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2006-07-19 22:20:41

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gunmen seized and executed a former Mexican congressman in Acapulco on Wednesday, the latest incident in a spate of violence to afflict the Pacific resort city. Juan Jose Nogueda was found shot dead less than an hour after gunmen driving a sport-utility vehicle grabbed him in front of startled tourists on the city's main street. Acapulco in recent months has become a battleground between two cartels fighting for control of the lucrative drug trade. Nogueda,...


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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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