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direct message

A form of private communication on social media sites or Internet forums. It is most commonly used as a verb. Direct message me if you have any questions. If you don't want everyone to see it, send a direct message instead of posting it.
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direct (one's) attention to (someone or something)

To focus on someone or something. And if you'll direct your attention to the docent, she'll start you on your tour of the art museum. When the lights in the theater dimmed, we knew to direct our attention to the stage.
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direct (something) against (someone or something)

To target someone or something with something negative. I'm not the one who sabotaged your presentation, so don't direct your anger against me!
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direct (something) at (someone or something)

To target someone or something with something negative. I'm not the one who sabotaged your presentation, so don't direct your anger at me!
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direct (something) to (someone or something)

1. To designate something for someone. You need to direct that budget report to Mary in Finance.
2. To aim something at someone or something. In this usage, "toward" is often used instead of "to." Although I directed the paper airplane to my friends across the room, it didn't reach them.
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Dutch uncle

One who addresses someone severely or critically. Fred is always lecturing me like a Dutch uncle, forgetting the fact that I'm 40 years old!
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direct someone's attention to someone or something

to focus someone's regard or concern on someone or something; to cause someone to notice someone or something. May I directyour attention to the young man in the purple costume? The announcer directed our attention to the magician who was coming on stage.
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direct something against someone or something

to aim a critical remark or a weapon at someone or something. (Very close to direct something at someone or something.) We directed the guns against the occupied village. Ted said he had directed his remark against Judy.
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direct something at someone or something

to aim something at someone or something. (Very close to direct something against someone or something.) Are you directing your remarks at me? Please direct the hose at the bushes.
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direct something to someone

to address, designate, or send something to someone. Shall I direct the inquiries to you? Please direct all the mail to the secretary when it is delivered.
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direct something to(ward) someone or something

to send, throw, push, or aim something at someone or something. Tom directed the ball toward Harry. Should I direct this inquiry to Alice?
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Dutch uncle

a man who gives frank and direct advice to someone. (In the way an uncle might, but not a real relative.) I would not have to lecture you like a Dutch uncle if you were not so extravagant. He acts more like a Dutch uncle than a husband. He's forever telling her what to do in public.
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Dutch uncle

A stern, candid critic or adviser, as in When I got in trouble with the teacher again, the principal talked to me like a Dutch uncle . This expression, often put as talk to one like a Dutch uncle, presumably alludes to the sternness and sobriety attributed to the Dutch. [Early 1800s]
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Even the earthquake, though nothing could be more terrible in its nature, or more immediately directing to the invisible Power which alone directs such things, yet no sooner was the first fright over, but the impression it had made went off also.
Finally, as a return to ownership or equity, the return on direct investment moves with the business cycle.
2005 (4) With direct investment at current cost -2,253,026
About 55% of firms don't even include their most promising prospects on their direct mail database (see exhibit, page 85).
Direct mail is known as the "darling of marketing" due to its numerous communication and cost advantages over other forms of paid advertising such as newspaper, radio, and television.
Beware: required direct rollover transfer or mandatory 20% withholding
banking unit of one of the world's largest financial services companies, today announced that HSBC Direct Online Savings is offering existing and new customers a 6.
17 also discusses violations of laws and regulations that have a direct effect on amounts in the financial statements.
We are excited to offer the new FedLine Direct IP-based access solutions to the financial industry and we were pleased to have Fiserv as the first processor to successfully certify and begin using both FedLine Direct File and FedLine Direct Message.
These direct stock-purchase programs are enhanced versions of dividend reinvestment plans or DRIPs.
Due to the merger agreement announced on December 5, 2006, Direct General Corporation will not hold a conference call or webcast regarding its fourth quarter results.
Department of the Treasury and Federal Reserve Banks on behalf of the Go Direct campaign, coincides with a yearlong "Countdown to Retirement" pledge drive to encourage baby boomers preparing to head into retirement to choose direct deposit once they start collecting Social Security benefits.
At Social Security we urge everyone to receive their benefits through direct deposit," said Leslie Walker, Regional Communications Director for Social Security.
ATLANTA -- To help Atlantans save their money, ING DIRECT, the nation's largest direct bank, is providing free gasoline to Atlanta commuters during today's morning rush hour.
ING DIRECT, the nation's largest direct bank known for its signature high-interest product, the Orange Savings Account, announced today the addition of six new mutual funds to its existing investment portfolio by its affiliate ING DIRECT Securities, Inc.
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