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2008-10-14 00:00:31

By Adeline Paul Raj MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) is hopeful of meeting a net profit of RM400 million to RM500 million this year, following a recent drop in crude oil prices, its top official said. This will bring it back in line with its target originally set out under its Business Transformation Plan. "We are doing the best we can. Chances are slightly better with fuel prices going down," managing director Datuk Seri Idris Jala said on the sidelines of the Routes Leaders Forum 2008 in Kuala...


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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