Word of the day-25/08/14


WORD OF THE DAY


AMBIGUOUS
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Meaning:
Open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning.
Doubtful or uncertain.

Usage:
In particular,  an ambiguous message can leave you vulnerable to the worst interpretation.
Frustrated by ambiguous instructions,the parents were unable to assemble the toy.
Their position in society remains ambiguous.


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


GET FOOT IN THE DOOR

Meaning:
To enter a business or organization at a low level, but with a chance of being more successful in the future.

Usage:
“It’s not a great position, but at least my foot is in the door.”
“I need to find a way to get my foot in the door.”

A: “Did you find a job yet?”
B: “No. I’m still looking.”
A: “With the sagging economy, it’s hard to find a job.”
B: “Yeah. I’m even considering a lower position. At least I’ll have my foot in the door.”

Other Common Sentences:
“I’m working in the mail room. But I’m hoping I can change positions now that I’m in the company.”
“I hate my position, but it’s the only way I could start in this company.”

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