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fill out/ packed/ run down/ sticky/ by sheer coincidence/ laid off/ litigation backgr
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
1. I’ll just have to fill out this form for our records. What’s your name?
fill out = write all the required information onto a form
2. Sorry! The canteen was absolutely packed and I had to wait for ages. Then when I got to the front of the queue they had hardly any food left. So I had to get you a slice of pizza. I’m sorry.
packed = crowded
for ages = for an extended period of time
3. Now following on from what we were discussing last week in Susan’s tutorial on approaches to marketing, you were going to give us a quick run down on a new strategy for pricing which is now being used by many large companies known as “revenue management” … before we go on to your actual tutorial paper on Sales Targets. Is that correct?
run down = a point-by-point summary
revenue management = yield management
4. Threads which are important but rarely receive posts are sticky [stuck]. A sticky [stuck] thread will always appear in front of normal threads.
sticky = painful or difficult
5.By sheer coincidence Nayef’s last day at Lehman Brothers' was also the firm's last day.
by sheer coincidence = by pure coincidence
6. I was laid off and I can’t find a position with low firm. I take a company even with my litigation background.
laid off = having lost your job
litigation background = prosecution experience
Thank you for your efforts.
Re: fill out/ packed/ run down/ sticky/ by sheer coincidence/ laid off/ litigation ba
Originally Posted by vil
By M56 in forum Teaching English
Last Post: 01-Mar-2005, 03:29
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