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alpha and omega

The beginning and the end; the entirety of something. (Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.) In order to do well on the exam, you need to know the alpha and omega of the textbook.
See also: alpha, and, omega

omega male

1. The male occupying the lowest position in the social hierarchy of an animal group. Emerging research on animal groups suggests that omega males may have more complex roles than previously thought.
2. A man who feels powerless and, as a result, does not actively work toward improving his life. He's a real omega male—he's unemployed, single, and miserable, and not doing anything to change that.
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alpha and omega

both the beginning and the end; the essentials, from the beginning to the end; everything, from the beginning to the end. He was forced to learn the alpha and omega of corporate law in order to even talk to the lawyers. He loved her deeply. She was his alpha and omega.
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alpha and omega

The beginning and the end, the first and the last, as in She had to master the alpha and omega of the new computer program before she could even begin . This idiom and its meaning, based on the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, appears in the New Testament (Revelation 1:8): "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord," where it is repeated three more times.
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alpha and omega

1 the beginning and the end. 2 the essence or most important features.
Alpha and omega are respectively the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Christians use the phrase as a title for Jesus Christ, taking it from Revelation 1:8: ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord’.
2 1994 BBC Holidays At Cambridge…you'll find the alpha and omega of American academic life: historic Harvard and space-age MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
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Zapata is a holding company which currently has one operating company, Omega Protein Corporation, in which the Company had a 58% ownership interest in at June 30, 2006.
On December 8, 2005, Zapata announced that its Board of Directors had authorized management to seek a buyer for its 58% ownership interest in Omega Protein.
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As of 2004, Omega represents nearly 90 percent of all gunlocks currently approved for sale with handguns in the state of Maryland and 100 percent of approved revolvers.
PHOENIX -- Omega, a provider of integrated financial and practice management software, has been voted by readers of Law Technology News magazine as one of the top three time & billing software vendors for law firms with 50 or more attorneys, Omega announced today.
As a result of the receipt of the requisite consents, Omega and Wachovia Bank, National Association, as trustee under the Indenture, have executed a supplemental indenture to the Indenture to affect the Proposed Amendments.