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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

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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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

 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.
See also: around, gad

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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De Lima also asked the Senate leadership to look into the pressing issues raised by several agencies during the 2017 GAD Budget Fora in November 2017, which include the needed clarifications regarding the types of programs and activities which can be charged to the GAD Budget, and the inclusion of work leaves especially for mothers of children with special concerns, among others.
When screening, a recommended cut-off point is 10 or greater for probable diagnosis of GAD.
His study included 51 GAD patients randomized to 10 days using the WOJ or to a thought log control condition in which prompted by their cell phone four times daily, they recorded whatever everyday thought was on their mind at the moment.
To eliminate the possibility that GAD in men might be triggered by an occult and ultimately fatal cancer, the investigators reanalyzed the Norfolk study data after excluding deaths that occurred during the first 5 years of follow-up.
Gad revealed that Amadeus offered the Ministry of Education to provide training programmes for students in schools, and is awaiting the ministry's response.
The Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) EpiCast Report provides an overview of the risk factors, comorbidities, and global trends for GAD in the eight major markets (8MM) (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan, and Canada).
Ultimately, however, both sign on, creating a shotgun marriage where almost every attempt to bond goes completely awry--such as Gad, a basketball novice, dropping by while Crystal watches a Clippers playoff game.
Lo ha hecho al enamorarse de Gad Elmaleh, a priori una persona muy alejada de sumundo.
Gad has been awarded with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Recognition Award from Sindh Educational Welfare Association (SEWA).
Gad replaces Mike Hagan, who had served as interim CEO.
But with ''Jobs'' in theaters and ''Thanks for Sharing'' having opened Friday, plus an upcoming TV show with Billy Crystal and the lead in a Sam Kinison biopic among several other projects, it's like Gad rode the momentum of his Tony-nominated starring role in Broadway's ''Book of Mormon'' right into the Hollywood spotlight.
Lastly, how nursing intervention and patient education in the postoperative setting, can help plan for optimal patient outcomes in relation to GAD patients experiencing pain.
The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco is in talks to join Kevin Hart and Josh Gad in the untitled comedy that Jeremy Garelick will direct.
In particular, there is increasing evidence that patients with GAD and mixed anxiety-depression frequently present in primary care settings, [3] and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition [4] provides fairly user-friendly criteria for the diagnosis of GAD.
At the end of last year, the government announced it would alter the GAD rate back to 120 per cent of the prevailing annuity rate because many clients had suffered significant income decreases.