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attagirl

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a girl, woman, or female animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the girl"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta girl." Attagirl! I knew you would ace your exam.

attaboy

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a boy, man, or male animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the boy"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta boy." You won the spelling bee? Attaboy!

attagal

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a woman, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. It is a variation of the more common (but also potentially diminutive) "attagirl;" sometimes spelled "atta gal." A: "I was promoted to executive manager this morning." B: "Attagal! You're in the big leagues now!"
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The atta noodles by Patanjali Ayurved went through a trial run for three weeks in the market.
After investigation, authority has suspended Malik Atta and appointed Hussain Raza Zaidi as the new Deputy Director of Sports and Culture and directives in this regard have also issued.
Atta went to stress that Sudan external relations , especially with friendly and sisterly Arab countries , remarkably improved and that weaken morale of those depend on foreign embargo to weaken the State.
Atta added that "the sons of Mosul will fight and will not keep silent because of what happened in their province will not be silenced as some channels did towards the bombing of religious shrines.
We have been following closely what ATTA has been doing in the area of research and training and we are very happy to strengthen our relationship with this commitment," he stated.
Throughout the yard, Van Atta chose low-water natives, including Fragaria vesca (woodland strawberries) and Santa Barbara honeysuckle, which benefit birds and pollinating insects The lawn is watered by below-ground irrigation to minimize evaporation.
Atta was arrested in Moqattam Heights in February 2011 for involvement in a brawl and sentenced to prison by a military tribunal.
Atta Mills, who had just celebrated his 68th birthday, had recently returned from visiting the US for medical checks.
Chakki Atta will initially be available in two and five kilo bags in all the supermarkets and hypermarkets.
Dikshit requested Thomas to make available more than 8000 metric tonnes of wheat to the Delhi Government to revive the sale of Bhagidari Fortified Atta which used to be sold under the open market sales scheme (Domestic) in 10 kilogram bags at Rs.
Muscat: Dar Al Atta recently re-launched an Islamic school in the Khaboora area, under the auspices of Saleh bin Theab Al Rubaie, wali of Mhadah .
The body of Essam Atta, 24, was sent to hospital on Thursday, but his relatives alleged that his jailers tortured him for attempting to bring a cell phone into his prison cell and used hoses to force huge amounts of water and soap into his body, but this led to his death.
Activists see the death of Essam Atta, 23, at a Cairo hospital late Thursday as an indication that little has changed since then.
Nigerian-born Atta compiles eleven of her short stories in this book focused on contemporary Nigeria and its displaced inhabitants (see WLT, Nov.