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2009-02-11 16:19:48

The head of Hyundai North America Wednesday said automakers should not rely on federal government help and should own up to their shortcomings. John Krafcik, chief executive officer and president of Hyundai North America, said the auto industry is undergoing a cultural revolution in addition to coping and adapting to a global financial crisis. Part of today's revolution is about accountability, Krafcik said at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. If the president of the United States can...


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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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