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from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious

Of such an obvious meaning or implication as to be completely redundant, superfluous, or unnecessary. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Pauline: "The Prime Minister has said that lower-class families are bearing the brunt of the recession worse than anyone else." Johnny: "Wow, any other riveting news from the Department of the Bleeding Obvious?"

in the trouser department

1. Literally, relating to or having to do with trousers or pants. Of course, in the trouser department, a nicely fitted pair of slacks will always look more respectable than tracksuit bottoms.
2. slang Relating to or concerning a man's penis or its physical aspects. Look at that guy in his big flashy sports car. I reckon it's compensation for not having much in the trouser department, eh?
See also: department, trouser

not be somebody's department

  (informal)
if something is not your department, you are not responsible for dealing with it or you do not know much about it As regards getting your computer fixed, you'll have to ask someone else - I'm afraid it's not my department. In general doctors don't know much about nutrition: that's not their department.
See also: department

headache department

1. n. a central source of unnecessary problems; a person who habitually causes problems. Here’s another memo from the headache department.
2. and headache house n. a liquor store or department. I stopped in at the headache house for some supplies.
See also: department, headache
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Tenders are invited for Esimate for Strengthening and Reconductoring Distribution system works under SCP/TSP Scheme in Various palces of Shirol and Mahalingapur Section in Mahalingapur Sub Division ,in Jamakandi Division Under Partial Turn Key Basis(erection of departmentally supplied Distribution Transformers and ETV meters for DTCs ) including De-commissioning works
0 offering is the first true enterprise-class solution, providing a powerful, centrally managed, standards-based implementation that can be rolled-out departmentally or enterprise-wide.
Tenders are invited for Estimate for Strengthening and Reconductoring Distribution system works under SCP/TSP Scheme in Various palces of Terdal, Rabhakavi and Banahatti Section in Rabhakavi Sub Division ,in Jamakandi Division Under Partial Turn Key Basis(erection of departmentally supplied Distribution Transformers and ETV meters for DTCs ) including De-commissioning works
Tenders are invited for Estimate for Strengthening and Reconductoring Distribution system And Electrification of Colony works under SCP/TSP Scheme in Various palces in Todalbagi Section in Jamakandi Sub Division ,in Jamakandi Division Under Partial Turn Key Basis(erection of departmentally supplied Distribution Transformers and ETV meters for DTCs ) including De-commissioning works
The Asset Insight/Check 2000 Gateway, to be released during the first quarter of 1999, will enable organizations to use Asset Insight's powerful reporting capabilities to analyze the results of BIOS (basic input/output system) and software risk assessment tests departmentally or enterprise-wide.
Tenders are invited for Strengthening and Reconductoring of Distribution system works under TSP Scheme in Various palces of Malali and Shirol Section in Mahalingapur Sub Division, in Jamakandi Division Under Partial Turn Key Basis(erection of departmentally supplied Distribution Transformers and ETV meters for DTCs ) including De-commissioning works.
Tenders are invited for Strengthening and Reconductoring of Distribution system works under TSP Scheme in Various palces of Rabhakavi and Mahalingapur Section , in Jamakandi Division Under Partial Turn Key Basis(erection of departmentally supplied Distribution Transformers and ETV meters for DTCs ) including De-commissioning works
Advanced capabilities include: dynamic protocol rule set delivery, unique communications bandwidth management, and departmentally defined interface and data structure.
Tenders are invited for Strengthening and Reconductoring of Distribution system works under TSP Scheme in Various palces of Banahatti and Terdal Section in Rabakavi Sub Division, in Jamakandi Division Under Partial Turn Key Basis(erection of departmentally supplied Distribution Transformers and ETV meters for DTCs ) including De-commissioning works.