derring-do derring-do

Definition(s):

  • (n) brave and heroic feats

Usage(s):

  1. Blade Runner: Blade Runner is likely to disappoint moviegoers hoping for sleek thrills and derring-do.
  2. Known for its bravado and love of derring-do, the small group conceived and ran the secret talks with Iran.
  3. The 166 flight crewmen, some of whom have flown the Berlin run for more than a decade, have a certain derring-do, and Pan Am even allows them to cultivate combat-veteran beards.

News

  • North All-Stars edge South, 4-2

    Thursday June 20, 2013 PITTSFIELD -- In a game where the talent level was pretty even, a little derring-do by Wahconah's Bethany McBain was the difference. McBain reached first on an error and advanced around the diamond via some savvy baserunning to score the run that broke a 1-1 tie and helped the North All-Stars defeat the South, 4-2 in the annual Berkshire County Softball
    on June 20, 2013     Source: North Adams Transcript

Quotes

  • "At some point this summer, though, he decided to stop dilly-dallying. Australians do not like to die wondering. As much could be told from his derring-do with the bat in Brisbane. It was like watching an accountant dance the can-can," says Roebuck.
    on Dec 31, 2009 By: Peter Roebuck Source: Cricketnext.com

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