a beam in one's eye


a beam in one's eye
a beam in one's eye a fault that is greater in oneself than in the person one is criticizing. [ORIGIN: with biblical allusion to the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7.]
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  • a beam in one's eye — a fault that is greater in oneself than in the person one is finding fault with. [with biblical allusion to Matt. 7:3.] → beam …   English new terms dictionary

  • a beam in one's eye — a fault that is greater in oneself than in the person one is finding fault with Origin: with biblical allusion to Matt. 7:3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • beam in one's own eye — бревно в собственном глазу По английски то, что мы называем в ставшей поговоркой фразе сучком или соломинкой, называется в соответствии с библейским текстом a mote (in thy brother s eye) …   Idioms and examples

  • the beam in one's own eye — phrasal : a blemish as palpable as a house beam cast the beam out of thine own eye Matt 7:5 (Authorized Version) …   Useful english dictionary

  • beam — ► NOUN 1) a long piece of timber or metal used as a support in building. 2) a narrow horizontal length of timber for balancing on in gymnastics. 3) a ray or shaft of light or particles. 4) a radiant smile. 5) a ship s breadth at its widest point …   English terms dictionary

  • beam — n. & v. n. 1 a long sturdy piece of squared timber or metal spanning an opening or room, usu. to support the structure above. 2 a a ray or shaft of light. b a directional flow of particles or radiation. 3 a bright look or smile. 4 a a series of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • beam — noun 1》 a long sturdy piece of squared timber or metal used horizontally in building to support a load above.     ↘a narrow horizontal length of squared timber used for balancing exercises in gymnastics. 2》 a horizontal beam supporting the deck… …   English new terms dictionary

  • beam — [bēm] n. [ME < OE, a tree, piece of wood, column; akin to Ger baum, Du boom, tree] 1. Obs. the squared off trunk of a tree 2. a) a long, thick piece of wood, metal, or stone, used in building b) such a piece used as a horizontal support for a… …   English World dictionary

  • Eye examination — An eye examination is a battery of tests performed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist assessing vision and ability to focus on and discern objects, as well as other tests and examinations pertaining to the eyes.All people should have periodic… …   Wikipedia

  • Eye movement in music reading — skills. A central aspect of music reading is the sequence of alternating saccades and fixations, as it is for most oculomotor tasks. Saccades are the rapid ‘flicks’ that move the eyes from location to location over a music score. Saccades are… …   Wikipedia