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The daily grind

Vocabulary related to “the
daily grind” through
Ed Stein’s comic strip
The daily grind
• If you refer to routine tasks or activities
as the grind, you mean they are boring
and take up a lot of ...
The daily grind
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www.newgrounds.com
www.newgrounds.com
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The daily grind
Slang: “Killer” stock options
• Acciones de excelente
rendimiento, rompedoras:
• Examples: Killer application,
killer app
It’s an on line startup
• On line startup company
• (Commerce) an on line business enterprise that has
been launched recen...
Not tied to an old-line brick
and mortar company
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Tied to/tide up
tied up
tied up
If someone or something is tied up...
This is “a no-brainer”
• no-brain·er (nō′brā′nər)
• n. Informal
• Something so simple or easy as to
require no thought.
• ...
They are ran out of fundings

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Definition of RUN OUT
intransitive verb
1
a :  to come to an end :  expire <time ran ...
To run ouT of someThing
• run out runs out; running out; ran out
•
If you run out of something, you have no more of
it lef...
They closed down yesterday
• close·down
̇
•  noun ˈklōz-ˌdaun
• : an occurrence or situation in which
work is stopped for ...
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The free dictionary
Merriam Webster dictionary
Collings dictionary
Slideshow by C Martin.
The daily grind: Unit 15 Objective Proficiency (additional resources)
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Learning English through comic strips by Ed Stein:
Unit 15 of Objective Proficiency
The daily grind

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The daily grind: Unit 15 Objective Proficiency (additional resources)

  1. 1. The daily grind Vocabulary related to “the daily grind” through Ed Stein’s comic strip
  2. 2. The daily grind • If you refer to routine tasks or activities as the grind, you mean they are boring and take up a lot of time and effort. (INFORMAL) • The daily grind of government is done by Her Majesty's Civil Service. • Life continues to be a terrible grind for the ordinary person. • N-SING: oft adj N disapproval
  3. 3. The daily grind
  4. 4. rossschatzart.wordpress.com
  5. 5. www.newgrounds.com
  6. 6. www.newgrounds.com
  7. 7. www.newgrounds.com
  8. 8. The daily grind
  9. 9. Slang: “Killer” stock options • Acciones de excelente rendimiento, rompedoras: • Examples: Killer application, killer app
  10. 10. It’s an on line startup • On line startup company • (Commerce) an on line business enterprise that has been launched recently • Start-Up Company • A company in its earliest stage of development, usually before its IPO. Start-up companies concentrate on product development and build-up of  capitalization. Nearly all start-up companies operate at a loss, at least at first. Some start-ups go through a period where they have no revenue at all. Start-ups spend their time perfecting their business plans and developing products that will eventually be sold on the open market. Most start-ups rely on  venture capital or loans to continue operations during this phase. See also: Payout period, Dot-com bubble.
  11. 11. Not tied to an old-line brick and mortar company • • • Tied to/tide up tied up tied up If someone or something is tied up, they are busy or being used, with the result that they are not available for anything else. (INFORMAL) He's tied up with his new book. He's working hard, you know. More and more old people have capital tied up in a house. ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, oft ADJ with/in n • (c) HarperCollins Publishers. • • • • Old-line:  adhering to traditional policies or practices :  conservative brick–and–mortar  adjective  relating to or being a traditional business serving customers in a building as contrasted to an online business <a brick–and–mortar store> brick–and–mortar or bricks–and–mortar http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brick-and-mortar • • • • • •
  12. 12. This is “a no-brainer” • no-brain·er (nō′brā′nər) • n. Informal • Something so simple or easy as to require no thought. • something that requires or involves little or no mental effort. • "the enormous popularity of his TV show makes the book a no-brainer for him"
  13. 13. They are ran out of fundings • • • Definition of RUN OUT intransitive verb 1 a :  to come to an end :  expire <time ran out> b :  to become exhausted or used up <the gasoline ran out> 2 :  to jut out transitive verb funding funding Funding is money which a government or organization provides for a particular purpose. They hope for government funding for the scheme. Many colleges have seen their funding cut. N-UNCOUNT • (c) HarperCollins Publishers. • • • • • • • • • • •
  14. 14. To run ouT of someThing • run out runs out; running out; ran out • If you run out of something, you have no more of it left. • They have run out of ideas. We're running out of time. • By now the plane was running out of fuel. • We had lots before but now we've run out. • • PHR-V The form run is used in the present tense and is also the past participle of the verb
  15. 15. They closed down yesterday • close·down ̇ •  noun ˈklōz-ˌdaun • : an occurrence or situation in which work is stopped for a long time or permanently in a business, factory, etc. • : the end of television or radio broadcasts for the day
  16. 16. Sources • • • • The free dictionary Merriam Webster dictionary Collings dictionary Slideshow by C Martin.

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