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worry beads

worry beads

pl.n.
A string of beads for fingering in times of worry, boredom, or tension.
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worry beads

pl n
a string of beads that when fingered or played with supposedly relieves nervous tension
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wor′ry beads`


n.pl.
a string of beads manipulated to relieve worry and tension.
[1955–60]
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worry beads

plBetperlen pl
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For example, if you tend to smoke in specific contexts, such as when you're drinking coffee, give yourself something else to do--for instance, use a string of worry beads to keep your free hand busy, or keep a pad and a pen handy so you can doodle.
We carry these lists near our heart and finger them like worry beads. It doesn't matter what is on them.
SPURS fans may have their worry beads out - but boss Mauricio Pochettino has told them not to panic about his lack of summer spending.
Playing with traditional komboloi worry beads at a cheap cafe in an Athens suburb, Zabetakis paid 1 euro for his morning coffee, half what it would cost in the city centre.
Planning ahead involves consciously giving yourself something else to do--for instance, keep a string of worry beads in a bowl beside the phone to keep your free hand busy, or stow a pad and a pen there so that you can doodle while you chat.
Yet despite repeated attempts at a Zen-like state, I still need enough worry beads to fill a ball crawl.
Ahmed Abdullah bin Lahej, Dubai Customs' Director of Passenger Operations, said the confiscated articles included talismans, amulets, worry beads, animal skins, sorcery knives, magic teaching books and bags containing fish skeletons.
No matter what, prayers beads, whether worry beads or rosaries, have been an intrinsic instrument for prayer.
For greater effectivity I suggest that one get or make mantra beads similar to what is called worry beads. Make sure that this string of orbs has 40 beads with a heartshaped item to start and end with.
"Its structure has changed greatly in modern times but its historical ties, of course, continue," Gormez said, wearing a grey suit and tie and running worry beads through his hand.
Products include table ornaments, sculptures, olive wreaths, Byzantine manuscripts, ancient oil lamps, modern ceramic designs, kitchenware sets, office accessories, elegant worry beads, collectible games, wall frames and many other items suitable to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding from all over the world.
A special counselor listens to Willow explain her road map difficulties or speed bumps, and she helps Willow to turn down her car alarm so she can calm down her map, locate her toolbox, and find tools such as worry beads or worry dolls to help her cope with high worry days.