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."
adj. (-ier, -iest) 1 consisting of or flaming with fire.
- bright red.
- hot; burning.
- a flashing, ardent (fiery eyes). B pugnacious; spirited (fiery temper). fierily adv. Fieriness n.
adj. & n. - next after fourth.
- any of five equal parts of a thing.
- mus. Interval or chord spanning five consecutive notes in a diatonic scale (e.g. C to g). fifthly adv. [old english: related to *five]
- column n. Traitorous group within a country at war etc. fifth-columnist n.
adj. & n. (pl. -ies) 1 five times ten.
- symbol for this (50, l, l).
- (in pl.) Numbers from 50 to 59, esp. The years of a century or of a person's life. fiftieth adj. & n. [old english]
—v. (past and past part. Fought) 1 (often foll. By against, with) contend or contend with in war, battle, single combat, etc.
- engage in (a battle, duel, etc.).
- contend (an election); maintain (a lawsuit, cause, etc.) Against an opponent.
- strive to achieve something or to overcome (disease, fire, etc.).
- make (one's way) by fighting. —n. - a combat. B boxing-match. C battle.
- conflict, struggle, or effort.
- power or inclination to fight (no fight left). fight back 1 counter-attack.
- suppress (tears etc.). Fight for 1 fight on behalf of.
- fight to secure. Fight a losing battle struggle without hope of success. Fight off repel with effort. Fight out (usu. Fight it out) settle by fighting. Fight shy of avoid. Put up a fight offer resistance. [old english]