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link whore

Internet slang (possibly offensive) A person who makes constant and conspicuous efforts to drive Internet traffic to his or her own webpage by posting links to it across other areas of the Internet. There are so many link whores filling this forum with garbage posts that it's become nearly unreadable.
See also: link, whore

link whoring

Internet slang (possibly offensive) The practice of making constant and conspicuous efforts to drive Internet traffic to one's own webpage by posting links to it across other areas of the Internet. The link whoring that goes on in this forum has made it nearly unreadable in recent times.
See also: link, whore

a chain is only as strong as its weakest link

If one part of something is weak, it jeopardizes the integrity, quality, or effectiveness of the whole. I need to make sure that everyone on our debate team is well-prepared, since a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
See also: chain, link, strong, weak

missing link

1. A hypothetical extinct animal that is believed to be the evolutionary connection between man and ape. Scientists will never fully understand the evolution of man until they find the missing link.
2. Something that is significantly, noticeably absent, often because its presence would be helpful or beneficial. Participation is the missing link in your grade, so I would suggest speaking up in class going forward. I think that chlorine is the missing link in this experiment.
See also: link, missing

weak link

Someone or something considered inferior to the other parts of a group, series, or mechanism. The weak link in computer security is almost always the end user. Derek hardly ever comes to class, so I'm not surprised he was the weak link in our group project.
See also: link, weak

a chain is no stronger than its weakest link

If one part of something is weak, it jeopardizes the integrity, quality, or effectiveness of the whole. I need to make sure that everyone on our debate team is well-prepared, since a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and our security will not be effective if any of the checkpoints are not functioning.
See also: chain, link, strong, weak

chain is no stronger than its weakest link

Prov. A successful group or team relies on each member doing well. George is completely out of shape. I don't want him on our ball team; a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
See also: chain, link, strong, weak

*contact with someone a link to someone

resulting in communication. (*Typically: be in ~; have ~; make~.) I have had no contact with Bill since he left town. Tom made contact with a known criminal last month.
See also: contact, link

link someone or something to someone or something

 and link someone or something and someone or something together; link someone or something together with someone or something ; link someone or something with someone or something
1. to discover a connection between people and things, in any combination. I would never have thought of linking Fred to Tom. I didn't even know they knew each other. I always sort of linked Tom with honesty.
2. to connect people and things, in any combination. We have to link each person to one other person, using this colored yarn to tie them together. We linked each decoration together with another one.
See also: link

link someone or something up (to something)

to connect someone or something to something, usually with something that has a type of fastener or connector that constitutes a link. They promised that they would link me up to the network today. They will link up my computer to the network today.
See also: link, up

link up to someone or something

 and link (up) with someone or something
to join up with someone or something. I have his new e-mail address so I can link up to Bruce. Now my computer can link up with a computer bulletin board.
See also: link, up

weak link (in the chain)

Fig. the weak point or person in a system or organization. Joan's hasty generalizations about the economy were definitely the weak link in her argument.
See also: link, weak

a weak link (in the chain)

the weakest part of a system or the weakest member of a group of people that could cause the whole system or group to fail It's a strong team, though the goalkeeper may be a weak link because he's rather inexperienced. The weak link in the chain is the computer software that controls the system.
See also: link, weak

weak link

The least dependable member of a group, as in The shipping department, slow in getting out orders, is our weak link in customer service , or They're all very capable designers except for Ron, who is clearly the weak link. This expression alludes to the fragile portion of a chain, where it is most likely to break. [Mid-1800s]
See also: link, weak

link up

v.
1. To collaborate or team up: The two minority parties linked up to oppose the ruling party. Two popular bands have linked up for a nationwide tour.
2. To introduce someone into a relationship or collaboration with others: Can you link me up with a good financial adviser? I linked them up last year and now they are partners. The convention links up buyers and sellers.
3. To join together: The two trains linked up to form one long train. This road links up with the highway in six miles.
4. To connect something with some other thing: We linked the trailer up to the truck. I linked up four extension cords and plugged the vacuum cleaner in. They linked the computers up so that they could share files.
5. To meet with someone, especially in order to do something: Let's link up next week and discuss the report. I linked up with my friends after the concert.
See also: link, up
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To link Sales (D5) in SubsidiaryA to Sales (BS) in Consolidating, enter an equal sign (=) in Consolidating B5; then go to D5 in SubsidiaryA and press Enter (see exhibit 1).
Many people creating or following links on the Web link generously, carefully, or haphazardly but without thinking of the economy of links and their value.
Anti-abortionists promote the alleged ABC link because seventeen out of thirty-seven scientific studies that have examined the link showed a small overall increase in breast cancer risk for women who have abortions.
org The Internet Resources link provides a vast selection of useful sites in all categories of practice, hand-picked by fellow CaICPA members.
After someone restores the failed link, the system automatically reconfigures to use all active network links.
Data Link Solutions (DLS) was established in 1996 by BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins to pursue the next generation Link 16 applications.
It provides links useful for accountants, such as Internal Revenue Service regulations and corporate Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
With most of today's Windows word processors--such as AmiPro, Word and WordPerfect--you can transfer or link spreadsheet tables to your documents.
To add the link to share on Facebook to your website, please visit www.
ZAO Sky Link was established in July 2003 to create a federal cellular communications network based on IMT-MC 450 (CDMA450) technology.
SOA Link brings together some key vendors to assure just that, by establishing a community of common interest.
NexTone Communications(R), the leader in distributed and intelligent session management solutions that extend the reach and quality of VoIP and other digital media, today announced that Rapid Link (OTC BB:RPID.
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) that its Link Simulation and Training (Link) division is demonstrating its new production version Advanced Helmet Mounted Display (AHMD) visual system technology as part of a combined arms training exercise.
LE BOURGET, France -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Link Simulation and Training (Link) division has been awarded two delivery orders totaling approximately $19 million to complete Link 16 upgrades to the U.