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2004-11-29 18:00:14

Tokyo, Nov. 29 (Jiji Press)--Telecommunications venture Heisei Denden Co. on Monday sued Softbank Corp. and its unit Japan Telecom Co., seeking a court injunction to stop Japan Telecom from launching a cheap fixed-line phone service. In the lawsuit filed with Tokyo District Court, Heisei Denden claimed that Softbank, which had attempted to acquire the venture firm, illegally applied knowhow obtained from the company during their acquisition talks to Japan Telecom's new fixed-line phone...


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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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