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Thursday, 30 October 2014

À la carte - Table D'hôte

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À la carte
- A french phrase meaning "according to the menu".
- "a la carte" means you order one dish at a time: appetizer, main course, dessert and each has its own separate charge on the bill.

Table D'hôte
- Another french phrase, meaning "the host's table".
- Table d' hote means the restaurant or hotel dining room menu offers 3 or more courses for one price: usually consisting of appetizer, two or three choices of main course and dessert.

À la carte menu.
Image Credits : Morgan Johnston

Table D'hôte at a  hotel.
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rule the roost

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Rule the roost
- To be the controlling member(s) of a family, organization, or other group.
- Be in charge of a place, especially home.

No! You may not have my fish!Image Credits : Eric Heupel

Roost : A place where birds regularly settle or congregate to rest at night.

Usage:
- Such ideals cannot be met easily until racism and divisive forces continue to rule the roost.
- Hydrogen fuel cell cars to rule the roost in future.

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Monday, 27 October 2014

Lackadaisical

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Lackadaisical
- Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
- Without interest, vigor, or determination.

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Usage:
- He took what felt like a lackadaisical and generic approach in the early stages. His campaign got better, but it never got good.
- Despite a lackadaisical opening set, the Lobos surged to their third-straight victory.

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Friday, 24 October 2014

Lessors

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Lessors
- A person who leases or lets a property to another.
- One that conveys property by lease

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Usage :
- To keep the average fleet age low, IndiGo usually phases out aircraft older than 6 years. Of the 100 aircraft IndiGo has received , 16 have already been returned to their lessors.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Psephology

Psephology
- The statistical study of elections and trends in voting.

Voters waiting for their turn to cast vote in India State.
Image Credits :  Al Jazeera English
Usage:
- Psephology is second cousin to astrology and every man is his own opinion poller and pundit.
- Psephology is hardly an exact science but it does provide a road map in uncertain political waters,



Monday, 22 September 2014

Kaput

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Kaput
- Broken and useless.
- No longer working or effective.

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Usage:
- I hope it does not go kaput, i will not be able to replace it.
- Ferry with 500 passengers goes kaput in river Meghna.

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Cloak and Dagger

Cloak and Dagger
- Is a term sometimes used to refer to situations involving intrigue, secrecy, espionage, or mystery.
- Pertaining to, characteristic of, or dealing in espionage or intrigue, esp. of a romantic or dramatic kind.




Usage:
- He said lack of transparency and the cloak and dagger mode of drafting the bill, the insane pace with which it was pushed through the state legislature and parliament compounded problems.
- This is a cloak and dagger operation. If I told you about it, I am obliged to kill you, and make it look like suicide.