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2009-11-11 09:10:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President and CEO of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions (Torres), Jerry Torres, was presented the Executive of the Year Award at the 7th Annual Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards in Washington D.C., an event sponsored by Fortune 500 companies and leading defense contractors. This is a very elite and highly contested award predicated on exceptional innovation, dedication, social conscience and commitment to excellence....

Word of the Day
  • 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.'