Word of the Day – 11/11/14


WORD OF THE DAY


SCRUTINY(Noun)
/ˈskruːtɪnɪ/

Meaning:
Critical observation or examination.

Usage:
Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny.
In order to deter counterfeiters from passing fake money, cashiers apply scrutiny to the bills they receive.
In order to control the medical negligence issues, the health care process has been brought under scrutiny of the common person as well as the court.

Pronunciationhttp://www.macmillandictionary.com/pronunciation/british/scrutiny


IDIOM/PHRASE OF THE DAY


SLEEP ON IT

Meaning:
To wait before making an important decision.
To postpone a decision on something until the next day, with the implication that a night’s sleep will facilitate judgement.

Usage:
You don’t have to give me your decision now. Sleep on it, and let me know tomorrow.
I don’t know if I want to go on such a long hike; let me sleep on it.

A: Should we go to Paris or London?
B: Let’s sleep on it and make our decision tomorrow.

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