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2014-01-10 08:22:11

MANCHESTER, England, January 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aperol, the globally renowned Italian liqueur, has announced a partnership with Manchester United to become the club's Official Global Spirits Partner from January 1st 2014 until the end of the 2016/2017 season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/662695-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/662695-b ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140110/662695-c )...


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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