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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:A newcomer or a beginner at something, one not used to hardships.
ETYMOLOGY:Originally the term was applied to newcomers to ranching and mining districts in the western US. A tenderfoot is quite different from a tenderloin.
USAGE:"Elisabeth Moss's years of comfortable anonymity may be over because of the engrossing role as the tenderfoot who begins to climb the corporate ladder in Mad Men'."
Luaine Lee; Moss finds a perfect fit on 'Mad Men'; The Olympian (Olympia, Washington); Jul 28, 2008.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. -Henry Ford, industrialist (1863-1947)