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    dooff/break camp/tailor(v)/long-winded/deadline/fringe benefit

    Dear teachers,

    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.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: dooff/break camp/tailor(v)/long-winded/deadline/fringe benefit

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    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= To take off or lift (one's hat) in salutation

    break camp = leave a place, move out. The meaning is OK but its use does not sound idiomatic.

    This clause needs to be tailored to the particular circumstances of the employer.

    tailor (v) = adjust to a specific need or market = made to someone's particular need or situation or individual specifications,as: a tailored financial advice to over come the crisis.
    Everyone was bored by the old man's long-winded stories. Ok

    long-winded = tedious; overlong; given to too much talking

    The Supplier shall do its best to meet the deadline of delivery undertaken/schedule. Ok

    deadline = the point in time at which something must be completed

    The overtime wage shall not include any fringe benefit (payment).Ok, without the word in bracket.

    fringe benefit = an employment benefit given in addition to one's wages or salary

    Many parents condoned the day of hooky and called in doctors with excuses of appointments or illness.I think it should be ‘called in doctors.

    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.

    Regards,

    V.
    Break camp is an idiom; meaning: to close down a campsite; to pack up and move on
    Early this morning we broke camp and moved on forward to the next destination..

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