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  • Writer's pictureYvonne Root

Take a Break!

The Explanation

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re someone connected to the construction industry. We know that because we’ve spent several years building a library of blog posts geared for the guys and gals who contribute in one way or another to the building of America. And many of them find their way to this blog when searching for construction accounting information.

We offer tips, practical solutions, and up-to-date information concerning running a well-organized and profitable construction company.

But once in a while, we suggest that construction leaders take a short break from the hard stuff and concentrate on the goofy stuff. And it seemed the first week in January of the New Year would be an excellent time for that break.

Following is a list of daffy definitions that you can put to use any way you like; tailgate talks, office chats, and in-house newsletters all come to mind.

Definitions that Make You Tilt Your Head

Acre – Someone that aches

Aftermath – Relaxation after algebra class

Arbitrator – A cook that leaves Arby’s to work at McDonald’s

Artery – The study of paintings

Avoidable – What a bullfighter tries to do

Bacteria – The back door of a cafeteria.

Balderdash – A rapidly receding hairline.

Barbarian – Belonging or related to Barbara.

Barium – What doctors recommend when their patients die

Benign – What you be after you be eight

Bide – Past tense of buy

Cauterize – Made eye contact with her

Counterfeiters – Workers who install kitchen cabinets

Defile – Remove from alphabetical order

Delight – Make things go darker

Dilate – To live a long life

Doughnut – eccentric millionaire

Equip – joke online

Flabbergasted – Appalled over how much weight you have gained

Flatulence – The emergency vehicle that picks up someone who a steamroller has run over

Infantry – A small, immature tree

Inhabit – Dressed as a monk

Intense – Camping

Labor pain – The result of a work injury

Lymph – To walk with a lisp

Medieval – Not completely wicked

Minimal – Small shopping center

Mobilization – Removing your landline and switching all calls to your mobile

Neighborhood – Gangster next door

Nitrate – The price after sundown

Oxymoron – Someone who is as dumb as an ox

Paradox – Two physicians

Quadrant – Four people shouting

Relief – What trees do in the spring

Syntax – Tariff on immorality

Thesaurus – A dinosaur that studies words

Tumor – One more than one more

Urine – Where you are when you aren’t out

Break’s Over

There you have it! Feel free to get back to work now. 😁

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