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Sep 6, 2012
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with Anu Garg

winner's circle

PRONUNCIATION:
(WIN-uhrz SUHR-kuhl)

MEANING:
noun: A select group of winners or those considered worthy.

ETYMOLOGY:
After the enclosure at a racetrack where the winning horse, jockey, and horse-owner receive awards. Earliest documented use: 1951.

USAGE:
"I'm not sure being Peter's fifth fiancée will put you in the winner's circle."
Jennifer Drew; The Bad Girl Bride; Mills and Boon; 1999.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
We should tackle reality in a slightly jokey way, otherwise we miss its point. -Lawrence Durrell, novelist, poet, and playwright (1912-1990)

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