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Some kind of radiation fog (ground fog is a synonym): Radiation fog is formed by the cooling of land after sunset by thermal radiation in calm conditions with clear sky. The cool ground produces condensation in the nearby air by heat conduction. In perfect calm the fog layer can be less than a meter deep but turbulence can promote a thicker ...


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Who said it wasn't called "mist"? I live in a climate where this is a daily occurence during the spring and fall seasons. It may not technically be mist falling from the sky, but if you were sitting in a canoe on this lake, you would experience this lazy cloud (that's what I call it, 'cause it's lagging behind) as just that. In my experience,the words ...


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I would say that fog or mist actually do seem to be the most likely candidates, especially if you are going for general language use. From OED: fog, n.2 2. a. Thick mist or watery vapour suspended in the atmosphere at or near the earth's surface; an obscured condition of the atmosphere due to the presence of dense vapour. From OED: mist, ...


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Stint: a period of time spent doing something: a two-year stint in the army dictionary.reference.com Rehab: rehabilitation, especially a program or facility for treating persons addicted to drugs or alcohol or recovering from certain medical conditions: He's been sober since coming out of rehab. dictionary.reference.com So Rehab Stint is a (short) period ...


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He was let go because his burden outweighed his usefulness.


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Please accept my apologies for not having the appropriate and sufficient language skills to understand your style of English. Therefore, I may have misunderstood your question. The words you could use are vocabulary repertoire For examples, She has a limited vocabulary of Arabic words. She has an accumulated repertoire of curse words in Tamil. ...


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One possible name is for the phenomena is haze haze a slight obscuration of the lower atmosphere, typically caused by fine suspended particles. ODO tells us that haze is a probably a back-formation of hazy, an early 17th century nautical term meaning 'foggy'. The Online Etymology Dictionary appears to state that the terms haze, fog and mist are ...


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You can use "absolute amount" or "fixed amount" to contrast with a percentage, which is a "relative amount". If you only want one word, you can simply say, "Instead of using an absolute for the budget, we should use a percentage."


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Cash cow is a common expression used in business: is business jargon for a business venture that generates a steady return of profits that far exceed the outlay of cash required to acquire or start it. a more colloquial expression is money-spinner: an enterprise, idea, person, or thing that is a source of wealth (TFD)


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I believe we both share a love for nature.I have seen this phenomenon many times before myself.This site has many photos of this phenomenon, http://sense-of-place-concord.blogspot.com/2013/09/walden-mysts.html, just to make sure we are talking about the same thing. I think this morning phenomenon is called water vapor.This link gives an accurate explanation ...


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He was let go because his burden outweighed his contributions. I think this is the phrase you are looking for. "Contribution" has a default positive connotation.


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Here are the words and phrases for discussing the words and phrases in language study. a word - a single standalone unbroken unit of expression e.g. 'dog'. a term - one or more words together, usually a noun phrase (this is an inclusive word meaning that a single word is a term). e,g, 'dog' or 'lap dog' (a smaller dog that can sit comfortably in your lap) ...


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Individual employer is the common definition for a a person employing their own staff: Support for individual employers : There are many benefits to employing your own staff to provide care and support in your own home but we also know that being an employer can be daunting and confusing. Skills for Care has a range of resources to help make this ...


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I'd agree with both comments: the statement is easily understandable, but the image is overdone. You might instead try something like "My heart sank when I heard..." Or, of course, you can use it anyways, and if enough people imitate you it will become accepted.


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"lucrative" = "money-making": a lucrative business opportunity "well-paying job" = a job that pays a relatively high salary "gainful employment" = not necessarily well paid, but more than being unemployed (or volunteering). "His mom pleaded with him to find gainful employment and move out of her basement." "living" = something that generates enough ...


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— come to terms 1 : to reach an agreement —often used with with < the company has come to terms with the union > 2 : to become adjusted especially emotionally or intellectually —usually used with with < come to terms with modern life > [ Merriam-webster online ] come to terms with 1. To come to accept; become reconciled to: ...



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