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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Bad-tempered, irritable.
ETYMOLOGY:From the expression "to get someone's shirt out" to annoy or to lose one's temper. Earliest documented use: 1846.
USAGE:"We can appreciate why Lukie Muhlemann is a little agitated and shirty, but he should remember that CSFB [Credit Suisse First Boston] is essentially a law unto itself."
Ian Kerr; A Week in the Markets; Euroweek (London); Jan 26, 2001.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. -Michael Pollan, author, journalism professor (b. 1955)
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