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bedroom community

A community in which most people commute to jobs elsewhere (and thus usually only come home to sleep during the work week). Since I'm still in school, I'm not sure I want to live in a town that's such a bedroom community—I want to be able to spend time with people during the day when I'm not in class.
See also: bedroom, community

pillar of the community

One who is a particularly active, respected, and influential member of one's local social sphere. My grandfather was a pillar of the community because of how many people his businesses employed. She was long considered a pillar of the community, so she won the mayoral election with ease.
See also: community, of, pillar

pick-up community

A community of men (often called "pick-up artists") devoted to using a specific set of strategies in order to seduce ("pick up") women. If you would just read some of those forums in the pick-up community, you would get laid a lot more!
See also: community

a pillar of society

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a pillar of the community

If you describe someone as a pillar of society or a pillar of the community, you mean that they are an active and respected member of a group of people. He is a pillar of society, the son every mother would love to have. My father had been a pillar of the community.
See also: of, pillar, society

a pillar of society

a person regarded as a particularly responsible citizen.
The use of pillar to mean ‘a person regarded as a mainstay or support for something’ is recorded from medieval times; Pillars of Society was the English title of an 1888 play by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen .
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By repackaging their health care, law enforcement and other course programs under the broad category of "homeland security," community colleges can assure themselves of money through direct government programs and loans and grants to students.
Then, they publish a community "report card" or "wellness report." Any indication that the community is adversely affected requires recommendations for combating the negative factors before they become substantial problems.
The grant money Dunn receives can only be used to pay community worker salaries, so costs like the purchase of lawn mowers, weed whackers, gasoline, trash bags, fertilizers, and rented toilet facilities are all paid by Dunn.
2) Should you embrace or avoid a naturally occurring AL community?
Under NCLB, Title I schools are required to work jointly with family and community members to develop a school-family-community involvement policy.
The master plan sets the direction for the community college, allowing for growth and change.
Regardless, some funds set community against community and certainly give the advantage to larger centers.
To co-ordinate the Cyberkids program and develop corporate and community partnerships.
At the same time, many toxic releases and contaminated brown-field sites occur in the North Portland Enterprise Community, an area that has a 35% poverty rate in 11 of 15 census tracts (US EPA Brownfields, 2003).
Their name caused a stir among some who feared that this was a black radical group forming in their community. 'We do want Aboriginal people to be proud of who they are,' Penrith reflected.
In Illinois' Naperville Community School District, the 23-member core team for the School-Family-Community Partnership meets every month and uses a committee structure to keep its meetings focused and productive.
This makes it very difficult for the S & T community to show value-added to the warfighter.
To give just one example, the planned joint use library at Portree in the Scottish Highlands is currently causing controversy; according to the local newspaper, "The inclusion of community facilities within the school--most notably the Portree public library--has proved an unpopular decision, with several community groups campaigning to retain the library within the centre of the village" (West Highland Free Press, 2004).
However, scientists can't always do patient-oriented research on their own, which is why the community is such an important component of our success at the NIEHS.
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