptile known.—Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2016 The most controversial were the inclusion of single-unders and double-under crossovers which appeared during Event 3 alongside strict peg-board climbs.—Gabrielle Kassel, Men's Health, 8 Aug. 2022 The toymaker father of young Olivia is dramatically kidnapped by a peg-legged bat.—Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, 18 Sep. 2020 See More
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