boil the ocean idiom to undertake something that is vastly over-ambitious
This doesn’t mean you have to boil the ocean at your first attempt.
[http://fluxx.uk.com 09 Oct 2012]
buffling noun informal speaking at length and off the point in a business context
Even face to face you may find yourself baffled, as the world is awash with people who love ‘buffling’.
[Good Housekeeping (UK women’s magazine) Nov 2012]
co-opetition noun cooperative competition; an element of working together for mutual benefit between avowed corporate rivals
Microsoft and Google are archrivals on the business front, but they share a lot of customers. It’s a classic example of co-opetition.
[www.zdnet.com 06 Oct 2012]
3 thoughts on “New words – 25 March 2013”
recently – in some newspapers around the world – I’ve met an interesting new (maybe, the new for me only:-)) word – “Kidult”. The meaning of it, as I can understand, “young, but already independent, adult. The person, who’s interested only in entertainment, games, video- and computer’s tricks, etc.” So-called hybrid of “kid’ and “adult”
Hi Yulia, we’ve got that one already 😉
Thanks for the feedback!
Cambridge team / colleagues thanking very much for supporting us by new terms and vocabs