A doctor and a lawyer were attending a cocktail party when the doctor was approached by a man who asked advice on how to handle his ulcer.
The doctor mumbled some medical advice, then turned to the lawyer and asked,
"How do you handle the situation when you are asked for advice during a social function?"
"Just send a bill for such advice" replied the lawyer.
On the next morning the doctor arrived at his surgery and issued the ulcer-stricken man a $50 bill.
That afternoon he received a $100 bill from the lawyer.
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]