A musical director was having a lot of trouble with one drummer. He talked and talked and talked with the drummer, but his performance simply didn"t improve.
Finally, before the whole orchestra, he said, "When a musician just can"t handle his instrument and doesn"t improve when given help, they take away the instrument, and give him two sticks, and make him a drummer."
A stage whisper was heard from the percussion section: "And if he can"t handle even that, they take away one of his sticks and make him a conductor."
care n. Care of young children, the elderly, the handicapped, etc. During the working day.
- centre n. Place for care of the elderly or handicapped during the day.
- n. - time between sunrise and sunset.
- a 24 hours as a unit of time. B corresponding period on other planets (martian day).
- daylight (clear as day).
- time during which work is normally done (eight-hour day).
- a (also pl.) Historical period (in those days). B (prec. By the) present time (issues of the day).
- prime of a person's life (have had my day; in my day).
- a future time (will do it one day).
- date of a specific festival or event etc. (graduation day; christmas day).
- battle or contest (win the day). all in a day's work part of the normal routine. At the end of the day when all is said and done. Call it a day end a period of activity. Day after day without respite. Day and night all the time. Day by day gradually. Day in, day out routinely, constantly. Not one's day day when things go badly (for a person). One of these days soon. One of those days day when things go badly. That will be the day colloq. That will never happen. [old english]
- nursery n. Nursery for children of working parents.
- of reckoning n. Time when something must be atoned for or avenged.
- off n. Day's holiday.
- release n. Part-time education for employees.
- return n. Reduced fare or ticket for a return journey in one day.
abbr. - direct-broadcast satellite.
- direct broadcasting by satellite.
abbr. Colourless chlorinated hydrocarbon used as insecticide. [from the chemical name]
n. Colloq. Debutante. [abbreviation]
n. - letter d.
- thing shaped like this. [name of the letter d]
adj. Slang excellent. [perhaps from *definite or *definitive]
n. - wild animal's lair.
- place of crime or vice (opium den).
- small private room. [old english]
Abbr. - departs.
abbr. Department of education and science.
- res n. Slang desirable residence. [abbreviation]