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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

AM/PM Session - 27 November 2018 - Why your boss crushes your ideas

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,353 Teacher
We read an article talking about why it's hard to get your ideas past your boss:


Vocabulary Top 10:

plea - a serious and emotional request for something

succumb - to stop trying to resist something

buy into something - to accept or believe (something) as true

keeping up with the Joneses - to show that you are as good as other people by getting what they have and doing what they do

boil down to (something) - to have (something) as the main or basic part

lukewarm - not enthusiastic : not having or showing energy or excitement

incredulous - not able or willing to believe something : feeling or showing a lack of belief

hundredfold - 100 times as much

modus operandi - MO; 'method of operation'; a usual way of doing something

malaise - a problem or condition that harms or weakens a group, society, etc; a slight or general feeling of not being healthy or happy

Have you ever tried to propose a new idea at work, but you couldn't get other people in the company to agree to it?
Have you been able to innovate at your work?
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