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    #1

    at your beck and call

    Where does it come from?

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    Hmmm I should have googled
    My laziness puts me to shame (though I looked up 'beck' this time).
    TY blacknomi,

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    #4
    Sure thing.

    BTW, what is "point and grunt" school of management?


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    #5
    That word-detective site is a goldmine -- TY for the link!

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    #6
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Sure thing.

    BTW, what is "point and grunt" school of management?
    That's right up Tdol's alley.

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    #7
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Sure thing.

    BTW, what is "point and grunt" school of management?
    That's right up Tdol's alley.

    :wink:
    meaning...?

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    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Sure thing.

    BTW, what is "point and grunt" school of management?
    That's right up Tdol's alley.

    :wink:
    meaning...?
    Meaning he should know that one. (Tdol teaches business English in "real life".)

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    #9
    I think he means I point at a book, grunt and students sopmehow work out that I want them to open it. Actually he's wrong- I rarely shut up in class.


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    #10
    Thanks, I'll buy your story.

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