Definition of 'cog'
Example sentences containing 'cog'
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I'm just a small cog in the wheel. The Sun (2016)Advertising is an important cog in the wheels of industry and commerce. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was to consider people just as cogs in a machine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We are but small cogs in its machinery. Phoenix From the Flame (1994)He was a very important cog in their machine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But we were just small cogs in a big machine. The Sun (2014)Are they just a cog in a machine? Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is amazing how quickly the cogs can turn when the heat is on and things have to happen. Dusty Warriors: Modern Soldiers at War (2006)If you took out one of the cogs it wouldn't work. The Sun (2013)Cole has become an increasingly important cog in the England machine. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They were totally unpaid, unrecognised cogs in those wheels of commerce. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All this raises the question of whether it is an affectation for a musician to express scorn for the turning cogs of commerce. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But he's an important cog in our midfield. The Sun (2013)By keeping things ticking over she's an important cog in the wheel. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's very different to being a small cog in a big organisation. The Sun (2016)He's the main cog in the machine. The Sun (2014)It's always better than being a small cog. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I am only one small cog in a very big machine. The Sun (2016)I felt proud about being a cog in the wheel of the critical mass on two wheels. Times, Sunday Times (2008)DOES your job make you feel like just another cog in a wheel? The Sun (2008)It got the cogs turning. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he's aware he's one cog in a machine. The Sun (2016)You know how people say: 'You could see the cogs turning in his head. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The worker thus became one cog in a vast, impersonal machine, subject to the abuse and exploitation of the owner. Sociology (1995)A journey on Europe's oldest steam cog railway is a must. The Sun (2013)
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