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attagal

An expression of encouragement, support, or approval toward a woman, used as a standalone interjection before or after a sentence. It is a variation of the more common (but also potentially diminutive) "attagirl"; sometimes spelled "atta gal." A: "I was promoted to executive manager this morning." B: "Attagal! You're in the big leagues now!"

girl Friday

A female assistant who is capable of many different types of tasks. Based on the term "man Friday," the term can be considered sexist. I like to have my daughter be my girl Friday during "take your child to work" day. She's a better worker than some of my employees!
See also: Friday, girl

you gals

A friendly way of addressing a group of women collectively. I can't wait to see you gals on Saturday!
See also: gal

girl Friday

Also, gal Friday. An efficient and faithful female assistant, as in I'll have my girl Friday get the papers together. The expression plays on man Friday, a name for a devoted male servant or assistant. The name Friday comes from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, whose shipwrecked hero named the young native who became his faithful companion for the day of the week when he found him. In the mid-1900s Friday was applied to a male servant and then a women secretary or clerk who works for a man. The expression girl Friday gained currency through a motion picture starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, His Girl Friday (1940). Today it tends to be considered condescending and, applied to a woman, sexist.
See also: Friday, girl
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One fan tweeted: "I'm not the type to say this normally but Gal Gadot is going to have to bulk up if DC plans on showing Wonder Woman.
Dr Hassan Yousuf Al Awadhi, CEO at GAL, said: "Global Aerospace Logistics welcomes the mutual cooperation with RAK International Airport to enhance air traffic services, which will ensure flights operate safely and efficiently in our airspace.
By statute, a GAL is required to prepare a written report that includes recommendations to the court.
GAL Power provides high performance power generators, rental generators, and climate control equipment across Canada and internationally.
Gal said, 'I don't know why it was so important for him to say that.
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The GAL Program's mission is to represent the best interests of the children we serve through a model that includes an attorney working with the GAL volunteer to effectively advocate for every child's best interest.
Members of the Gal family are found in vertebrates, invertebrates, and protists; Gal-related sequences have also been found in plants and viruses.
GARRY OWEN NEWSBOY 1.45 - JACK DEXTER 2.20 - HIGHLAND COLORI 2.50 - ROYAL RASCAL 3.30 - TARIQ TOO (NAP) 4.05 - PEARL CASTLE 4.40 - OPERA GAL 5.15 - WHITE FROST 5.45 - GETABUZZ 1.45 - TAJNEED 2.20 - AN SAIGHDIUR 2.50 - ROYAL RASCAL 3.30 - MAAREK 4.05 - KOLONEL KIRKUP 4.40 - OPERA GAL 5.15 - ATLANTIC SPORT 5.45 - LEXINGTON BAY GARRY'S DOUBLE: TARIQ TOO (NAP) AND JACK DEXTER GARRY OWEN 1.45 - JACK DEXTER 2.20 - HIGHLAND COLORI 2.50 - ROYAL RASCAL 3.30 - TARIQ TOO (NAP) 4.05 - PEARL CASTLE 4.40 - OPERA GAL 5.15 - WHITE FROST 5.45 - GETABUZZ NEWSBOY 1.45 - TAJNEED 2.20 - AN SAIGHDIUR 2.50 - ROYAL RASCAL 3.30 - MAAREK 4.05 - KOLONEL KIRKUP 4.40 - OPERA GAL 5.15 - ATLANTIC SPORT 5.45 - LEXINGTON BAY
Summary: DUBAI - Galadari Automobiles Co Limited, or GAL, sole distributors of Mazda vehicles in the UAE, announced the availability of a complete range of the latest 2012 models of all its cars across its network of showrooms in the UAE.
Lead author David Gal of Northwestern University set out to find whether people actually salivate when they desire material things.
Suppose you've been appointed a guardian ad litem in a child custody case and then learn that a mediation was underway (for more on the GAL's role, see Helen Gunnarsson's article beginning on page 572).
Increases in blood galactose (Gal) are also observed in other conditions, however: in the relatively rare galactokinase (GALK) deficiency, which can have serious sequelae; in partial GALT deficiency, which has no clinical consequences; and in UDP-galactose-4-epimerase (GALE) deficiency, which has 1 common benign form and 1 extremely rare untreatable form with severe clinical outcomes (2, 3).