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A

ahead of the curve

adjective

  • having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
                                                                                                                                            

    Citation from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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C

come out of the woods

verb

  • to arrive unexpectedly.
                                                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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D

do homework

verb

  • to perform research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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G

go through the roof

verb

  • to become very high.
                                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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H

hand it to (one)

verb

  • to give a person credit for an achievement.
    I've got to hand it to you, you did a really great job at the conference.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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homework

noun - uncountable

  • research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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O

off-base

adjective

  • based on faulty information or suspicions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

    Citation from Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005 film) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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rank-and-yank

adjective

  • a corporate performance review system in which employees are ranked in their performance, and the bottom-performing employees are terminated.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2015. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2015.

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