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gen up on (something)

To inform or educate oneself about something; to study up on something. Primarily heard in UK. I'm going to have to gen up on my computer skills before starting this new job.
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gen (someone) up on (something)

To inform or educate someone about something; to give someone the required information about something. Primarily heard in UK. The manager genned us up this morning on the status of the company.
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Generation X

A nickname for the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. I know it's hard for you to fathom growing up without the Internet, but that's what we members of Generation X did.
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Gen X

An abbreviation of "Generation X," a nickname for the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. I know it's hard for you to fathom growing up without the Internet, but that's what we members of Gen X did.
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Gen Xer

A nickname for a member of Generation X, the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Commonly abbreviated as "Gen Xer." I know it's hard for you to believe, but Gen Xers like me grew up without the Internet.
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Generation X

 and Generation X'er
people reaching puberty during the 1970s and 1980s. Three or four generation X'ers were in the antique store looking eagerly at some of those horrible old dinette chairs from the 1950s.
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* Older generations surveyed were more likely than younger generations surveyed to research before they buy (50 percent of Gen Xers and 48 percent of boomers).
'Regional security' was cited as the reason for extending the service of Gen Bajwa for three years.
Praising the career of Gen Bajwa as shining, Gen Butt said the incumbent COAS always took decisions after taking into consideration all aspects of an issue.
In a meeting with US Senator Lindsay Graham and retired US Gen Jack Keane, the army chief said that healthy relations between both countries were important for regional stability.
In other posting and transfers, Lt Gen Amir Abbasi has been appointed Quarter Master General (QMG) Pakistan Army at GHQ, Lt Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza named as Adjutant General Pakistan Army and Lt Gen Moazzam Ejaz as engineer-in-chief.
Generation Z's homeownership fervor closely resembles that of millennials and Generation X, as 79 percent are certain they want to (or already do) own a home, compared to 82 percent for both Gen Y and Gen X.
Pakistani army's media wing, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on October 10 announced Lt Gen Munir as the successor of incumbent ISI Chief Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar.
Peshawar Corps, Lt Gen Abdul Aziz, Military Secretary General Headquarters (GHQ), Lt Gen Muhammad Adnan, Vice Chief of General Staff VCGS (B) and Lt Gen Waseem Ashraf Inspector General (IG) Arms.
Unlike previous classifications, Gen C is not necessarily defined by a birth year or a decade.
First Gen has been working on a similar plan for the past several years, albeit at half the price of $1 billion but with the same storage capacity.
Gen. Salah Abdel Gawwad, assistant minister for the training sector, - Maj.
Summary: The report analysed shopping perceptions from thousands of members of Generation Z (Gen Z) and found that this powerful group of shoppers share a love of real-world retail experience, augmented by technology.
The two Glock Gen 5 pistols are basically the commercial versions of the 17M and 19M models made for and adopted by the FBI.
DAWN.COM Islamabad THREE army officers, including former director general (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Lt Gen Asim Bajwa, are to be reshuffled, according to a handout released by the army's media wing on Thursday.
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