Liverpool were left grasping at straws
as their disastrous Champions League campaign ended with another defeat.
Ambiguous was the decision of Judge Duval as to the ISO form, not grasping at straws
. It is the policy forms that need to be addressed, not the decision of Judge Duval.
Possibly grasping at straws
, the World Bank, in its most recent review of the Honduran economy (updated in August 2006) calls Honduras, "the most open country in Central America." The reason: Honduras has a diversified economy, which includes manufacturing as well as agriculture, and trades the output of these sectors internationally.
According to skeptics interviewed by The Korea Herald (Seoul), the Government seemed to be grasping at straws
. In characterizing the Government's position, the Herald used the term "wild optimism".
(For that matter it never explains where, exactly, the alleged EMP device was deployed or who was using it.) But in person, Fetzer sounds less like an unscrupulous author grasping at straws
than a man determined to preach his truth to the world at large, whether or not the world is ready to hear it.
The debt was already there and we were grasping at straws
- we'd have taken Charles Manson on as a director if we thought he could save the club.
'This was to be our last attempt at having more children so we were grasping at straws
and wanted all three embryos transferred to her.
Grasping at straws
or jealous of football's success!
On reflection though, I do wonder if I am merely grasping at straws
. Perhaps I should give up my attempts to defy April and, instead, resign myself to her capricious ways.
Smokers grasping at straws
to justify their habit might want to try inserting those straws into cups of coffee.
The idea of one race dominating another is not biologically based, but a cultural grasping at straws
The fact that it was only third hand hearsay upon which Grabb's boys based their "warning" to Stopford has the NIS and Provost Marshall Patricia Samson, in particular, grasping at straws
to try to justify their actions.