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2014-05-28 08:27:02

Revised edition of author's first book will be featured at this year's Beijing Book Fair in China on Aug 27-31, 2014 CASA GRANDE, Ariz., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What do people need in order to emerge a winner in this century? Educator-author Dr. Alvin Holst revisits the importance of Integrity, Courage & Soul: Leadership Traits for the 21(st) Century to underline what society truly needs at present. This book is an accounting of the things that work in one's life and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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