(1) What does "hands-on" mean in the following news report: " Jade Goody faces fresh trouble after production of the perfume brand called Shh she endorsed came to a halt. Stephen Noronha, Vice President, export division, says Goody was a woman who was very involved io the product. "I don't know if she has a direct investment in the perfume brand but she is the one who cleared all the bottle designs. She was hands-on."
(2) What does "Parenthesis" mean in the following: " We are living in the time of the parenthesis, a great and yeasty time.
Could you give use some more context for the parenthesis quote?
"living in a time of parentheses" is a phrase coined by author John Naisbitt. It means that we are living in a time between eras, as if we were literally "bracketed off" from the past and the future.
I'd managed to be bracketed off from Mr Naisbitt till I read your post.