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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!"

girl Friday

A female assistant who is capable of many different types of tasks. Based on the term "man Friday," the term can be considered sexist. I like to have my daughter be my girl Friday during "take your child to work" day. She's a better worker than some of my employees!
See also: Friday, girl

that's my gal

An expression used to convey praise and pride for a female with whom one has a close relationship. That's my gal, another report card with straight A's! A: "Here, I brought you the things you asked for." B: "Hey, that's my gal! I knew you wouldn't let me down." A: "Sarah has been doing a lot of charity work lately. She's a real credit to this town." B: "That's my gal. She's always been one of the good ones."
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you gals

A friendly way of addressing a group of women collectively. I can't wait to see you gals on Saturday!
See also: gal
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

girl Friday

Also, gal Friday. An efficient and faithful female assistant, as in I'll have my girl Friday get the papers together. The expression plays on man Friday, a name for a devoted male servant or assistant. The name Friday comes from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, whose shipwrecked hero named the young native who became his faithful companion for the day of the week when he found him. In the mid-1900s Friday was applied to a male servant and then a women secretary or clerk who works for a man. The expression girl Friday gained currency through a motion picture starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday (1940). Today it tends to be considered condescending and, applied to a woman, sexist.
See also: Friday, girl
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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These results clearly demonstrate a fine participation of Gals in the control of survival and proliferation processes in tumor cells.
Indirect targeting of Gal-3 by using daily intraperitoneal administration of Lac-l-Leu, which binds and inhibits Gals by mimicking essential structural features of the TF-Ag, affects PCa cell adhesion to bone marrow endothelium, homotypic aggregation, transendothelial migration, clonogenic growth, and final spreading of tumor cells to the skeleton [39].
It is well known that Gals link to tri- and tetrabranched N-glycans forming multivalent lattices that enhance cell surface residency of growth factor receptors and focal adhesion turnover.
Altogether, these results highlight a major role of the interactions between Gals and their corresponding glycoligands in determining tumor-associated angiogenesis.
Nevertheless, there may be occasions where courts will appoint GALs while mediation is still underway, or mediation may reconvene sometime after the full case management conference has been held and GAL appointed.
Third, the judicially required training for those representing children should include a discussion of the potential harms to family mediation if the GAL attends.15 The Rules mandate education for GALs, including a discussion of the roles of the GAL, and that education should address the issues discussed here as well.
Fourth, attorneys should promote the dual goals of preserving GALs and family mediation by objecting to any appointment of GALs until after mediation is completed without resolution.
Finally, GALs should learn more about mediation, its purpose, the role of the mediator, and the importance of confidentiality in mediation.
If the goal of increasing the number of GALs is to provide children with someone to look out for their best interests, then GALs must continue to be trained and funded.
2000) (observing that the trial court obtained the parent's permission to interview the children in camera after the trial court decided that under Scaringe the GALs testimony and report contained inadmissible hearsay).
(23) It is interesting to note that Judge Blue, who specially concurred in Scaringe to voice his hesitations about GALs, also wrote the Roski decision.
When the proposed models are discussed and debated, strong consideration should be given to the attorney-driven GAL model that we have used for 30 years in Orange County to successfully serve the children of our community.
Abramowitz stresses that he's committed that all of the GAL attorneys will be required to become board certified in juvenile law, a new area of certification that has been approved by The Florida Bar Board of Governors and is currently pending before the Florida Supreme Court.
* "GAL attorneys are the only attorneys who do not receive the benefit of paid insurance, when compared to attorneys in the State Personnel System and those in the Justice Administration System," including assistant public defenders and assistant state attorneys.
* Turnover in the GAL Program was 30 percent for program attorneys and 25 percent for supervising attorneys in FY 2013-14, higher than that of assistant public defenders and assistant state attorneys.