A friend was in front of me coming out of church one day, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands.
He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside. Pastor said, “You need to join the Army of the Lord!”
My friend said, “I’m already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor.”
Pastor questioned, “How come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?”
He whispered back, “I’m in the Secret Service.”
—n. - stage in a process of change or development.
- each of the aspects of the moon or a planet, according to the amount of its illumination.
- physics stage in a periodically recurring sequence, esp. The wave-form of alternating electric currents or light. —v. (-sing) carry out (a programme etc.) In phases or stages. phase in (or out) bring gradually into (or out of) use. [greek phasis appearance]
n. Small glass bottle, esp. For liquid medicine. [greek phiate broad flat dish]
comb. Form (also -phil) forming nouns and adjectives denoting fondness for what is specified (bibliophile). [greek philos loving]
comb. Form (also phil- before a vowel or h) denoting a liking for what is specified. [greek philos friend]
n. (pl. Same or -es) plant with scented clusters of esp. White, blue, or red flowers. [greek phlox, name of a plant (literally ‘flame’)]
comb. Form forming nouns denoting a person with a specified fear or aversion (xenophobe). [greek phobos fear]
book n. = *telephone directory.
- n. & v. (-ning) colloq. = *telephone. [abbreviation]