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fringe benefit

A non-monetary perk, incentive, or benefit for working a job that is given in addition to one's normal wage or salary. One of the fringe benefits of working here is getting free lunch in the cafeteria.
See also: benefit, fringe

lunatic fringe

the more extreme members of a group. Most of the members of that religious sect are quite reasonable, but Lisa belongs to the lunatic fringe. Many people try to avoid eating a lot of fat, but Mary is part of the lunatic fringe and will eat anything.
See also: fringe, lunatic

on the fringe

1. Lit. at the outer boundary or edge of something. He doesn't live in the city, just on the fringe.
2. Fig. at the extremes of something, typically political thought. He is way out. His political ideas are really on the fringe.
See also: fringe, on

the ˌlunatic ˈfringe

(disapproving) members of an organization or group who are more extreme than the others; extreme groups: It’s the lunatic fringe of the Animal Liberation Front which smashes the windows of butchers’ shops, not ordinary members like us.The word lunatic means crazy. It comes from the Latin word luna, meaning ‘moon’, because people believed that the changes in the moon caused temporary madness.
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When I get home, he practically sobs with relief and makes me promise I will never, EVER have a fringe cut in.
Resembling a fish out of water in this net-like get-up, we think her fringe look is floundering.
When finished, slide the fringe bunch up into the material so that the heavy thread that encircles the fringe bunch is level with the stitches you just made on the sash material (Fig.
Guy recommends asking for a fringe cut with lots of layers to ensure movement and fluidity.
Admission to the exhibition is PS2 and the Fringe venues are all free (opening times vary).
We worked hard to incorporate feedback from our employees, customers and partners to create a best-in-class site that provides better service with practical tools and a clean, intuitive interface," said Adam Bonsky, EVP of government markets for Fringe Benefit Group.
Despite this complexity, you can avoid tax mistakes so long as you remember one important rule: A fringe benefit is considered taxable compensation to an employee --subject to income and payroll taxes--unless the tax code or regulations say otherwise.
When asked about fringe fashion, Kim Kardashian said it was "totally '60s hippy, but you can do it totally modern with fun jumpsuits.
He has since returned to the fringe in 2008, 2009 and 2010 earning more five-star reviews, as well as returned to New Zealand International Comedy Festival and was invited to the Adelaide Fringe Festival, where he hosted the entire season of the prestigious Best of The Edinburgh Fest showcase for the month.
The term "work-related fringe benefits" refers collectively to the benefits excluded from the employee's income under Sec.
The Fringe World Festival is presented by Artrage and supported by the Government through Lotterywest and the Department of Culture and the Arts.
If the thought of going all Jessie J leaves you quivering, the side-swept fringe is an ideal alternative," says Guy.
Hold your fringe in place by using hairspray, and always finish with a spritz of shine spray (below right) to add gloss and keep frizzy hair at bay.
Technical issues have meant up to 150,000 people are still awaiting tickets for The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with only two weeks until the event begins.