A college student was delivering pizza to a regular customer"s house in New York.
The guy who answered the door asked him, "What is the usual tip?"
"Well," replied the youth,"this is my first trip here, but the other guys say if I get a quarter out of you, I"ll be doing great."
"Is that so?" snorted the man. "Well, just to show them how wrong they are, here"s five dollars."
"Thanks!" replied the youth, "I"ll put this in my school fund."
"What are you studying?" asked the man.
The lad smiled and said: "Applied psychology."
eye n. Gaze that is superstitiously believed to cause harm.
- —adj. - morally bad; wicked.
- disagreeable (evil temper). —n. - evil thing.
- wickedness. evilly adv. [old english]
n. Water-jug with a wide mouth. [latin aqua water]
n. = *examination 3.
poll n. Poll of people leaving a polling-station, asking how they voted.
- —n. - passage or door by which to leave a room etc.
- act or right of going out.
- place where vehicles can leave a motorway etc.
- actor's departure from the stage. —v. (-t-) 1 go out of a room etc.
- leave the stage (also as a direction: exit macbeth). [latin exeo exit- go out]
n. (also expo) (pl. -s) large international exhibition. [abbreviation of *exposition 4]
adj. Keen, enthusiastic (eager to learn; eager for news). eagerly adv. Eagerness n. [latin acer keen]
- beaver n. Colloq. Very diligent person.
eye n. Keen sight, watchfulness. eagle-eyed adj.
- n. - a large bird of prey with keen vision and powerful flight. B this as a symbol, esp. Of the us.
- score of two strokes under par at any hole in golf. [latin aquila]
bird n. Colloq. Person who arrives, gets up, etc. Early.
- days n.pl. Too soon to expect results etc.
- on adv. At an early stage.
- —adj. & adv. (-ier, -iest) 1 before the due, usual, or expected time.
- a not far on in the day or night, or in time (early evening; at the earliest opportunity). B prompt (early payment appreciated).
- not far on in a period, development, or process of evolution; being the first stage (early english architecture; early spring).
- forward in flowering, ripening, etc. (early peaches). —n. (pl. -ies) (usu. In pl.) Early fruit or vegetable. earliness n. [old english: related to *ere]
mother n. Sensual and maternal woman.
- sciences n.pl. Those concerned with the earth or part of it.
- —n. - a (also earth) the planet on which we live. B land and sea, as distinct from sky.
- a the ground (fell to earth). B soil, mould.
- relig. This world, as distinct from heaven or hell.
- connection to the earth as the completion of an electrical circuit.
- hole of a fox etc.
- (prec. By the) colloq. Huge sum; everything (cost the earth; want the earth). —v. - cover (plant-roots) with earth.
- connect (an electrical circuit) to the earth. come back (or down) to earth return to realities. Gone to earth in hiding. On earth colloq. Existing anywhere; emphatically (the happiest man on earth; looked like nothing on earth; what on earth have you done?). Run to earth find after a long search. earthward adj. & adv. Earthwards adv. [old english]
n. Stand for an artist's work, a blackboard, etc. [dutch ezel ass]