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dooff/break camp/tailor(v)/long-winded/deadline/fringe benefit
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
After I finished sweeping, I grabbed my check, went to the locker room, and doffed the monkey suit, slipped into my jeans, sneakers and T-shirt and broke camp.
doff = remove, to rid oneself of
break camp = leave a place, move out
This clause needs to be tailored to the particular circumstances of the employer.
tailor (v) = adjust to a specific need or market
Everyone was bored by the old man's long-winded stories.
long-winded = tedious; overlong; given to too much talking
The Supplier shall do its best to meet the deadline of delivery undertaken.
deadline = the point in time at which something must be completed
The overtime wage shall not include any fringe benefit payment.
fringe benefit = an employment benefit given in addition to one's wages or salary
Many parents condoned the day of hooky and called in with excuses of doctors appointments or illness.
condone = excuse, allow
day of hooky = skip day = ditch day = cut day
Another cloud in the region of them, light enough to be fantastic and diaphanous.
diaphanous = transparent
Admitting the passage of light; open; porous; as, a transparent veil.
transparent = having the property of transmitting rays of light, so that bodies can be distinctly seen through
Thank you for your efforts.
Re: dooff/break camp/tailor(v)/long-winded/deadline/fringe benefit
Break camp is an idiom; meaning: to close down a campsite; to pack up and move on
Originally Posted by vil
Early this morning we broke camp and moved on forward to the next destination..
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