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gad about

To wander in search of fun or pleasure. You can't just gad about all day—you have to get some work done too.
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gad around

To wander in search of fun or pleasure. You can't just gad around all day—you have to get some work done too.
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on the gad

dated Moving or roaming about, especially without distinct purpose or direction. This town becomes overrun with young men and women on the gad during the summer. The entire herd of cattle had escaped and were on the gad in the fields around the farm.
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gad around

 and gad about
to go from place to place, having fun. I'm too old to gad around like that. She wasted too much time gadding about with her friends.
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on (or upon) the gad

on the move.
The noun gad is archaic and is now used only in this expression. The verb gad meaning ‘go from one place to another in search of pleasure’, is more familiar today; both may have their origins in an obsolete word gadling , meaning ‘a wanderer or vagabond’.
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"However, this is essentially because 5% of the total budget appropriation of the Senate which is equivalent to P291,387,550.00 is simply far too much and beyond the absorptive capacity of the Senate to spend and utilize on GAD projects, activities and programs," the management added.
However, Senate's management reasoned out that they cannot allocate five percent of annual budgets yet because it would go over their absorptive capacity, as their GAD is still in the early process of gender mainstreaming.
I am sure that if we compare the S and GAD salaries with other government bodies they are still underpaid.
'brgd "Gad is strong/my strength" (eighth c); gdytn "Gad has given" (Punic), and gdn'm "Gad is kind" (Punic) in Phoenician; (9) cf.
Additionally, a recent study discovered a naturally-occurring gene polymorphism of NPSR that is involved in distorted sympathetic arousals and anxiety-related emotional processes in people afflicted with panic disorders (PD) (14) In GAD, somatic symptoms associated with adrenergic hyperactivity, such as palpitations, nausea, sleep disturbances, sweating, are the most commonly encountered symptoms which are similar to those experienced in PD.
Also, PCW shall monitor and evaluate results and outputs of the partnership; the challenges and the areas for improvement of the notable GAD efforts, lessons learned, and other emerging gender issues relative to the GAD programs certified.
GAD is widely distributed in higher plants, animals and microorganisms, from which it has been purified and characterized, except from germinated rice regardless of whether white, red or black rice.
Becker et al., "Antigen-based therapy with glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) vaccine in patients with recent-onset type 1 diabetes: a randomised double-blind trial," The Lancet, vol.
As front office manager, Gad is responsible for leading the teams of front desk, guest relations, telephone operators, bell service and transportation, with an emphasis on further talent development of front office colleagues, improving guest satisfaction results and incremental revenue generation.
Gad Kuji, Chair of the board of Trustees of Africa Oye, said: "It was a great honour to be asked to visit North West Cancer Research's laboratories.
The short film sees the snowman, voiced by Josh Gad, on a quest to find the perfect holiday tradition for the sisters as he learns about Christmas trees and candy canes.
Objective: To find out the relationship of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) among students of Peshawar Medical College and Peshawar Dental College.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is less effective for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) than for the other anxiety disorders.
Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) is on the most commonly treated psychiatric disorders characterised by excessive worry about daily matters, and the presence of restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and/or sleep problems for 6 months or longer.
The primary pathophysiology in SPS is thought to be antibodies to the glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) inhibiting the rate-limiting step of y-aminobutyric acid (GABA) [4, 7].