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2009-10-28 06:38:00

HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd., a privately-owned Chinese automotive company, today welcomed Ford Motor Company's decision to name it as the preferred bidder for Volvo Car Corporation. Geely, having built one of the fastest growing automotive car companies in China, will now embark on further detailed discussions with Ford, paving the way for a potential acquisition of Volvo that will enshrine management independence at the famous...

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.'