Definition 2022


Olympic diving



Olympic diving (uncountable)

  1. A specific competition in the Olympics, involving diving off a ten-meter platform from a three-meter springboard.
    • 2000, Timothy Vick, How to Pick Stocks Like Warren Buffett
      Investors should remember that their scorecard is not computed using Olympic-diving methods: Degree-of-difficulty doesn’t count.
    • 2002, Joseph L Badaracco Jr. Leading Quietly :
      Ethical efforts are often best judged like Olympic diving. It is important to compare what people actually accomplish to the degree of difficulty they face.
    • 2003, Michael Graham, Redneck Nation
      NASCAR on the radio is as stupid as Olympic diving on the radio: “Oooh, look at that splash—oh wait, you can’t. It’s on the radio.”