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attagirl

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a girl, woman, or female animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the girl"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta girl." Attagirl! I knew you would ace your exam.

attaboy

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a boy, man, or male animal, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. Largely presumed to be a corruption of the expression "that's the boy"; it is also sometimes spelled "atta boy." You won the spelling bee? Attaboy!

attagal

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!"
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There are options on the table to fund large-scale infrastructure projects; it's just that the ATA doesn't like them.
Enacted to address acts of terrorism and provide speedy trials, the ATA has mostly been misinterpreted due to the wide definition of terrorism in the law, which in most cases allows the inclusion of crimes bearing little or no connection to terrorism.
"Countries travelling abroad for exhibitions and events always look for the ATA Carnet for the export and re-export of the goods that they are using.
The government is actively considering expanding the scope of ATA Carnet System.
For more information on ATA's vacation, please visit www.appalachiantrailadventure.com or ATA's Facebook page to see pictures from our daily adventures.
The largest group of ATA graves is at All Saints' cemetery in Maidenhead, where 17 war graves represent men and women of six different nationalities.
Ayaz Ata cheers the people, who visit him, by dancing with music and giving them some presents.
In the first quarter of 2015, the number of ATA Carnets issued and received in the UAE jumped 70 per cent compared to the same period in 2014, Hamad Bu Amim, president and CEO of Dubai Chamber, said on Tuesday at a ceremony organised by the chamber to celebrated the fifth anniversary of the launch of the ATA Carnet System in the UAE.
ATA Career Link provides a powerful venue for thyroid specialists to find job openings and for employers to search for the most qualified professionals in the field.
Surveys of ATA members found 70 percent of attendees drive to the show, and Indianapolis is the most convenient location for the majority of them.
The diameter of the ATA is the most important determinant of the patency rate in anterior femorotibial graft.
District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by American Target Advertising (ATA).
Before I started my summer internship with the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts and Humanities, I knew very little about Mary "Te Ata" Fisher.
Embassy hosted a visit from the Department of State Anti-Terrorism Assistance (ATA) Assessment, Review, and Evaluation Unit the week of June 2.
ATA's Fabian Martens used last year's Erongo Business and Tourism Expo to announce the official launch of the company's training programme to members of the public.