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2008-07-27 09:00:34

By Nate Miller, Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jul. 27--Rick Sutton is ready to compete -- The 44-year-old who is in his third month as chief executive officer of North Colorado Medical Center assessed the region's largest hospital and its market in the same blunt, driven style that brought him there. "We are going to be the medical leader," he said during an interview in a pristine office at NCMC on a bright July day. "We have the technology, we have the beds, we have the physicians, we are just...


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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