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2014-05-08 00:21:28

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican who's considered a potential contender for the party's 2016 presidential nomination, will deliver a major policy address on retirement security at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on Tuesday, May 13. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO A Cuban-American native of Miami, Rubio won election to the Senate in 2010 after serving as speaker of the Florida House of...


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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