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2009-09-13 23:03:27

Kim Clijsters, who entered the U.S. Open as a wild card, won the championship Sunday, topping off a remarkable return to women's tennis after a two-year layoff. The 26-year-old Belgian defeated rising young star Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 7-5, 6-3 for her second Grand Slam win and the 35th title of her WTA career. The match lasted an hour and 33 minutes. Clijsters, a former world No. 1, had retired from tennis in the spring of 2007 to start a family. She returned to the tour this summer in...


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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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